Stepping atop the medal stand for a triple crown winning day was Cozad’s Jake Paulsen as he earned the Most Outstanding Performer award at the Ed Moore Track and Field Invitational held in Ogallala on Saturday.
Paulsen scored big points for the Haymakers by winning the 100 and 200-meter dashes along with the high jump. Paulsen soared over 6’5” to win the high jump. In the sprints, Jake broke the tape in the 100 (10.7) and 200-meter (22.0) events to complete the Triple Crown.
Leading the way for the Gothenburg contingency was Tiani Reeves with a pair of gold medal winning efforts. Reeves was the Queen of the Sand in sweeping the top accolades in the long jump and triple jump. Tiani reached past 17’5.75” in the long jump and went deep to the tune of 37’9” to win the triple jump. Fellow Swede jumper Kasey Wellmann was third overall in the long jump.
Lady Swede Senior Aryn Meisinger was the last one standing in the pole vault, as she flexed her way over 8’6” to win the gold medal in her specialty event.
The Gothenburg sprint relays were among the best, as the 400-meter quartet broke the tape in 53.4 seconds and the 1600-meter foursome were just edged at the finish to earn the silver medalist accolades in 4:14.
Scoring big in the ring for the Lady Swedes was Senior Emily Franzen. Earning the silver and bronze medals in the shotput (38’8”) and discus (112’9”) showcased the Gothenburg standouts strength. Mady Vogel was third overall in the shotput with a top effort of 37’2” for the Cardinal-clad throwers.
In her specialty event, Senior Regan Geiken toured the Ogallala oval in 1:02 to earn the silver medalist accolades in the 400-meter dash.
Doing her best to conquer the timbers was Cozad’s Reilly Goings with a runner-up finish in the 100-meter hurdles, crossing the finish line in 16.5 seconds.
In the events longest race of the day, Lady Haymaker Samantha Carlson was up to the task in winning third place accolades overall in the 3200-meter run with a clocking of 13:03.
The endurance display by Senior Garrit Geiger paced the Red and Black-clad boys squad. Geiger won the 3200-meter run in 10:48 after earning a fourth place finish in the 1600-meter (5:01) event.
Gothenburg had a trio of gold medalist efforts by Dawson Graham, Blake Ristine and Tanner Borchardt to lead the Swedes.
Graham went deep to the tune of 20’6” in the long jump to reach further than the rest of the field to win the crown.
Ristine’s golden moment was in the 110-meter high hurdles, as he toured the timbers in 15.0 to break the tape.
Tanner Borchardt showcased his strength and explosiveness in the ring for Gothenburg. Borchardt was the class of the field in the discus with a top effort of 150’1” being the best spin of the day to win the gold.
Senior Nate Bubak hit his stride on the oval with a runner-up finish in the 400-meter dash with a season-best clocking of 52.7 seconds for the Haymakers.
The Cozad 1600-meter relay team was on-cue in winning the runner-up accolades with Bubak and Pelayo teaming up with Mitchell Wolf and Tysen Werner to notch a time of 3:37.
Ed Moore Invitational
Mitchell 106; Gothenburg 94; Chase County 77; Sidney 62; Ogallala 57; Ainsworth 44; Chadron 27; Perkins County 23; Cozad 22; Valentine 14.
Sidney 103.5; Mitchell 82; Cozad 79.5; Ogallala 69; Gothenburg 65; Chase County 43; Ainsworth 39; Chadron 22; Perkins County 20; Valentine 4.
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