The Skyline Thunderbird track and field squads participated in a 13 school meet at Norwich last Friday, the girls taking 3rd place with 79.5 points and the boys taking 6th with 38. Caldwell swept boys divisions, their boys winning with 101 points and their girls with 89.
Senior Morgan Flowers paced the Lady Birds, bringing home three gold medals. Individually, she won the 100m (12.6) and the triple jump (32-6). She was on the winning 4x100 relay along with Betsy Giles, Ashley Koirth and Jessica DeWeese. Flowers also took a carry on the 4x400 team that placed 6th (4:44.) Others on the 4x4 were Betsy Giles, Brooke Fisher and Taylor DeWeese. “Morgan did very well on the day,” Skyline head coach Summer Younie stated.
Skyline’s other individual gold was won by Jessica DeWeese in the 200m (12.62.) She also took 2nd to Flowers in the 100m (12.62) to give the T-Birds a sweep in that event. DeWeese also chipped in a 6th in discus (80-9).
Brooke Fisher got medals in the distance double, 2nd in the 3200m ( 13:21) and 3rd in the 1600m (6:07.) In the distance relay, 4x800, Abby Giles, Bailey DeClue, Miranda Ghumm and Briana Neifert finished 6th (12:34.)
Taylor DeWeese high jumped 4-6 to take 6th place. Ashley Koirth and Shelby Bender again scored well in the throws: Koirth, shot 30-1 3rd, javelin 96-5 5th; Bender shot 27-9 6th, discus 82-2 4th, jav 94-7 6th.
The boys team had a pair of gold medalists, Roman Ibarra in the 3200m (10:46) and Blake Lee in the discus (199-11). Ibarra also took a bronze in the 1600m (4:50), ran a 2:18 split on the 4x800 relay and a 56.1 split on the 4x4 team. “Roman ran well! What a trooper,” commented Coach Younie on Ibarra’s grueling day.
Layton Kenworthy got 4th in discus (110-3); Dustin Weber took 5th in the 100mHH (18.67); and Tristen Hogan triple jumped 37-5 to take 5th to round out individual scoring for the Thunderbirds.
Skyline also tallied in a couple of relays. The 4x400 (Dustin Weber, Brady McComb, Brandon Abbott and Roman Ibarra) took 4th with a 3:57. The 4x100 weight relay (Layton Kenworthy, landon lee, Blake Lee and Daniel Hacker) took 6th with a 56.79.
The T-Birds thinclads are scheduled to return to action Tuesday at Hoisington, weather permitting.
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