GHS athletes qualify for state meet
Goessel High School senior Aspen Frey will head to the state track and field championships Friday and Saturday in Wichita in three individual events and a relay. With her best throw of the season in javelin May 17 in Sublette, Frey placed third at the regional meet, finished second in the 1600-meter run, and then claimed first place in the 3200-meter run, winning by 13 seconds.
Teammate Brittny Czarnowsky finished fourth in the 3200 and will accompany Frey at the state meet. Kendra Flaming will join her teammates by placing second in the 400.
Tia Goertzen finished fourth in the 300-meter hurdles.
The Harvey sisters, Karina and Jessica, teamed with Frey and Flaming to win the 4x800 relay. Jennifer Van Horn combined with Karina and Jessica Harvey and Flaming to earn third place in the 4x400 relay. Flaming, Van Horn, Karina Harvey, and Goertzen also finished third in the 4x100 relay. A strong, stiff south wind prevented runners from reaching their best times.
The girls team finished with 72 points, claiming second place of the 15 schools represented.
individual statistics — girls
Brittny Czarnowsky — 4. 3200, 13:36.53.
Shianne DeFreese — 5. Discus, 96 feet, 7 inches.
Kendra Flaming — 2. 400, 66.35.
Aspen Frey — 1. 3200, 13:12.81; 2. 1600, 5:53.28; 3. Javelin, 108-11.
Tia Goertzen — 3. Triple jump, 32-05.75; 4. 300-meter hurdles, 51.16; 6. 100-meter hurdles, 17.32.
Karina Harvey — 5. 800, 2:42.77.
Jennifer Van Horn — 6. Long jump, 14-10.
4x100 relay — 3. Flaming, Van Horn, Karina Harvey, Goertzen, 55.00.
4x400 relay — 3. Jessica Harvey, Karina Harvey, Van Horn, Flaming, 4:29.90.
4x800 relay — 3. Flaming, Karina Harvey, Jessica Harvey, Frey, 10:47.44.
Goessel boys qualify for state
Evan Hiebert cleared 6 feet, 4 inches on his first attempt at the high jump May 17 at Sublette giving him first place. He also reaped a third-place medal in triple jump and will represent the GHS team in the state meet for both events.
Laird Goertzen and Jared Reimer finished third and fourth, respectively, in the 3200-meter run, earning the right to advance to the state meet this weekend.
Weston Hiebert raced to a second-place finish in the 300-meter hurdles and John Berkholz finished fourth in the 400.
The relay team of Berkholz, Weston Hiebert, Cameron Stultz, and Braden Unruh qualified for the state 4x100 and 4x400 relays.
The boys earned sixth place out of 15 teams in the regional meet with 51 points.
individual statistics — boys
John Berkholz — 4. 400, 53.45.
Laird Goertzen — 3. 3200, 11:08.80.
Evan Hiebert — 1. High jump, 6-4; 3. Triple jump, 40-11.50.
Weston Hiebert — 2. 300-meter hurdles, 42.15; 6. 110-meter hurdles, 16.00.
Derek Kruger — 6. 800, 2:16.82.
Jared Reimer — 4. 3200, 11:10.92; 5. 1600, 5:02.44.
Braden Unruh — 6. 200, 24.55.
4x100 relay — 4. Berkholz, Unruh, Weston Hiebert, Cameron Stultz, 45.88.
4x400 relay — 4. Berkholz, Unruh, Stultz, Weston Hiebert, 3:40.92.
Last modified May 26, 2010