Earlier this year, the Eagle track teams won two meet titles at the same meet for the first time in school history. They repeated that feat Friday at Stafford.
The Eagle track teams turned out two dominating performances at the Stafford meet on Friday. The boys scored 178 points, beating Otis-Bison by 63 points for first place. The Lady Eagles tallied 165 points, beating St. John by 55 points for the title.
Sophomore Pedro Montoya won the mile by less than a second in 4:50.69, and won the two-mile by nine seconds in 10:41. He has the second best time in 2A this year (10:04). Patrick Ringering won the 100m dash by 0.15 seconds in 12.11, and the 200m dash by 0.3 seconds in 23.87. Devin Ramsey swept the hurdles, taking the 110m hurdles by more than a second in 18.11, and winning the 300m hurdles by a second in 46.64. Kyle Oglesbee won the 800m run by three seconds in 2:05.82. He has the second best time in 2A (1:59.75). All three relay teams won the gold. The Eagles have the best 4x800m time in 2A, and are in the top five in the other relays. In the field, Cameron Williams won the triple jump by five inches at 39-7.5, and Wyatt Smith won the discus by six feet at 112-5.5.
For the girls, sophomore Sophie Hayes won golds in the hurdles, taking the 100m hurdles by more than a second in 16.63, and won the 300m hurdles by two seconds in 47.78. She is in the top three in 2A in both events. The Lady Eagles swept the sprint events. Chelsea Day won the 100m dash in 13.58, and the 200m dash by 0.04 seconds in 28.99. Brooke Panning won the 400m dash by more than two seconds in 1:02.80. Becca Strecker won the 800m run by four seconds in 2:30.71, and the 3200m run in 13:48. She finished second in the mile in 5:59.23. The short relay teams also finished first. The Lady Eagles still hae the best 4x800 time in 2A.
The Monarch track teams traveled to Larned on Tuesday for a 10-school event. The boys finished in fourth, beating MCAA foe Larned by just seven points. The girls finished with 16.50 points in ninth place, missing eighth place by just four points.
Carlos Duenes won the 200m dash by 0.06 second in 23.67. Austin Werth won the pole vault at 13-0, two feet higher than the next vaulter. Sam Dreiling finished third and Zach Dreiling fourth, both at 10-6. Aaron Moore finished third in the discus at 121-03, four feet from the silver.
Allison Pfeifer finished third in the 800m run in 2:33. The 4x800 team of Pfeifer, Kelli Veach, Kaylor Gottschalk, and Kayla Walker finished fourth in 10:55, missing the bronze by just three seconds. Junior Heather Ruder, who has the top 3A times in the 800m run, the mile, and the two-mile, did not compete. Emilie Taylor and Megan Gottschalk have the top two heights in the pole vault in 3A, and they too were missing.
The Cardinal track teams hosted a six-school meet on Tuesday. The boys won with 145 points, edging out Goodland’s 132 points. Central Plains won the girls’ side with 155 points, beating the Lady Cardinals, in second place, by 30 points.
Austin Stout swept the hurdle events, winning the shorter race by nearly two seconds in 15.14, and winning the 300m race by over a second in 40.04, the second best time in 3A. Chance Demel won the 800m run by more than three seconds in 2:12.48. Stout also won the high jump at 6-4, becoming one of three 3A jumpers to clear that height as the best in 3A.
Senior Savannah Rose continues to pile on the gold for the girls. She won the long jump by more than a foot at 16-9.5, and the triple jump by three feet at 36-4. She has the best try in the 3A this year in that event, and the third best long jump. Rose also won the 400m dash in 1:00.39, the fourth best time in 3A. Lexi Sanders also came away with two golds, winning the pole vault by six inches at 8-6, and the 300m hurdles by 0.1 seconds in 49.51, a top 10 time in 3A.
The Indian track teams saw MCAA foe at Tuesday’s home meet. The Larned boys finished fifth out of 10 teams in competition, missing fourth place by just seven points. The Lady Indians finished sixth, missing fourth place by six points.
Boo Lewis won the triple jump by more than a foot at 41-9, and he missed the gold by 0.06 seconds in the 400m dash in 52.57. Mark Wysong finished second in the 200m dash, also coming up 0.06 seconds short in 23.73. Wysong finished two inches shy of the gold in the long jump at 18-5. Zach Wilson ran the 800m run in 2:13 for the silver, two seconds shy of the gold.
For the girls, Carrie Kellie picked up two gold medals, winning the long jump by nearly four inches at 16-7, and taking the triple jump by four feet at 36-9. That triple jump effort is the second best in 4A this year. Tylisha Calkins finished second in the 400m dash in 1:05.47. Alex Lessard placed third in the high jump at 4-10, six inches from the gold medal.