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Lady Longhorn sprinters took the top four places in the 100 last Thursday. Adelaide Maxwell leads the way, with sisters Kamrie and Chloe Dillan finishing second and third. Jerzee Milner, far right, was fourth. (Johnson Publications photo)

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Brooklyn Christensen is on her way up in the pole vault last week in Grant, where she finished third with an eight-foot mark. (Johnson Publications photo)

Early indicators look good for Lady Longhorns at track opener

    With the high number of snow days, other events taking girls from practice and lack of outdoor exposure on his mind, Coach Troy Hauxwell was pleasantly surprised with his team’s first track outing.
    Chase County’s girls took first in every event but the two hurdles, high jump and pole vault at last Thursday’s Perkins County quad meet.
    Team scores weren’t kept due to the unlimited entries allowed. Other teams competing were Perkins County, Dundy Co. Stratton and South Platte.
    There were no preliminaries, which affected entry calculations and shortened up recovery times, but Hauxwell saw several bright indicators.
    “Our sprinters are ahead of pace” compared to last year, he said, and some good times were turned in by the three relay teams.
    Also turning in some good early marks were athletes in the field events, and Hauxwell said the distance runners also recorded some great times for this early.

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