>Bulldogs return to action by hosting own Invitational Saturday

   Culver High's track and field team took Saturday off.
   Preparing for the school's Prom took priority. But, the Bulldogs are getting ready for a season-ending string of competition, noted head coach Brian Wachs.
   "Nate (Lewis) was one of the only ones really gung-ho on going. With him being on the Prom court, it would have been rushed trying to get back from the meet on time. I didn't want anyone feeling rushed," said Wachs.
   "I've been working them hard in practice" he added. All the Bulldog runners, throwers and jumpers should be ready for a strong showing at the May 16 and 17 district meet.
   As part of the preparation, Culver should be ready to excel at this Saturday's Culver Invitational meet, Wachs noted. In the May 3 competition Culver will be joined b Wahtonka and Cascade Locks plus Summit's junior varsity squad are among the teams Wachs expects. Culver's new track should see most of its lanes filled for the various races.
   "We've been working everyone hard," said Wachs.
   Along with Lewis in the high jump and 400 meter, Katelyn Alley stands to be invited to the May 10 Meet of Champions. Val Calvin is not far from joining them, Wachs said.
   Depending how they do May 3, more Bulldogs could earn Meet of Champions spots. Both boys and girls Meets of Champions are slated for May 10 at Cascade High in Turner and at Stayton. Those schools are little more than 25 miles apart. Each Meet of Champions invites the competitors with times and distances in their events making them among the best 16 or so of all the 3A and 2A efforts in the state so far.
   Culver's competitors not at the Meet of Champions events will be racing May 10, however. They is a district preview meet slated for the same date.
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