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RHS Girls and Boys Finish 6th in Plainville

RHS Track and FieldThe Russell High School track and field team was back in action on Tuesday, April 18 at the Plainville Invitational.

The RHS girls took sixth with 48 points and the boys also placed sixth with 37 points. 11 teams competed.

The Russell girls brought home two first place finishes. The 4x400 relay team took gold along with Valerie Morgenstern in the shot put. Morgenstern also placed fourth in the discus. Alaina Gfeller was second in the 400 m dash. Skylar Steinle took fifth in the long jump.

Tanner Brown led the RHS boys with second place finishes in the 100 m dash and 400 m dash and fourth place finishes in the 200 m dash and long jump. Skylar Bender took second in the 800 m run. Seth Boxberger was fifth in the shot put and discus.

Russell will split their squad on Friday, April 21 and send a portion to the KU Relays in Lawrence and the other to Phillipsburg.

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