Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Butler Bears Track Team XRC Champs

Last night the Butler Bears traveled to Barstow for our Conference track meet. It was a perfect day for track and field. With sickness and injury hitting us very hard yesterday I had to ask that the youngers step up in big big roles. Every person that competed last night did just that. As we waited huddled up at mid field the boys finally got the result we have been working for for a long time. Your Butler boys placed an overall 1st place with team total of 162.5 points. This was a great opportunity for all involved and contribute to not only themselves but work together for a true goal of TEAM standings. The XRC places the top 8 in each event. Here are the athletes who helped their team earn these points:
 100m Dash - Kaleb Kauffman - 2nd place
                    Ben Holt - 5th place
200m Dash - Tanner Diehl - 2nd place
                    Kaleb Kauffman - 3rd place
400m Dash - Tanner Diehl - 2nd place
                    Nathan Baker - 8th place

800m Run - Tayje VanVoorst - 8th place
1600m Run - Reid Davis - 8th place
3200m run - Tayje VanVoorst - 5th place
110 Hurdles - Connor Sparks - Conference Champion with a time of 18.51
                    Seth Stump - 3rd place
300 Hurdles - Brett Behringer - Conference Champion with a time of 44.45
4x100 Relay - Geoffrey Algiere - 4th place
                    Dylan Morris
                    Ben Holt
                    Seth Stump
4x200 Relay - Geoffrey Algiere - 2nd place
                    Dylan Morris
                    Ethan Gardner
                    Tanner Diehl
4x400 Relay - Geoffrey Algiere - 3rd place
                    Ethan Gardner
                    Kaleb Kauffman
                    Tanner Diehl
4x800 Relay - Tayje VanVoorst - 4th place
                    Reid Davis
                    Tevin Taylor
                    Bram Hubbard
High Jump - Ethan Gardner - 4th place
                    David Morse - 5th place
Pole Vault - Ethan Gardner - Conference Champion and NEW SCHOOL RECORD with a vault of 12'8"
                Brett Behringer - 3rd place
Long Jump - Kaleb Kauffman - 2nd place
                    Seth Stump - 3rd place
Triple Jump - Dylan Morris - 5th place
                    Seth Stump - 6th place
Shot Put - Ben Holt - 4th place
                Zeph Smith - 6th place
Discus - Zeph Smith - 2nd place
            Ben Holt - 5th place
Javelin - Ty Underwood - 5th place
            Zeph Smith - 7th place
As you can tell, there are only a couple of 1st place finishers but every kid who went last night earned their team points. This is a great example of how our athletes put their team first in front of themselves. I am super proud of both Boys and Girls teams in the way the represented our school district last night. Our next track meet is Saturday May 9th. This is our District track meet where the top 4 in each event will advance on to Sectionals. We will lose some of our team this weekend. Make sure you congratulate these kids in a great season. Super proud of them.