Goessel girls finish ninth at league meet

In the varsity Heart of America League meet Friday several members of the Goessel High School girls' track and field team set personal records.

Amy Burbaker and Shanna Klassen each bettered their previous best in the triple jump.

The 4x800m relay team improved by eight seconds on its season's best, and Kristen Hoffman seems to be peaking as she set her best time of the season in the 3200m run, earning sixth place.

Earning points for the Bluebirds were Aspen Frey with a fourth-place finish in the 1600, a sixth-place finish for Kendra Flaming in the 400m dash, and a sixth-place finish for the 4x800m relay team.

Coaches hope that nagging injuries will heal as the Bluebirds head Friday to Madison for a 1A regional meet.

The top four finishers in each event earn a spot May 23-24 at the state track meet in Wichita.

HOA Varsity

Kristen Hoffman - 6. 3200m run, 13.38.32.

Kendra Flaming - 6. 400m dash, 1:04.96.

Aspen Frey - 4. 1600m run, 5:56.00.

4x800m relay, sixth - Flaming, Hoffman, Harvey, Frey, 10.50.44.

Earning points for the GGHS girls' team at the freshman/sophomore meet were Hoffman, finishing fourth in the 3200-meter run, and Flaming fourth in the 400m dash.

Shianne DeFreeze placed fifth in the discus and Harvey earned a point with a sixth-place finish in the 800m run.

The 4x800m relay team came in second, while the 4x400 relay team came in sixth.

HOA Freshman/Sophomore

Kristen Hoffman - 4. 3200m run, 14.15.86

Kendra Flaming - 4. 400m dash, 1:04.86.

Shianne DeFreeze - 5. Discus, 77-7.

Karina Harvey - 6. 800m run, 2.41.93.

4x800m relay, second - Hoffman, Flaming, Harvey, Aspen Frey, 11.00.33.

4x400m relay, sixth - Hoffman, Shanna Klassen, Harvey, Flaming, 4.37.57.