Swede girls place in five events at Lex
Just seven Gothenburg girls placed in five events Friday at the Lexington Invitational.
No team scores are kept at the meet.
“We had district music, so the kids that were in district music competed (April 22 in the Brady-Gothenburg Invite),” Swede coach Steve Reeves said.
Gothenburg senior Emily Franzen took silver medal honors in the weight events. She tossed the shot 39-7 and had a discus throw of 116-2.
“Emily threw close to her PR in the shot and competed well in the discus,” Reeves said.
Sophomore Blaire Gibbens was the runner-up in the high jump clearing the bar at 5-0, which ties her at No. 8 on the Swede all-time chart.
“I was very pleased with Blaire,” the coach said. “She has progressively gotten better.”
Gothenburg’s 4x400 relay also placed second. Members of the foursome clocked in at 4:13.18 were Regan Geiken, Andie Geiken, Jaci Teahon and Aryn Meisinger.
Teahon replaced Tiani Reeves, who was held out of action with a bit of a groin injury.
“Hopefully it’s getting better and we get her back for the conference meet,” the coach said.
For Teahon, a freshman, the door to the competition was opened with a good performance in the Brady-Gothenburg Invite.
“Jaci ran a very competitive split on her 1600 relay Tuesday so we put her in there (Friday),” Reeves said. “She handled that very well. I was very happy with that.”
The Southwest Conference meet is next on the schedule for the Swedes. Cozad hosts the meet Saturday with a start time of 11 a.m.