By Chris Bennett

Sports Correspondent

Derek Davey won three events and led the Elkhorn Area High School boys track and field team to a first-place finish May 5 in the Tider Invitational at Edgerton High School.

The Elkhorn girls fished sixth in the 10-team meet.

The Elks competed Tuesday at home in their own invitational, and compete May 16 in the Southern Lakes Conference Varsity Track Meet at Burlington.

Davey won 400-meter dash in 50.24 seconds for Elkhorn, and won 800 in 1:58.20. Davey also ran with Sam DiVarco, Devon Davey and Kevin Romero on Elkhorn’s first-place 4×400 relay (3:31.01).

Devon Davey finished second in the 200 (23.80) and Evan Blanton finished second in the shot put (51-3.25).

DiVarco fnished fourth in the 400(53.06). Caleb Hembree finished fourth in the 1,600 (4:51.05) and Alex Hergott finished fourth in the high jump (5-8). Tyler Daehn came in the fourth in the triple jump (40-7.5).

Coach Steve Simonson said the Elkhorn boys won ugly, and left points on the track.

“Our job, over the next 10 days, is to refocus, both as coaches and as athletes, and get ourselves in a position to win a conference championship,” Simonson said. “We have the talent to do it, but we will face a very strong test from several of the teams in the conference. It is time to take things to the next level.”

For the girls, Belle Ewan won the 100 dash in 12. 55 seconds and set a school record.

Ewan, Tiffany Orin, Gabby Pinnow and Madison Page finished second in the 4×200 relay (1:50.46). Ewan also finished third in the long jump with an effort of 6-3.5.

Pinnow finished fifth in the high jump (5-2). Rachel Devries finished seventh in the 800 (2:38.79).

“Although our girls are not bringing home championships from these invitationals, I feel like they will still be a team that can contend when we get to the conference meet,” Simonson said.

The Elkhorn boys scored 91 team points and edged Monroe by one point for first place.

The Elkhorn girls scored 60.5 points. Jefferson won the girls meet (130).


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