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Bluebirds leap into 3rd at Norwich

Staff writer

Both the boys and girls teams from Goessel earned third place out of 13 schools at track meet Friday at Norwich.

Logan Bryant was the only Bluebird girl to take home a gold medal. She won in the 300 hurdles.

Several Goessel girls captured second place medals: Abbigail Funk in 100 dash, Aimee Funk in long jump, and Riley Graber in high jump.

Among Goessel boys, Grant Bryant brought home gold medals in two events: the 200 dash and 110 hurdles. Jake Wiens took home gold in the 100 dash, and Jake Flaming finished first in 300 hurdles.

Kacen Smith got second in the 100 dash, and Javin Schmidt placed second in the 800 run.


Hillsboro and Marion found themselves in Halstead for a track and field invitational Friday.

Hillsboro girls placed eighth, and Marion girls placed 14th out of 16 teams.

Hillsboro boys snagged ninth while Marion boys took 12th out of 16.

“I am so proud of the way our student-athletes compete on Friday night,” Hillsboro coach Demetrius Cox said.

“Seven of the eight we sent to compete came back home as award winners.”

Addison Jost placed first for Hillsboro in the 800 run with Moriah Jost coming in at a close fourth. D’Myia Cox placed fourth in the long jump as well as third in the triple jump. Abbigail Williams took home first in girls shot put.

Zachary Denholm captured first in the 110 hurdles. Seth Driggers placed first in long jump and triple jump.


Marion’s Tristen Dye placed third in the 800 run while Luke Wessel finished fourth in the 1600 run. Chance Shults tied for fourth in the pole vault.

“It was by far the toughest meet we have been in, and we came away a better track and field team,” Marion coach Grant Thierolf said.

“Somewhere in between where we finished last week and where we finished this week is who we are as a track and field team.”

Gabby Newell took fourth place for Marion girls in the 100 hurdles. Mckinnon Waner placed fourth in the discus.


Centre traveled to Council Grove Thursday. The Centre boys failed to score as a team or individually.

On the girls side, Haley Barton placed fifth in the shot put while Kaitlynn Bina placed fourth in the 1600 run, as well as, third in the 800 run. The girls finished ninth out of nine teams.

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