SHERIDAN — Tongue River High School track teams pounded the pavement and the sand in a seven-team tournament at Basin-Riverside, coming out with a first place win for the girls and a third place finish for the boys team.
The Lady Eagles had an overall team score of 126, and the Eagles racked up a hundred points even. Burlington took second with 104 points as a team. Overall, 24 out of 27 total TRHS track team members competed in the meet.
“It was a good day for our runners and throwers,” Head Coach Chuck Walters said.
Leeanna Mitchell won the girls 100 meter dash with a time of 13.0.01, which prequalified her for state.
Mitchell also placed first in long jump with a distance of 15 feet 8 inches, earning another prequalification for state.
Courtney Jolovich took first in the 2-mile with a time of 13:37.66.
Heidi Henderson placed first in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 6:22.99.
Sarah Bacon also took a first place slot with her shot put throw of 29 feet, 7 1/2 inches.
Caylyn Dygon brought in a second place finish in the 100-meter hurdles at 18.78 seconds.
“That’s a good time for being her first race of year,” Walters said.
Dygon also took second in the 400-meter dash with 1:06.53.
The Eagles also saw some first place finishes.
Micciah huff was first in the boys 110-meter hurdles with his time of 16.62, and the 300-meter hurdles with a speedy time of 45.29 seconds. Huff’s 110-meter time was only 2/10 of a second shy of prequalifying him for state.
Dillon Lyons, with a time of 25.15, placed second in the 200-meter dash for the boys. Lyons also placed second in long jump with a distance of 19 feet, 3 1/4 inches.
Jaxn Kobza took second in shot put with a throw of 39 feet, 5 inches.
“This is the first week we’ve been able to have the full team back in action,” Walters said.
“With this being the first or second meet for many of the athletes, they’re still trying to figure out what they need to do as far as individual goals are concerned, as far as throws or times,” Walters added. “I hope this meet will help them see what they need to do and have couple meets under their belt to compare numbers and compete with kids in their class.”
Next week, TRHS is hosting its first ever track meet on its recently completed track. They are hoping for 5-6 teams, Walters said. The meet will start at 10 a.m. Friday.