Track athletes gain personal bests at last week’s meet


By Sharilyn Kortum

Saturday was a beautiful day weather wise. The same can be said for a few of the athletes’ performances as far as personal bests go for the 2009 season. 
There were nineteen different teams competing in the Saturday track meet hosted by the Baker Spartans. The meet, held in Glendive at the Dawson County High School track, was compiled of teams representing schools from Classes A, B, and C.  
Due to injuries and other varying circumstances, Terry wasn’t in a position to garner the points they were able to in last week’s action. Lacking in numbers, Terry wasn’t able to enter a team in any of the relay events for both boys and girls.  
Even though they didn’t compete with a full team, Terry still had a successful meet. 
When comparing Saturday’s meet with their previous meet, head coach Leann Lantis said, “We might not have got as many points as before but we were really successful for personal bests this week.”  
She noted the number of athletes improving has been substantial. Placing in Saturday’s meet were:
Girls: 
400 meter dash – Lorna Wollman 6th place 67.57
Javelin – Dani Dukart 6th place 93’7”
 
Boys: 
110 meter hurdles – Tanner Stickel 3rd place 16.99
3200 meter run – Kyle Tusler 6th place 11:39.45
Javelin – Mike Poucher 3rd place 153’  Taylor Pisk 6th place 148’8”
Triple Jump – Tanner Stickel 5th place 38’1/4”
Also gaining personal bests but not placing at the meet were: Weston Leudtke shot put 39’1”, Mike Poucher shot put 39’6”, Jerett Freiboth javelin 145’4”, and Robbyn Reukauf 100 meter hurdles 19.0. 
Terry’s next meet will be Saturday, April 25, at Broadus where the competition will consist of Class B and C teams. 
It was noted the team will miss the presence of junior Taylor Pisk as he goes in for shoulder surgery this week to repair an injury which occurred during basketball season. 
“We will miss Taylor in the javelin … he threw well for us this year,” assistant coach Greg Poucher said, noting with Pisk Terry could have been in contention for a one, two, three finish at districts this year. 
“I’m sad but hopefully I’ll be ready to go for football,” Pisk said when asked about his early finish to the season. He is expected to be in a sling for six weeks, have two months therapy, then wait five months before contact. 
“Saturday will give us a good idea of how we can run against the other kids in our district,” Lantis noted. 
 
Published April 22, 2009
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