Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 16 May 2007 10:13
“Our boys battled to the end,” coach Sandy Banman said. “The 4x400 was a highlight for us.”
In that race, Goessel’s foursome broke the meet record, but finished second to Berean.
The Bluebirds benefitted from nine other top-three performances.
Garrett Hiebert won the triple jump (42 feet, 9 inches) and javelin (192-10), and placed third in the 400 meters (53.09 seconds).
Sheldon Goerzen (41.33) and Wade Hiebert (43.00) finished second and third, respectively, in the 300-meter hurdles.
Brett Goerzen finished second in the long jump (20-6) and second in the pole vault (12-0).
Craig Banman won the pole vault (12-6) and teamed with Goerzen, Goerzen and Cameron Stultz to win the 4x100.
Martin Koppitz placed third in the triple jump (41-5).
The Goessel girls finished seventh. Kylee Nikkel was second in the shot put (34-5). Kristen Hoffman took second in the 3,200 (12:47). Tricia Fensky tied for third in the pole vault (7-6).
Brittany Dirksen broke her personal-best throw in the javelin by 11 feet.
“She has been working really hard at practice and it was good to see her get the results,” Banman said.
Peabody-Burns—Led by Andrew Topham, who took first in both the 1,600 and 3,200, the Peabody-Burns boys scored 59 points and finished fifth.
Topham’s times were 4:36 and 9:48, respectively.
The Warriors also benefitted from a second-place finish by Will Pratt in the high jump (5-10). Pratt finished fourth in the shot put (43-2). Duane Unruh took fifth in the 800 (2:07) and long jump (19-11).
The PBHS 4x800 relay team took second (8:49) and the 4x100 relay team finished third (46 seconds).
For the girls, freshman Danielle Savage turned in the top performance, a fifth-place finish in the 400 (1:05).