Boys finish sixth out of 11 at season’s first competition
The Tonganoxie High School boys track team jumped and vaulted its way into the final placings of the high jump, long jump, triple jump and pole vault Friday at Baldwin.
Those field events provided the majority of the team's points as Tonganoxie finished sixth with 40 points.
Phil Williams, Tonganoxie boys track coach, said the first meet of the season gave the team a chance to evaluate .
"I thought our jumpers and vaulters did really well," Williams said.
He said Joey Holek did well. Holek placed fifth in the long jump with a leap of 20 feet, 10 inches. His jump of 40 feet, 6.5 inches was good for fourth in the triple jump.
Tyler Wise also placed in two field events, finishing fifth in the high jump after clearing five feet, 10 inches, and placing fifth after pole vaulting nine feet, six inches.
Scott Breuer had the team's highest finish, second in the high jump at five feet, 10 inches. Dustin Schultz was fourth in the pole vault at 11 feet, six inches.
None of the Tonganoxie throwers placed among the top six of the shot put, javelin or discus. Williams said the throwers would be working with Matt Bond, throwing coach, to improve their distances.
Andy Snapp finished third in the 800-meter run in 2 minutes, 10.41 seconds. Alan Davis finished fourth in the 3,200-meter run. He finished in 10:33.98. Jacob Sledd scored the other individual event running points with a sixth-place finish in the 400 meter dash. He ran it in 55.93 seconds.
The Tonganoxie 3,200-meter relay team was third in 8:41.94. The 1,600-meter relay team was sixth in 3:45.15.
In the team standings Tonganoxie finished two points ahead Lansing and 19 points ahead of Santa Fe Trail.
The boys competed yesterday at Lansing. The junior varsity will compete Monday at DeSoto.