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Local athletes compete at Region 19 AAU meet
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Anna Bonnet gears up to throw discus during a recent Region 19 AAU Qualifiers Meet. She qualified in it and the turbo-javelin in the 12-year-old girls division and will compete at the 2014 AAU Junior Olympic Games later this month.

Julie Nichols photo
Anna Bonnet gears up to throw discus during a recent Region 19 AAU Qualifiers Meet. She qualified in it and the turbo-javelin in the 12-year-old girls division and will compete at the 2014 AAU Junior Olympic Games later this month. Julie Nichols photo
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Joe Bishop gives the thumbs up at a recent meet when he heard one of his Karnes City Summer Track Club competitors, Kinley Liska, decided to give javelin a try for the first time. In only a few weeks of practice at the javelin, Kinley, Jacob Bonnet and Dylan Nichols qualified for the National AAU Junior Olympic Meet in it. Anna Bonnet qualified in smaller version of it for age group, turbo-javelin.
Julie Nichols photo Joe Bishop gives the thumbs up at a recent meet when he heard one of his Karnes City Summer Track Club competitors, Kinley Liska, decided to give javelin a try for the first time. In only a few weeks of practice at the javelin, Kinley, Jacob Bonnet and Dylan Nichols qualified for the National AAU Junior Olympic Meet in it. Anna Bonnet qualified in smaller version of it for age group, turbo-javelin.
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After a long day at a June 14 practice meet at Judson’s D.W. Rutledge Stadium, Karnes City Summer Track Club competitors gather for a quick group photo. Each of these youth (Jacob Bonnet, Kyler Palmer, Kinley Liska, Anna Bonnet and Dylan Nichols; not pictured is runner Theresa Bluhm of Falls City) has qualified for the 2014 AAU Junior Olympic Games in a couple weeks in Des Moines, Iowa.
Julie Nichols photo After a long day at a June 14 practice meet at Judson’s D.W. Rutledge Stadium, Karnes City Summer Track Club competitors gather for a quick group photo. Each of these youth (Jacob Bonnet, Kyler Palmer, Kinley Liska, Anna Bonnet and Dylan Nichols; not pictured is runner Theresa Bluhm of Falls City) has qualified for the 2014 AAU Junior Olympic Games in a couple weeks in Des Moines, Iowa.
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Theresa Bluhm hit the straight-away in the Quarter during the Region 19 AAU Qualifiers Meet. The day before, she had qualified for the 2014 Junior Olympic Games in the 800 M. Run with a time of 2:45.
Julie Nichols photo Theresa Bluhm hit the straight-away in the Quarter during the Region 19 AAU Qualifiers Meet. The day before, she had qualified for the 2014 Junior Olympic Games in the 800 M. Run with a time of 2:45.
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All six Karnes City Summer Track Club competitors at the Region 19 Amateur Athletic Union Meet June 24-28 qualified for the 2014 AAU Junior Olympic Games in Des Moines, Iowa.

Kyler Palmer and Jacob Bonnet led off competitions June 24-25at Judson’s D.W. Rutledge Stadium in the two-day decathlon. In the 15-16-year-old division, Kyler placed third and Jacob fourth to qualify for Nationals July 26-27 at Drake University. The grueling multi-event involves gaining points in the 100 M. run, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400 M. run, 110 M. hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin and the 1500 M. run. Kyler pole vaulted a personal best at 10 feet, 4 inches during the decathlon.

In running events, the Top 8 times advance to Nationals. Theresa Bluhm ran a 2:45 in the 800 M. run, placing eighth to qualify, and she will compete July 28 in the 14-year-old girls division. Theresa also ran the 400 M. run and competed in the long jump during the Region 19 Qualifiers Meet.

The Top 5 in field events advance. Jacob also qualified individually in the javelin, earning a third place medal with a throw of 127 feet, 8 inches. The previous week during a practice meet he hit a personal best, throwing javelin over 136 feet. He will compete in it July 28 at the Des Moines National Meet and should contend.

Also medaling, Kinley Liska hit 74, 4 in the 13-year-old girls division of discus to win bronze and advance; she is set to compete in it Aug. 1. Kinley also placed fourth in the javelin to qualify for the July 28 National contest, and she achieved a personal best of 25 feet, 10 inches in shot put to win fifth and earn a slot for the July 30 National competition. Kinley advanced in all three events she participated in.

In the 12-year-old girls division, Anna Bonnet won fourth in turbo-javelin with a throw of just over 49 feet and fifth in discus with a throw of 44,3 to qualify for Nationals. She will compete in turbo-javelin on July 28 and discus July 29. Anna also threw shot at the Regional Qualifiers meet.

Dylan Nichols won fourth in the javelin with throw of 72, 8 to qualify in the 14-year-old boys division. His National competition is July 30. Dylan threw a personal best of 32, 5 in shot put, just one inch shy of tying for fifth place and advancing; he also made the finals in discus, throwing 93,4, at the Regional Qualifiers meet.

Joe Bishop organized and encouraged youth to come out for summer track practices that began May 27. Other participants included Kason Moczygemba, Madylin Moczygemba, Kaslyn Moczygemba, Trenton Janysek, Sydney Janysek, Kiera Robinson, Jaiden Robinson, Brooke Gisler, Kase Clark, Treyton Clark and Reagan Chesser.

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