Waldren, Neustel make podium
BY ALYSSA MEIER
Two Southern McLean athletes fought their way through some stiff competition this weekend, landing themselves on the podium at the 2018 State Track and Field meet.
Taking third for Class B girls, senior Alexis Waldren earned herself a plaque on Saturday with a 110-foot, 7-inch throw. Waldren was seven feet, two inches short of the first-place throw out of Killdeer, and five feet, three inches short of No. 2 Rugby. Waldren also took part in the shot put competition, where she placed 15th.
After placing ninth in the preliminary run of the 200-meter dash, Roughrider Denny Neustel shaved 0.44 seconds off his time and took a seventh-place trophy in the event. Denny also participated in the 400-meter dash, where he placed 16th.