Track attends first meets of the year

The Skyline track team attended their first two track meets of the year at Kinsley, and then Pretty Prairie.

At Kinsley the boys finished seventh out of eight teams and the girls finished second. Three girls earned a first place finish and four athletes achieved a second place finish. The girls 4×100 team also finished first and the girls 4×800 team finished second. Junior Betsy Giles won the 100 meter hurdles, junior Jessica DeWeese won the 200 meter dash, and freshman Sydney Koirth won the 100 meter dash.

“I was very pleased with how we started out the season,” coach Summer Younie said.

At Pretty Prairie the boys finished second out of five teams and the girls also finished second. Two boys and two girls received first place medals. Senior Blake Lee won the discus competition and senior Dustin Weber won the 110 meter hurdles. Freshman Madison Tyler won the high jump and DeWeese won the 100 meter and 200 meter races and she also placed first in discus. Both the boys and girls teams won the 4×100 and the boys also won the 4×400. Three more boys and three girls received second place finishes.

“I thought we worked hard and did the best we could in the cold weather,” sophomore Kamryn Stark said.

The T-Birds next meet is at Norwich on March 24. The first events begin at 3 p.m.

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