CIK Boys Track Tracker: Week Six
Schwartz wins battle of discus titans in Burlington
The finish line is in sight! This week teams around the state head to their respective league meets for a final tune-up before regionals. Our next rankings will be the final true rankings of the season before we transition to the state qualifier list in our final week.
Meets in week six were not quite as impressive as those in week five. The Shawnee Mission North Relays Friday were an exception. The meet proved historic on the girls’ side, and many of the top boys also went head to head in great competition. Blue Valley’s William Jones posted the state’s all-time best 400m dash time in 46.29.
Tuesday’s meet in Burlington featured two of the state’s all-time best discus throwers. Class 1A’s Casey Helm of Madison recently took the national lead and the state’s all-time lead on a throw of 214-1. Tuesday the Princeton-bound Helm could not beat Santa Fe Trail’s Brett Schwartz. Throws were down across the board with Schwartz edging Helm by two feet at 189-0.75. The 3A-leader Schwartz threw 210-7 later in the week to climb to No. 4 all-time on the Kansas charts.
There were just a handful of meets with some cooler temperatures Monday. The small meet in Moundridge featured two of Class 2A’s best in the host Wildcats and Inman. The Teutons led 2A in the 4x100 and ran their best time of the season but were still eclipsed by the Wildcats, who gained the class lead in 43.07. Both teams were back at it in the 4x400 to end the night with Inman winning in 3:26.95 and Moundridge following in 3:27.71 to gain a sizeable lead in 2A. Inman’s Eli Brunk also expanded on his 2A lead in the 300m hurdles with a win in 41.45.
The 1A 4x800 leader board was reset Friday with three new top performers. Meade ran an 3:34.26 Friday in Lakin to pull ahead of Quinter and LaCrosse, who posted the No. 2 and No. 3 times, respectively, on Friday. The Buffs also ran their best 4x800 time of the year to maintain the 1A lead against Quinter and St. John. The Lakin boys pulled past Southeast of Saline for the 4x400 lead in Class 3A.
So far, 243 meets have been tallied. Email missing results or corrections to email@example.com.
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