Thursday, May 1, 2014

DHS Tracksters Accumulating Honors

This week's edition of the Friend Sentinel provides excellent coverage of area track and field athletes, including Dorchester’s Jacee Weber who finished second in the long jump and third in the triple jump at last week's Friend Invitational.

In the boys’ competition, DHS' Riley Zahourek placed in three events with a second and two thirds. He was second in the long jump with a jump of 20-7.5, third in the triple jump at 40-3 and third in the 100-meter dash in 11.8 seconds.  DHS teammate Corey Bird cleared the bar at 6-0 to finish second in the high jump. Bird was also fifth in the long jump and sixth in the 200-meter dash.

At the April 28 Tom White Invitational in McCool Junction, the Dorchester girls had a good day in the throws, with Bailey Velder and Avery Behrens each winning third place. Velder was third in the shot put with a throw of 33-2, while Behrens was third in the discus with a throw of 91-6.

Jacee Weber finished fourth in the triple jump at 32-2.5 and was part of the fourth-place 4x100-meter relay team with Kacey Zoubek, Velder and Cassidy Olson. Olson also finished fifth in the 100-meter dash and sixth in the 200.

Zahourek of Dorchester was the triple jump champion with a jump of 40-3.25 and was second in the long jump at 20-2.5. Bird won the high jump at 6-1.

Dorchester’s next meet is the Crossroads Conference meet at Osceola this Saturday, May 3. Events are scheduled to start at 9 a.m.

The Longhorns will end the regular season at a meet at McCool Junction Thursday, May 8, with events starting at 9:30 a.m.


  1. Congrats you (all) did a great job.!!!!

  2. Let's see some information on the kids at districts or do you plan to forget about them.

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