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Vikes take sixth, ninth in Newcastle

Modified: Wednesday, Apr 3rd, 2013

Guernsey-Sunrise Viking Hunter Bye leaps into action during the long jump last year at the 1-A regionals. Bye took second place in the long jump at Newcastle with a 19’10” leap.

NEWCASTLE – The Guernsey-Sunrise Vikings were in the middle of the pack after last week’s Speedgoat classic in Newcastle, facing off against 11 other teams.

The Lady Vikes finished ninth overall with a team total of 16 points, while the boys team came in sixth with 31.

For the Lady Vikes, Katie Scherger finished sixth in the 100-meter hurdles with a final time of 20.56, scoring three points. Kara Christensen, Ashley Garhart, Bethany Hernandez and Viviana Hollister comprised the 100-meter relay team, coming in eighth. Though the team was last, they still earned the Lady Vikes a point. Their finishing time was 1:02.53. In the 400-meter relay, Christensen, Dakota Frederick, Garhart and Hollister improved their standings by one place with a time of 5:05.35 for a seventh-place finish and two points.

In the girls pole vault, Scherger had a 6’6” vault for a fifth-place, four-point finish. Bethany Hernandez was fifth in the triple jump, leaping 28’5” for fifth place and four points. In the discus throw, Christiansen placed high for the third time in the day with a 92’4” toss, earning her seventh place and two points.

Wes Sturdivant crossed the finish line fourth in the 3,200-meter run with a final time of 11:19.75, earning the team five points. Sturdivant also had a strong finish in the 1,600-meter run, placing sixth with 5:14.33 as a final time and three more points for the Vikings.

In the 100-meter dash, Justin Orr came in eighth at 12.48 and a single point. Treasure Hollister crossed the finish line fourth at 56.09, netting five points during the 400-meter dash. In the 400-meter relay, the boys finished fourth with a 3:56.54 time and earning five points. Making up the team were: Brady Esquibel, Hunter Bye, Meredith Hollister and Austin Quynn.

Bye had an excellent day in the long jump with a 19’10” leap, earning him second-place honors and eight points for the team. Treasure Hollister netted fifth in the triple jump with a 38’0.25” attempt, earning four points.

Guernsey-Sunrise is set for a home meet during the Guernsey Invite. Competition is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m.

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