Led by the Meet MVP performance of Blair Gutshall, the O’Neill Lady Eagles finished as runner up in the Broken Bow Invitational on Friday.
Gutshall won the high jump and 100 hurdles and placed 3rd in the 200 and was part of the 400 relay that placed 3rd. She was chosen MVP by a vote of the head coaches attending the meet.
"The meet was a very competitive meet attended by some of the best teams in Class B," O'Neill Coach Mike Peterson said.
Freshman, Lauren Young, was also a gold medal winner as she won the triple jump with a leap of 33-0. She also finished in 6th place in the long jump going 15-7 and was part of the 400 relay that ran their best time of the year, 52.73. Gutshall and Young were joined by Alyssa Eichelberger and Meg Schluns for the 3rd place finish.
Brianna Bauer threw her best mark of the year in discus—118-9 for 3rd place.
Eichelberger also had a great day by jumping her personal best in the triple jump, 32-4.25 finish in 3rd and ran her best time ever in the 100 meter dash, 13.49, to finish in 6th place.
Schluns had a great debut running the 800 as she placed 4th with a time of 2:35.03. She also placed 3rd in the long jump with a leap of 15-10.
Whitney Watson, placed 5th in the 3200 with a time of 14:13.45.
Two athletes also had personal bests for the meet. Freshman Zelie Sorensen had personal bests in the high jump, 4-8, and in the pole vault, 7-2 and Kalarissa Munoz ran her best time ever in the 800 with a time of 2:47.49.
“I was very pleased with how we competed at this very tough meet," Peterson said. "Our athletes rose to the challenge of competing against some of the best teams in Class B and now know what it takes to excel in this competitive class. Our younger athletes continue to improve and will be exciting to watch as the season progresses. We have a good mix of veteran athletes and newcomers that make this a fun team to coach."