Giltner, HPC kickstart spring season

Both Giltner and High Plains' track teams competed in their first outdoor track meet of the season Thursday at the Merrick County Invite at Central City. The two area teams had several successes on the day. 

Brooke Wilson won both the 1600 and 3200 meter runs for the Lady Hornets while Giltner's relay teams won the 3200 and finished second in the 400 and 1600. Hannah Preissler was a winner in both the pole vault and 100 hurdles while finishing third in the 300 hurdles.

For the Giltner boys, there were no winners but several close efforts. Rody Lyon was a runner-up in both the long jump and 100 dash. The Hornet 400 relay team finished second as Dayne Hinrichs was third in the 100 and fourth in the pole vault. 

The Storm boys earned several firsts as Keaton Van Housen won the 100 while Logan Russell won the 200 and was second in the 400. The HPC boys bested the Hornets in the 400 relay for the win while Jarrett Parsons won the pole vault. Coming close was Dylan Soule, who finished second in the 110 hurdles and the discus. 

There were no individual winners for the Lady Storm, but Cassidy Rieken earned a fourth in the discus while Brooke Bannister and Brianna Wilshusen each finished sixth in the long jump and shot put, respectively. 

The next tenative meet for both Giltner and High Plains is the Osceola Invite March 29. 

For live updates from the sidelines follow us on Twitter @SportsANR and see next week's News-Register for full coverage. 


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