Wednesday, June 20, 2018
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Boys start season on positive note

Gothenburg’s boys team came home with a couple of first place finishes Friday from the University of Nebraska at Kearney Indoor Meet.

“We got off to a good start with the kids we took,” coach Steve Reeves said. “It gave us an opportunity to get out and compete and see where we’re at with limited practice and spring break out of the way. It was nice to get it started.”

As will probably be the case much of the season, Gothenburg scored most of their points in the field events.

Blake Ristine came near a personal best with his winning pole vault of 13-6.

“I was real pleased with Blake in the pole vault,” Reeves said. “He also ran a solid flight of hurdles.”

Ristine placed second in the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 8.23 seconds.

Gothenburg’s other first place effort came from Tanner Borchardt in the shot with a winning toss of 53-8.

“Tanner, coming out of the gate, threw well,” Reeves said.

Gothenburg placed seventh overall in the meet with 34 points. Holdrege took the title with 74, just ahead of McCook at 73.

The Swedes head back to Kearney Friday for another indoor meet at UNK.