Track athletes push themselves to succuss

Despite the busy end of year schedule, the track team has continued to make great accomplishments.

Dalton left

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Freshman Dalton Kenworthy competes at Hoisington. Kenworthy was a distance runner and he was also a cross country runner. He was one of five freshmen boys out for track.

The Kiowa County meet last Friday was canceled due to rainy weather and will not be rescheduled.

The girls’ team took home second place and the boys’ placed fifth at Hoisington on Tuesday.

Athletes have been trying new events and pushing themselves harder every meet to improve. The hard work is paying off.

The boys’ team placed tenth at the John E. Swinehart Norwich Invitational with 29 points and girls tied for sixth with Attica with an even 40 points. The meet had 14 teams that competed.

The boys’ 4×8 team, juniors Kendall Davidson and Garrett Bell and freshmen Dalton Kenworthy and Colby Shriver placed fifth with a time of 10:54. This group ran long distance together all season and they all participated in cross country.

“I think that we have a strong 4×8 team,” freshman Colby Shriver said. “We’ve all ran cross country together so we’re used to each other.”

The team has five seniors out. They help contribute to a lot of the points.

“I feel like overall we did good as a team,” senior Brady McComb said. “We had multiple kids place in their respective events.”

The team competes at Bucklin today and should have a good turnout for the meet.

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