Goessel boys first; girls third
By DELBERT PETERS
The Goessel High School boys finally were able to put on the sun screen and work up a sweat as nice weather April 22 at the Moundridge CKTL brought out some of the best performances of the season for the track team.
Craig Banman finished first in two individual events and first in two relays.
Weston Hiebert medaled in three individual events and one relay.
John Berkholz, Evan Hiebert, and Grady Stultz also each won their events.
Goessel defeated Moundridge by nine points in a close competition.
Jared Reimer and Laird Goertzen helped in the distance races, Travis Fensky and Cameron Stultz added points in the sprints, Tyler Dickerson scored in the throwing events, Anthony Esau earned a medal in the long jump, and Corey Buller picked up four points in the hurdles.
The girls' team finally had some warm weather as well, and responded by placing third out of five teams at the Moundridge CKTL Quint.
Six girls contributed to the points for the team as Aspen Frey, Kendra Flaming, and Kristen Hoffman had their best times of this season.
Frey finished first in the 1600-meter run, and second in the 800m run.
Flaming earned a second-place medal in the 400m dash, and Hoffman did so in the 3200m run.
Karina Harvey and Shanna Klassen picked up important points with third-place finishes in the 800m run and discus.
Amy Brubaker teamed up with Frey, Klassen, and Flaming as the 4x400m relay team brought home a first-place medal.
The 4x800 relay team of Flaming, Hoffman, Harvey, and Frey came in second.