Dogger track 10th, 13th at Mitchell Invite


MITCHELL, Neb. – The Lingle-Fort Laramie High School track and field teams got a good look at where the team is at during Thursday’s Mitchell Invite.

At the end of the day, the Doggers managed to pre-qualify Kaelyn Riley and Dagan Davis, along with the 4x100 and 4x400-meter relay teams of Cooper Hill, Dustin Swartwood, Kyland Fuller and Alex Pugsley to the state meet next month in Casper.

“Overall, I felt that we had a solid day,” L-FL coach Mike Lashley said. “I believe that we have the makings of a solid track squad, but we have some work to do in some areas.”

Riley set pre-qualifying marks in the 100, 200 and 400-meter dashes.

In those three races, she finished second in the 100 and third in the 200 and 400.

Riley proved to be the only medalist for the Lady Doggers.

Jenna Kaufman finished ninth in the 800-meter run to just miss the medal stand.

As a team, the Lady Doggers scored 20 points to finish 10th at the meet.

In the boys’ division, Fuller led the way with a fifth-place finish in the 800-meter run in 2 minutes, 15.44 seconds while finishing 11th in the 400-meter dash.

Davis placed seventh in discus with a toss of 126 feet, 8 inches.

In relay action, the 4x100 team placed ninth in 48.37 seconds, while finishing 10th in the 4x400.

The Doggers finished 13th, scoring two points.

“The competition level at this meet is probably the best we will see all season,” Lashley said. “I was really happy with the way our athletes competed, especially considering there were several Nebraska Class B schools at the meet.”

The Doggers will be back in action Thursday, April 11 at the Race to the Ball Invite hosted by Newcastle High School.

“We will use the next few weeks to experiment with some athletes in new events, in an effort to see how we can best maximize points for Regionals and State,” Lashley said.


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