Seventh-graders take triangular at Lansing
Tonganoxie's seventh-grade boys track team won a triangular April 17 in Lansing, while the eighth-grade team took second in its class.
The seventh graders scored 54 points, while Perry-Lecompton had 45 and Lansing 25.
In eighth-grade competition, Lansing won the meet with 69. Tonganoxie scored 3 and Perry-Lecompton finished with 33.
The seventh-grade had five athletes win gold medals -- Kendrick Whittington in the 75 meter hurdles (13.22), Travis Adcox in the 100 (12.9), Whittington in the high jump (5-0), Adcox in the long jump (15-0) and Tyler Gurss in the discus (90-9).
Todd Brown also took second in the hurdles with a 13.34 time. Josh Nowasell claimed a silver medal in the 1,600 with a 6-minute time. Gurss placed fourth in the 800 (3:09.5), Ryan Stockman was third in the high jump with a 4-4 jump and Cameron Adcox placed second in the shot put with a 28-8 heave.
Cameron Adcox also took second in the discus with an 85-10 throw. Wyatt Coffin took third with a 71-1 throw. The 4x100 relay (Tyler Sparks, Patrick Holton, Jared Lamb and Wade Garrison) took second place, as did the 4x200 team (Brown, Wesley Armstrong, Nowasell and Travis Adcox). Tonganoxie's other relay team, the 4x400, gave the Warriors yet another second-place medal.
In the eighth-grade meet, TJHS mustered just two gold medals -- Jeffrey Hughes in the long jump (15-8) and Daniel McIntosh in the discus (118-1).
In the 3,200, John Davis was second (12:37) and Josh Nowasell fourth (12:52). In the 75 meter hurdles, Hughes took third (13.48), while Michael Shaw took second in the 1,600 (5:55). Austin Melchior finished fourth with a 6:06 time.
In the 4x100 relay, Jacob Poterbin, Jacob Heskett, Nowasell and McIntosh combined for a third-place finish with a 55.52 time. In the 400, Daniel Volk was second with a 1:05 time, while Nowasell finished just behind in fourth with a time of 1:09.8.
Justin Smith placed second in the 800 with a 2:35 time, while Heskett was third with a 2:37 time.
The 4x400 (Davis, Smith, Shaw, Volk) also took second.
Others placing in Lansing were Hughes in the high jump with a 5-0 jump for fourth place and McIntosh in the shot put with a 34-5 throw. McIntosh also took fourth.
Tonganoxie also fared well in the Lexington Trails track meet April 10 in De Soto.
The Warriors eighth-grade squad took first with 81 points, while Lexington Trails tallied 57.5. KC Christian scored and Basehor-Linwood accumulated 37.5 points in the quadrangular.
Tonganoxie placed first in five events: Daniel Volk (400), Bryan Morris (200) and Daniel Volk in the shot put and discus. The 4x400 relay team of John Davis, Alex Nowasell, Justin Smith and Daniel Volk also won a gold, finishing in 4 minutes, 32 seconds.
In seventh-grade action, the Warriors placed second behind Basehor-Linwood, which scored 57. Tonganoxie mustered 53, while Lexington Trails scored 50. KC Christian was fourth with 37. The seventh-grader team had four first-place finishers: Todd Brown (75 hurdles), Brown, Kendrick Whittington, Josh Nowasell and Travis Adcox in the 4x400 relay and Cameron Adcox in both the shot put and discus.
Individual Tonganoxie results for the eighth-grade meet were: 3,200 -- 3. Justin Smith, 13:28; 75 hurdles -- 2. Hughes, 13.27; 1,600 -- 3. Travis Guthrie, 6:34, 5. Ben Dobbins, 6:41; 4x100 -- 3. Zach Young, John Davis, Alex Nowasell and Jacob Heskett, 2:06; 800 -- 2. John Davis, 2:31, 3. Austin Melchior, 2:36; 200 -- 1. Bryan Morris, 27.8; 4x400 -- 1. John Davis, Alex Nowasell, Justin Smith and Daniel Volk, 4:32; High jump -- 2. Hughes, 15-6; Long jump -- 2. Hughes, 15-6, 4. Jacob Poterbin, 14-6; Shot put -- 1. McIntosh, 36-7, 2. Bryan Morris, 35-6; Discus -- 1. McIntosh, 117-3, 2. Morris, 113-2.
In seventh-grade competition, the Warriors also had several members place.
Track participants placing were: 75 hurdles -- 1. Brown, 13.18, 3. Whittington, 14.07; 1,600 -- 3. Nowasell, 6:20, 4. Tyson Letourneau, 6:26; 400 -- 4. Garrison, 1:21.2, 5. Hunter Dean, 1:33; 4x200 relay -- 2. Brown, Wes Armstrong, Nowasell, Travis Adcox, 2:00.7; 800 -- 4. Gurss; 4x400 -- 1. Brown, Whittington, Nowasell, Travis Adcox, 4:38.3; Long jump -- 3. Travis Adcox, 14-9; Shot put -- 1. Cameron Adcox, 29-10; Discus -- 1. Cameron Adcox, 82-3, 2. Gurss, 81-7.