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RHS Boys 4th, Girls 6th in Ellsworth

RHS Track and FieldThe Russell High School track and field team competed in the Ellsworth Invitational on Tuesday, April 11.

The RHS boys took fourth place with 64 points and the girls sixth with 42 points. TMP claimed the boys team title with 93.33 points and Kiowa Co. won the girls side with 100 points.

Seth Boxberger led the Russell boys by winning the discus and placing second in the shot put. Tanner Brown took second in the long jump and 400 M dash and third in the 200 M dash. Matt Burhle was second in the discus. Skylar Bender finished second in the 800 M run. Jacky Maier was fourth in the discus.

For the Russell girls, Alaina Gfeller took gold in the long jump and was fourth in the triple jump. The 4x800 relay team of Hannah Gruber, Janae Schulte, Jaclyn Schulte and Sam Ptacek placed first. Gruber was second in the 1600 M run. Izzy Boxberger was third in the high jump. Valerie Morgenstern finished fourth in the shot put.

Russell travels to Plainville on Tuesday, April 18. Events begin at 3pm.

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