Thursday, May 24, 2018
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Girls are hitting peak at just the right time

COZAD—Just because Gothenburg track coaches held some girls out of a few of their regular events during the Cozad Invite on Friday doesn’t mean the Swedes gave any less effort.

In fact, there were several personal best performances and even a couple who moved up in the school’s top 10.

“We want to keep kids fresh for the district meet,” said coach Steve Reeves, “but you can’t hold them back. These kids are competitors.”

The girls earned five individual first-place finishes and won the 4x100 relay.

On the track, freshman Regan Geiken took first in the 800-meter race and senior Abby Ambler won the 300-meter hurdles.

Ambler was a double winner as she also took first place in the long jump with a personal best distance of 16 feet, 10.25 inches.

That jump moves Ambler from tied for No. 10 on the all-time list to No. 7.

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