Saturday, June 23, 2018
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Girls make presence known

LEXINGTON—Because of conflicting activities, only a small number of Gothenburg varsity girls were able to compete at the Don Bader Invite in Lexington on Thursday.

Still, the Swedes made their presence known to the 22-team field of schools from all classes.

“The girls work hard,” said coach Steve Reeves. “We just have to take what we’ve got and try to get the most out of them that we can.”

Reeves got plenty. Although senior Joslyn Oliver was the only Swede to earn a gold medal in the non-scoring meet, Gothenburg brought home plenty of hardware.

Oliver cleared 5-2 in the high jump to win the event.

“Joslyn had a good field of girls to compete against,” Reeves said. “It wasn’t easy for her.”

None of the events were easy, as a matter of fact. Reeves said the Swedes had to push for every place they earned.

“It’s good to see that kind of competition,” the coach said. “That’s what makes you better.”

Reeves said senior Amanda Bodfield’s sixth place in the 100-meter dash was a good confidence booster for her, as was freshman Regan Geiken’s third-place finish in the 400.

“I know Regan wants her time to come down in that race,” Reeves said. “I think that will come with a little nicer weather.”

The coach also noted

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