By: Luke Swanson
After having the track season of 2020 stripped from the athletes, the Mustangs are back and better than ever. On Saturday, March 20th, the Silver Lake track team competed at their first meet of the season at UNK meet, which was actually located at the Kearney High Track. There were a total of 16 teams at the meet on Saturday. Although the day was faced with challenges such as wind, the track team competed to the best of their ability. Coach tenBensel commented “I was really proud of how hard our team came out and performed! It was great to get a starting point for them to get better throughout the season! I was also proud of how we stuck together as a team; cheering on everyone and helping each other throughout the day! That is always one of the best parts of track meets.” This year’s track team consists of 5 seniors, Madison Miller, Kerigan Karr, Tristan Kasson, Matthew Hanson, Lane Parr, and Luke Swanson. The rest of the team includes Katelyn Karr, Brock Karr, Ashton Kenley, Logan Shockey, Braden Karr, Rehgan Miller, Georgie tenBensel, Reagan Rust, Jack Sorensen, Easton Heuertz, Keaton Karr, Emily Monie, Sydney Bartels, Lana Swanson, Morgan Dinkler, Adrian Gomez, and Taiton Menke. The coaches include Kyle Conroy, Jenn tenBensel, Krissy Simonton, and Kaitlin Houdek. Freshman Morgan Dinkler had a phenomenal first track meet to start off the year. Dinkler placed 2nd place in the 800m, and 2nd place in the 1600m. Sophomore Georgi tenBensel placed 2nd in the 60m hurdles and 3rd place in the 300m hurdles. The girls 4×4 team which consists of Katelyn Karr, Morgan Dinkler, Madison Miller, and Georgi tenBensel, placed 6th.