Trinity girls place second, boys fourth in home track meet


Keith Dyer, head coach of the Trinity Lutheran boys and girls track teams, said he liked the progress he saw from the Cougars during Thursday’s four-way meet on the TLHS track.

The Switzerland County girls scored 109 points, the Lady Cougars had 39 and Southwestern (Hanover) and Jac-Cen-Del tied for third with 24.

The Switzerland County boys had 79 points, Southwestern 59.5, Jac-Cen-Del 48.5 and Trinity 18.

The only double winner for Trinity was Jake Holland, who won the 110 high hurdles in 16:64 and the 300 lows in 44.77.

Dyer said he liked those times.

“Jake did outstanding in the 110 high hurdles and then in the 300 low hurdles,” he said.

Other Trinity boys to score were Adam Sutton fourth and Adam Everroad fifth in the 1600 with times of 5:45.8 and 5:50.22, Everroad fifth in the 800 in 2:36.17 and the 4×400 relay team of Holland, Sutton, Landon Gasaway and Everroad fourth in 4:24.63.

Dyer said, “I was really pleased with Adam Sutton and Adam Everroad in the 800 and mile. They did great.”

Emalee Goss earned the only blue ribbon for the Trinity girls by winning the high jump at 4 feet, 8 inches.

She was also third in the 100 at 14.56 and third in the 200 at 30.65.

Goss teamed up with Ava Blomenberg, Kaydence Miller and Abby Lorenz to place second in the 400 relay in 56.99.

Cheyenne Campbell and Bailey Bonde both placed in two individual events.

Campbell was third in the 1600 at 6:38.79 and fourth in the 800 at 3:03.14, and Bonde was second in the shot put with a throw of 26-8 and fourth in the discus at 69-6.

Laina Klinge was fourth in the 100 at 15.87, and Lorenz was fourth in the 200 at 33.43 and fourth in the high jump at 4 feet.

Miller ran a 1:10.13 in the 400 to place third, and Blomenberg was fifth in that race at 1:11, and Trinity’s other points came in the 1600 relay, where Miller, Blomenberg, Klinge and Campbell ran a 5:11 to place third.

Dyer said, “I was very pleased with our relays, the 4×100 and 4×400, and how well they did with their handoffs and exchanges. They kept their form through the race. We had several athletes battling through some muscle soreness, some tweaked hamstrings and a quadricep. I was really proud of the effort by everyone. I feel as a team and as individuals, they all did a little bit better today than they did Tuesday.”

He said they need to work on their preparation for their events.

“They need to work on managing the meet a little bit better. That starts a couple days before, make sure you’re getting your sleep and staying hydrated,” he said. “I think a lot of our muscle aches and pains come from not drinking enough water. It’s hard to keep these high school kids hydrated.

“If we can work on that and manage their emotions so that they’re not wore out before the event (that would be good). There are a few technical things. We had a few runners who ran with their heads back. The throwers need to work on keeping their arms up and their chest out with all their throws. That will give them 10 feet.”

Trinity will compete in the Sam Sumner Invitational at Borden Saturday beginning at 10 a.m.

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