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By Mike Motz
Sports Writer 

Raiders Excel at Lexington, Pine Bluffs


April 28, 2021 | View PDF

After a blast of winter weather disrupted the Spring Sports schedule, the Red Raider Track and Field teams were back in limited action at the Don Bader Invite in Lexington and the Pine Bluffs Invite in Wyoming on Friday, April 23.

Although no team scores were computed at the Don Bader Invite, several Sidney athletes excelled in the day’s competitions.

For the boys, junior Daniel Bashtovoi took first place in the 800 Meters with a personal best time of 2:01.87 and also won the 1600 Meters with a personal best time of 4:37.41, junior Mitch Deer placed third in the 400 Meters, senior Connor Hartzler placed fourth in the 300 Meter Hurdles, and the 4x800 Meter Relay team placed first.

Junior Sawyer Dickman placed third in the High Jump clearing 6’ 1” to round out the major scoring for Sidney.

For the girls, freshman Talissa Tanquary won the 800 Meters with a persoanl best time of 2:20.93 and placed second in the 400 Meters, and senior Morgan Jaggers placed third in the 3200 Meters with a personal best time of 12:16.26. Freshman Chloe Ahrens placed second in the 100 Meter Hurdles with a personal best time of 16.05 and also placed third in the 300 Meter Hurdles.

The 4x100 and 4x400 Meter Relay teams earned second place and the 4x800 team earned first place. Senior Karly Sylvester won the Shot Put and Discus, the latter with a personal best throw of 132’ 11”, while freshman Karsyn Leeleing won the High Jump clearing 5’5”, another personal best. Sophomore Gabrielle Fortner placed third in the Long Jump to round out the major scoring for the Lady Raiders.

Over in Pine Bluffs, the Sidney boy’s team finished fifth with 43 points and the girl’s squad finished ninth with a score of 32. Highlights for the boys included junior Jackson Russell winning the 400 Meters with a personal best time of 54.28, sophomore Micah Schneider placing fifth in the High Jump with a personal best leap of 5’5”, junior Austin Wolf placed fourth in the Long Jump and sixth in the Triple Jump, while sophomore Austin Roelle placed fifth in the Triple Jump.

For the girls, senior Kimberly Gutierrez finished fifth in the 800 Meters and was a member of the second place 4x800 Relay team. Sophomore Reese Riddle earned sixth place in the Discus with a personal best throw of 79’ 11”, and junior Brynna Ross and sophomore Rheagan Stanley placed fourth and fifth in the Pole Vault respectively. Senior Jersie Misegadis placed fifth in the Long Jump with a personal best leap of 13’ 8.5” to round out the scoring for the girls.

The Raiders were back in action on Monday April 26 at the Best in the West Classic in Scottsbluff.


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