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GOESSEL: GHS boys finish ninth, girls fourth

Staff writer

For the first time this season, the Goessel High School boys 4x800 relay team scored points Friday at the Larry Brown Invitation track meet at Remington High School. Adam Meysing, Nathan Czarnowsky, Jannik Glake, and Grant Flaming made the eight laps in 9 minutes, 46.10 seconds for fifth place.

Laird Goertzen ran his fastest time in the 1600 meters picking up third to go along with a second-place finish in the 3200. Heath Goertzen picked up two more points with his best distance in the triple jump. But it was too few athletes in too few events to score enough points to finish in the middle.

Goessel will host the Wheat State League track meet Thursday.

results

1600 meters — 3. Laird Goertzen, 4:48.47.

3200 — 2. Laird Goertzen, 10:41.08.

Triple jump — 5. Heath Goertzen, 36 feet, 2.50 inches.

4x800 relay — 5. Meysing, Czarnowsky, Glake, Flaming, 9:46.12.

Girls

The Larry Brown Invitational track meet Friday at Remington High School was the place where many of the girls set personal bests again for this track season.

Goessel finished fourth out of 12 schools, trailing just five points behind Madison and three points ahead of Sedgwick.

Season-best times were posted by the 4x400 relay team, Jennifer Van Horn and Jessica Harvey in the 400-meter dash, Brittny Czarnowsky in the 3200, Ali Buller in the 800, and Tia Goertzen in the 300 hurdles and triple jump. Goertzen led the team in scoring with three first-place finishes.

results

400-meter dash — 3. Van Horn, 65.74 seconds; 5. Harvey, 69.75.

800 — 6. Buller, 2:49.80.

3200 — 4. Czarnowsky, 13:04.81.

100-meter hurdles — 1. Goertzen, 17.15.

300 hurdles — 1. Goertzen, 51.03.

Triple jump — 1. Goertzen, 33 feet, 8.25 inches.

Long jump — 3. Van Horn, 14-3.

4x400 relay — 4. Harvey, Goertzen, Buller, Van Horn, 4:36.88.

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