Archive for Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Wittington, Guthrie lead THS boys track at Eudora

April 26, 2006

The return trip to Eudora went better for the Tonganoxie High boys team.

After taking fourth April 13 at the Eudora Invitational, the Chieftains came back Friday for the Cardinal Relays and placed second behind Kansas City Christian, which won the meet with 105 points. THS scored 98 for second place.

THS coach Phil Williams said he was more pleased with Friday's results at the Cardinal Relays than the previous trip to Eudora.

Kendrick Wittington led the Chieftains by sweeping the jumping events. The sophomore, who is in his first year competing at the high school level, won the long jump (19-8 1/2), high jump (6-2) and the triple jump (40-9).

Travis Guthrie won a fourth gold medal for the Chieftains. Guthrie continues his dominance in the event. He remains undefeated after four meets. His fourth gold came courtesy of a 159-0 throw.

Other top Tonganoxie athletes included Kent Fleming, who placed second in the shot put (44-5) and Derek O'Brien, who placed third in the pole vault (10-6). John Davis, in the 800, also won a bronze medal with a 2:09.7 time. In addition, he was on the 4x400 team.

"John Davis had two good races," Williams said.

The Chieftains will travel Friday to Gardner for its next meet.

"This is probably the toughest regular meet we go to during the season," Williams said. "There's some good competition. But I think it's good for our kids to go there."

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