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Gothenburg girls win Best of Midwest

Five gold medal performances powered Gothenburg to the girls team championship April 30 at the Best of the Midwest meet at Sutherland.

The Swedes scored 90 points to win the team title. Southwest was second with 53.

“It went very well,” Swede coach Steve Reeves said. “We had a number of people that medaled with several firsts. It was just a good meet.”

Tiani Reeves captured a pair of individual gold medals for Gothenburg. She placed first in the 200 (:25.4) and the long jump (17-7).

Regan Geiken slipped into a tie for the No. 9 all-time spot in the 400 with her winning time of 1:01.

“Regan ran her personal best in the 400 on a fairly windy day,” the coach said. “She’s running very strong.”

Two Gothenburg relays earned gold.

The 4x100 foursome of Siera Schwanz, Aryn Meisinger, Taylor Mroczek and Haley Cline was clocked in 52.5 seconds.

The winning 4x400 relay of Aryn Meisinger, Regan Geiken, MaKaela Franzen and Tiani Reeves came in with a time of 4:13.3.

The Swede coach says he likes the Best of the Midwest meet.

“It’s a neat atmosphere,” he said. “There are a lot of smaller schools and then some larger schools bring some individuals.

“One thing I’ve learned over the years is that talent doesn’t follow school size. There are a lot of outstanding individuals from the smaller schools, also.”