Evergreen girls take first at Hicksville Invitational

By Joe Blystone - For the Expositor

HICKSVILLE – On the heels of their first place finish at the Joe Tussing Invitational the week before, the Evergreen girls track and field team repeated that performance, scoring 152 points to take first at the Hicksville Invitational over the weekend.

The host school Hicksville Aces were second with 135.

Viking senior Alyssa Noe was the MVP of the meet as she took first in the 100m, 200m and 400m, and anchored the winning 4×200 relay team along with Bailie Sutter, Asia Gensch and Amelia Kennedy.

Sutter claimed an individual first in the 300m hurdles, and was part of the winning 4×400 team with Gensch, Kennedy and Savanna VanOstrand. She also picked up a third place finish in the 100m.

Gensch added points with a second in the 400m and a fourth in the 100m hurdles.

VanOstrand grabbed a victory in the 800m and was fourth in the 1600m.

Sarah Schwan got a second in the 1600m and third in the 3200m.

Trinity Welch was one place back of Schwan in the 3200 and took second in the pole vault, while Courtney Krieger scored a fifth place finish in the shot put.

On the boys side, the Vikings placed fourth behind first place Edgerton with 70 points.

Hunter Svoboda led Viking scorers on the day, winning the 400m and then taking first with Reece Serna, Hunter Van Wert and Grant Donnald in the 4×200.

Van Wert took second in the 100m and Donnald placed fifth. Donnald finished sixth in the 200m.

Hurdler Jon Milliken took second in the 300 and third in the 110, while Shane Ruetz got sixth in the hurdle events.

The Vikings 4×100 relay also harnessed a third place finish.

Freshman Ben Schwan finished fourth in the 1600m and Jace Jenkins placed fourth in the discus.

“Overall I was really pleased with our performance,” said coach Jared Walker. “We hit a lot of personal bests this week so we are heading in the right direction and gearing up toward the NWOAL meet and the district meet.”

After a home tri-meet tonight, Evergreen runs at the Bryan Invitational this Saturday.

By Joe Blystone

For the Expositor

Reach Joe Blystone at fcesports@civitasmedia.com

Reach Joe Blystone at fcesports@civitasmedia.com