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Sidney eyes spot at top of podium

Raiders hope to improve on runner-up finish from 2014


Stephen McKay

Junior Preslie Allen will compete in the 400- and 800-meter runs at the state meet in Omaha this weekend.

Coming off a 2014 track and field season in which the Red Raiders boys finished as the runner-up at state, matching the success of last season could be a tall order. But with a strong cast on both the girls' and boys' teams heading to Omaha, 2014 may have been just a warm-up act.

Not only are both boys and girls looking for a high finish as a team, but several Raiders look to be in a fair position for a gold medal. The Raiders have not had a state champion since Paul Hamilton was a three-time state champion in the high jump – most recently in 2007.

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