DHS track team saves best for last

By Natalie Silver,
HUB Correspondent–

After three months of competition and a full school year of rigorous training, DHS sophomore Eva Dicker and her frosh/soph track and field teammates saved their best performance for last.

On May 11, DHS hosted the Delta Valley Conference Trials/Finals and the Blue Devils dominated the meet, sweeping the men’s and women’s varsity and frosh/soph divisions.

Dicker secured top-four finishes in the 100-meter dash and long and triple jumps, and helped the 4×100 relay team to victory.

“It was a great way to end the year,” Dicker said.

Dicker’s highlights included a personal best in the triple jump of 31’ 10.50”, which earned her third place in her division. She also achieved two season bests, with a 15’ 3.75” long jump (third place) and a 13.91 second 100-meter dash (fourth).

In the 4×100 relay, Dicker got DHS off to a great start with a strong leadoff leg. Her freshman teammates, Emily Lufburrow, Yrenly Yuan and Alaina King, took care of the rest, racing to an easy victory. Elk Grove, the only other team in the race, was disqualified.

The womens’s frosh/soph 4×100 team wasn’t the only DHS relay team that performed well.

The men’s frosh/soph 4×100 team also won its division. Meanwhile, the men’s varsity 4×100 team placed fourth, and the women’s varsity 4×100 team got third.

Also, the women’s frosh/soph 4×400 team won its race, beating Elk Grove by more than three seconds.

DHS sophomore Hailey Nelson, who ran the second leg for DHS, was very happy with the results.

“I thought our teams did great,” Nelson said. “We had some tough competition but I though we all competed really well, and the environment between all the different teams was really supportive.”

Dicker, who is also pleased with how the meet went, feels good about the season as a whole and looks forward to moving up to varsity in 2013.

“I am so proud of my team and their spirit and dedication,” she said. “I can’t wait for next year!”

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