Two Jays win gold medals at Friends

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN TOM STOPPEL
The Tabor track team picked up two gold-medal performances at the Friends Invitational Track and Field Meet in Wichita Saturday.

The field included all KCAC schools along with Cowley County and Coffeyville community colleges.

Although the weather was cold and blustery, numerous Bluejays athletes had solid performances, according to coach David Kroeker.

Landon Goertzen won the 800-meter run.

“Landon is a two-time conference champion in the 800,” Kroeker said. “He’s spent a lot of extra time and effort this year, and I think that’s why he’s running so well.”

Also winning gold-in school-record time-was the women’s 4×800 relay team of Shannon Kroeker, Becky Johns, Angela Jost and Karen Patton.

Brent Brockmueller placed second in two events, the shot put and the hammer throw.

The men’s and women’s 4×400 teams also placed second.The men’s team consisted of Jeremiah Randall, Pete Richert, Landon Goertzen and Brian Lightner.

The women’s team was Angela Jost, Shannon Kroeker, Karen Patton and Amber McKillip.

Picking up third-place medals for Tabor were Tamara McCarren in the discus, Shannon Kroeker in the high jump and 800 meters, Angela Jost in the 1,500 meters, Lahna Daugherty in the 100-meter hurdles, Matt Lynam in the 10,000 meters and Christine Van Doren in the triple jump.

“Overall, we had some good performances, and we’re where we need to be right now,” Kroeker said. “It was a cold day, so some of the times weren’t that great, but we’re where we need to be.”

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