A total of 13 teams in classes B, C, and D competed at the Mitchell Invite on Thursday, April 8.
“As a team we competed in 50 events and set 31 total personal or season records,” Hemingford head coach Joshua Dean said.
Bobcat girls earned four team points on the day and finished 13th as a team.
“We keep telling the student-athletes, the results are the results. How we handle the results is what matters,” Dean said. “We can make excuses, blame others, but that doesn’t make us better. Doing that only keeps us exactly where we are. Improvement can be an overwhelming thing if you let it. If we realize that improvement simply takes daily commitment, effort, and doing things that are tough and challenging, we’ll continue to improve, and we have.”
The girls team competed in 32 events at Mitchell. They set personal or season records in 19 of them.
“It’s not about scoring four points as a girls team,” Dean said. “That’s a result. Yes, we want that result to improve, but that’s not our focus. Doing what’s necessary to make progress one day at a time is our focus. The results will then take care of themselves. Currently our track and field girls are up for that challenge. As the season progresses, that challenge gets tougher, but we believe in our girls and we are here to support them.”
Girl Medalists for Mitchell Invite included Carlye Kresl who finished sixth in the 3200mm with a time of 14:02.60. Cloe Soester finished sixth in the 300m hurdles with a time of 57.14 and Brookelynn Warner finished fifth in the 100m hurdles with a time of 19.72.
On Saturday the Lady Bobcats competed in Bayard against 16 teams classes C and D from Nebraska and Wyoming.
Medalists at the Bayard CD included Elizabeth Mayer who finished sixth in the 200m with a time of 29.66, Kamryn Ash who finished sixth in the 100m hurdles with a time of 19.97, Carly Kresl finished fifth in the 1600m with a time of 6:28.68, Brookelynn Warner finished fourth in the 100m with at time of 19.52 and the 4x40m relay of Destiny Hanson, Elizabeth Mayer, Chloe Soester, Catherine Bryner finished fourth with a time of 4:40.11. Destiny Hanson finished fourth in the long jump with a jump of 14 feet three inches.