George shows perseverance at Goessel meet

Staff writer

Michael George got a no time in the 100-meter dash Friday when Peabody-Burns track teams competed at the Goessel Invitational, but it was not because he did not put forth a good effort.

“Michael showed great perseverance after tripping in the 100 and then competing in the 4X100 with a scuffed up should,” Coach Brian Lightner said. “Even though we placed fourth out of five teams, the guys who were here competed very well.”

Lightner said he did not bring the entire team to the rescheduled Goessel meet because of prior commitments of his athletes, however, those that he brought, competed in several new events for the first time.

“Freshman Cody Partridge was fifth in long jump with 17 feet, 5 inches, and fifth in the high jump going 5 feet, 4 inches,” Lightner said. “He had a couple of personal records.”

Other top ten placements earned by Peabody-Burns boys included Nick Schrock who was third in the 3,200 meter run with a time of 12 minutes, 21.3 seconds. Braxton Kyle placed second in high jump with a leap of 5-10, and fifth in javelin throwing the spear 111-5; Seth Topham finished third in high jump soaring over the bar at 5-10, finished third in 110 hurdles with a time of 16.7, but was edged out of the medals by his teammate Zach Preheim in the 300 intermediate hurdles. Zach Preheim ran the event in 48.6. Nick Preheim was seventh in shot put with a heave of 32-7.

In girls’ competitions, Peabody-Burns placed fourth out of five teams. Foreign exchange student Karolina Ganko placed sixth in long jump at 12-4. She also placed sixth in the 100 hurdles with a time of 21.5, and was part of the 4X100 relay team along with Jenny Kimmeskamp, Carlee Wentworth, and Brandee Burnett. They ran the event in 1:02.2

“This was a typical middle of the season meet, but there were a few personal records set,” Lightner said.

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