Nelson Woodbine track

Woodbine’s Bernie Nelson and Logan-Magnolia’s Gavin Maguire finish one-two in the 800 meter run at the Missouri Valley Jr. high track meet held April 26.  

Woodbine’s Coach Cox was asked about Nelson’s “record setting” time and had this to say, “Unfortunately not all of the coaches for the boys have kept great records of the student performances consistently over the years so I have kept a "modern day record" board to have the guys compare to in order to inspire kids who are winning races to continue to improve toward.

The board is great at helping with this goal. When they run against people of the past they still have a competitor in their mind when they are winning races.

Bernie's time is the best time in 8 years since I came back home to Woodbine. It is a tremendous time in the 800 for a 7th grader. Andrew Thoreson also ascended to the top of the leader board last night with his jump of 16' 6 1/2" ... so citing these as best of the 2010's is much more accurate. 

I would assume they are among the best in anyone's recollection, but there have been some other incredible athletes who have gone through our halls in the last 50 years plus. Winning by 54 points is a tremendous feat. Winning about 17 of our last 21 meets is another great accomplishment as a group of JH athletes as well.

This was a tremendous team effort. My current guys have put up top times and distances in 6 of the 18 events so we've had a lot of success indeed!”

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