Sunday, May 21, 2017

STATE TRACK: DHS' Weber Takes 2nd, 6th; Velder 10th

Three athletes represented Dorchester High School this weekend at Nebraska's State High School Track and Field Championship Meet in Omaha.

Braving chilly temperatures and rain, the following DHS seniors wore the orange and black at state:

Jacee Weber (Girls Triple Jump and Girls Long Jump); Maru Ruiz (Girls 100 Meter Dash); and Bailey Velder (Girls Shot Put).

When the dust settled, these were the results:
  • Jacee Weber took 6th place in the Class D long jump with a top jump of 16-06.75.  Weber took 2nd place in the triple jump with a top jump of 35-05.25.
  • Bailey Velder took 10th place in the Class D shot put with a toss of 34-10.00.
  • Maru Ruiz did not advance to the finals in the 100 meter dash, but still finished with a speedy 13.52 time in the preliminaries. 
All three DHS track and field standouts are seniors, and all three girls qualified for state last year, as well.

Dorchester finished No. 18 overall in the Class D scoring out of 54 schools represented at the state track meet.

Giltner finished with the No. 1 team score.  No. 29 McCool Junction was the only other conference school in the top 30.

Our congratulations to Dorchester's state athletes. You represented your school and community very well.

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