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Banner County scores well in weights and distance events


Tonia Copeland

MaKenna Dahlgrin led the Banner County Wildcats this past weekend at the Kimball Invitational.

The Banner County High track team showed they have good potential in the distance events on the track along with the weight events in the girl's division, as this is where they scored most of their points in the Kimball Invitational on Saturday. The Banner County boys finished fifth in the team standings with 32 points and the girls wound up sixth with 35 points.

MaKenna Dahlgrin returns as one of the better weight performers in Western Nebraska and had a good day Saturday finishing runner-up in both the shot and discus, and second only to Alexus Rozelle who set new meet records in both events. Miss Dahlgrin also bettered the previous record in the shot put with her shove of 37'8" to eclipse the old record of 37'2.5". Her second place throw in the discus was 103'0".

Courtney Knisley had a solid day on the track running second in the 3200 in 15:01.40 and third in the 1600 in 6:58.9. Rylie Mason ran fourth in the 3200 in 17:18.70 and sixth in the 1600 in 8:04.90.

The Banner County boys have been getting their distance workouts also as Deven Sullivan took home the gold medal in the 1600 meter run with his time of 5:37 and ran second in the 3200 in 12:12. Teammate Seth Dvorak ran fourth in both events with a time of 6:03.10 in the 1600 and 12:36 in the 3200. Gage Alexander was fourth in the triple jump at 32'00.50" and fifth in the long jump at 15'4.50".

Coach Kari Gifford and her staff are working with a very limited number of athletes but are pleased with the work efforts and the attitude of their tracksters at this point.


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