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.

Athletes on the 2017 Lady Longhorn track team include, front from left, Madison Brown, Rylie Mintling, Kaley Hauxwell, Peyton Fiedler, Taylor Williams, Sydnie Allen, Ashley Bubak, second row from left,  Asst. Coach Drew Ahlers, Sarah Allen, Katelyn Wheeler, Megan Engbrecht, Lauren Gockley, Adelaide Maxwell, Kadyn Milner, Kaylee Meeske, Kayla Schilke, Asst. Coach Sam McNair, third row from left, Emma DeGrasse, Molly Luhrs, Destiny Reinke, Mallie McNair, Brooklyn Christensen, Sophie Spady, Nicole Brown-Cravey, back from left, Taylin McNair, Ruth Dodge, Andrea Page, Ragan Nickless, Jadin Bussell, Bridgette Odens, Madison Schuller, Jozie Schilke, Carissa Hill and Head Coach Troy Hauxwell. Not pictured—Macy Coleman, Allison Owings, Josie Peterson and Giovanna Welsh. (Johnson Publications photo)

Not many weak spots on girls’ track team this year

    Coach Troy Hauxwell’s big challenge this track season isn’t trying to fill weak spots on the team.
    There aren’t many.


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