Dustin Rueb would describe himself as a basketball player. Following last weekend’s Class B State Track and Field Meet, he may need to reclassify himself as just a tremendously talented athlete who enjoys basketball. In the junior’s first season participating in track and field, he placed second at the state meet in the high jump.
Too many free passes hurt Beulah-Hazen last Tuesday. And the Miners still almost made up the deficit with their ability to hit the long ball. B-H got out to an early three-run lead thanks to a home run from Lucas Senske, eventually driving the game into extra innings before giving up the non-conference game to the Midgets. The night proved to be a sweep for the visitors on the scoreboard at Goldmann Field.
Running a relay takes more than just a quick time. It’s one of the biggest team aspects of the track and field environment. Timing must be down, strategies kept straight and hand offs clean. One miscue can cause the entire group’s efforts to be lost.
Any track and field coach will say the same thing, the more the merrier when it comes to team members. Beulah’s boys team is struggling with lower numbers this season but coach Randy Pacall is quick to point out that it has no effect on their heart.
Matthew Krizan is like most 12-year-old boys in that he loves football, Kung Fu movies and chasing girls. His older sister Emily Krizan is a bit quiet for a 14-year-old but don’t let the pretty exterior fool you as she has an inner fire when she is interested in the topic.