Tonganoxie High track athletes holding their own
Members compete at track
Tonganoxie High athletes got a taste of the state track atmosphere with last weekend’s Kansas Relays.
A handful of Tonganoxie track and field athletes qualified for the 89th annual Kansas Relays.
Dylan Staatz had the highest finish for THS boys qualifiers.
Staatz took fifth in the triple jump with a leap of 42 feet, 6.25 inches.
David Scharff placed 25th in the 300 hurdles with a 41.84-second time. LeeRoi Johnson qualified for the discus, but scratched on all three preliminary throws.
For the girls, the sprint medley relay team of Trinity Touchton, Corinn Searcy, Cami Timm and Mia Bond placed 11th with a time of 4 minutes, 32 seconds.
The distance medley team of Emily CHambers, Hope Creten, Campbell and Bond place 23rd (13:35.92), while the 4x800 team of Sierra Staatz, Campbell, Chambers and Bond was 27th (10:28.66).
Tonganoxie High track teams both placed fourth Thursday at the Cardinal Relays at Eudora High School.
The girls scored 64.5 points, while the top three teams all scored in triple digits. Eudora won its home meet with 135. 5 points. Baldwin placed second (122.5) and Piper third (103).
The boys scored 84, with Eudora also winning the boys title with 119.5. Piper took second (99) and Basehor-Linwood third (91.5).
In invidivual results on the girls side, Hope Creten (29.88) and Sophia Wetta (30.27) finished sixth and eighth, respectively, in the 200, while Wetta also placed second in the 400 (1:07.40).
Alyssa Scott finished third in the 3,200 (13:22.48), while Cami Timm finished the 100 meter hurdles in fourth (18.22) and Shailea Freemyer sixth (18.77).
Freemyer also placed fourth (55.95) in the 300 hurdles.
In the field events, Freemyer earned gold in the high jump with a height of 4-10. Trinity Touchton finished third in the triple jump (30-04).
Autumn Johnson added two more golds to Tonganoxie’s count with a 38-2.5 throw in the shot put.
For the boys, David Scharf took second (23.64) and Dalton Bock sixth (24.6) in the 200.
Drew Cook started the gold-medal run for the Chieftains in the 1,600. Cook finished in 4:47.03.
Ethan Phillips won the 3,200 in 10:45.48.
Michael Mast finished the 300 hurdles in 45.87, while the THS 4x800 relay team placed third (9:03.81).
In the high jump, Dylan Staatz took second (6-2) and Eric Neas fourth (5-6).
Neas also was fifth in the long jump (18-6.5) and third in the triple jump (39-10).
THS placed three throwers in the shot put. Kyle Snyder took fourth (42-2), LeeRoi Johnson sixth (40-7.5) and Sammy Sigourney eighth (38-9).
Snyder joined Cook and Phillips with a gold-medal performance. He threw the discus 134-3 for first place.
And in the javelin, Matt Johnson placed fifth with a 145-3 throw.
THS next competes at 3:30 p.m. Friday at De Soto.