Elsberry, MO- The “Mini-Medal” meeting at Bowling Green High took place takes place on Tuesday, April 5, and Elsberry Indian senior Josiah Heras is quickly becoming a bright spot for the Indian’s track program.
Although a first place eluded him again, his consistent presence near the front of the pack is respectable, especially given the degree of competition at this meet.
In the 200-meter sprint, Heras took fourth place in a field that saw the top five competitors finish within the same second. For the 400m race, Heras came in second, clocking a season best 52.52 seconds and losing to second-placed Montgomery County student Jacer Brower by 0.27 seconds.
Sophomore Ezekiel Byers could be the program’s future in long-distance running, finishing fourth in the 800m and missing the podium by less than a second.
Junior Dashaun Dodson took third place in the 1800m race, setting a season record for himself and cementing Elsberry’s presence this year in the long distance events. Dodson, Byers and Heras, along with freshman Alan Santos, took third place in the 4x800m relay, marking the culmination of efforts by a freshman, sophomore, junior and senior team to victory.
Elsberry’s track team wasn’t the only Elsberry sports team to compete in the fifth.
On another windy, cloud-covered day, the Elsberry’s Boy’s Golf team hosted Montgomery High and Wright City. They split the competition, beating Wright Town by 15 strokes but losing to Montgomery by 29.
Their team total of 206 shots was 19 shots better than their last competition. Evan Wilson again shot 50, but was passed this time by schoolmate Cooper Jones, who was Elsberry’s lowest score of the day at 47 over nine holes. The team continues to improve as they strive to break the 200 hit mark for the first time this season.