Aaron Sierra is up and over the final hurdle for a second-place finish at the Holyoke meet Saturday. — Johnson Publications

Taeryn Trumper gets some height in the long jump. The sophomore not only placed first on Saturday, but she’s also ranked No. 1 in the state heading into the end of the season. — Johnson Publications

Competition heats up at home meet

    Spring weather finally cooperated, and Holyoke hosted the HWAY Invitational track meet Saturday, May 5.
    The Dragons fared well, with the girls placing second with 131 points behind first-place Wray with 140. Holyoke boys finished in third with 81 points, while Sedgwick County led the pack with 108.5.
    “Everybody had a really great day,” said coach Corey Koberstein. Overall, the conditions were great, but the wind was a factor occasionally.
    “We can see improvement over the season,” he said. “Their hard work is paying off.”
    Taeryn Trumper earned first in the 100 and 200 meter races and the long jump. Joey Beckner also topped the competition in the discus. Jacky Mosqueda, Josie Herman, Taylor Trumper and Taeryn Trumper finished in first place in the sprint medley relay.
    The last regular meet of the season this Friday, May 11, at Burlington at 1 p.m., will be the last chance for the athletes to better their times and distances. The top 18 in the state will qualify for the 2A state track meet at JeffCo Stadium in Lakewood May 17-19.

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