A-W’s indoor track meet at Dordt set

Posted March 13, 2014 at 4:56 pm

Akron-Westfield boys’ and girls’ track and field teams will be competing at an indoor meet for War Eagle Conference teams at 5 p.m., March 17 at Dordt College in Sioux Center.

“We use it as a practice. None of us are ready. We’ll take about 20,”
said A-W Boys Head Track and Field Coach Kent Johnson.

“For the girls we’ll have numbers in the low 20s and have a lot of new faces. The Dordt meet is a glorified practice; it is good for coaches to evaluate,” said A-W Head Girls Track and Field Coach Eric Walkingstick.

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