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Lynx compete at O'Gorman Invite
By Jill Meier
Challenger editor

May 14. 2013 2:40PM
With more than 30 teams in competition at Friday’s O’Gorman Invitational, Lynx head track coach Troy Sturgeon said Brandon Valley athletes excelled in several areas of the competition.

“This is a huge meet,” Sturgeon said. “It’s a good opportunity for the whole team to compete that weekend (in conjunction with Howard Wood Dakota Relays), and I am proud of the performances considering the cold and windy conditions.

While the Lynx didn’t capture any first places, they did make their mark in the top eight.

Sam Sperlich scored two third places in the hurdles. She crossed the finish line in the 100 hurdles in 17.20 and clocked in at 52.43 in the 300 race. Teammate Arika Jacobson was fourth in the 100 and sixth in the 300.

Hannah Paauw and Eden Burch collected third and eighth places, respectively, in the high jump. Paauw’s best jump of the day measured 4-11 and Burch’s best was 4-9.
Emma Treveer was fourth in the long jump. Her best effort measured 16-10.

Dominic Nealy claimed fourth place in the high jump, clearing the bar at 5-11. Michael Horst brought home a fifth place honor in the triple jump. His best effort of the day was 40-7.5.

Keenan Ernste and Drew Reinschmidt picked up sixth and seventh places in their respective events. Erneste ran 18.84 in the 110 hurdles and Reinschmidt posted a long jump of 19-11.50.

O’Gorman Invite

Lady Lynx results (Top 8)
100 hurdles: 3.) Sam Sperlich 17.20; 4.) Arika Jacobson 17.26. 300 hurdles: 3.) S. Sperlich 52.43; 6.) A. Jacobson 53.06. 800 relay: 3.) BV 1:54.77. High jump: 3.) Hannah Paauw 4-11; 8.) Eden Burch 4-09. Long jump: 4.) Emma Treveer 16-10. 400: 7.) Hannah Grapevine 1:06.26. 1600 sprint medley relay: 7.) BV 5:03.17.

Lynx boys results (Top 8)
400 relay: 3.) BV 46.35. 800 relay: 4.) BV 1:37.37. Triple jump: 5.) Michael Horst 40-7.5. 110 hurdles: 6.) Keenan Ernste 18.84. 100 relay: 3.) BV 46.35. High jump: 4.) Dominic Nealy 5-11. Long jump: 7.) Drew Reinschmidt 19-11.50.

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