Thursday, April 10, 2014
Bird, Zahourek Capture Top Honors At Turkey Creek Meet
The Friend Sentinel reports that the Turkey Creek Relays held earlier this month marked the first opportunity for area high school track teams to compete outdoors this spring.
Dorchester Coach Ryan Voelker is quoted as saying he didn’t think some of his athletes warmed up enough. “Don’t think the athletes were loving the weather. It was cold and it takes a good deal of warming up, which is unmotivated when windy and cold. Some athletes were tight,” he said.
Still, several Longhorns performed well at the event.
Dorchester took won the long jump with great performances from Corey Bird and Riley Zahourek. The combo then took second place in the high jump. In the triple jump, Dorchester took fifth thanks to Nixon Nerud and Tim Havlat.
The DHS girls 4x200-meter relay team captured sixth place, while capturing sixth in the 4,800-meter distance medley.
In the 4x60-meter hurdle shuttle, the Lady Lonhorns took third place thanks to Jordan Keller, Jacee Weber, Avery Behrens, Cassidy Olson.
In the triple jump, Dorchester's Jacee Weber Lydia Kahle both took home medals. In the shot put, Bailey Velder and Avery Behrens took fifth place. DHS's Lydia Wells and Avery Behrens took fourth place in the discus.