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Eagles run away with team championships

GOTHENBURG—Brady athletes marked a number of personal best performancs at the Brady/Gothenburg Invite at Gothenburg on Thursday taking 10 gold medals in the boys competition and nine for the girls.

But it was sheer numbers that made the biggest difference in the team race, said Eagle coach Rich Britten.

“With the number of kids we have, I expected to do really well as a team,” Britten said. “We did quite a bit of trading off with Maxwell but we still came out on top.”

The girls took the team title with 198 points. Maxwell was second with 141.

Junior Megan Polt earned a pair of gold medals in the sprints as well as running on the winning 4x400 relay.

She was also second in the 400-meter dash in a time of 1:05.4.

“Watching the girls 400, it felt like Megan might have let up a little,” Britten said. “Then I find out she ran a personal best time. She just makes it look too easy.”

Other individual winners for the girls were Courtney Widick in the 800, Brittney Christophersen in the 300 hurdles and Valerie Most in the high jump.

In addition to the 4x400 relay, the Eagle girls took first in all three of the other relays as well, including the 4x100 relay run by participants in the throwing events.

Brady also won

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