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Seven Swedes, three relays finish first at Best of Midwest

Swedes among most talented in area.

SUTHERLAND—Gothenburg competitors often found themselves at the top among the area’s most talented track and field athletes during the Best of the Midwest hosted by Sutherland on May 4.

Seven individual Swedes won gold medals in 10 events and three relay teams took first in the meet which included athletes from 32 schools.

Gothenburg junior Tannor Mroczek set a new meet record in the 100-meter dash with a winning time of 10.7 seconds. He also won the 200-meter dash.

Senior Mark Hilderbrand move up to No. 6 on Gothenburg’s all-time list in the 110-meter hurdles with his winning time of 14.9. He took first in the 300-meter hurdles as well.

Senior Emily Max also moved up on the school’s all-time chart with a 15.5-second winning performance in the 100-meter hurdles.

She was the winner in the 300-meter hurdle race too.

Other Swedes who won gold were Andrew Collins in the 800, Brett Dockweiler in the 3200, Ali Abramson in the 1600 and Joslyn Oliver in the high jump.

The boys 4x100 relay finished first in a time of 44.3 seconds. Members are Landen Haake, Mark Hilderbrand, Logan Sheets and Tannor Mroczek.

The boys 4x400 relay team of Eric Stevens, Haake, Collins and Hilderbrand also came in first in 3:30.7.

Tabitha Paul, Max, Payton Prall and Abramson combined for a winning time of 4:17.7 in the girls 4x400 relay.

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