Girls’ track races to a gold medal in Colby

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By Kelby Aschenbrenner
The TCHS track team traveled to Colby to participate in the Triplains Invitational on April 11.

The girls’ team had an exceptional day and they came home in first place with 82 points.

Helen Giefer led the team once again with 34 points. She placed first in the 1600m run with a time of 5:47, and she also took first in the 3200m run with a time of 12:33. She, along with Libby Frost, Jenna Howard, and Aleah Howard, had a time of 10:48 in the 4x800m relay and brought home a gold medal. Giefer also finished in fourth in the 800m run with a time of 2:41.

Adell Riedel took first place in the 800m run with a time of 2:33 and took third in the 400m dash with a time of 1:02. In the 4x400m relay, she finished third along with Adrianne Carr, Libby Frost, and Jenna Howard with a time of 4:32.

Along with her performances in the 4x800m and 4x400m relay, Libby Frost also took third in 300m hurdles with a time of 51.99. Frost took fifth in high jump as well with a jump of 4’6”.

Aleah Howard, with her contributions to the 4x800m, she also took third in the 1600m run with a time of 5:56.

Sybil Giefer took second right behind her sister Helen Giefer with a time 5:53.

Emily Buchholz took fifth in discus with a throw of 90’4”. Buchholz also took sixth in both javelin and shot put with a throw of 92’9” and 30’2”.

Other athletes included Lexus Haxton and Kassidy Chase.

The boys’ team also had success with individual placings.

Sean Conness took first in the 800m run with a time of 2:11. Conness also brought home two fourth place finishes in both 4x800m relay and 4x400m relay. In the 4x800m relay the team also included Bernard Giefer, Keagan Shubert, and Brendan Flax and they ran a time of 9:18. In the 4x400m relay the team ran a time of 3:51 which included Hunter Price, Hunter Folsom, and Brendan Flax.

Bernard Giefer took first in the 3200m run with a time of 4:53. Giefer also ran the 1600m run, with a time of 5:16 and crossed the finish in fifth place.

Dallas Schneider took fourth in the 100m dash with a time of 12.28sec. Schneider, along with Keagan Shubert, Hunter Price, and Hunter Folsom, took fourth in the 4x100m relay with a time of 48.89sec.

Cooper Desormiers took fourth in the 110m hurdles with a time of 19.06sec.

William Barney took sixth in both the 1600m and 3200m run. In the 1600m run he ran a time of 5:21 and a 4:53 in the 3200m run.

Hunter Price took sixth in the 400m dash with a time of 57.20 sec.