North Bend Eagle



Area athletes medal in Cornhusker State Games

by Nathan Arneal
published 7/30/08

The 2008 Cornhusker State Games wrapped up last week with several area athletes of all ages earning medals. Each year thousands of athletes compete in dozens of sports at the Games, from baton twirling to dodgeball to track and field and everything in between.

Mary Alderson
Mary Alderson finished the trialthon in first place.

North Bend area medalists include:

• Collin Alderson, North Bend, silver medal in triathlon (150 meter swim, 3-mile bike, 1-mile run) in a time of 23:28.
• Mary Alderson, North Bend, girls 12-13 division triathlon: gold medal in 23:03.
• Zach Borer, Morse Bluff, bronze medal in wrestling.
• Ray Clapper, Ames, gold medal in the biathlon (running and rifle shooting).
• Samantha Dolezal, Morse Bluff, Youth division (born 93-94) track and field: gold medal in the shot put (distance of 38-10) and silver medal in the discus (98-6.5).
• Randy Hansen, Ames, Maters 45-49 track and field: silver medal in the discus (90-5.75) and a silver in the shot put (31-7.5).
• Justin Lassek, Ames, gold medal in karate.
• Jerry Zelazny, North Bend, bronze medal in trap shooting.

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