Photos by Bob Mischka
Comments from Coach Houwers:
The track and field teams competed for the first time outdoors this season on Tuesday night. Even with the cold, there were some very good performances.
For the boys team, Will Leibbrand had a very nice long jump, going over 20′ for the first time this season. Robby Liberto had a very nice 110 hurdle race, placing second. Seth Heine ran a great first race in winning the 200m with a 24.53. Aiden Coburn ran a solid 3200 finishing third, and Justin Mitchell had a personal best in winning the discus.
For the girls, the tandem of Abby Grosinske and Brianna Tillett went 1-2 in the shot put. Both ladies are new to the event, throwing for just their second time. And they both got donuts from Coach Rausch for going over 30′. Brianna’s color must be silver because she also finished second in the long jump and triple jump. Hailey Murphy edged out her competition by just .02 seconds to win the 300 hurdles tonight, and Jenna Lee ran a nice 400m, winning her heat.
The Whippets look to improve off the great start at the rescheduled Clinton Relays on Saturday.