St Johns Track teams Compete at Wilson Invitational at Russel Tuesday April 18th

The St. John’s Blujay track teams traveled to Russell on Tuesday to participate in the 58th Annual Wilson Dragon Invitational.  The day turned out to be a good one for both the boys and the girls teams as the boys brought home the first place team trophy and the girls brought home the second place team trophy.




The boys scored 138 points to finish ahead of second place Ell-Saline who had 73.5 points and third place Central Plains who had 59 points.




The Blujay girls with their five competitors scored 66 points to finish behind Lakeside and ahead of Otis-Bison who scored 61 points.




The Blujays brought home 28 medals combined between the boys (19) and the girls (9).  And again this meet, every member of the girls squad took home at least one medal.  Of the 28 medals, the Blujays took home 11 gold, seven silver, three bronze, four fourth place medals, one fifth place medal and two sixth place medals.






Boys Medalists:


1st Place:


Adam Bates                        800 meter run


Adam Bates                        1600 meter run


David Lutgen                      3200 meter run


4x800 meter relay:          Adam Bates, David Lutgen, Brandon Bates, & Mason Eilert


Davis Dubbert                   High Jump


Davis Dubbert                   Discus


Davis Dubbert                   Javelin


Ryan Gengler                     Pole Vault (tying his own school record with a jump of 11-feet, 6-inches)




2nd Place:          


David Lutgen                      1600 meter run


Brandon Bates                  3200 meter run


Greg Gunderson              300 meter hurdles


Greg Gunderson              Javelin




3rd Place:


4x100 meter relay            Greg Gunderson, Mason Eilert, Ryan Gengler, & Davis Dubbert


Brady Palen                        High Jump




4th Place:


Brandon Bates                  300 meter hurdles


4x400 meter relay            Mason Eilert, Drake Kee, Davis Dubbert,&  Braden Dameron      


Brady Palen                        Long Jump




6th Place:


Mason Eilert                       800 meter run


Drake Kee                           3200 meter run












Girls Medalists:


1st Place:


Avery Gates                       Pole Vault


Clara Eilert                           300 meter hurdles


Clara Eilert                           High Jump




2nd Place:


Clara Eilert                           100 meter dash


Clara Eilert                           110 meter hurdles


4x100 meter relay            Caitlyn Strong, Kara Eilert, Elizabeth Walter, & Avery Gates




3rd Place:


Elizabeth Walter               800 meter run




4th Place:


Avery Gates                       400 meter dash




5th Place:


Avery Gates                       100 meter dash






The Blujay track teams are next in action on Friday when they travel to Osborne for the Kaser Relays.





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