Archive for Saturday, May 24, 2008

Saturday at Wichita: Grizzle wins state championship

Javelin gold one of 14 medals earned by Chieftains

Roxi Grizzle unleashes a state-record throw of 165 feet, 5 inches in the girls javelin to win a state title Saturday in Wichita.

Roxi Grizzle unleashes a state-record throw of 165 feet, 5 inches in the girls javelin to win a state title Saturday in Wichita.

May 24, 2008, 10:32 a.m.

Updated: May 24, 2008, 10:15 p.m.

Megan Puhr receives the baton from teammate Andie Jeannin in the girls 4x400 relay Saturday evening.

Megan Puhr receives the baton from teammate Andie Jeannin in the girls 4x400 relay Saturday evening.

Jeremy Carlisle, Tongaonoxie, and Dillon Cowing, Clay Center, race toward the finish line in the boys 800-meter run. Cowing beat Carlisle by just .48 seconds to win a state title.

Jeremy Carlisle, Tongaonoxie, and Dillon Cowing, Clay Center, race toward the finish line in the boys 800-meter run. Cowing beat Carlisle by just .48 seconds to win a state title.

Bret Koch runs in front of a video board set up on the south side of the Cessna Stadium track during the boys 4x400 relay.

Bret Koch runs in front of a video board set up on the south side of the Cessna Stadium track during the boys 4x400 relay.

Christina Rubio makes the first turn on her leg of the 4x400 relay for Tonganoxie.

Christina Rubio makes the first turn on her leg of the 4x400 relay for Tonganoxie.

(Clockwise from top left) Megan Puhr, Andie Jeannin, Katie Chenoweth and Christy Weller pose on the podium after finishing third in the girls 4x800 relay on Saturday at the state track and field meet in Wichita.

(Clockwise from top left) Megan Puhr, Andie Jeannin, Katie Chenoweth and Christy Weller pose on the podium after finishing third in the girls 4x800 relay on Saturday at the state track and field meet in Wichita.

Tracie Hileman finished seventh in the girls 100-meter hurdles Saturday morning, giving her three individual medals this year, a new THS girls record.

Tracie Hileman finished seventh in the girls 100-meter hurdles Saturday morning, giving her three individual medals this year, a new THS girls record.

— Tonganoxie High's track athletes added seven more state medals to their trophy case Saturday evening at Cessna Stadium, bringing their weekend total to 14.

Christy Weller, third, and Andie Jeannin, seventh, both medaled in the girls 800-meter run. Jeremy Carlisle then finished just .48 seconds behind Class 4A 800-meter boys champion Dillon Cowing of Clay Center and received a silver medal.

D.J. Lindsay took seventh place in the boys 200-meter dash and the boys and girls 4x400 teams finished fourth. THS girls Jeannin, Megan Puhr, Christina Rubio and Weller finished the relay race in 4:08.29. Austin Stone, Bret Koch, Lindsay and Carlisle finished with a time of 3:27.77

Earlier in the day senior Roxi Girzzle finished her senior year for Tonganoxie in dominating fashion. She remained unbeaten in the girls javelin this season by winning a state championship and breaking a state meet record with a throw of 165 feet, 5 inches.

Chrissie Jeannin joined Grizzle on the medal podium by finishing sixth in the javelin.

The Chieftains' girls 4x800 relay team -Jeannin, Katie Chenoweth, Puhr and Weller - finished third with a time of 9:57.65.

Tracie Hileman became the first girl in Tonganoxie history to win three individual medals in one season at the state track and field meet in the morning.

The senior Chieftain finished seventh in the 100-meter hurdles final with a time of 15.65 after taking sixth in both the long jump and high jump events on Friday.

In other events Saturday, Tyler Gurss finished 11th in the boys discus, Roni Grizzle finished 11th in the girls javelin, D.J. Lindsay finished with the 12th-best time in boys 100-meter preliminaries (only the top eight qualify for the finals), Abby Eisman took 14th place in the girls pole vault and the boys 4x800 relay team - Jeremy Carlisle, David Powell, Tommy Heskett and Pat Holton - finished 15th. Kendrick Whittington didn't place in the boys high jump.

For more updates and photos from Wichita, check back to The Mirror's Web site throughout the day.

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