Lutheran athletes turned in strong performances as the boys team finished second and the girls 20th in team standings at the April 22 and 23 Liberty Bell Invitational track meet.
“Our team is looking good this season,” Lutheran coach Darwin …
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“Our team is looking good this season,” Lutheran coach Darwin Horan said. “We are senior-dominated, which is sort of par for the course. But we have some good young kids coming up. We also have good depth with 46 boys and 30 girls on the roster. We have a championship to defend, but we are up for it because most of our kids trained hard during the summer and fall.”
Lutheran was among about 40 teams, including a couple from Wyoming, that entered the Liberty Bell two-day meet.
In the boys division, Fountain Fort Carson took top honors with 84 points and Lutheran was second with 73.5 points.
The Lions took top honors in a number of events. The 110-meter hurdles was a race to the finish for teammates Matt Hanson and Kharon Hall who finished first and second.
Lions sprinter Kent Harris won the 200-meter dash while Jacob Dack finished first in the shot put and Adam Dawson was first in the discus.
“Our boys team strength is our sprinters and our relays are really doing well,” the coach said. “Matt Hanson is the defending state champ in the 110 hurdles and we are ranked No. 1 in Class 3A in the 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400 relays right now.
Competiton was tough in the girls division and the Lions scored only seven points. The top Lutheran finisher in individual competition was Morgan Barone, who was fourth in high jump.
“This is my track event. I like it because it is fun and about more than running,” she said as she waited for her next turn at the high jump bar. “I play basketball, snowboard and I golf. Basketball is my favorite sport because I like being part of a team and the strong bond formed with my teammates.”
Barone said she has accepted an athletic scholarship and will be running track for the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs.
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