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By Mike Motz
Sports Writer 

Sidney Sweeps at Western Conference Meet


On Saturday, May 1, Sidney’s Red Raider Track and Field team traveled to Chadron for the Western Conference Championships and swept the team competitions in dominating fashion.

The boy’s squad was led by junior Daniel Bashtovoi, who had three wins on the day in the 800 Meters, 1600 Meters, and the 3200 Meters. Bashtovoi also ran the first leg for the winning 4x800 Relay team. The boy’s also impressed in the 400 Meters, with junior Mitch Deer placing second and junior Jackson Russel and sophomore Jacob Dowse tying for third. Bashtovoi’s 800 Meter win was complemented by second and third showings by juniors Cam Brauer and Trey Johnstone

Senior Connor Hartzler won the 300 Meter Hurdles and placed second in the 110 Meter Hurdles, Sidney’s 4x400 and 4x800 Meter Relay teams took first, while Jacob Dowse and junior Sawyer Dickman placed first and second in the High Jump. Sophomore Cam Leeling placed second in the Long Jump, and Swayer Dickman placed second in the Triple Jump.

For the girls, senior Karly Sylvester took first place in the Shot Put and Discus, while freshman Talissa Tanqaury won both the 400 Meters and 800 Meters. Sidney scored well with four of the top five finishers in the 200 Meters with freshman Karsyn Leeling taking first, Tanquary taking second, sophomore Gabrielle Fortner placing third and Holly placing fifth.

Freshman Chloe Ahrens won the 300 Meter Hurdles, junior Brynna Ross won the Pole Vault, and Fortner won the Long Jump and Triple Jump.

Sidney looks to continue their outstanding performances as they travel on Tuesday to compete at the Alliance Invite.

Boys Final Standings

1- Sidney 166.5 points

2 - Scottsbluff 127.5 points

3 - Chadron 86 points

4 - Alliance 60 points

5 – Mitchell 53 points

6 – Gering 34 points

Girls Final Standing

1 – Sidney 204 points

2 – Scottsbluff 118 points

3 – Chadron 91 points

4 – Alliance 55 points

5 – Gering 37.5 points

6 – Mitchell 19.5 points


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