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Athletes tearin' up the track

Athletes tearing up the track

(Monday, April 13 2015)

The junior high and high school track teams have started the season with four first place team finishes and numerous individual titles.

The seventh-grade girls' team debuted with a first-place finish at their home meet on April 9. The team was led by Grace North who finished first in the 800-meter run, the 1600-meter run, and the pole vault, as well as Daryn Lamprecht in the shot put and Jayme Lindstrom in the discus throw.

The eighth-grade boys' team dominated on April 9, finishing 45 points ahead of second-place Perry Lecompton. The team was led by Wyatt Heiman, who finished first in the high jump and long jump, as well as Jason Schroeder in the 3200-meter run, Ryan Osterhaus in the pole vault, and Trenton Cole in the discus throw.

Click here for a complete list of junior high track results.

At the high school level, the girls' varsity team has proven they are difficult to beat. They captured first as a team at their home meet last week and the Riley County meet on Friday. At Riley County, they finished 39 points ahead of second-place Wamego.

First-place honors were earned by the following: Rachel Heiman in the 100-meter dash and the 200-meter dash; Alex Ferguson in the 400-meter dash and the 800-meter run; Kaitlyn Shoemaker in the 3200-meter run and the high jump; and Taylor White in the 300-meter hurdles and the triple jump.

The girls swept the relays, capturing three first-place titles: Riley Calderwood, Mariah Cook, Rachel Heiman, and Taylor White in the 4x100; Mariah Cook, Alex Ferguson, Rachel Heiman, and Taylor White in the 4x400; and Alex Ferguson, Anastasia Graves, Jade Mountain, and Kaitlyn Shoemaker in the 4x800.

Click here for a complete list of high school track results.