The Macksville tracksters scorched the track with several top times in the state this week. LaCrosse had a strong showing against larger schools at the Pre-State meet in Wichita.
The Oiler track taems were among 11 schools competing at Tuesday’s track meet in Ellsworth. The Lady Oilers finished fourth with 66 points, losing only to 3A and 4A schools. The Central Plains boys finished with 11 points in 10th place, beating only Salina Christian by a point.
Miranda Burton brought home the lone gold of the day, throwing the javelin 107-05 to win by nearly six feet. Maddy Demel just missed a gold by two inches in the shot put with a throw of 34-2. Julie Demel also picked up a silver in the 200m dash in 28.38, missing the gold by 0.28 seconds. The 4x800m relay team of Katie Hipp, Julee McAtee, Shelby Letourneau, and Linsdey Woodmansee placed third in 10:58.69.
Tanner Dahlke had the highest individual finish for the boys in fourth place in the 800m run in 2:14.37, two seconds from the bronze. He also finished sixth in the mile in 5:17.39. The 4x800m relay team of Joe Barton, Weston Price, Sam Feist, and Dahlke finished fourth in 9:17.69, two seconds from the bronze.
The Eagle track teams played host on Friday. The Ness City boys beat 11 other schools, finishing with 107 points, well-ahead of second place Wallace County’s 76 points. Trego won the girls’ side with 96 points, edging out the host Lady Eagles’ 87 points.
Kyle Schauvliege swept the distance events, winning the two-mile by 42 seconds in 10:29.74, and the mile by five seconds in 4:40.63. Dray Carson took the silver in the 800m run in 2:08.88, two seconds from gold. Will Frusher ran a 17.82 in the 110m hurdles for a silver medal. The Eagle relay teams won a gold (4x800) and two silvers. In the field, Tanner McMillen won the triple jump by two inches at 37-9.50, and Austin Gabel won the javelin by nearly 22 feet at 172-6, the second-best throw in Class 2A this year.
The Lady Eagles cleaned up in the distance events. Jessie Rubottom ran a 6:05.30 mile to win by six seconds. Taylor Dreiling took the silver in the 3200m run, and Ashley Moore followed in 13:54.93 and 14:10.39, respectively. The Lady Eagles also swept the relay events. Emily Hahn finished third in the 200m dash in 27.59, missing the silver by 0.04 seconds. She finished fourth in the 200m dash in 13.54, missing the bronze by 0.16 seconds.
The Cougar track teams saw plenty of CPL competition at Friday’s meet in Ness City. The Cougar boys finished fourth out of 12 teams, and the Lady Cougars placed sixth out of nine schools.
Matt Crotinger finished second in the 100m dash in 12.00, 0.13 seconds from gold. Trevor Keller finished third in the 800m run (2:12.51), and fourth in the mile (4:53.54). He has the sixth best time in Class 1A this year. Justus Bartonek ran the two mile in 11:11.89 for the silver medal. Kole Urban finished third in the triple jump at 36-7, just 2.5 inches from the gold.
For the girls, Janel Tammen had the only gold medals for the school, winning the shot put by more than five feet at 36-6, and the discus by 20 feet at 111-05. She completed the sweep by winning the javelin by 18 feet at 115-05. Her discus throw is No. 6 in the Class 1A ranks this year. Hannah Bannister finished third in the 400m dash in 1:04.84, and fifth in the 200m dash. In the field, she finished third in the triple jump at 32-9.25, and fourth in the long jump at 14-9.25.
The Bobcat boys were one of 12 teams in action Friday in Ness City. Western Plains tallied eight points to finish 12th between Trego’s 16 points, and Ness City White’s two points. The Ness City Blue team won with 107 points, and the Lady Bobcats did not score.
Dylan Moore picked up all eight points for the Bobcats in the discus with a throw of 130-08, missing the gold by 21 feet, but securing second by more than six feet. That throw is also the 11th best in Class 1A this year. Moore’s shot put toss of 36-5 missed points by less than two feet.
For the girls, Renee Horton just missed points in the javelin. Her throw of 74-4 was good enough for seventh, missing a point by 3.5 feet. Katie Showalter threw the discus 72-00, missing points by just over seven feet.
The Leopard track teams traveled to Ness City on Friday. With some performers at the Pre-State meet in Wichita, the Leopard boys placed eighth, and the Lady Leopards finished ninth.
The boys had their best results in the field where Clayton Basgall finished third in the long jump at 18-7.50. Andrew Jay finished behind him at 18-5. Dayenerra Hasenfratz led the Lady Leopards with a silver in the discus at 91-07, and a fourth-place finish in the shot put at 29-9.
In Wichita, Levi Morss won the 100m dash elite in 11.00. That time is the fifth best in the state, and only times in Class 6A are better. Morss also took the gold in the 200m dash elite by 0.15 seconds in 22.80. That is the third fastest time in Class 1A. In the long jump elite, Morss’ effort of 21-2.50 put him in sixth, less than a foot from the silver. Taylor Stull finished seventh in the 400m elite in 54.20. In the high jump elite, Stull finished fifth at 6-2. William Storie won the 3-1A 300m hurdles in 41.71, the third best time in Class 1A this year.
Hailey Gilbert won bronze medals in the triple jump at 32-6.5, and the long jump at 14-8.5, missing that gold medal by just two inches.
The Mustang track teams had a strong showing Saturday in Spearville, putting together some of the top performances in Class 1A this year.
Adam Oak ran the fastest time in all of the state in the 100m dash in 10.94. Oak also took the gold in the 400m dash, running the second best time in 1A in 52.07. Oak had the best time in the class in the 110m hurdles at 15.10, but ran a 15.88 for the gold Saturday. Tanner Tranbarger has the third best time and finished third. Isaac Seibert placed fourth. Oak did not run in the 300m hurdles, where he again has the best time. Tranbarger has the fifth best time and took gold in 42.8, half a second ahead of Seibert. Andy Wendland ran one of the top times in the class in the 200m dash, taking the gold in 23.63. Seth Filbert ran the third-best time in 1A in the 800, run, beating teammate Peter Penner by three seconds in 2:07.23. Filbert ran the fifth best time in 1A in the mile in 4:54.64, six seconds ahead of second-place Penner. Seibert cleared 14-2 in the pole vault to run away with that event with the best effort in 1A, and one of only a few vaulters to clear 14 feet.
For the girls, Lisa Penner won the mile by 13 seconds in 5:42.98, the fourth best time in the class. She ran the fifth best 800m time of the year in 1A for third place at 2:32.14.