Nebraska’s fastest girl: Bethany DeLong

Posted on May 26, 2008. Filed under: High School Track & Field | Tags: |

By Will Cummings
Hit News from hithighlights.com

 

 Bethany DeLong wins 100 meter
Bethany DeLong all alone on way to another 100 meter vicorty at April 19th Sioux City Relays.

   Inside Nebraska’s sparsely populated corridors, nestled in the town of Laurel (population 986), resides the state’s fastest high school girl sprinter and someone you should get to know.

    Already this season, sophomore Bethany DeLong of Laurel-Concord (Class C) has blazed the 100 meters in 11.9 (faster than current state all-class record) and the 200 meters in 24.9, making her the state’s current girls all-class leader in both events.

    Laurel’s head boys track coach, Terry Beair, described Delong’s prowess this way: “I have been coaching for nearly 20 years and never have I been associated with such a talent before.” “I think we’re just starting to see what Beth is capable of,” said Nate Sims Laurel’s girls head track coach. Those are scary statements if you’re the competition. Especially when you consider that the 5′ 9″ powerfully built DeLong is only a sophomore.

    DeLong, who also carries a 3.44 GPA, not only aspires to win all-class gold in the 100 and 200 meters, but she also has her eyes on someday breaking the all-class records in each event, which currently stand at 11.94 and 24.06. Her coaches believe that since DeLong has reached her current level of being more consistent that if she continues to work hard and focuses on improving on a daily basis that many of the things she is capable of will happen. In addition to being the top girl sprinter in the state, DeLong also was 1st team all conference and honorable mention all-state in basketball, averaging 11 points and 9 rebounds per game.

    Bethany’s heroes are her mom and dad (played college football at Springfield College). She has an older sister, Candice, and brother, Colten ( plays basketball at Northeast Community College). Tentatively, Bethany plans to attend college and to major in a discipline that is sports related.

    My bet is that If DeLong continues to improve; one thing that she shouldn’t have to worry about is paying for her college education.

    Bethany Delong is definitely one of Nebraska’s finest high school athletes and one to watch!!!

See below Bethany DeLong run 100 meter dash at April 19th, Sioux City Relays:


 

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxICmSUipJg

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