Saturday, June 23, 2018
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Boys win two events at Best in Midwest

Gothenburg’s boys track team posted solid performances against the area’s best competition May 6 at the Best in the Midwest meet at Sutherland.

Tanner Borchardt earned one of two gold medals for the Swedes. He went 53-10 in the shot for first place. He also took second in the discus with a toss of 150-7.

“Tanner had a good day,” Swede coach Steve Reeves said.

Freshman Dawson Graham went 20-4 to claim gold in the long jump.

Collin Hahn, another freshman, was runner-up in the 1600 with a time of 4:40.2.

“Collin ran another solid 1600,” Reeves said.

Blake Ristine was a silver medal winner in the 110-meter high hurdles with a time of 15.3 seconds.

The coach was pleased with a pair of pole vaulters that cleared 14-0. Ristine and Skyler Kottwitz placed third and fourth, respectively.

No team scores were kept.


1600—2. Collin Hahn, 4:40.2; winning time, Kyle Pierce, South Loup, 4:37.5

110 hurdles—2. Blake Ristine, :15.3; winning time, Seth Gohl, Hayes Center, :15.1

4x100 relay—7. Gothenburg (Blake Ristine, Ross Ostendorf, Zach Wolf, Dawson Graham), :45.4; winning time, Cozad, :43.7

Long jump—1. Dawson Graham, 20-4; 8. Ross Ostendorf, 18-8

High jump—4. Seth Eggleston, 6-0; winning height, Jake Paulsen, 6-4

Pole vault—3. Blake Ristine, 14-0; 4. Skyler Kottwitz, 14-0; winning height, Evan Lamphear, North Platte, 15-5

Shot—1. Tanner Borchardt, 53-10; 7. Roy Slack, 43-6

Discus—2. Tanner Borchardt, 150-7; 7. Roy Slack, 134-8; winning distance, Justus Wallin, Chase County, 155-6