Golden Bear boys’ send nine events to state
Bishop Garrigan will send 11 athletes in nine different events to the state track meet in Des Moines this weekend as the squad finished as the runner-up with 119 total points in the Class 1A district meet held in Manson on Thursday, May 11.
Five black-and-gold events earned the automatic qualifying spots by placing first, including a pair of field events in Drake Buscherfeld with a career-best toss of 46’ 7¾” and Andrew Meister in the discus with a best throw of 129’ 8”.
The other individual wins for the Golden Bears were Gibson Behr in the 100-meter dash in 11.64 along with John Meis in the 1,600-meter run with his clocking of 4:47.80.
Relays winning gold medals included the sprint medley relay squad of Max Patkins, Sam Vaske, Joel Vaske and Behr in 1:37.62 while the same quartet took the distance medley relay with a time of 3:46.88.
For more on this story, please see the May 18 issue of Kossuth County Advance.