GHS track: Boys win relay
The final event Friday at the Heart of America League meet provided excitement for the Goessel High School boys' track and field team as the 4x400-meter relay team finished ahead of the pack in a time of three minutes, 32.77 seconds.
Other Bluebird highlights included a season-best time for Laird Goertzen in the 3200m run.
Although he did not score a point in the event, his time will allow him to represent Goessel Friday at the regional meet.
Scoring for the Bluebirds was Craig Banman with victories in the pole vault and the 200m dash, and a third-place finish in the 300m hurdles.
Jared Reimer scored in two events with a fifth-place finish in the 1600, and sixth place in the 3200.
Weston Hiebert placed sixth in the triple jump and fifth in the 300m hurdles.
Evan Hiebert scored with a fourth-place finish in high jump, while Travis Fensky brought home sixth place in the 100.
Anthony Esau scored with a sixth-place finish in long jump.
The 4x100m relay team finished sixth.
The 12 schools in the league were all represented at the track meet, and Goessel, one of only two 1A schools, finished in fifth place.
Goessel will be at Madison Friday for the 1A regional track meet.
All top four finishers will advance to the state competition the following week at Wichita State University.
league meet boys' results
Craig Banman - 1. Pole vault, 12-6. 1. 200m dash, 22.44. 3. 300m hurdles, 41.20.
Weston Hiebert - 5. 300m hurdles, 41.75. 6. Triple jump, 37-11.75.
Evan Hiebert - 4. High jump, 5-6.
Anthony Esau - 6. Long jump, 18-6.50.
Travis Fensky - 6. 100m dash, 12.03.
Jared Reimer - 5. 1600m run, 5.05.27. 6. 3200m run, 11.11.94.
4x100m relay, sixth - Cameron Stultz, Johnathan Berkholz, Grady Stultz, Fensky, 46.69.
4x400m relay, first - Berkholz, G. Stultz, W. Hiebert, Banman, 3.32.77.
The younger athletes got to compete against other schools' freshmen and sophomores May 5 at Moundridge.
Stefan Hinkel threw the javelin seven feet further than his previous best.
Tyler Dickerson earned points in three throwing events.
Berkholz scored in three individual events with Cameron Stultz earning points in two events.
The 4x800m relay team of Marius Schrewe, Derek Kruger, Nick Czarnowsky, and Adam Meysing earned sixth place.
Evan Hiebert - 3. High jump, 5-10.
Tyler Dickerson - 3. Javelin, 142-5. 5. Shot put, 38-8. 6. Discus, 105-1.
Johnathan Berkholz - 3. Long jump, 17-9. 4. 400m dash, 53.91. 5. 200m dash, 24.45.
Cameron Stultz - 4. 100m dash, 12.08. 6. 200m dash, 24.49.
4x800m relay, sixth - Marius Schrewe, Derek Kruger, Nick Czarnowsky, Adam Meysing, 10.19.87.