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SHERIDAN — Tongue River High School track competed in back-to-back meets Thursday and Friday and had good showings at both.
Head Coach Chuck Walters said it is unusual to have the chance to do two meets in a row, but he was grateful because it was a chance to prepare his athletes for what they may face in regional and state meets.
“It was nice to be able to go to a meet on a Thursday, which we normally aren’t able to do. I wanted to piggy back off that into today to get used to regional meets, which come up in two weeks,” Walters said.
“It’s good to get used to competing two days in row, to get that feel for late night then early morning.”
At the Scott Hardy Memorial in Wright Friday, the team had a decent day, although some kids seemed tired, Walters said.
“Like I said before, they have to get used to competing two days in a row,” Walters said.
Caylyn Dygon placed in three events Friday. She placed fifth in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 18.80 and second in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 51.21. Dygon also took fifth in the long jump with a distance of 15 feet, 4.5 inches.
Lizzy Martin placed in three events in Wright, taking fourth in the 100-meter dash with a time of 13.83, fifth in the 300-meter hurdles at 53.48 and eighth in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 19.50.
For the boys, Austen Scammon had a good day in hurdles, Walters said.
Scammon took second in the 110-meter hurdles at 16.96 and second in the 300-meter hurdles with 42.62.
Jarod McCafferty took first in the boys 1,600-meter run with a time of 5:08.80.
“I thought it was a good weekend for us. The weather was decent for once, a little breezy, but we have to get used to running in windy conditions anywhere we go,” Walters said. “Just about everyone we took to Wright placed. We had 17 kids and 11 placed eighth or better in their event. The kids are getting close to where they need to be. They got a better look at other teams that don’t often get to see.”
The TRHS track teams will compete at the Bulldog-Bobcat Invite in Upton at 9 a.m. Friday for the last meet before regionals.