Goessel athletes found the going easier Friday on the track in Marion and golf course in Hillsboro, a favorable change from wind that battered them April 4 in Remington and Herington.
Goessel track teams traveled to Remington where Brittney Hiebert began the season placing first in the 400 meters in 65.3 seconds, first place in the 800 meter run in 2:43, and second in javelin with a throw of 86 feet, 10 inches.
Olivia Duerksen’s leap of 4’6” earned first-place honors in high jump.
Shelbi Stultz finished second in both the 100 and 300 hurdles, and Julia Nightengale crossed the finish line in second place in the 3200.
Savanna Wuest scored points by placing second in discus, third in shot put, and fifth in javelin. Kara Burkholder picked up a third place medal in javelin, 78’8”.
Goessel’s 4x400 relay team of Abby Hannon, Nightengale, Duerksen and Hiebert, placed second, as did the 4x800 relay team of Lauren Rymill, Saskia Clostermeyer, Edel Miller and Maddy Meier.
The Bluebird girls scored 80 points to finish second among five teams competing.
The Goessel boys finished third at Remington.
Zach Wiens earned first place in both hurdle events, running the 110 in 17.8 and the 300 in 45.70. Wiens joined Jordan Griffin, Freddy Scheffe, and Zach Zogleman on Goessel’s winning 4x400 relay team, which ran the course in 4:14.5.
Drew Lindeman picked up two medals with a second in triple jump and third in javelin, Josh Schmidt added points in three individual events: third place in the 400, fifth in long jump, and fifth in triple jump. Chase Flaming scored dual fourths in shot put and the 100. Jordan Griffin earned fourth in triple jump, and Nathan Impson got fifth in the 3200.
The 4x100 team of Flaming, Wiens, Zogelman, and Schmidt placed second.
Goessel was scheduled to host a five-team meet Tuesday.
The golf team was troubled by high winds at Herington, but coach Chad Lindeman was relatively pleased with his team’s effort in spite of conditions.
Rhett Makovec finished 10th with a score of 104. Braden Roby was the Bluebirds’ second-highest placer at 29th.
Goessel played at Hillsboro on Friday, and Roby came to the fore with a 95 and a third-place finish. Makovec’s score of 101 was good enough for 14th.