Tonganoxie High girls track takes 3rd, boys 4th at KVL meet
Two gold medals for each the girls and boys Tonganoxie High track teams helped the teams to third- and fourth-place finishes, respectively, at last week’s Kaw Valley League Meet at Piper.
Mill Valley won first in both the boys’ and girls’ divisions. MVHS scored 197.5 points on the girls’ side. Lansing placed second with 121 and THS had 96.5 for third. Piper took fourth (84.5), Bonner Springs fifth (56.5), Basehor-Linwood sixth (41), Turner seventh (7) and Bishop Ward eighth (1).
For the girls, MVHS scored 163, with BLHS and Lansing tying for second with 98 each. Tonganoxie scored 73 for fourth, while Piper placed fifth (71), Turner sixth (43), Bonner Springs seventh (37) seventh and Ward (eighth) 19.
Cami Timm won gold in the long jump for the girls team, while Autumn Johnson won the discus. Timm won the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 49.71 seconds.
Johnson won the discus with a throw of 116 feet, 5 inches. She also won the shot put with a 34-2 throw.
Timm also placed second in the 100-meter hurdles (17.34).
Corinn Searcy placed fifth in the 200 (27.55), while Sierra Staatz finished second in the 400 (1:01.69). Teammate Hope Creten placed sixth in the 400 (1:06.74).
In the 800, Mia Bond took third (2:26.59), Emily Chambers fifth (2:32.19) and Emma Campbell seventh (2:32.19). Campbell also took fourth in the 1,600 (5:33.03) and Alyssa Scott sixth in the 3,200 (13:01.19).
In the high jump, Shailea Freemyer tied for fifth (4-8), while Trinity Touchton placed fourth (31-1.5) and Sierra Staatz fifth (31-2) in the triple jump.
THS almost had a sweep of the top 3 places in the 300 hurdles. Along with Timm’s gold medal, Touchton took second (51.94) and Freemyer fourth (52.34).
The girls 4x400 team placed second (4:12.38) and 4x100 team sixth (52.75).
Boys take 4th
Tonganoxie’s two gold-medal winners were Dylan Staatz in the long jump and LeeRoi Johnson in the discus.
Johnson won the discus with a throw of 156-0, with Kyle Snyder also scoring point for THS with a fourth-place finish (131-2).
Dylan Staatz won the long jump with a 21-9 leap, an inch shy of his school-record-setting jump the previous week, also at Piper. Lucas McCoy finished fifth (19-0) and Eric Neas eighth (18-5). Staatz took fourth in the triple jump (41-5), with Neas placing sixth (39-2.5).
Drew Cook was first Chieftain on the boys to score points on the track. He finished fourth in the 1,600 with a time of 4:43.47. Carter Kietzman placed eighth at 4:54.81. Ethan Phillips finished fifth in the 3,200 (10:43.57) and David Scharff third in the 300 hurdles (42.3).
The 4x800 relay team finished in 8:47.93.
Johnson also placed second in shot put with a 45-9 throw, while Snyder finished sixth with a 42-2.5 throw. Matt Johnson, meanwhile, took sixth in the javelin (134-6).
Tonganoxie’s track teams next will compete at 1 p.m. Friday at a Class 4A regional in Eudora. The top four finishers in each event will advance to state May 27 and 28 at Cessna Stadium on the Wichita State University campus.