Scouts start track season off small but mighty

Freshman Kirsten Bell participates in the girls long jump. Along with Bell, sophomore Macy Svoboda also participated in the event.

Macy Svoboda, Co-Editor

David City girls and boys track team traveled to Crete on Fri., March 17 for the Doane Indoor Track Invitational.

Due to sickness and injuries, both teams were short a few bodies. However, the girls ended with 27 points, leaving them ninth place. The boys ended with 11 team points, also leaving them in ninth place.

The meet started with field events at 1 p.m. Sophomore Macy Svoboda finished second in long jump and junior Olivia Couch finished first in triple jump.

Shortly after field events, running events started at 3 p.m. The running events started with the 4×800 relay. The boys 4×800 team consisted of freshman Hunter Behrns and sophomores Carter Ossian, Justin White, and Luis Salazar, where they ended second with a time of 9 minutes 18 seconds.

Running events continued with 60 meter hurdles. Girls took both two hurdlers to finals, with Svoboda ending third with a time of 10.3 seconds and senior Becca Meusch finishing fifth with a time of 11.0 seconds.

The 60 meter dash was the next event on the schedule. Couch made it to the finals and placed seventh.

In the 800 meter run, Salazar placed fifth with a time of 2 minutes 19 seconds, and White placed seventh with a time of 2 minutes 20 seconds.

The last event of the day was the 4×400 relay. The girls relay consisted of Meusch, Svoboda, Couch, and freshman Kirsten Bell. The team finished sixth with a time of 4 minutes 51 seconds.

I think that it [the meet] was a good start to see how high school track would be run and see some of the competition and also to just get into the feel of competing again,” Bell said.

The Scouts competed at the Shelby-Rising City Triangular on Tues., March 21. Their next competition will take place at the Raymond Central Quad on Tues., March 28.