Vikings battle rain to take first
Thursday, May 01, 2014 9:55 AM
Rain falling down didn’t stop the Decorah boys track team Tuesday night at Oelwein.
Collin Nimrod took second in the 400-meter dash. (Photo by Jennifer Bissell)
The Vikings posted 140 points and seven first-place finishes to win the night.
“The meet was held Tuesday night in less than ideal conditions. We competed in a light rain/drizzle most of the meet. I told the athletes that this meet was going to be more about toughness and competing to the best of our abilities rather than achieving great individual or team performances,” said Coach Joel Rollinger. “I thought everyone competed very well despite the conditions. This was going to be the only meet on our schedule for the week, so I was happy we got the chance to compete. It was also a meet that allowed for unlimited entries to allow maximum participation for all our deserving athletes.”
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