Gothenburg And Brady Challenge Cozad In Track & Field Triangular

Battling the conditions and each other for accolades, the Brady and Gothenburg track athletes invaded Haymaker Stadium to challenge host Cozad in a Triangular on Tuesday, April 1st.


There were no team scores kept in the event, but there were many notable performances that included five area standouts that stepped to the forefront and were double gold medal winners.


Gothenburg Senior Emily Franzen swept top honors in the throwing events. Franzen spun the discus past 118’2” and powered the shotput to 36’8.5” to win both events.


Cozad hurdler Brianna Loftin had a golden moment in both the 100 and 300-meter timber events. In the 100-meter hurdles, Loftin showcased great form and effort to cross the finish line in 17.04. Neck and neck until the end, Brianna leaned at the tape to win the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 51.06.


Getting a chance to challenge for supremacy and be successful with the quest in was Cozad freshman Sarah Yocom in the pole vault and triple jump. Yocom elevated to new heights in clearing 8’0” in the pole vault, just ahead of Lady Swede Kassidy Kottwitz’s effort of 8’6”. In the triple jump, Yocom went deep to the tune of 31’0” to win the gold.


Gothenburg’s Tanner Borchardt ruled the ring in sweeping the throwing events on the boys side. Borchardt launched the discus past the 151’11” mark to win the gold medal accolades. In the shotput, Tanner propelled the iron ball past 53’6” to win his second gold medal of the day and complete the sweep.


Cozad hurdler Colin Wetovick completed the golden sweep with stellar times of 15.52 and 43.15 in the 100 and 300-meter hurdle events.


In one of the more unique double-gold medal performances, Jason Finnegan won both the triple jump and the 800-meter run for the Haymakers. Finnegan reached past the 40’5.25” mark in the triple jump and completed the two-lap affair in 2:14 to win both events.


Gothenburg’s Kasey Wellmann and Ross Ostendorf were crowned champions in the long jump.


On the oval, Lady Haymakers Kaylee Heins (200-meter dash), Amanda German (400-meter dash), Sam Carlson (800-meters) and Whitney Applegate (1600-meters), all won gold medals.


Madi Gilg won the 100-meter dash and Sydney Gruber won the 3200-meters for GBurg.


Cozad’s Tysen Werner, Nate Bubak and Conor Young combined to sweep the gold medals in the sprinting events.


Swede Jacob Clark and Junior Escamilla of Cozad won the high jump and pole vault with outstanding efforts posted.


Gothenburg’s Collin Hahn and Joshua Elliott took home top honors in the 1600 and 3200-meter runs on Friday.



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