Sidney Middle School athletes excel at Gothenburg


Sidney Middle School pole vaulter Madison Johnstone cleared a personal best mark at the Gothenburg Invite Saturday while establishing the second highest mark in the meet's history.

GOTHENBURG – Eight Sidney Middle School track athletes competed Saturday in the Gothenburg Invitational Track meet, sometimes referred to as "state" for that age bracket.

Athletes from across the state are invited to attend based on times and distances throughout the season.

Sidney competitors saw overall success on the day, and left their names in history in a few different events.

In pole vault, Madison Johnstone vaulted her personal best of 9'6 which earned her second as well as earned the second best vault in the meet's history. She also placed seventh in the 100m hurdles with a time of 17.00.

Sean Juenst competed in three events on Saturday and placed in the 800 meter run. He placed third with a time of 2:10.39 which is in the top ten fastest times in this event in the history of the meet.

The last event of the day was the boys 4x400, where the Sidney team of Eli Ahrens, Skylar Heineman, Zak Wieser, and Sean Juengst captured the gold.

The team led from the gun and never let the lead go. The boys set a new record in this event with a time of 3:46.92 which is more than a second faster than the previous record.

Other Sidney competitors invited to compete included Karly Sylvester (discus), Mattie Johnson (high jump), and Logan Wamsley (pole vault).


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