Monday, June 18, 2018
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Boys dominate at Ogallala

Gothenburg earns four gold medals at first outdoor meet.

OGALLALA—With multiple medals in four of six field events and 73 points including two gold medals, the Gothenburg boys had a strong advantage over opponents at the Ogallala Invite before they ever hit the track Saturday.

The Swedes ran away with the team title in their first outdoor meet of the season earning 144 points. Mitchell was second with 97 points.

“The huge difference was field events,” coach Steve Reeves said.

Three places in the long and triple jumps, two places in the high jump and pole vault and medals in both the shot and discus gave the Swedes an advantage long before they wrapped things up in the running events.

Gold medalists in the field events were Dillon McMichael in the pole vault and Tannor Mroczek in the long jump.

McMichael was the only vaulter to clear 12 feet, 6 inches.

“Tannor scored 26 points for us individually,” Reeves said of the senior sprinter. “And he’s only going to get better as the year goes on.”

In addition to winning the long jump, Mroczek was second in both the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes finishing extremely tight races behind freshman Jake Paulsen of Cozad.

“Overall it was a really big day for us,” Reeves said.

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