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In their first run this season of the 1600 meter relay, Chase County just missed the gold by less than half a second last week in Ogallala. Juan Venegas gives it his all at the finish against Sidney’s anchor. (Johnson Publications photo)

Will Kuenne ran a personal best time of 4:46.34 to win the 1600 at Ogallala last week, improving his best by about 15 seconds. (Johnson Publications photo)
 

After 10 years, Longhorns back on top at Ogallala meet

Chase County discus, high jump marks among state leaders

Chase County’s 1600 meter relay team made their first appearance of the 2017 season last week in Ogallala after winning the event at state last year. Three of the four returning team members were among the foursome at Ogallala, from left, Taylin McNair, Mallie McNair.

From left, Destiny Reinke and Kadyn Milner. Mallie McNair ran in place of 2016 team member Taylor Williams, who sat out of competition last week with a slight injury. The Lady Longhorns took first by a strong five-second margin over district rival Mitchell. (Johnson Publications photo)

Ogallala win first big test for Lady Longhorns

    A 72-point margin of victory at the Ogallala Invite last week pointedly stated the Lady Longhorns are back.

Adelaide Maxwell, at left, leads the pack en route to her first place 100 meter dash finish. Teammate Sarah Allen was right behind in second. (Courtesy photo by Tandy Overstreet)

Freshman Madison Brown, right, keeps pace in the 1600 with Madison Lambley of DC Stratton. Brown finished second behind the fourth place 2016 state runner in the 1600. (Courtesy photo by Tandy Overstreet)

Lady Longhorns establish some good marks, times in opener

    Some promising performances came through at last Thursday’s track season opener for the Lady Longhorns.

In the track season opener last Thursday, Cody Williams bettered his 2016 third place state effort by three inches, winning the high jump in Grant with a Class C state-leading 6’8” mark. (Photo courtesy of Tandy Overstreet)

Jack Bauerle led the Longhorns in the shot put last Thursday, winning the event with a 49’7” throw. Teammates Hunter Bartels, Eli Hinojosa and Dakota Wallin finished second, third and fifth. (Johnson Publications photo)

In a new event for him, Scott Wheeler took the first place spot for the Longhorns in the 300 meter hurdles. (Photo courtesy of Tandy Overstreet)
 

Longhorn opener good test for boys’ team

    Boys’ Coach Carl Zuege said last Thursday’s first meet of the track season was a good one to get under their belts before the larger meets start this weekend.

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