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Bluebirds have winners in track and golf

Staff writer

Goessel’s Stephany Meyer scored in three events Friday at the James Thomas Invitational at Hillsboro.

Sophomore Meyer took second in triple jump with a leap of 34’5”. She picked up third in long jump and fourth in the 200-meters with a season-best mark of 27.35 seconds.

Olivia Duerksen placed fifth in both high jump and long jump. Brittney Hiebert earned fifth place finishes in the 400 and 800. Kara Burkholder earned a fifth place with her best throw of the season in Javelin. Goessel’s 4x800 relay team of Maddie Meier, Lauren Rymill, Katherine Manis, and Elyse Boden earned sixth place.

Two Goessel boys placed at Hillsboro. Jordan Griffin had his best throw of the season in javelin, good enough for sixth. Josh Schmidt placed sixth in the 200.

In misty rain April 25, Canton-Galva served as host to a meet at Goessel. Performing at home against a smaller field, the Bluebirds had good success.

Exchange Student, Mathias Salmen captured first place in high jump at 5’4”. Griffin placed second in high jump, javelin, and triple jump. Jacob Hagewood picked up second place medals in 110 hurdles, 300 hurdles, and long jump. David Kuhne earned second place in the 1600, and Nathan Impson captured second in the 3200.

The girls picked up first place medals in seven individual events. Meyer won the long jump and triple jump and finished second in the 200. Hiebert picked up a first and second in the 800 and 400 respectively.

Lauren Rymill and Julia Nightengale paced each other as Rymill won the 1600 with Nightengale placing second. Nightengale won the 3200 race, and Rymill finished second in the 800. Manis finished first in the 300 hurdles and third in the 100 hurdles. Duerksen captured first in the high jump and third in long jump.

Goessel competed at Tescott on Tuesday and will host the Wheat State League meet on May 11.


The Goessel Bluebirds golf team captured the championship of a nine-hole tournament at Pretty Prairie, besting the rest of the field by two strokes.

Michal Holada and Braden Roby tied for first place with scores of 40. Eight strokes back, Rhett Makovec placed 12th. Dylan Lindeman scored 53, Carson Sterk finished at 54, and Miguel Guerrero came in at 58.

Last modified May 4, 2017