Centre?The Cougars participated in the eight-team Wheat State League track meet Thursday at Goessel.

The Cougar boys placed eighth with 21 points. Solomon won with 133.

Ty Simons led Centre with a second-place finish in the 110 high hurdles (16.9 seconds) and a third-place finish in the 300 intermediate hurdles (44.6).

The Centre girls, meanwhile, placed fourth with 80 points behind Wakefield (134), Little River (106) and Goessel (97).

Cacey Simons earned the team?s only gold medal with a leap of 4 feet, 6 inches in the high jump.

The Cougars enjoyed four second-place finishes: Shelby Makovec in the 1,600 (6:26.5) and the 3,200 (14:17.2) and Brenna Shields in the 100 (13.4) and the 400 (1:07.0).

Three events placed third: Ally Basore in the 100 high hurdles (19.2), the girls? 4×100 team of Simons, Abigail Svoboda, Ally Basore and Shields (56.0) and the 4×400 team of Nellie Kassebaum, Beka Basore, Ally Basore and Makovec (5:03.3).

Goessel?The Bluebirds hosted the eight-team Wheat State League track meet Thursday.

The boys combined for 164 points for fourth place. Wakefield led the field with 222 points ahead of Solomon (192)?and Little River (182).

The girls finished third with 97 points behind Wakefield (134) and Little River (106).

The Goessel girls enjoyed five gold medals: Tia Goertzen in the 100 hurdles (17.1 seconds) and 300 hurdles (50.6), Page Hiebert in the 400 (1:05.7), Ali Buller in the 800 (2:34.6), and the 4×400 team of Hiebert, Goertzen, Buller and Erin Brubaker (4:30.3).

The girls? 4×100 team of Buller, Aleena Cook, Goertzen and Hiebert placed second (55.2), while these athletes placed third: Hiebert in the long jump (14 feet, 61?2 inches), Cook in the 100 (13.7) and the 200 (29.3), Brubaker in the 300 hurdles (54.2) and Sophie Scheffe in the 1,600 (6:29.3).

The boys, meanwhile, placed fifth with 67 points. Solomon won with 133.

Davis Cook earned a gold medal in the 800 (2:09.9). Three events placed second: the 4×800 team of Ben Wiens, Grant Flaming, Nathan Czarnowsky and Davis Cook (9:03.7), Wiens in the 1,600 (5:03.9) and Heath Goertzen in the 3,200 (11:57.1).

Two Bluebirds placed third: Cook in the triple jump (39-21?4) and Goertzen in the 1,600 (5:05.3).

Peabody-Burns?The Warriors participated in the eight-team Wheat State League championships Thursday at Goessel and placed sixth overall with 95 points. Wakefield won the meet with 222.

The Warrior boys placed third as a team with 86 points behind Solomon (133) and Wakefield (88).

?This team scored the most points by a PBHS team in a Wheat State League meet since the creation of the league,? coach Brian Lightner said. ?They gave their goal of finishing in the top two a great push but came just short.?

Seth Topham led the effort by claiming the gold in the 110 hurdles (15.8 seconds) and the 300 intermediate hurdles (42.5).

?Our regional has several quality hurdlers, and Topham?s times today will put him right in the mix to qualify for state,??Lightner said.

Peabody-Burns earned three second-place medals: Topham in the high jump (6 feet even), and Lucas Larsen in the discus (129-71?2) and the javelin (140-7).

Two athletes placed third: Nick Schrock in the 3200 (12:08.2) and Larsen in the shot put (41-8).

?Thirteen personal records were set, and many athletes picked up unexpected points to give the team a chance at second place,? Lightner said. ?I?m so proud of these guys, how they have persevered through the strange weather this spring to provide PBHS?the best season in recent history.?

The Warrior girls, meanwhile, finished eighth with nine points. Wakefield won at 134.

?Only five girls were able to represent PBHS at the league meet,? Lightner said.

The girls were led by two fourth-place finishes: the 4×800 team of Karolina Ganko, Jenny Kimmeskamp, Carlee Went?worth and Angelica Winsor (12 minutes, 47.8 seconds) and the 4×400 team of Ganko, Winsor, Wentworth and Kenzie Young (5:11.8).

?It was good weather, and the girls performed the best they could, and five personal records were set on the track,? Lightner said. ?I?m proud of how they represented their school.

?Two of the five athletes were foreign exchange students, and they were able to finish their American career with personal records.?



























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