Area track, April 22, 2015

Centre?s Barrett Smith launches the shot put as Brendon Bina watches during the Marion CKTL meet hosted at Hillsboro Tuesday. Smith placed fourth with a throw of 36-21?2 and also won the javelin (129-3). Janae Rempel / Free Press

Centre?The Cougars competed at the Marion CKTL hosted at Hillsboro Tuesday.

The boys turned in five top-three finishes, led by Barrett Smith who won the javelin with a throw of 129 feet, 3 inches.

Conner Montgomery placed second in both the 100 (12.1) and the 200 (25.1).

Max Svoboda finished third in both the 100 (12.4) and the 200 (25.7).

As a team, the boys finished fourth with 47 points behind Hillsboro (172), Halstead (152) and Hesston (129) and ahead of Marion (2).

Meanwhile, the girls earned eight top-three finishes.

Brenna Shields led the charge by winning the javelin (112-10). She also placed third in the long jump (14-81?4).

Lotti Benning finished second in the 800 (2:46.7).

These athletes placed third: Cassidy Hill in the discus (85-1); Nellie Kassebaum in the 800 (2:47.4); Whitney Gutsch in the shot put (28-73?4); Amanda Salamone in the high jump (4-4); and Kate Basore in the javelin (97-3).

As a team, the girls finished fourth with 70 points behind Hesston (160), Hillsboro (129) and Halstead (127) and ahead of Marion (5).

The Cougars were scheduled to compete at Fairfield Tuesday and will compete at the Council Grove Invitational Thursday.

Goessel?The Bluebirds competed at the Central Christian CKTL Tuesday.

The boys turned in four top-three performances, led by Miguel Guerrero, Josh Schmidt, Chase Flaming and Noah Heckel who placed second in the 4×100 (47.6).

These Bluebirds finished third: Guerrero in the triple jump (35-91?4); and Zach Wiens in the 110 hurdles (16.6) and 300 hurdles (45.2). As a team, the boys placed sixth with 25 points.

The girls, meanwhile, earned two gold medals. Brittney Hiebert won the 1,600 (5:44.0) and the 800 (2:32.4).

Olivia Duerksen placed second in the high jump (4-10).

These athletes placed third: Jennifer Meysing in the 3,200 (14:04); Rachel Manis in the 1,600 (6:08.3); and Erin Brubaker in the 300 hurdles (54.7).

As a team, the girls placed third with 42 points behind Sterling (121) and Haven (94).

The Bluebirds were scheduled to compete in the Hillsboro Quint Tuesday and will participate in the Norwich Invitational Friday.

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