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Newton-area homeschool students participate in annual Track & Field Day

Published: Monday, April 28, 2014 11:13 a.m. CST • Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014 11:50 a.m. CST
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Rebecca Braafhart gives Dixie Marshall, 2, a guiding hand during the ages 5 and younger 50-meter dash at the Newton Homeschool Track & Field Day held Friday at B.C. Berg Middle School in Newton. Nearly 100 homeschool students from around the area participated in the afternoon event. See more photos and details in today’s sports section.
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The finalists in the 12 and older 100-meter dash sprint down the front stretch at the B.C. Berg Middle School track on Friday. Destry Klein, Trevor Nook and Noah Sander finished 1-2-3 in the final.
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Edwin Thrope, 8, leaps to the sand pit in the long jump competition at Friday’s Newton-area homeschool track meet. See story and more photos on page 2B.
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At right, Amelia Austin, 4, throws the softball during the Newton Homeschool Track & Field Day. Students were divided by age groups: 5 and younger, ages 6-8, ages 9-11 and 12 and older.

A number of standout athletes in Jasper County are homeschool students. But not all of them participate in high school athletics. Friday, all of them had an opportunity to take part in a track and field day at B.C. Berg Middle School in Newton.

Nearly 100 homeschool children ranging in age from 2 to 17 took part in a number of running, jumping and throwing events, as well as obstacle course events.

The 5 years old and younger kids ran the 50-meter dash and participated in the softball toss, the long jump and the obstacle course. The ages 6-8 groups, divided between boys and girls, ran the 50- and 200-meter dashes, and participated in the shot put, the long jump and the obstacle course.

The ages 9-11 groups ran the 100- and 200-meter dashes, and took part in the shot put, the long jump and the obstacle course. The ages 12 and older groups ran the 100- and 400-meter dashes, threw the shot put, and took part in the long jump and the obstacle course.

The event was sponsored this year by Taco John’s, McDonald’s, Pizza Ranch and Culver’s.

Results

50m Dash 5 & Under: 1. Miriam Ness, 2. Landon Reynolds, 3. Olan Thorpe. 

50m Dash Girls Ages 6-8: 1. Lauren Nook, 2. Cadie Horn, 3. Lydia Ness. 

50m Dash Boys Ages 6-8: 1. Clay Lauterbach, 2. Easton Klein, 3. Isaiah Wilson. 

100m Dash Girls Ages 9-11: 1. Acacia Wood,  2. Victoria Reynolds, 3. Abigail Adkison. 

100m Dash Boys Ages 9-11: 1. Bryce Dunwell, 2. Ryan Nook, 3. Caleb Ness. 

100m Dash Girls Ages 12 & Up: 1. Alexis Stout, 2. Sarah Ness, 3. Hannah Ness. 

100m Dash Boys Ages 12 & Up: 1. Destry Klein, 2. Trevor Nook, 3. Noah Sander. 

200m Dash Girls Ages 6-8: 1. Lauren Nook, 2. Cadie Horn, 3. Lydia Ness. 

200m Dash Boys Ages 6-8: 1. Clay Lauterbach, 2. Asher Wood, 3. Easton Klein. 

200m Dash Girls Ages 9-11: 1. Victoria Reynolds, 2. Acacia Wood, 3. Auriel Wood. 

200m Dash Boys Ages 9-11: 1. Ryan Nook, 2. Caleb Ness, 3. Bryce Dunwell. 

400m Dash Girls Ages 12 & Up: 1. Alexis Stout, 2. Ellie Horn, 3. Amelia Blair. 

400m Dash Boys Ages 12 & Up: 1. Destry Klein, 2. Noah Sander, 3. Trevor Nook.

Ball Throw 5 & Under: 1. Landon Reynolds, 2. Olan Thorpe, 3. Miriam Ness.

Shot Put Girls Ages 6-8: 1. Kaitlynn Jansen, 2. Holly Zahurones, 3. Cadie Horn.

Shot Put Boys Ages 6-8: 1. Easton Klein, 2. Abenezer Blair, 3. Edwin Thorpe.

Shot Put Girls Ages 9-11: 1. Auriel Wood, 2. Carlee Zahurones, 3. Hannah Eschliman.

Shot Put Boys Ages 9-11: 1. Ryan Nook, 2. Japheth Froah, 3. Joshua Ness.

Shot Put Girls Ages 12 & Up: 1. Sarah Ness, 2. Hannah Ness, 3. Kidan Blair.

Shot Put Boys Ages 12 & Up: 1. Noah Sander, 2. Destry Klein, 3. Seth Strohmeyer.

Long Jump 5 & Under: 1. Miriam Ness, 2. Olan Thorpe, 3. Landon Reynolds. 

Long Jump Girls Ages 6-8: 1. Cadie Horn, 2. Lauren Nook, 3. Lydia Ness.

Long Jump Boys Ages 6-8: 1. Asher Wood, 2. Clay Lauterbach, 3. Edwin Thorpe.

Long Jump Girls Ages 9-11: 1. Acacia Wood, 2. Mizan Blair, 3. Victoria Reynolds.

Long Jump Boys Ages 9-11: 1. Bryce Dunwell, 2. Ryan Nook, 3. David Strohmeyer.

Long Jump Girls Ages 12 & Up: 1. Alexis Stout, 2. Emily Zahurones, 3. Sarah Ness.

Long Jump Boys Ages 12 & Up: 1. Wade Zahurones, 2. Seth Strohmeyer, 3. Destry Klein.

Obstacle Course 5 & Under: 1. Landon Reynolds, 2. Cole Frasher, 3. Miriam Ness.

Obstacle Course Girls Ages 6-8: 1. Lydia Ness, 2. Lauren Nook, 3. Cadie Horn.

Obstacle Course Boys Ages 6-8: 1. Isaiah Wilson, 2. Asher Wood, 3. Corbin Wood.

Obstacle Course Girls Ages 9-11: 1. Victoria Reynolds, 2. Paige Lauterbach, 3. Mizan Blair.

Obstacle Course Boys Ages 9-11: 1. Ryan Nook, 2. Caleb Ness, 3. Joshua Ness.

Obstacle Course Girls Ages 12 & Up: 1. Alexis Stout, 2. Allie Stout, 3. Hannah Ness.

Obstacle Course Boys Ages 12 & Up: 1. Destry Klein, 2. Trevor Nook, 3. Wade Zahurones.

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