Goessel boys second at HOA meet


“Our boys battled to the end,” coach Sandy Banman said. “The 4×400 was a highlight for us.”

In that race, Goessel’s foursome broke the meet record, but finished second to Berean.

The Bluebirds benefitted from nine other top-three performances.

Garrett Hiebert won the triple jump (42 feet, 9 inches) and javelin (192-10), and placed third in the 400 meters (53.09 seconds).

Sheldon Goerzen (41.33) and Wade Hiebert (43.00) finished second and third, respectively, in the 300-meter hurdles.

Brett Goerzen finished second in the long jump (20-6) and second in the pole vault (12-0).

Craig Banman won the pole vault (12-6) and teamed with Goerzen, Goerzen and Cameron Stultz to win the 4×100.

Martin Koppitz placed third in the triple jump (41-5).

The Goessel girls finished seventh. Kylee Nikkel was second in the shot put (34-5). Kristen Hoffman took second in the 3,200 (12:47). Tricia Fensky tied for third in the pole vault (7-6).

Brittany Dirksen broke her personal-best throw in the javelin by 11 feet.

“She has been working really hard at practice and it was good to see her get the results,” Banman said.

Peabody-Burns—Led by Andrew Topham, who took first in both the 1,600 and 3,200, the Peabody-Burns boys scored 59 points and finished fifth.

Topham’s times were 4:36 and 9:48, respectively.

The Warriors also benefitted from a second-place finish by Will Pratt in the high jump (5-10). Pratt finished fourth in the shot put (43-2). Duane Unruh took fifth in the 800 (2:07) and long jump (19-11).

The PBHS 4×800 relay team took second (8:49) and the 4×100 relay team finished third (46 seconds).

For the girls, freshman Danielle Savage turned in the top performance, a fifth-place finish in the 400 (1:05).


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