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The North Platte High School boys' track and field team won five events on Saturday to take first place at the Buffalo Bill Invite.

The Bulldogs scored a total of 133 points to win its home invite at Bauer Field. Alliance was second with 105 points.

"The Buffalo Bill is a big deal to us," NPHS coach Mike McGuire said. "We put a lot of emphasis on it and I thought our guys brought our A-game today."

Wyatt McGuire won both the 1600 and 3200 meter events for North Platte. McGuire's won the 1600 with a time of 4:26.05 and in the 3200, it was 9:21.91. That time was over a minute ahead of second place finisher Ethan Kerr of Hastings who finished at 10:28.84.

Mike McGuire, who is Wyatt's father, said it was the best performance in the distance events for a North Platte runner since he became the head coach in 2001.

"We keep a lot of records and we have the Daily Double," McGuire said. "It's the times of the 1600 and 3200 added together and today, Wyatt had the best we've ever had."

Evan Lamphear also broke the meet record with a vault of 14-9. McGuire said that he liked the start that the senior state medalist has had.

In the 100 meter dash, the Dawgs finished first, second and third. Jake Zimbelman won the meet with a time 11.28 seconds. Trevon Weaver was second at 11.31 and Austin Chitty was third at 11.44.

"Our sprinters have really stepped up," McGuire said. "It's unheard of to go one-two-three at any level."

In the discus, Chase Hohnholt claimed the title with a throw of 158-3.

"Chase is really getting things figured out," McGuire said.

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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 4/5/2014
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