Goessel wins four medals

Goessel senior Zach Wiens earned the bronze medal in the Class 1A 110-meter hurdles at the state track meet with a time of 15.97 seconds. He finished 16th in the 300 hurdles (46.29). Wiens was the Goessel boys’ highest finisher, scoring all six of the Bluebirds’ team points. Goessel’s state qualifiers earned four medals in Class 1A competition at the state track and field championship last weekend, and the Bluebirds boast one state champion and one third-place finisher.

Sophomore Brittney Hiebert won the gold medal in the 800 with a time of 2 minutes, 24.61 seconds, less than nine tenths of a second ahead of second place. She set a new school record.

Hiebert earned a second medal by placing fourth in the 400 (1:01.18). Hiebert scored 15 of Goessel’s 16 team points to help the Bluebirds finish in a four-way tie for 14th place.

Freshman Stephany Meyer earned the eighth-place medal in the triple jump with a leap of 33 feet, 23⁄4 inches, achieved on her first attempt. She was 15th in both the long jump (13-11) and the 400 (1:06.74).

Junior Olivia Duerksen finished in a three-way tie for 10th in the high jump with a season-best leap of 4-10, while Meyer, Aleena Cook, Lauren Rymill and Hiebert finished 12th in the 4×400 (season-best 4:27.00).

Meanwhile, for the boys, senior Zach Wiens scored all six of Goessel’s points by earning the bronze medal in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.97. He turned in a preliminary time of 15.96 in that event. Wiens finished 16th in the 300 hurdles (46.29).

Freddy Scheffe, Wiens, Zach Zogleman and Josh Schmidt placed 14th in the 4×400 relay (3:45.59).

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