10 Chieftains earn trip to state track
Basehor Five boys and five girls from Tonganoxie High qualified for the state track and field meet with top-four finishes Friday at a Class 4A regional at Basehor-Linwood.
The THS boys earned four regional championships. Adrian Whittington won the high jump, Dylan Scates finished first in triple jump, Lucas Ahart had the top throw in javelin and Jake Willis won a regional pole vault title for the third time in his prep career.
Tonganoxie’s girls won two regional championships. Domino Grizzle took first place in shot put and Jenny Whitledge won the high jump.
A few Chieftains qualified for state in multiple events. Whitledge, a sophomore, will stay busy at state after qualifying in high jump, long jump and the 300-meter hurdles. Grizzle qualified in the shot put and discus, Whittington made it in both high jump and triple jump and Scates will compete at state in the triple jump and long jump.
THS freshman high jumper Haley Griffin will make her first trip to state after finishing second to teammate Whitledge at the regional. Senior Dannie Oelschlaeger qualified for state in the pole vault for the second year in a row. Senior Cristina Rubio also will return to state in the 400-meter dash. High jumper Dylan Jacobs also earned his second straight trip to state, finishing fourth.