AREA TRACK & FIELD


Goessel—The Bluebirds were one of five teams competing in the Hillsboro CKTL meet April 26, where the boys took third with 38 points and the girls took third with 62 points.

The girls were led by Tia Goertzen, who brought home four first-place medals in the triple jump (32 feet, 71?4 inches) 100-meter hurdles (17.15), 300-meter hurdles (51.9) and the 4×400 (4:40) with teammates Jessica Harvey, Ali Buller and Jennifer Van Horn.

John Berkholtz led the boys with first-place medals in the 200 meters and 400 meters. He placed third in the long jump (19-21?2) and 100 (11.94).

Goessel is scheduled to compete at the Remington Invita­tional Friday.

Canton-Galva–The Eagle girls placed fourth with 26 points and the boys fifth with 20 points in their April 26 CKTL at Inman.

Allie Smiley brought home a first-place medal in the triple jump (27-11). B. Shobe placed second in the triple jump (24-11) and Cayla Sommers took second in the high jump (4-8) .

The boys’ 4×800 team took first with 9:48.35.

Canton-Galva competed at the James Thomas Invitational Friday in Hillsboro. See page 1B for a recap.

Centre—The Cougars competed with four other teams in the Halstead CKTL meet April 26.

The girls took fifth place with 29 points and the boys took fifth with 19 points.

Cole Svoboda came home with a first-place medal in the javelin. Theo Kassebaum won the 100-meter hurdles for the girls in 17.2. She also placed second in the 300-meter hurdles (55.1) and was third in long jump (13-7).

The Eagles competed at the James Thomas Invitational Friday and are scheduled to travel to Remington this Friday before competing at Bennington May 9.

Peabody-Burns—The Warriors competed at the five-school Herington CKTL meet April 26.

Sheldon Wiebe won the 800 (2:09) and Seth Topham took first in high jump (5-8). Wiebe took second in the 1,600 (4:58) and Topham took second in the 110-meter hurdles (7.91) and 300-meter hurdles (46.19).

For the girls, Paige Lewis took second in the 300 hurdles (55.02) and the 200 (30.37) and third in the 100 hurdles (18.62).

“We only have invitational meets for the rest of the season,” coach Brian Lightner said, “and they will give us a good idea of where we are going to be for league in two weeks.”

The Warriors competed at the James Thomas Invitational (for recap, see page 1B) and are scheduled to compete at the Pretty Prairie Invitational this Friday.


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