Three Scout athletes earn spots at State Track

Bryanna Farmer

The David City High School track team took on Districts at Central City High School on Thurs., May, 11.

Competing against seven schools, DCHS ended the meet with competitors senior Ross Kirby, junior Olivia Couch, and sophomore Macy Svoboda heading to State.

Breaking the school record, Couch placed first in triple jump with a jump of 36’ 6.25. Couch will be competing at State Track. Couch also placed sixth in the 100 meter dash.

“It’s a really competitive and talented enviroment,” Couch said. “I feel honored to be going.”

Svoboda tied the school’s record in long jump with a distance of 17’ 2.25’’, earning her first place and a trip to State.

“Having the mental attitude that I would make it to State helped me succeed,” Svoboda said.

On the boys end, sophomore Carter Ossian placed sixth in triple jump with a jump of 39 feet.

For the throwers, senior Ryan Worm placed sixth in discus with a throw of 120’0, and junior Colin Vandenberg placed fifth with a final throw of 126’0.

In the 800 meter race, Kirby placed first with a time of 2:07, and Salazar placed third with an end time of 2:11. Kirby will be competing at State track.

“Once I won it was very relieving,” Kirby said. “I’ve came literally less than tenths of a second from making it in the 800 the past two years, so finally making it in my event is an amazing feeling.”

The Scouts 4×800 team of Kirby, Ossian, Salazar, and freshman Hunter Behrns placed third with a final time of 8:52. The Lady Scouts 4×800 team of freshman Kirsten Bell and sophomores Allie Daro, Morgan Eickmeier, and Olivia Bell placed sixth with a time of 12:08.

The Scouts 4×400 team also placed sixth with an end time of 3:52 and the Lady Scouts 4×400 team received fifth place.

In the hurdles, senior Becca Meusch placed fourth in 300 meter hurdles along with Svoboda placing sixth in 100 meter hurdles.

“I think we did really well as a team considering we had such a small number. I think we all worked our hardest to do the best we could,” Svoboda said. “I think we have become more mentally tough throughout our workouts and have pushed ourselves harder in practice.”

State qualifiers will be competing at the NSAA State Track Meet on Fri., May 19 and Sat., May 20 at Burke High School in Omaha.