May 11, 2017
LeeRoi Johnson, a Tonganoxie High junior, has been breaking records in field events this spring. Johnson is in the Top 25 in the nation in high school discus this year.
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Good as gold for Tonganoxie High track standout as Chieftains earn multiple medals; MHS also competes at state
Tonganoxie High has a state champion in track and field. THS junior LeeRoi Johnson won gold in discus Friday, finishing with a throw of 180 feet, 3 inches and capping off one of the top discus seasons in the country this past weekend at the state track and field championships at Cessna Stadium in Wichita.
LeeRoi Johnson continues to amend the record books this season. The THS junior broke his own school record in the discus by some 15 feet Wednesday, May 3, at Piper. He broke his own record with a throw of 191 feet, 4 inches, which currently puts him in the top 25 in the country among high school throwers. His throw was 40 feet ahead of Ottawa senior Brock Reed’s throw of 151-4 for second place. Tonganoxie junior Kyle Snyder took third with a 145-6 throw.