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Peabody-Burns?The Warriors competed at the Wheat State League meet in Goessel Thursday, where they brought home four first-place medals.

The boys placed third overall with 98 points and the girls placed eighth with 28 points.

For the boys, Sheldon Wiebe earned a first-place finish in the 1,600 (4:57.9) and Andrew Sheffler won 400 (1:05.1). Lucas Larsen won the discus (110-1).

Placing second were Sheffler in the 100 (11.4) and 200 (24.0), Wiebe in the 3,200 (11:13.5), Larsen in the shot put (42-91?2 and Spencer Moffet in javelin (141-7).

Earning third-place medals were Wiebe in the 800 (2:15), Seth Topham in the 300-meter hurdles (46.1) and 110-meter hurdles (17.0).

Placing fourth were Topham in high jump (5-6). Larsen in javelin (137-3) and Allen McLaugh?lin, Topham, Zach Preheim and Sheffler took fifth in the 4×100 (50.8).

?The team competed exceptionally well, scoring in every event that we had someone entered except for one,? said coach Brian Lightner. ?Overall the guys placed third with only seven guys competing, which shows how hard they have worked this season despite the low numbers.?

For the girls, Lauren Pickens returned for the Warriors, winning the 100. She also competed with Silvia Flores, Paige Lewis and Beckah McCullough in the 4×100, and earned second in (54.1). Lewis took third in the 300-meter hurdles (58.4).

McCullough placed fifth in the 200 (30.7) and Lewis placed fifth in the 100-meter hurdles (17.9).

?All four girls were able to compete this week, which was a great relief heading into regionals,? said Lightner.

The Warriors are scheduled to compete at regionals in Yates Center Friday.

Goessel?The Bluebirds hosted the Wheat State League meet Thursday, with three competitors earning league titles.

The girls? team placed third with 79 points and the boys placed eighth with 25.

Tia Goertzen won the 300-meter hurdles (49.9) and Brittny Czarnowsky the 3,200 (13:44).

Placing second were Goertzen in the 100-meter hurdles (16.2) and triple jump with 32-31?4, Jen?ni?fer Van Horn in the 400 (1:07.6).

Placing third were Shianne DeFreese in the discus (85-7), Jessica Harvey in the 400 (1:09.1), and Harvey, Goertzen, Ali Buller and Van Horn in the 4×400 (4:40.8).

Placing fourth were Van Horn in the javelin (92-3) and long jump (15-5) and DeFreese in shot put (30-11?2). Buller took fourth in the 800 (2:50).

For the boys, Laird Goertzen won the 3,200 (10:38) and took second in the 1,600 (4:58).

Adam Meysing, Nathan Czarnowsky, Grant Flaming and Jannik Glake took fourth in the 4×800 (9:39).

?There was a little wind but a great day overall,? coach Curtis Guhr said.

The Bluebirds are scheduled to compete at regionals Friday at Burlington.

Centre?The Cougars girls took fourth and the boys sixth at Wheat State League Thursday. The girls scored 56 points and the boys 32.

?We had a lot of personal records at this meet,? coach Alan Stahlecker said. ?I expect our athletes to be competing at their very best at this time of the year and they did not disappoint in this way.

?Particularly our younger athletes had many season-best performances.?

For the girls, freshman Casey Simons scored 23 points and set a Wheat State League record of 28.0 in the 200 prelims.

Simons took second in the high jump (4-8) and 200 (29.6).

Placing third were Ellie Miller in the high jump (4-6), Simons in the 100 and Theo Kassebaum in the 100-meter hurdles (16.4), long jump (15-91?4) and 300-meter hurdles (54.9).

The girls? 4×100 placed fourth (56.4) and Miller was fifth in the triple jump (29-3.25).

Cole Svoboda was a bright spot for the boys, finishing second in the 400 (57.1), third in javelin (139-6) and fourth in long jump (19-1?2). The 4×100 team finished third (49.3).

Casey Kristek placed fourth in the 300-meter hurdles (47.4), Kristek was fifth in the 110-meter hurdles (17.3) and Trevor Hageberg was fifth discus (100-10).

The Cougars are scheduled to enter regional competition Friday at Burlington.

Canton-Galva?The Eagles competed at the Heart of America league competition at Bethel College last Friday.

The girls came in ninth with 16 points and the boys came in 10th, not scoring any points.

They are scheduled to compete at regionals Friday.

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