Evart hurdler enjoys strong season


EVART — Tabby Turley enjoyed a strong season in the hurdles for the Evart Wildcats. It reached a peak at the regionals when Turley won the 100-meter hurdles in 17.43. She went to the state finals in that event. Turley ran the 300 hurdles in 55.40 but was not able to qualify for state in that event.

“It’s been going good for the whole team,” she said. “I’ve had a great year. The whole team has had a great year. We’re a lot better than in previous years.”

The key, Turley said, was being able to work together effectively.

“Practicing hard and knowing where we need to be at certain meets,” has also been a key, she added.

For Turley, a junior, it’s been her best season. She also went to state last season when she also won regionals.

“My times have gone down from almost a whole second from last year,” she said. “It’s been practicing every day.”

She’s been able to work her arms better, Turley said.

Turley realized ahead of time that placing at state would be a huge challenge and she was unable to be at the state finals. She’s been in the 4x1 and 300 hurdles.

Evart was second in the regionals.

“We were ranked first but there were a couple of events that we didn’t do as well in,” she said.

Turley also won the Highland Conference title for the hurdles in 16.6.