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Broncos Win Russell Invite, Lady Broncos Finish Second

RHS Track and FieldThe Russell High School boys and girls track and field teams both had strong showings at their own Russell Invitational on Thursday, April 10 at Shaffer Field.

The RHS boys won the overall team title with 118 points. TMP took second with 90 points. The RHS girls finished second with 92 points. Hutchinson-Trinity won the girls title with 124.5 points.

The Russell boys took gold in nine events. Noah Gfeller won the 100m, 200m and 400m dashes. Michael Pfannenstiel took the 110m and 300m hurdles. Mathew Pfannenstiel won the long jump. Jordan Swanson took the triple jump. Kiefer Craig, Eric Rourke, Mi. and Ma. Pfannenstiel won the 4x100m relay. E. Rourke, Ma. and Mi. Pfannenstiel and Gfeller took the 4x400m relay.

Silver medal winners included Ma. Pfannenstiel in the 200m dash, Jordan Swanson in the long jump, Austin Donovan in the shot put and Gage Nichols in the discus.

Bronze medal winners were Craig in the 100m and 200m dashes, Rourke in the 400m dash and Trey Varner in the 3200m run.

Swanson finished fourth in the 800m run.

Fifth place winners included Kyle Rourke in the pole vault, E. Rourke in the triple jump, Nichols in the shot put and Donovan in the discus.

Sixth place winners were Seth Hilger in the pole vault, Craig in the triple jump and Seth Boxberger in the discus.

The Russell girls earned four gold medals. Lena Wedel won the 100m dash. Samantha Wedel took the 200m dash. Alaina Gfeller won the 400m dash. Gfeller, L. and S. Wedel and Samantha Ptacek took the 4x100m relay.

Silver medal winners were Gfeller in the 200m dash, S. Wedel in the 400m dash, Madison Roth in the 100m hurdles and Angeleah Stierlen in the pole vault.

Bronze medal winners included L. Wedel in the 200m dash, Roth in the 300m hurdles, Maci Clark in the high jump, S. Wedel in the pole vault, Gfeller in the long jump, Taelyr Blehm in the triple jump, Valerie Morgenstern in the shot put and Blehm, Clark, Stierlen and Delainey Pospichal in the 4x400m relay.

Paxton Pospichal took fourth in the discus.

Fifth place winners were Hannah Hoch in the 1600m and 3200m runs, L. Wedel in the triple jump, P. Pospichal in the shot put and Mary Bisbee in the discus.

Anastasia Thomas placed sixth in the shot put and discus.

Russell is at Ellsworth on Tuesday.

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