By Mike Motz
The Observer 

Longhorn Girls 2nd, Boys 3rd At Tri-State


April 15, 2021

For the Observer

Kimball sophomore James McGinnis shows his form in the pole vault. James placed third in the Tri-State meet at Creek Valley.

Kimball's Longhorn track and field team has a busy week, excelling at the Tri-State Invitational Meet in Chappell last Tuesday and then facing a higher level of competition at the Bayard C-D Invitational on Saturday.

At the Tri-State, the Longhorns girls team finished second and the boys finished third in a field of eight teams. The Longhorns did not fare as well at the C-D Meet, with the girls team finishing ninth and the boys team finishing 11th at the end of the competition.

At Tri-State, the girls scored big in the hurdles with junior Kaitlin Heeg winning the 100 meters and placing second in the 300 meter hurdles.

The 4x100 meter relay team of Charlotte Hargreaves, Raven Johnson, Julia Winstrom and Jayden Paxton earned second place.

Senior Ashlynn Guzman placed third in the shot put and fifth in the discus and senior Raven Johnson won the pole vault.

For the boys at the Tri-State, scoring well for the Longhorns were senior Connor Cluff and freshman Braylon Miller taking third and fourth in the 1600 meters – and senior Christian Allen-Van Pelt scored big for the Longhorns, winning the triple jump, placing second in the long jump and placing third in the 110 meter hurdles.

The boys also did well in the pole vault, with sophomore James McGinnins taking third and freshman Aaron Gillming placing fourth.

Kimball ran into a higher level of competition on Saturday in Bayard, and had solid performances but not the same success as at the Tri-State meet.

Highlights for the girls included Ashlynn Guzman placing fifth in the discus and Raven Johnson placing second in the pole vault. Kaitlin Heeg won the triple jump and placed second in the long jump, giving the Lady Longhorns a good boost of scoring.

For the boys, highlights included Allen-Van Pelt placing third in the triple jump, Cluff placing fifth in the 3200 meters and McGinnis placeing fifth in the pole vault.

The Longhorns next travel to Mitchell on Saturday to compete in the Western Trails Conference Meet.


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