NORTON, KS — Both Colby and Goodland track and field teams competed at Norton High School’s Invitational this past Friday.
Colby boys ran away with first place scoring 188 total team points thanks to 11 Eagles taking home first place in their respected events. CHS boys also placed someone inside the top six in all by three events. Norton placed 2nd, Northern Valley 3rd & Phillipsburg 4th. Goodland boys placed 5th scoring 79 points. Cowboys did not have anyone take home first but did place 16 guys in 12 events.
On the girls side, Norton took home first edging second place Colby by 16 points. P-Burg would take 3rd, Northern Valley 4th & Goodland placed 4th. Colby had just three champions and placed three girls in 5 of the events. Goodland girls placed 11 different ladies in nine events and sophomore distance runner Mikayla Biermann won the two mile run. Biermann was the only competitor from Goodland to win an event.
Colby’s Jordan Schippers & Calvin Stapp each took first and second in the 100 & 200. CHS boys also took first in all the relays (Heavy Man Race, 4 x 400, 4 x 800 & 4 x 100). Luis Madrid won the 300 Hurdles & the long jump. Bryson Metcalf placed first in the 800. Tobin Gardner won the triple jump. Xavier Slaven placed first in the shot put and CHS had all four throwers in the shot place. Colby girls placed first in the 4 x 800 while Brittany Foss won the 300 hurdles and the high jump.
Goodland and Colby will both be competing at the Goodland Track Invite on Tuesday afternoon.