GARDEN CITY— Great Bend Middle School boys and girls track combined for 11 first place finishes at last week’s Horace Good Meet. The girls posted 38 top three finishers while the Panther boys saddled 34 top three performances for a total of 72 medals for the day.
In the girls seventh-grade division, Aleah Urban placed first in the 100 meters hurdles clocking in at 19.54 and was the top runner in the 200 hurdles at 29.34. She then took the bronze in the 100 meter dash at 13.78. McKenna Esfeld won the silver in the 100 hurdles and 800 meter run with times of 19.84 and 2:59. Esfeld also placed third in the 1600 meter run timing in at 6:58. Ema Millard was third in the 3200 meter with a time of 13:33. All three seventh-grade girls relay teams posted seconded place finishes. In the 4X100 meter relay, Alexis Folkerts, Alyssa Herter, Kaylee Reiser and Urban finished in second place with a time of 1:02.7. Folkerts, Herter, Brianna Olivas and Jaclynn Schroeder timed in at 2:16.5 in the 4x200 relay while Esfeld, Folkerts, Herter and Olivas clocked in at 5:17.6 in the 800 relay.
Audrianna Bender placed second in the girls eighth-grade discus throw with a launch of 68.11 ft. while Molly Kaiser finished just seven inches behind Bender for a third place throw of 68.4. Delaney Buehler finished in third place in the eighth-grade girls 100 mater dash with a time of 13.95. Buehler also took bronze in the 200 meter with a sprint of 29.85. In the eighth-grade girls 400 meter run, Madison Bittner and Darian Harbaugh placed second and third with times of 1:13.81 and 1:17.33 respectively. Evelyn Garcia was second in the 800 meter run finishing with a time of 3:03. Millard placed third in the 3200 run at 13:33. In the relays, Buehler, Harbaugh, Alyssa Keller and Lakin Pafford placed third in the 4X100 at 59.07. Bittner teamed up with Harbaugh, Millard and Amelia Sommers to win the bronze in the 4X200 with a time of 2:09.85. In the 4x400, Bittner, Garcia, Millard and Pafford placed third at 5:23.44.
In seventh-grade boys competition, Colin Hall won the high jump with a leap of 4.10 ft. Zach Seymour took gold in the discus at 95.7 ft. In running events from the seventh-grade boys division, Bryce Brown, Evan Campbell, Joshua Heredia and Joey Soupiset won the 4X200 relay with a time of 2:00.72. Other performances from the seventh-grade boys had Dalton Miller winning silver in the 100 meter hurdles at 16.63. Gage Fritz placed second in the 200 meter dash timing in at 26.02. Fritz also grabbed a second place finish in the 400 meter run with a time of 1:01.99. Miller finished in third place in the long jump with a distance of 15.1 ft. Philip Pardo took bronze in the discus at 80 ft.
Other seventh-grade boys performances:
100 meter dash
Dalton Miller-3rd place (12.7)
200 meter dash
Dalton Miller-3rd place (26.06)
400 meter run
Bryce Brown-3rd place (1:08.19)
1600 meter run
Nick Wondra-3rd place (5:56)
4X100 meter relay
Evan Campbell, Connor Griffith, Colin Hall and Joshua Heredia-3rd place (57.00)
4X400 meter relay
Bryce Brown, Ryan Nicholson, Joey Soupiset and Nick Wondra-3rd place (4:46.45)
Reece Morss collected three gold medals in the eighth-grade boys division. Morss was the top finisher in the triple jump with a distance of 38.4 ft. Morss also won gold in the 100 meter and 200 meter sprints timing in at 11.76 and 25.08.
Other eighth-grade boys performances:
4X100 meter relay
Jacob Cole, Reece Morss, Chance Perry and Paxton Redetzke-2nd place (49.51)
4X200 meter relay
Jacob Cole, Rey David Garcia, Paxton Redetzke and Marcus Schmeidler-3rd place (1:52.96)
Blaine Mermis-3rd place (104.10 ft.)
Chance Perry-3rd place (16.2 ft.)