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Rockets Bring Home Hardware!

The boys and girls track teams had an excellent showing at the State Track Meet at WSU on May 28th bringing home several medals. The boys placed 7th as a team while the girls finished in a tie for 12th place. Drew Leck led the Rockets by bringing home the silver in the 800-Meter Run with a time of 2:00.44, setting his personal record by 4 seconds. Leck also earned a bronze medal in the 1600-Meter Run with a time of 4:29.60, just 1.5 seconds off of the school record. Carter Wagner also brought home two state medals placing 3rd in the high jump with a height of 6’2”; Wagner also placed 6th in the triple jump with a distance of 42’1¼”. The boys 4x800 Meter Relay Team of Drew Leck, McCoy Korte, Korbin Woods, and Ethan Anderson placed 4th with a time of 8:37.44. Teagan Cobb placed 6th in the 110-Meter Hurdles with a time of 15.57. Tyler Kiser placed 8th in the javelin with a throw of 161’7” breaking his personal record by 9-feet. On the girl’s side, the 4x100 relay team of Rylie Baker, Kate Dare, Haley Thrush, and Faith Exley placed 3rd with a time of 50.99, just one second off the school record. Dare also placed 4th in the 100-Meter Dash with a time of 12.65 and she placed 7th in the 200-Meter Dash with a time of 26.52. Thrush finished 6th in the triple jump with a distance of 35’3”, just ¾” off the school record. Alexa Marshall set a personal record in the 2 Mile Run by 30 seconds as she placed 8th overall with a time of 12:56.76. Overall, it was a great showing by both teams at the State Track Meet and Coach Barger stated that he was “super proud of them all!”

Hoang Ties For 26th At State

Rocket Senior Golfer Zach Hoang participated in the State Golf Meet held at the Mariah Hills Golf Course in Dodge City on May 24th and May 25th. Golfers competed on Monday trying to advance to the 2nd round and a chance at a medal on Tuesday. Hoang started the tournament strong by recording a par on the 1st hole. Hoang recorded a 44 on the front nine to put himself a good position. Hoang finished the first round with a 90 leaving himself with a chance to make the cut for the second day. Fortunately, Hoang just made the cut to advance to the second round the following day. After, another strong start on day two Hoang found himself at even par after three holes and a strong 39 on the front nine. Hoang finished day two shooting an 81 for a total of 171 over the two days. Coach Browning said, “Zach finished in a tie for 26th and his final scoring average was in the top 20 in Class 4A. He won the Clearwater Invitational, shot under 80 twice and was second team all-league. Just a tremendous season by one of the hardest workers I know. Great season Zach!”