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Swede boys stack up well against tough competition

LEXINGTON—Gothenburg track coach Steve Reeves says after three decades of coaching, his long-time philosophy still stands: Athletes must see the best and compete against the best to be considered among the best.

The Gothenburg boys proved Thursday they belong with the top athletes in the area during the Don Bader Invite at Lexington.

“We never shy away from tough competition,” Reeves said. “I think our schedule shows that. Competing against people better than you is the only way you get better.”

The Swede boys earned 11 medals including three golds at the non-scoring meet which included 22 schools from all classes.

“We saw a lot of good things happen,” Reeves said.

Senior sprinter Tannor Morczek was the big winner for the Swedes. He took first in the 100- and 200-meter dash races.

“Tannor had a fantastic day,” Reeves said. “He ran a quality 100 but even more impressive was his 200 race. He really put the pressure on some good runners.”

Mroczek finished the 100 in 11.05 seconds, his fastest finals time this spring. He also clocked his best 200 time so far this year at 22.6 seconds.

“I’m hoping he hits his peak here pretty soon,” Reeves said.

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