January 29, 2014

Highlights do it again

By Jarann Johnson

The Hazen Highlights are always hoping to keep their strong dance tradition going. This year was a little different then years in the past. The Highlights had a new coach in Leigh Lund, but they were still hoping for a good showing at state.
Last year’s state dance competition went well for the Highlights. They came away with four trophies. This year the team was hoping for a similar success but ran into trouble on the first day of the state competition.
One of the Highlights’ dancers got hurt so they had to sub in an alternate dancer to compete in their Pom routine. Freshman dancer Kyrah Duttenhefer stepped in and helped  maintain the team’s hopes of repeating with multiple trophies at state dance.
Head dance Coach Leigh Lund summarized the first day as going well despite an injury to a key dancer.
“It went well. We had one girl that got injured so we had to sub in an alternate, which was a freshman but she did a great job and did great,” Lund said.
Day two went equally as well for the girls. They performed their routines superbly. Lund felt like it was a great day because her team peaked at the right time.
 “We felt really good Saturday because we preformed all our routines and I guess you could call it a personal best. We peaked at the right time,” Lund said.


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