Veterans lead DeSales track team at re-do

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DAYTON — DeSales High School got a re-do for its young track and field team here Friday.

The Irish traveled to Colfax Wednesday just to turn around and come home as the Colfax meet was cancelled due to weather. Instead five schools including DeSales, Walla Walla Valley Academy, Waitsburg-Prescott and Dayton attended a make-up meet Friday in Dayton.

The Irish got key performances from three veterans that first-year head coach Michael Scheel has welcomed to the 2013 campaign.

The Irish boast 12 boys and seven girls, with only two seniors, and one of them is out with illness, as they open the track season.

“Our three veterans led the way,” Scheel said. “Juan Cortez, Allison Wujek, and Brittany Lyons had good meets. Luke Fazzari (one of two seniors along with Lyons) was unable to compete because of illness.”

Cortez set a 10-second personal record in the mile as he ran a 4:49. Cortez doubled in the two mile, as he ran the two mile for the first time in track competition, and finished first in 11:45.

On the girls side, senior Lyons won the 300 hurdles in 52.8 seconds. Wujek took home three first-place finishes. She won the high jump with a leap of 4-foot-10. Her 16-1 long jump captured first, and she claimed first in the 100 hurdles in 16.7.

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