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Tigers open season at Al Sahli Invitational

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 8th, 2014

Huron’s Hyland Heinz, center, moves around Watertown’s Wyatt Determan, right, as Brandon Valley’s James House, back left and Isaah Galbavy, back right, keep pace during their heat of the boys 400-meter dash at the Al Sahli Invitational Indoor Track Meet at the Barnett Center in Aberdeen Saturday. In the next photo, Huron’s Asia King leaps for the pit in the girls long jump event at the Al Sahli Invitational Indoor Track Meet Saturday. PHOTOS BY JOHN DAVIS COURTESY OF ABERDEEN AMERICAN NEWS

ABERDEEN — The Huron boys’ and girls’ track teams opened their seasons Saturday indoors at the Al Sahli meet.

A pair of veteran girls’ led the Tigers and were the team’s top place-winners.

Asia King finished second in the triple jump with a leap of 33-feet 3-inches, while Kamelia Schneider took third in the pole vault with an effort of 9-6.

King also garnered a seven place finish in the long jump.

Michelle Johnson finished eighth in the 800 with a time of 2 minutes 44 seconds and Latavia Williams was seventh in the 55 meters with a time of 7.75.

Shelby Gauer was seventh in the 1500 meters with a time of 5:54.

On the boys’ side Arthur Hines was seventh in the 800 with a time of 2:24.9.

Meanwhile Kyle Corbett, Sam Carr, Trent Francom all picked up eighth place finishes.

Corbett’s finished 8th in the long jump with an effort of 18-8 and both Carr and Francom tied for eighth in the pole vault clearing 10-6.

Tiger head coach Tom Baszler in his first year at the helm of the program was pleased with his team’s effort.

“We really ran well today,” said Baszler. “We had a lot of production from a lot of different people.”

He also said the meet was a great opener in preparation of the team’s home opener Friday at Tiger Stadium when they host the Huron Invitational.

“We will be able to learn a lot more during Friday’s meet, which is the first outdoor meet of the season,” he said.

The meet is slated to begin at 3:30 p.m.

For the complete article see the 04-06-2014 issue.

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