Longhorns triumph at Wray track meet
Despite weather changing the Longhorn track schedule again, Chase County was able to get a meet in, coming away with multiple gold medals.
The Longhorns were scheduled to be at Sutherland last Saturday.
Sutherland canceled due to the weather, but Chase County was able to go to the meet in Wray, Colorado.
“Troy (Hauxwell) was in contact with Wray in anticipation of the Sutherland meet canceling,” Boys’ Head Coach Carl Zuege said.
“We were certainly thankful to Wray that they were able to accommodate us,” he said.
Zuege said some schools weren’t able to make it due to weather.
“It would have been a pretty short meet without our kids,” Zuege said.
“There were really no teams there that we normally see so it was good to compete against some new kids,” he added.
Other schools at Wray included Yuma, Holyoke, Lone Star, Idalia, Haxtun, Sedgwick County and Fleming (all Colorado schools.)
The Longhorns finished in first place overall, scoring 242 points, doubling the second place team Wray’s score, at 121.
Individually, the Longhorns came home with seven gold medals.
Senior Kadin Vrbas repeated with golds in both the 100 and 200.
For sprinters, Vrbas wasn’t the only medalist. The Longhorns took first, second and third place in both the 100 and 200. Bo O’Neil took the silver in both, and Chase Rowley took bronze.
“We had just a lot of good event winners,” Zuege said. “It was kind of a cool deal: they gave T-shirts to all the event winners.”
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