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’Busco wins sixth straight

April 15, 2013

Churubusco’s track team won its own invitational Saturday. Post & Mail photo / Wes Reynolds

CHURUBUSCO — The Eagles extended their streak to six.

That’s what happened Saturday when Churubusco’s boys track and field team won the ’Busco Invite. The Eagles have now won their own invite every year since 2008.

The run began in Head Coach Zach Dock’s second year with the team.
“To win six straight is pretty important to our kids,” Dock said.

Weather conditions were not conducive to the running, jumping and throwing that the high school athletes were doing.

“We were mentally prepared for the cold weather, snow, rain and all those things,” said Dock. “We had a lot of our best times in this weather. That says a lot about our kids.”

Churubusco’s victory over the other eight schools competing in the invite was decisive. The Eagles scored 193.5 points, while Manchester came in a distant second with 75.5 points.

Churubusco’s trackers persevered to win nine of the invite’s sixteen events.

Top contributors for the Eagles included Davon Geiger, who won each of the four events he competed in. Geiger took solo victories in the 800-meter dash and the 1600-meter run. He also helped Churubusco win the 1600 and 3200 relays.

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