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Mitchell Western Trails Conference Track Champions


Tom Southard

Kimball's Trent Rutledge over the bar at 11'0" during competition at the Western Trails Conference Track Meet hosted by Kimball this past Thursday. Rutledge finished second at this height as he was hampered by a strong south wind blowing directly at the vaulters.

Mitchell took top team honors this past Thursday in winning the 2016 Western Trails Conference Track championship in the meet hosted this year by Kimball. Originally scheduled to be held on Saturday, the meet was moved up two days by vote of Conference officials, and a smart move indeed, as tracksters were treated to a rather nice, but windy day, while Saturday was a snowy and wintery day as was forecasted.

The Mitchell boys won with 178.5 points with Bridgeport runnerup with 134 followed by KIMBALL with 74, Gordon-Rushville 63, Bayard 40, Hemingford 30, and Morrill 5.5.

The Mitchell girls...

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