Warriors compete in soggy meet
Rain shortened the Tonganoxie Junior High track meet last Wednesday, but the Warriors seventh-graders won the condensed version.
Tonganoxie scored 49, while Piper tallied 29. Monticello Trails scored 24, and Lansing 22 in the quadrangular.
Todd Brown took first in the 75 hurdles with a 13.5-second time. Kendrick Whittington was second with a 13.6 time. Brown also took third in the 1,600 (5:58). Tonganoxie's 4x100 team (Tyler Sparks, Patrick Holton, Jared Lamb and Wade Garrison) took third with a 1:04 time. In the 400, Josh Nowasell was third with a 1:11.15 time and Shane Banks wasn't far behind in fourth with a 1:14.2 time. Banks also won a gold medal with a 6-6 mark in the pole vault, as did three other Warriors -- Whittington in the high jump (4-8), Travis Adcox in the long jump (15-2) and Cameron Adcox in the discus (79-7).
Others placing were Ryan Stockman in the high jump (4-4), Lamb in the pole vault (5-6) and Tyler Gurss in the discus (73-3).
In eighth-grade action, Lansing won the quadrangular with a 38.5 score. Piper tallied 32, Tonganoxie 26 and Monticello 24.5.
Jeffrey Hughes led the Warriors with three medals -- third place in the 75 hurdles (13.75), second in the high jump (5-2) and third in the long jump (15-4). Travis Guthrie took first in the pole vault (7-6), while Ben Dobbins took second with a 7-0 height.
In the 1,600, John Davis took second with a 5:48 time, while Austin Melchior was third (6:06.5). Jacob Heskett took fourth in the 400 (1:07.69).
Daniel McIntosh won silver in the discus with a 114-6 throw, while Bryan Morris finished off the Warrior scoring with a 104-6 throw.