Senior Kadin Vrbas, right, and Ryan Bernhardt compete in the 100 meter dash at Cambridge on Monday. Vrbas won this race as well as the 200. (Johnson Publications photo by Sophie Spady)
From left, Longhorns Dylan Dreiling, Logan Jussel and Evan Fisher compete in the 110m hurdles at Cambridge on Monday. (Johnson Publications photo by Sophie Spady)
Longhorn boys win Cambridge Invitational
The Longhorns performed well at the Cambridge meet on Monday, coming away with nine of 14 first place wins and first place team honors.
“We had a really good day,” Head Coach Carl Zuege said. “It was just good to get out and have a meet.”
The Longhorns weren’t able to attend the rescheduled Ogallala meet April 13, which was postponed due to weather.
“I was just really pleased across the board with the amount of competitiveness shown,” Zuege said.
“We had some really nice surprises,” he added.
Junior Bennett Bauerle was one of those surprises.
“We’ve been playing around with how to schedule him because when they do only finals his events were back-to-back,” Zuege said.
Zuege took Bauerle out of the 400 meter run and placed him in the triple jump.
“Before (Cambridge), he had still never actually ran hard down the runway and jumped.”
Bauerle had done some short runs in practice, but not a full run.
“For Bennett who’s a junior, we’ve been searching for the right event for him,” Zuege said.
Bauerle ended up placing second in the triple jump.
Another surprise was junior Trevor Peterson, who went 12 feet in the pole vault, placing first.
Also placing well was senior Kadin Vrbas, who took gold in the 100, 200 and the 4x1 relay.
Vrbas ended up with the Outstanding Male Athlete award for the day with his three gold medals.
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