Saturday, June 23, 2018
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Balanced effort leads to title at Sidney

The Gothenburg girls track team continued to set the bar high for themselves with performances Saturday at the Sidney Invitational.
    The Swedes won nine events while winning the team championship with 154 points. Ogallala was a distant second with 86.
    “Our depth showed up,” Gothenburg coach Steve Reeves said. “We had a lot of great things happen. We scored in every event except for one. Some of the events we scored in, we had multiple placers. That helps the team score add up in a hurry.”
    Tiani Reeves broke a school record and posted the seventh best girls triple jump all-time in the state with her winning effort of 39-3. That eclipsed her own record of 38-7 set last year.
    The news about the all-time standing came in an email to the coach from Lincoln Journal Star prep reporter Ron Powell.
    Tiani Reeves won gold in two other individual events—200 (:25.42) and long jump (18-9)—and was a member of a winning 4x400 foursome. Joining her with a combined time of 4:14.34 were Regan Geiken, Aryn Meisinger and Andie Geiken.
    Meisinger had a hand in two other golds. She won the pole vault clearing the bar at 9-0 and was joined by Kasey Wellmann, Taylor Mroczek and Madi Gilg for a win in the 4x100 relay (:53.37).
    Gilg picked up another gold in the 100 (:12.93) and Regan Geiken hit the tape first in the 400 at 1:03.13.
    Emily Franzen topped the chart in the shot with a toss of 37-8.
    Gothenburg competes next at the Ogallala Invitational Saturday. It all starts with field events at 10 a.m. MDT. Track events follow at 11:30.