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Goessel cross-country brings home four medals

Because of the 93-degree heat, Thursday’s high school cross-country meet in Abilene was changed to a two-mile race instead of the usual 5,000 meters.

Goessel runners grabbed three medals for the boys and one medal for the girls’ team.

Jerah Schmidt led the Goessel team with a fourth place finish out of 69 runners. His time was 11:25. Jacob Schrag earned 14th place with a 12:29, and Dawson Duerksen 15th with a time of 12:42.

Brendon Hicks finished just ahead of Timothy Schrag, followed by Ben Olson and David Sawyer; rounding out the top seven runners for the Bluebirds.

Elyse Boden placed ninth in the girls’ division out of 33 runners, with a time of 15:03.

Porclein Unruh finished in 17:40, Katelyn Olson had a 18:56, and Alyssa Boden finished in 20:36.

“These first races of the season can be dangerously hot, so the host school shortened the race for the safety of the runners,” coach Brian Lightner said.

Last modified Sept. 11, 2019

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