Thursday, June 21, 2018
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Girls are runners-up at Zorn Inv.

Gothenburg’s girls track team scored in 15 events but it wasn’t enough to overtake Holdrege Thursday in the Dutch Zorn Invite.

The Dusters won five events and finished second in four more as they combined for 132 points. The Swedes took runner-up honors with 104.

“We had an outstanding team effort,” Swede coach Steve Reeves said. “We had a lot of good things happen.”

Tiani Reeves was one of two record-breakers with her long jump of 18-11. That erased the Zorn meet record and lengthened her own school mark.

“Our pits are pretty true to measurement,” the coach said. “They are level with everything. Sometimes when you go to places you jump in a hole and you get those extra inches.”

Reeves won the 200 with a time of 25.55 seconds that, using the fully automatic timing system, gives her the new meet record.

She also anchored the winning 1600 relay. Joining her for a time of 4:11.07 were Regan Geiken, Andie Geiken and Aryn Meisinger.

“I think everybody is going to take some time off (their best efforts) and that should make us more competitive as we approach districts,” Steve Reeves said. “That’s what we’re shooting for and hopefully it comes to fruition.”

Freshman Andie Geiken edged her sister Regan by two-tenths of a second for second place in the 400-meter dash.

“She’s learning how to run it and getting more confident with it,” Reeves said. “That should bode well for us as far as her (individual) performance and then also on the 1600 relay.”

Meisinger went 9-6 in the pole vault to tie for the runner-up spot. The gold medal went to Abigail Mohr of McCook who wiped out the old meet record with a performance of 11-0.

Emily Franzen earned second and third place medals in the shot (38-8) and discus (107-6), respectively.

One-quarter of an inch was the difference between Tiani Reeves’ runner-up triple jump at 38-2 and the winning effort.

The Swede 400 relay was clocked at 52.8 seconds for third place. Members of the foursome included McKenna Peterson, Madi Gilg, Taylor Mroczek and Haley Cline.

Gothenburg will compete at the Lexington Invitational Friday. The field events start at 12 noon with running events commencing at 1:30 p.m.