Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

After Bayard, Two Meets This Week For Horns

The Kimball boys and girls track teams found tough competion at the Bayard CD Invite.

The girls placed 13th with 25 points, while Bayard was first with 79.

The boys placed 15th with 4 points, while Pine Bluffs was first with 86.

They're now in a busy stretch of the season. The Longhorns returned to action on Tuesday, April 5, at Creek Valley and next compete Saturday, April 9 in Holyoke.

At Bayard, senior Katie Heeg placed third in the triple jump finals (31 feet, 5 inches), fourth in the 100-meter hurdles finals (17.96 seconds) and third in the 100-meter hurdles preliminaries (18.02).

The girls 4x100 relay team took 8th in 56.65. The runners were Jayden Paxton, Charlotte Hargreaves, Rachel Berger and Julia Winstrom.

In the high jump, Tianna Stierwalt was fourth at 4-8.

In the pole vault, Aspyn Kiefer was fifth at 6-6.

In the long jump, Jayden Paxton was sixth at 14 feet, 17.25 inches.

For the boys, James McGinnis took fifth in the pole vault at 9-6.

The boys 4x100 relay team had a top 10 finish, in 10th place, with a time of 49.21 seconds. Team members are sophomore Wyatt Cords and juniors Justin Klosterman, James McGinnis and Trey Schindler.

Schindler also was 10th in the 400 meters in 58.83 seconds.

"The weather hasn't been the greatest throughout this first month of practice," coach Tiffany Johnson told the Observer. "I feel like we have spent more days inside than out without a lot of time to practice jumping into the pits or running through practice trials of our events. 

"Despite all of this our kids have continued to work hard and improved from our first meet to this one with several of our kids even earning personal records."