Short-handed Coyotes shine - Potter-Dix girls take second, boys finish third despite absences


Stephen McKay

Potter-Dix High School's Cooper Hicks finished in third place in the 100-meter hurdles at Saturday's Alliance Invite, which was held at Scottsbluff High School. He also competed in the 300 hurdles, the 400 and a relay.

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. – Despite a strong showing at the Alliance Invite on Friday, many of the Potter-Dix Coyotes track team members were absent.

While some were taking ACT tests and others competing for a $2,000 college scholarship in Kearney, Noah Nelson was mourning the loss of his grandfather, Colburne "Coly" Nelson.

"I told Noah I would win all my events for him," said the Coyotes' Kelsey Rozelle.

While Rozelle was good as his word in winning all his individual events – and scoring personal bests in all three – the shorthanded Coyotes finished third in the Division II boys competitio...

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