In only their second meet of the month the Great Bend jv boys track and field team mustered 58 points and a third place finish out of six teams at their home invitational Tuesday. Garden City and Dodge were the top two finishers with 243 and 147 points. Liberal (41), Hays (40) and Hutchinson (30) rounded out the bottom six in order.
For the girls, Great Bend (32) took sixth place in their meet while Garden City finished on top with 237 points. Hays (103), Dodge City (98), Hutchinson (41) and Liberal were the other teams in competition.
“This was our first JV meet since the Ellinwood meet on April 6,” said coach Todd Kaiser. “We’ve missed out on some work with our jv with two varsity meets that got most of our attention. Our jv kids were not able to hold organized workouts on the days of those varsity meets.”
Michael Ringo and Nick Reed recorded wins in the 110 meter high hurdles and 200 meter run. Ringo clocked in at 17.47 while Reed finished with a time of 24.45 in the 200.
Other boys performances:
300m Intermediate Hurdles
Michael Ringo; 2nd place in a time of 43.56
James Bacon; 3rd place in a time of 56.36
Devin Boone; 3rd place with a throw of 42’ 1”
Devin Boone; 2nd place with a throw of 117’ 3”
4 x 400m Relay
3rd place in a time of 3:55.21
(Gonzalez, Reed, Valenzuela, Bacon)
In the girls division, Taylor Fugitt won the pole vault at 7.6 ft.
Other girls performances:
Carley Brack; 2nd place with a throw of 28’ 8”
Carley Brack; 2nd place with a throw of 83’ 3”
Carley Brack; 3rd place with a throw of 80’ 6”
“We have some time now to get in some good work in preparation for their next jv meet in Salina on Monday,” said Kaiser. “For the most part the kids did a nice job competing today considering they had not had a lot of organized work. They are young and they are working hard to get better. They need to keep working hard in practice so they can continue improving each time they compete,” he said.
Both jv teams will be in action on April 27 at Salina.