February 17, 2017
The Tonganoxie HIgh track at Beatty Field is in need of replacing. School officials hope work can begin in May.
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Corinn Searcy got a gold medal for the girls team at league, as did the 4x400 team. Searcy placed first in the 400 with a 1:00.13 time, just ahead of teammate Sierra Staatz (1:00.55).
The Tonganoxie High boys track team made a push for a Kaw Valley League title on Wednesday, May 9. THS finished the meet in second place with 133.5 points. Piper won the meet with 160. The Chieftains were able to finish ahead of Lansing, which took third (119.5) in the final KVL meet in history. Basehor-Linwood placed fourth (85), Bonner Springs fifth (59), Turner sixth (44) and Ward seventh (4). THS placed fourth on the girls side with 87 points.
The Tonganoxie High track team brought home several medals from last week’s Bobcat Relays at Basehor-Linwood. Corinn Searcy and Sierra Staatz finished first and second, respectively in the 400 meters. Searcy finished in 1 minute, 1.16 seconds, while Staatz was just behind with a 1:01.39 time. The 4x400 relay team, with a time of 4:20.61, also won gold.
Tonganoxie USD 464 is moving forward with track improvements at Beatty Field. The board approved a contract with Fisher Tracks for nearly $178,000 to upgrade the district’s track and runways just west of the stadium. The Boone, Iowa, company will begin work in May to revamp the track, including converting it to a 400-meter track. It was determined that the track previously wasn’t quite at 400 meters. In addition to the track work, the runway for jumping events and pole vault will be upgraded.
Tonganoxie USD 464 expects to have a new track at Beatty Field later this year. Superintendent Chris Kleidosty told the school board at Monday’s regular meeting that the district would be seeking bids in hopes of the project starting in May.