The top four places in the regional track meet advance to compete at the state track meet Friday and Saturday in Wichita. Goessel traveled to Burlington for its 1A regional meet on Friday and after getting the field events started, rain began falling, interrupting some of the events.
Riley Jarvis continued her improvement in the pole vault at the regional meet to grab second place with a clearance of 8 feet. She also participated in two fourth-place finishes in the 4x100 and 4x400 relays.
Erin Brubaker sailed through the 300-meter hurdles in 54.8 seconds, earning a third-place medal and qualifying for the state track meet. She finished sixth in the 100-meter hurdles and also will represent the Bluebirds at state in the 4x400 relay. Jennifer Meysing circled the track eight times in the 3,200-meter run and finished the race in fourth place, just 10 seconds behind second place, and improving her time for the season by eight seconds.
Olivia Duerksen finished high jump in a tie for fourth place. Since only the top four can go on to state, a jump-off was needed to determine who would compete this weekend. After a rain delay, Duerksen earned the fifth place in high jump, sixth place in long jump, but will still go to state in two relay events.
Page Hiebert earned fifth place in the long jump and will also be a teammate on the 4x400 relay team.
Shelbi Stultz and Aleena Cook will join Jarvis and Duerksen in the 4x100 relay. On Friday the team leaned ahead of fifth place by less than half a second.