The Warrior track teams again showed their dominance, nearly doubling-up the nearest opponent at the Goessel track meet on Tuesday.
The Warrior track teams again took care of business, this time at Goessel on Tuesday. The Lady Warriors won the five-team event with 193 points, nearly doubling-up second place Hesston. The boys were equally as impressive with 157 points, far in front of second place Hesston’s 82 points.
Ally Vogt ran a 1:03.52 400m dash for the gold in front of teammate Katelyn Entz, who finished in 1:05.74. Meredith Burkhart won the 800m run by under two seconds in 2:38.00. Wendy Busenitz won the two mile by five seconds in 13:07. Emily Wiebe finished third I 14:34. Lydia Newby finished second in the mile in 6:10.06, followed by Busenitz in third at 6:20.50. Libby Witte won the 100m hurdles by 0.06 seconds in 18.25, and finished two seconds off the gold in the 300m hurdles in 54.96 for the silver. All three Lady Warrior relays won with ease.
In the field, Xannie Quiring won the high jump and pole vault. Micaela Zuerchner won the long jump. Burkhart and Wynette Sommerfield grabbed the top spots in the triple jump, and Autumn Adams, Ariel Khosravipour, Carrie Unruh, and Karis Cunningham took the top four spots in the shot put, with Adams leading the way at 30-5. She picked up another gold in the discus at 87-01.
For the boys, Thomas Wine swept the sprint events, winning the 100m dash in 11.81, the 200m dash in 24.03, and the 400m dash in 54.87. Daniel Clausen won the mile in 4:42.65, and finished second in the 800m run. Steven Busenitz won the two mile by 16 seconds in 11:38. TJ Guhr swept the hurdle events in 16.78 (110m) and 43.47 (300m).
In the field, Loren Pearce cleared 12-6 to win the pole vault, six inches higher than teammate Ethan Penner in second. Pearce also won the triple jump. Colt Broadie won the javelin by less than two feet at 142-06.
The Teuton track squads were in action Tuesday at Goessel. The Berean and Hesston girls ran away with the top two spots, and Inman edged Peabody by three points for third place. In Inman boys finished third in a tighter competition with 57 points. Hesston was second with 82 points, and Peabody finished fourth with 46 points.
Savannah Case had the lone gold for the Lady Teutons, winning the javelin by nearly three feet at 111-08. Kaitlynn Goalden finished fourth at 89-11. Goalden also finished fourth in the discus at 76-08, four inches shy of the bronze. Staci Schroeder picked up six points with a silver medal in the long jump at 13-9, three inches shy of the gold. She finished fifth in the triple jump at 29-9. Madison Clark won a bronze medal in the 800m run in 2:50.00, 10 seconds from the silver. She missed a medal by 19 seconds in the mile in 6:39.59.
Grant Garst won the 800m run by nearly three seconds in 1:57.65. The 4x100m relay team ruined Berean’s idea of a relay sweep with a win by less than half a second in 47.28. Camien Parsons won the discus by an inch at 117-08. Alex Ropp finished third at 112-2, and missed a bronze medal by four inches in the shot put at 36-0.5. Eli Dester led the boys’ sprinters with a silver in the 100m dash in 12.10, just ahead of Tyler Cottam in 12.43. Cottam also finished third in the 200m dash in 25.31. Jared Enns finished third in the 400m dash in 57.76.
The Eagle track teams participated in Moundridge’s Quint on Tuesday. Both squads finished at the bottom of the pack. The boys tallied 15 points to trail Centre’s 21 points. The Lady Eagles scored just one point, falling 55 points back from fourth-place Centre.
Trevor Unruh had the high finish for the boys, taking the silver in the javelin with a throw of 121-1, nearly three feet shy of the gold. Unruh also picked up points with a fifth place finish in the 800m run in 2:26.85, just over a second behind the fourth place runner. Austin Bullinger finished fourth in the 400m dash in 58.07, less than a second from the bronze. He finished fifth in the triple jump at 37-7.5, less than a foot from fourth place. Eli Janzen placed sixth in the mile in 5:29.27, less than two seconds behind the next runner. Ally Smiley picked up the single point for the Lady Eagles with an effort of 26-11.5 in the triple jump. She missed fourth place but just half an inch.
The Wildcat tracksters hosted a five-team event on Tuesday. The Lady Wildcats finished with 104 points for second place behind Hillsboro’s 118 points. Halstead finished third with 80 points. Hillsboro and Halstead finished atop the boys’ side with 130 and 124 points, respectively, and Moundridge finished third with 72 points.
Renae Stucky led the way with three golds. She won the 100m dash in 13.08, more than half a second ahead of silver medalist and teammate Anna Stucky. Renae beat teammate Cassidy Siemens by more than a second to win the 200m dash in 27.29. Renae also won the long jump at 15-3.75, again edging out Anna, who leapt 14-7.25. Brooke Holloway won the javelin by nearly 20 feet at 97-10. Anna took the silver in the 100m hurdles in 16.97, 0.3 seconds from the gold. Tiffany Stucky finished second in the discus at 87-3, nearly five feet from the gold.
Tyler Kaufman won the 400m dash by less than half a second in 56.04, and finished third in the triple jump at 39-7.25. Jon Jackson won the discus by almost seven feet at 118-9, and threw the shot put 41-2 for the silver medal. In the pole vault, Deshawn Pfeiff finished second at 10-6, six inches from the gold, and six inches ahead of teammate Juston Wheatley in third. Pfeiff also claimed the silver in the high jump at 5-4, again six inches from the gold. Jake Stinchcomb finished third at 5-2.