Junior High girls track easily wins De Soto meet
With six first-place finishes in both seventh and eighth grade, the Tonganoxie Junior High girls track team won the team titles for both grades April 10 at Lexington Trails in De Soto.
The eighth-grade team took first with 85 points, while seventh-graders won their team title with 79.
In the eighth-grade competition, Jennifer Wagner won the 75 hurdles, while Ashley Pitones took first in the 100. Other winners included Ali Pistora in the 400, the 4x200 and 4x400 relay teams. Pistora also clinched first in the long jump.
In the seventh-grade meet, Sarah Flaherty won the 75-meter hurdles and the discus, while Tracie Hileman took first in the 100 and the high jump. Ashli Koch won the 200, while Christy Weller snagged gold in the 800. Katie Chenoweth took first in the 400-meter dash and the 4x200 relay rounded out the gold medal wins. The team finished in 2 minutes, 10.9 seconds. Overall, the team placed 17 times in the invitational, compared to the eighth grade's 20 placers.
Team members for the eighth grade are Becca Bogard, Rachel Bogard, Casey Davis, Flor Flores, Brittany Harbor, Emily Hughes, Kezia Huseman, Sarah Heskett, Sarah Kotowske, Tana Lloyd, Aimee Ostermeyer, Ali Pistora, Ashley Pitones, Sara Schlict, Laura Shuster, Sam Shutts, Shanon Smith, Jennifer Wagner and Kelly Yunghans. Riley Vogel and Missy Morton are seventh-grade managers.
On the seventh-grade team, members are Elizabeth Baska, Katie Chenoweth, Laurie Chenoweth, Jessica Derzinski, Terri Downs, Ann Erickson, Sarah Flaherty, Sami Franiuk, Shilyn Guthrie, Lindsey Gonser, Kylie Hatfield, Sarah Heinz, Hannah Hersstrom, Tracie Hileman, Lindsey Himpel, Ashli Koch, Katy Kolman Michelle Lindsay, Elizabeth Myers, Jenna Nehl, Cally Owsley, Jordan Pettengill, Melissa Pratt, Kaitlyn Saathoff Sara Shockey, Julie Slavin, Sarah Smith, Alyssa Walters, Christy Weller and Jessica Whitledge.