Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph
Short on numbers but long on determination, the Peetz Bulldog Track and Field team traveled south to Holyoke on April 8 to match up with the best of west Colorado's high school track and field teams. Although their lack of numbers kept them out of the running for team titles, there were individual performances that were noteworthy and show progress by the team. The bright sun and cool temperatures combined to create a great atmosphere for competition on Saturday.
For the boys, the best performance of the day was delivered by sophomore Lyle Schumacher in the 1600 Meters. He took second place with a personal-best time of 5:19.03. Schumacher also earned a sixth place finish in the 110 Meter Hurdles.
Senior Colton Howell took home some hardware, with a fifth place finish in the 400 Meters with a time of 58.89, a personal-best. He also placed fifth in the Triple Jump with a distance of 37' 0.950", also a personal-best mark.
Senior Grady White was able to place 11th in the discus with a throw of 85' 10", and 18th in Shot Put with a throw of 28' 4".
For the Lady Bulldogs, freshman Natalie Adels placed fifth in the 800 Meter with a time of 3:13.87, a personal-best, and ninth in the 400 Meters at 1:19.38, also a personal best. She also placed 16th in the High Jump, clearing 4', a personal best for her.
Freshman McKrai Dennison placed 10th in the 100 Meter Hurdles with a personal-best time of 38.94, and also placed 30th in the 100 Meters with a time of 18.25, another personal-best for her.
Junior Khira Gipfert had a busy day, placing 12th in the Long Jump with a distance of 10' 9", and 12th in Triple Jump with a distance of 24' 2.50". Freshman Savannah Huls placed 19th in Long Jump with a distance of 8' 6", a personal-best, and placed 31st in the 100 meters with a time of 18.41, a personal-best.
Peetz is next scheduled to compete at the Tri-State Invitational at Creek Valley High School on Monday, April 17.