Two boys win gold at Lexington

Mroczek ties school record.

LEXINGTON—Junior sprinter Tannor Mroczek has had his eye on the top spot for three years.

Quick out of the blocks with powerful speed, Mro-czek achieved his goal of being the fasted boy in Gothenburg school history.

Mroczek won the 100-meter dash in 10.6 seconds at the Don Bader Invite in Lexington on Friday.


That time ties 2002 Gothenburg High School graduate Jeff Neujahr’s school record speed.


“It’s been a goal of Tannor’s for awhile,” said Swede track coach Steve Reeves. “He ran a nice race.”

The time also ties Mroczek for the fifth fastest 100-meter time in all classes in the state and the third fastest in Class B.

Tim Thompson of Boys Town has the best time this spring of 10.2 seconds.

With only three weeks left in the season, Reeves said he’s sure Mroczek will work toward owning the record outright.

Teammate Mark Hilderbrand also won a gold medal at Lexington on Friday winning the 300-meter intermediate hurdles in a time of 40.4 seconds.

“There were some outstanding individuals competing from large and small schools,” Reeves said. “Overall, I was pleased.”

Schools from all classes competed at the meet with no team scores kept.

As a whole, Reeves said he did not run most boys as hard as they normally do, holding some athletes out of events to allow their bodies time to heal.

“We’ve got a few nagging injuries,” Reeves said. “We want to be healthy for conference and district.”

Gothenburg travels to Ainsworth on Saturday for the Southwest conference meet.

Reeves said the Swedes will need to be mentally and physically ready for a challenge, especially with a trip that far away.

Because Gothenburg has not competed against Minden or Ainsworth yet this spring, Reeves said both those teams present unknowns. Broken Bow, he said, will be the Swedes’ toughest team competition.

Gothenburg won the team title last year.

“Hopefully we’re healthy and we compete to the best of our ability,” Reeves said.

The meet is set to begin at 11 a.m.

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