On a beautiful Thursday afternoon and evening, the Goessel girls collected points from many events to win the Wheat State League track meet.
Olivia Duerksen set a meet record with a high jump of 5 feet and took first place. She also ran in the winning 4x400-meter relay and the winning 4x100-meter relay.
Several Bluebirds scored points in two individual events. Erin Brubaker pulled in two second-place medals the hurdles races. Riley Jarvis won in the pole vault and placed fifth in the discus. Aleena Cook placed second in the 200-meter dash and fourth in the 100-meter dash.
Shelbi Stultz scored important points with a third-place finish in pole vault and a fourth place finish in the 100-meter hurdles. Page Hiebert got third in long jump and high jump. Sophie Frueller picked up a second-place medal in the 1,600-meter run and third place in the 800-meter race.
Jennifer Meysing earned second place in the 3,200-meter run. Marlene Fritzche finished fourth in the 3,200-meter run and sixth in the 1,600 meters.
Pole vault picked up 16 points for the Bluebirds, which turned out to be a valuable event, even though no one was participating in this event when the season began. Jarvis and Stultz mentioned to their coach several weeks ago that they were interested in trying this event.
“Coach went along with the idea and helped us at practice,” said Stultz.
Each week the girls have gone higher than the previous track meet.
Goessel will compete in the 1A regional track meet Friday in Burlington.
100-meter dash: 4. Aleena Cook, 13.90 seconds. 200-meter dash: 2. Cook, 28.30. Pole vault: 1. Riley Jarvis, 7-6; 3. Shelbi Stultz 6-0. 800-meter run: 3. Sophie Freuler, 2:41.20. 1,600-meter run: 2. Freuler, 5:57.00; 6. Marlene Fritzche, 6:15.30. 3,200-meter run: 2. Jennifer Meysing, 13:25.50; 4. Fritzche, 13:58.00. 100-meter hurdles: 2. Erin Brubaker, 18.90; 4. Stultz, 19.60. 300-meter hurdles: 2. Brubaker, 57.70. 4x100-meter relay: 1. Jarvis, Olivia Duerksen, Stultz, and Cook, 56.88. 4x400-meter relay: 1. Jarvis, Brubaker, Duerksen, and Page Hiebert, 4:31.80. Long jump: 3. Hiebert, 14-5½; 6. Lauren Rymill 14-0. High jump: 1. Duerksen, 5-0; 3. Hiebert, 4-8. Discus: 5. Jarvis, 81-3.