Tuesday, May 20, 2014

DHS' Zahourek, Velder, Olson and Bird Represent Dorchester At State

The Longhorn track team is sending several members to the Nebraska State High School Track and Field Meet later this week.  And Dorchester couldn't be more proud.

DHS' Riley Zahourek will be representing the Orange and Black in the Class D boys triple jump and long jump.  

At the district meet, Riley placed 2nd with a 20-3 1/2 jump in the long jump and a 40-7 3/4 showing in the triple jump.

Bailey Velder will be competing in the girls' shot put. Bailey threw the shot put 34-11 1/4 for a second place showing at districts.

DHS' Cassidy Olson will compete in the 100 meter. She came in second at the district meet by running her race in a blazing 13.40 seconds.

DHS junior Corey Bird will appear in the boys' high jump.  He qualified for state by finishing first in the district meet with a top jump of 6'3".

We send our best wishes and congratulations to these standout Longhorns.

Our thanks to Nicole Schweitzer for her contribution to the Times for this story and the accompanying photo.  (We have named her the Dorchester Times' top contributor for the month.)

The Nebraska State Track and Field Meet will take place this Friday and Saturday, May 23 and 24.  For a complete schedule of events, just click here.


  1. Way to go Longhorn trackster's and Nicole Velder

  2. Woooo Hooooo!!!! Congrats Dorchester Longhorns!!!

  3. Congrats to all of these kids on an outstanding job! Way to represent Dorchester!!

  4. Nice work, kids!!! Way to go. I hope each of you will work with junior high and elementary students RIGHT NOW so that you can pass on your skills and passion to insure that dorchester is well represented in the future.


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