Numbers increase for girls’ track team
Last year’s 1A state track meet qualifiers Tia Goertzen and Ali Buller return to the Goessel High School squad for the 2013 season, bolstered by increased numbers from the freshmen class.
Goertzen, hampered by an injury in the first part of the season last year, still qualified for state in the two hurdling events by the end of the season. She finished 10th in the 100-meter hurdles and 11th in the 300- meter hurdles.
Ali Buller competed in the 800-meter run and missed a medal by one spot, finishing eighth at the state meet in Wichita. Buller also ran cross-country in fall and earned the 31st spot at the state meet.
Thirteen other girls have signed up for track this season. Those that lettered last year, include sophomores Erin Brubaker and Makayla King. Eight freshman girls will compete this year, giving Coach Curtis Guhr hopes that Goessel may pick up some points in relays.
“We are looking forward to a good season,” Guhr said. “We have a chance to bring in a lot of points in individual events as well as in team events.”