Area Sports Round-up

Goessel

Track and Field- The Bluebirds competed in the Canton-Galva CKTL at Goessel meet on Tuesday, April 9 where the girls came in 1st out of six teams and the boys came in 2nd out of six teams. They will next compete on Friday, April 19 at the Norwich Invitational.

Marion

Track and field – The Warriors competed at Chase County on Thursday, April 11.

“We had a fun day at the Tim Griffin Relays. The wind had an effect on the performances but overall we had a lot of good things come out of this meet,” said Coach Grant Thierolf.

The girls team easily won the meet and the boys team finished a close second to the host team.

“Our boy’s discus crew is having fun competing to see who can throw farther each meet. This meet Jackson Howard got the honor with a great throw for a young weightman. Jackson Bitonti and Brian Nguyen help Jackson get better and the three of them have fun competing each week,” said Thierolf. “Sofia Dye and Madisyn Hulett had good days as well and we know we will get better as the season progresses.”

The jumpers had pretty decent days at this meet in spite of the wind. Kenna Wesner won the triple jump for the second year in a row and Jesse Snyder set a nice PR while getting the silver medal on the boys’ side of the event.

“Unfortunately, the wind was so brisk that we were not able to contest the pole vault at this meet,” said Thierolf.

On the track, the boys’ sprint crew and the girls’ hurdle group led the way for the teams.

Jesse Snyder, Wyatt Soyez, and Tripp Peterson all ran well and scored some big points for the boys in the 100M and 200M.

Gabby Newell and Taryn Kraus won the 100M and 300M hurdle races respectively and pretty well ran away from the field in each race.

The distance crews were led by the 800M runners. Luke Wessel ran a smart race in the boys 800M, leading the race from start to finish. Maria Carlson did the same thing in the girls 800M, taking a lead in the first 100 meters and holding that lead all the way through the race.

“We look forward to the challenge of the Halstead Relays this week, knowing that the competition will be the best we have seen to this point in the season,” said Thierolf.

Coming—The Warriors compete at Halstead on Friday, April 19.

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