PHS track took a small crew to the elite Goddard track meet on Friday.
It was a rather uneventful outing for PHS track and field at Goddard last Friday. In the 13-school meet comprised of mostly 5-6A schools, only the tip-top athletes are going to break into placings. For that reason, PHS head track coach Derek Liggett just takes a skeleton crew to the Goddard meet- only those athletes he feels have a realistic chance to compete in the relatively elite meet.
The meet also served to get some action for a couple of tracksters who have been on the shelf with injuries all season, but needed to get some live reps in prior to the post- season, which begins this week.
Caden Blankenship had the top placing among Pratt's boys, taking 4th in the javelin with a throw of 165'7.
Brett Winsor was 6th in the 300mH, clocked at 41.22.
Sian Helfrich had the best day among all Greenbacks, scoring in two events on the girls side. She was 3rd in the 200m 26.87 and 5th in the 300mH 49.72.
Vanessa Leckner was 8th in the 400m 65.17 and Kaitlyn Rasmussen high-jumped 4'10 for 3rd place.
Trent Nickelson made his first appearance of the season, running about a 52.4 split in the 4x400. "Trent ran very well for his first race all year," Coach Liggett said.
Sprinter Brooklyn Bourgeois ran a 100m prelim for her season's first action.
The Central Kansas League meet is Thursday at Halstead. "Hopefully we will have some kids PR heading into regionals in the events we have a chance to qualify in," Coach Liggett said.