Stephany Meyer led the Goessel Bluebirds with two firsts and a second as the girls took second in Friday’s home track meet.
Meyer won the 200-meter dash in 27.7 seconds, and won the long jump with a leap of 15 feet, 7.25 inches for gold medals. Her 33’3.5” distance in triple jump was 2.5 inches behind the winner.
Olivia Duerksen cleared 5’ in high jump for the only other gold medal for Goessel.
Duerksen earned fourth place in long jump. Brittney Hiebert finished second in the 400 and third in the 800. Katherine Manis finished second in the 300-meter hurdles. Lauren Rymill and Julia Nightengale finished third and fifth respectively in the 1600. Kara Burkholder earned third place in Javelin and Elyse Boden finished fourth in the 3200.
The 4x400 relay team of Meyer, Hiebert, Manis, and Rymill picked up first place with a time of 4:34.35. Goessel’s 4x100 team of Duerksen, Megan Guerrero, Burkholder, and Manis came in second, and the 4x800 relay of Boden, Porclein Unruh, Nightengale, and Rymill finished third.
The Bluebird girls finished behind a large Hesston team, but six points ahead of Herington.
Goessel placed sixth on the boys’ side, but the Bluebirds had some strong individual performances.
Jordan Griffin picked up 14 points for the Bluebirds with a third place in high jump, a third place in triple jump and fifth place in javelin.
Jacob Hagewood earned second place in the 110-meter hurdles and sixth place in long jump. Zack Guerrero finished third in the 110 hurdles and fifth in the 300 hurdles. David Kuhne finished in sixth place in the 1600.
The 4x800 relay team of Kuhne, Brody Schroeder, Jerah Schmidt, and Guerrero earned second place. The 4x400 relay team of Zach Zogleman, Kuhne, Guerrero and Schroeder picked up fifth. The Goessel boys finished in sixth place.