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Seniors travel to NYO state competition


Seward NYO

Melanee Stevens

Qutekcak Program Coordinator

This past weekend four athletes traveled to Anchorage to compete for senior Native Youth Olympic States. For three days 50 teams from across Alaska jumped, kicked, hopped and pulled their way to beating personal bests and breaking records.

Seward NYO

Although the small Seward team did not break any records or win any medals they did not care. All they could talk about was the friends they got to spend three days with and doing better than any distance they had gotten in practices or invitationals throughout the season.

“I went around and shook every person’s hand and told them good luck!” said senior Billy Joe Wardlow.

“I could not even give advice but I had fun cheering for everyone!” said freshman Diana German.

“I went higher in one foot that I ever have in practice!” said freshman Masha Hart.

“I’m not good at one hand reach but I did reach the starting height and two rounds after,” said sophomore Daren Sanderson.

As a coach you can’t ask for anything more from your team than to try your hardest and cheer for your friends.

Photos courtesy of Seward NYO


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