Five letter-winners return for track

Contributing writer

The Bluebirds did not have any boys qualify for the 1A state track meet last year, but five returning letter-winners will provide leadership and experience for this year’s team.

Coach Curtis Guhr said he expects seniors Grant Flaming, distance runner, and Davis Cook, sprinter, to lead the Bluebirds in point production this year. Juniors Heath Goertzen and Nathan Czarnowsky will likely add points in distance events, while Brian Hiebert returns to throwing events.

Senior quick-start Shane Goerzen switched to track for his final year at Goessel after being a significant contributor on the golf team for several years.

Additional sophomores and freshmen round out team numbers to 19 athletes on the boys’ team this year, giving them chances to pick up points in several events.

Goessel’s season begins with a five-team meet in Hillsboro on April 2.

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