Justice Norah battles a Dodge City runner in the 200 meter dash. Despite only having 20 athletes, the Lady Redskins finished third at the Liberal track meet Friday.
Daily Leader photo/Earl Watt
By EARL WATT
• Daily Leader
Despite being shorthanded, those that did compete for the Lady Redskins turned in an impressive results.
With only 20 varsity athletes, and five of them throwers, Liberal finished third at the home meet Friday.
With limited numbers, the Lady Redskins did not compete in the relay events, focusing their attention on the field and jumping events, and scoring what they could on the track with long distance.
Liberal claimed three gold medals on the day.
“The girls are very young,” Liberal coach Wade Standley said. “We are going to have them for quite a while. They are getting better every day and every week.”
Justice Norah scored 18 of Liberal’s 53 points. Destyni Lucero scored 17, Caitlin Bauer had 16 and Leslie DeLeon and Lakieria Eatmon each scored a point.
Destyni Lucero had a strong day for the Lady Redskins, but suffered a knee injury late in the day.
Lucero won won the mile and the two mile.
In the field, Caitlin Bauer won the shot put and took third in the discus and javelin.
Norah took third in the triple jump, second in the long jump, third in the high jump, and third in the 200 meter dash.