GMHS Track wraps up outstanding season

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Rachel Larson

Aiden Barbee

GMHS track teams finished their seasons with outstanding results at conference and state meets.

The girls finished the regular season with a 5-8 record but placed fourth overall at the conference meet. They were led by Rachel Larson with first place finishes in both hurdle events and a third in the long jump. Mackenzie Janski finished first in the Pole Vault. Addyson Earl had a third-place finish in the 100 and a fourth-place finish in the 200. Mackenzie Janski, Jessica Gnesda, Olivia Samalus and Aryana Thrall achieved third place for the 4×100 relay. Alyala Bolduc finished fourth in the high jump.

At the Class S State meet, Granby placed 19th out of 62 teams with 12 points. Rachel Larson scored second in the 100 hurdles, sixth in the 300 hurdles, and Mackenzie Janski had an eighth place finish in the pole vault.

The boys completed the regular season with a 9-4 record and finished fifth at the conference meet. Overall, they tied for fourth in the league based on combined regular season and conference results. Unlike the girls, the boys had no individual winners but were supported by a strong overall team effort that had 12 different athletes contributing points to the team score.

Aiden Barbee finished second in the pole vault, and fifth in the 110 hurdles. Joziah Burris had a third in the long jump, fifth in the 100 and sixth in the 200. Kevin Jones had fourth place finishes in the long jump, high jump and was part of the fourth-place finishing 4×100 relay along with Justin Burkhart, Hudson Branem, and Ryan Mowry. Jacob Shine continued his strong season by scoring in three throwing events: shot, disc and javelin. At the Class M State meet, the boys finished 14th out of 37 teams with 22 points. The boys were again led by Aiden Barbee’s second place finish in the pole vault, Jacob Shine’s fifth in the shot, Kevin Jones’ fifth in the long jump and sixth in the high jump, and Justin Burkhart’s sixth place finish in the pole vault.

Qualifiers for the state open were Rachel Larson in the 100 hurdles, Kevin Jones in the long jump, Jacob Shine in the shot and Aiden Barbee in the pole vault.

Jacob Shine
Justin Burkhart
Kevin Jones
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