Ruff wheels in 22 points for Cougar tracksters
By Suzanne Werre, BHG News Service
The Cougar track and field boys team finished fourth overall last Tuesday in Fessenden, scoring 60 points on the wheels of senior runner Dylan Ruff who had two second-place finishes and a third-place finish to score 22 individual points. Ruff placed second in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.84, and second in the 200 with a time of 23.94, placing third in the 400 with a time of 53.54. Teammate Josh Hanson also picked up some points on the track, placing fourth in the 3200-meter rush with a time of 11:07.94. “Dylan had an outstanding meet,” noted Cougar coach Lee Weisgarber. He also praised Hanson for his fourth-place finish, a major improvement on his personal best. The throwing combination of Dillon Aldinger and Taylor Deseth added 26 points to the Cougar boys’ total, as Aldinger’s discus toss of 128-0 was good enough to take first place, followed by Deseth’s second-place throw of 118-0. Aldinger also added 8 points to the team’s total with his second-place finish in the shot, a throw of 40-6. In jumping events, Aaron Mormon brought home a second-place finish with his high jump, clearing the height of 5-6.