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Girls take first in three events

The extra layer of head-to-toe clothing didn’t seem to slow down the Gothenburg girls during the Dutch Zorn Invite Monday evening.

The Swede had three winning performances and a host of personal bests that boosted the team to a close third-place finish.

McCook won the team title with 172 points. Lexington and Gothenburg battled the entire meet for the runner-up spot with the Minutemaids finishing with 129 points to Gothenburg’s 122.

Individual winners were seniors Joslyn Oliver, Abby Ambler and Ali Clark.

Oliver took first in the high jump by clearing 5 foot, 2 inches. She has not been beaten in outdoor competition yet this spring.

Ambler won the long jump with a distance of 15-5, a mere 2 inches farther than the second-place finisher from Lexington.

And although the windy, cold weather kept pole vaulter Ali Clark from getting comfortable with her step, she was still able to clear 9-0 to win the event.

“The girls continue to work hard,” said coach Steve Reeves. “It’s just difficult for us to compete against schools with so many more kids.”

The focus now, Reeves said, will be to improve performances and be reaching the top of each individual’s abilities at

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