Guernsey competes in 11-team Dennis Zowada Invite


LUSK – The Guernsey track teams competed in Lusk May 1 for the Dennis Zowada Invite. They were part of an 11-team field that faced competition.

The boys team ended the day in eighth place only seven points behind Pine Bluffs.

Some of the highlights included: 

Freshman Kaleb Foggie hitting State prequalifying times in both the 100 (11.80 seconds) and the 200 (24.02 seconds).

Justin Malcom prequalifying in the Triple Jump at 40-08.5 feet which also placed him in third for the meet behind jumpers from Burns and Upton. Brian McCoid had a jump of 38-03.50 which was good enough for fifth place. Brock Hohnholt jumped 36-07 which put him in 10th place. Once again, the triple threat triple-jumpers from Guernsey all placed in the top 10 of stiff competition.

“Most of our athletes set PRs in their events,” said head varsity track coach Doug Horton. “Brian McCoid made the finals in both the TJ and Shot put. Caleb Christiansen placed in the shot against a crew of very good throwers. TyLinn Cooper and Tracy Chamberlin also had very good throws.”

Christensen placed seventh in competition with a throw of 35.09.50 while McCoid threw for a distance of 35.04 and placed ninth. Brody Sterner threw for 28.09.50 and placed 23rd. In the discus Christiansen placed 12th with a throw of 84-02 while Sterner threw for 61-02. Xander Shimkus threw well also for a distance of 57-04.

Taylor Marshall and Juilana Schiele both set personal records in the pole vault at 6 feet, 6 inches and near misses at 7 feet.

Rylie Thompson set a personal best in the 200 meters which has happened almost every meet that she enters. 

Both the boys sprint medley, (Foggie, Cooper Harriman, McCoid and Ramirez) and 4x8 – (the Harriman brothers, Dom Ramirez and Aiden Noggle) continued to run well. The sprint medley team took second place, and the 4x8 team took third place. According to Horton, Romirez (Freshman) is drastically pulling his time down in those events.

Brock and Tristan Honholt had good days in the sprints as both set personal bests. Brock crossed the finish line of the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.41, good enough for a seventh-place finish.

Berkleigh Pafford made the finals and placed ninth in the Triple Jump against a very impressive field of jumpers with a jump of 25-04.50. Lily Ahrens placed 24th in the long jump with a leap of 10-11.75 with Pafford right on her heels in 25th place with a jump of 10-08.50.

Brody Harriman placed ninth in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:47:27 while brother Cooper Harriman placed 11th in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 55.38.

Katrina Christiansen finished in 17th place in the discus with a throw of 67-09 while Tracy Chamberlain threw for 44-02. For the shot put, Cooper had a throw of 22-10 in 24th place, Christensen had a throw of 21-04 in 27th place and Chamberlain threw for 16-05, good enough for a 32nd place finish.

In the 200-meter race Thompson crossed the line with a 30.87 time and Marshall finished in 19th place with a time of 32.19. Thompson also placed 14th in the 100-meter dash with a time of 14.64.

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