Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

Banner County opens season with small numbers but positive attitudes

 

Aleta Pearson

The 2017 Banner Wildcat tract team is as follows, from left San Juan Whelchel, 10th, long jump, 200, 400, Nevaeh William, 9th, discus, shotput, 400 , Devan Sullivan, 9th, 2 mile, 1 mile, 800, 400, Courtney Knisley, 11th, 1 mile, 2 mile, Gage Alexander, 9th, 200, long jump, triple jump, pole volt and Rylie Mason, 9th, discus, 2 mile, 1 mile, Not in the photo: , MaKenna Dahlgrin, 11th, shot, discus, Seth Dvorak, 10, distance

With only three athletes returning out of the eight on the roster this season, the Banner County Track team will be concentrating on individual improvements for the upcoming season, and though her team is small they bring a mighty positive attitude, according to Banner County head track coach Kari Gifford.

Gifford, along with assistant coaches Bill Gifford and Priscilla Bastian, will return state qualifier MaKenna Dahlgrin, who placed eighth in the state in shot put, and fellow returning letter winners Courtney Knisley and Seth Dvorak.

Additionally, the Wildcat track and field team will add...



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