Cashton Clearing Hurdles

CASHTON, Wis. — Cashton’s Cody Dahl already would of been considered a favorite in the 110 and 300 meter hurdles, entering Friday’s State Track and Field Meet in La Crosse as the defending champion.  However Dahl knew he’d be the runner everybody would be going after.  “It’s a goal to repeat, it’s my motivation.  To have people coming for me like in the 300 hurdles, the top 4 people are all juniors so knowing what I ran last year I’m going to have to run faster than that to win it again.”

In order to run faster Dahl made an improvement on his technique this season.  And the results speak for themselves as he broke his own school record in the 110 at last week’s sectional meet.  “That’s made him a better hurdler and makes him a little more dangerous than he was a year ago.  It’s still a lot of raw speed out of him and guys will comment to him all the time ‘You are just so fast in between the hurdles'” says his coach Jeremy Mosley.

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And Dahl may not be the only Cashton hurdler to make their way to the medal stand over the weekend.  The Eagles will boast three competitors in the 100 meter hurdles.  Seniors Alyssa Arentz and Ari Oium have been battling one another all season as Coach Mosely gets to enjoy the fierce competition.  “I’d say quietly Ari wants to beat Alyssa and Alyssa wants to beat Ari.”

Amber Dahl will compete with the duo of Arentz and Oium.  All three have the same goal in mind, do their best so that Cashton can hopefully contend for a team championship.  “We’re really close, I hope this ends up being a good chance for us especially with us winning sectionals for the first time this year which is very exciting so we’re all going in on a high and we should do well” says Arentz.