State Results – 2015
Girls’ Team Finish: First Place with 66 points, 23 points ahead of Second-Place Beloit
Junior Taylor White
First in triple jump, breaking her school record – 37-10.50
Fourth in the 300-meter hurdles – 46.84
Junior Rachel Heiman
Fifth in the 100 mm (12.71) and fourth in the 200 mm (26.14)
Sophomore Alex Ferguson
First in the 400 mm, breaking her school record – 56.40 (State record is 56.37)
First in the 800 mm – 2:19.56
Senior Kaitlyn Shoemaker
Sixth in high jump – 5-00.00
Note: Junior Logan Wolfley was the sole placer on the boys’ side – fifth in the javelin – 169-00
Multiple school track records broken
An impressive 13 school records have been broken this year. (Some records have been broken multiple times this year in certain events. These are the current school records.)
4x1--50.28 (Junior Mariah Cook, Junior Taylor White, Sophomore Riley Calderwood, and Junior Rachel Heiman)
4x4—4:05.78 (Sophomore Jade Mountain, Junior Taylor White, Junior Rachel Heiman, Sophomore Alex Ferguson)
4x8--9:55.60 (Sophomore Anastasia Graves, Senior Kaitlyn Shoemaker, Freshman Jade Mountain, Sophomore Alex Ferguson)
4x2--1:48.82 (Junior Mariah Cook, Junior Taylor White, Sophomore Alex Ferguson, and Junior Rachel Heiman)
Medley Relay --4:22.52 (Junior Mariah Cook, Junior Taylor White, Junior Rachel Heiman, and Sophomore Alex Ferguson)
200 – 26.14 (Junior Rachel Heiman)
400--56.40 (Sophomore Alex Ferguson)
800--2:18.78 (Sophomore Alex Ferguson)
300-Meter Hurdles-- 46.83 (Junior Taylor White)
Triple Jump—37-10.50 (Junior Taylor White)
Boys team javelin--429.04 (Junior Logan Wolfley, Junior Zach Redmon, and Senior Brennan Damman)
Girls javelin -121-07 (Senior Payton Rickel)
Boys javelin – 183-02 (Junior Logan Wolfley – beats the school record by 10 feet)
Track athletes break more records on their way to state track
(May 25, 2015)
Not only did multiple athletes qualify for state track that will be held this weekend in Wichita, but they broke even more impressive records along the way.
The boys finished eighth as a team with 31 points. State qualifiers were Junior Jacob Gerber, who took fourth in the high jump; Junior Luke Wichman, who took fourth in the 100; and the 4x8 team of Junior Devon Jones, Junior Hagen Honas, Senior Matt Wagner, and Gerber, who finished fourth with a six second PR.
Junior Logan Wolfley qualified in the discus, finishing fourth, and he won the javelin with a monster throw of 183-02. This is a 28-foot PR and beats the school record by 10 feet.
The Lady Eagles scored 107 points and finished second to Nemaha Central who earned 110 points. Nemaha scored the bulk of their points in the field and only scored in four events on the track, while Silver Lake scored in three field events and every event on the track except the 100 hurdles, an event that nobody was entered.
In the field, Silver Lake was led by Junior Taylor White, who was first in the triple jump, breaking her school record, and Senior Payton Rickel, who placed fifth in the javelin with a PR and school record throw of 121-07. She was fourth (with the top four qualify) until the last throw when a Sabetha girl beat her by two inches.
Senior Kaitlyn Shoemaker finished third in the high jump and will be trying for her third state medal in that event. Only Kim Frank has done that at Silver Lake High School.
On the track, the Lady Eagles won every event but the 100 hurdles, 1600, and 3200. Regional champions were White in the 300 hurdles, breaking her school record; Junior Rachel Heiman in the 100 and 200; Sophomore Alex Ferguson in the 400 and 800; the 4x8 team of Sophomore Anastasia Graves, Shoemaker, Freshman Jade Mountain, and Ferguson; the 4x1 team of Junior Mariah Cook, White, Sophomore Riley Calderwood, and Heiman, who broke their school record with a 50.71; and the 4x4 team of Mountain, White, Heiman, and Ferguson, who broke the school record with a 4:05.78.
All 3A state qualifiers are listed on www.catchitkansas.com. The state meet in Wichita is the largest in the nation as Kansas is the only state that has all six classes, boys and girls, at the same site at the same time.
Girls' high school track athletes break record after record
(Tuesday, May 1, 2015)
KANSAS RELAYS - APRIL 17, 2015
On April 17, four school records were broken at the 2015 Kansas Relays held in Lawrence, Kan. that included athletes from over 20 states.
Starting with the 400-meter run, Sophomore Alex Ferguson placed third out of 32 runners. She boasted a time of 57.58, which broke her own school record and put her as the second fastest time in Kansas this year.
The medley relay team consisting of Junior Mariah Cook (200), Sophomore Riley Calderwood (200), Junior Rachel Heiman (400), and Ferguson (800) took fourth out of 16 teams with a time of 4:22.52. This time broke a school record that was set in 1998 at the Baker Relays and made them the second fastest 1600-team in Kansas schools.
The third school record broken that day occurred when the 4x200 relay team of Cook, Ferguson, Heiman and Junior Taylor White (pictured left) took 13th with a time of 1:48.82. This broke the school record that was set in 1996 when the girls still ran this as an event in regular meets. The finish put them as the third fastest 4x200 relay team in Kansas schools.
The final school record was broken that evening at 10 p.m. when the 4x400 relay team of White, Heiman, Ferguson and Senior Kaitlyn Shoemaker finished 12th out of 41 with a time of 4:08.10. This broke the school record that was set at the state meet last year and was the fourth fastest among Kansas schools this year.
Other impressive finishes included the 4x100 girls’ relay team finishing 27th out of 43 with a time of 51.96 which moves them into the 12th fastest spot for Kansas schools. The team consisted of Cook, White, Calderwood, and Heiman.
In the girls’ high jump, Shoemaker jumped a 5-00.25 for a 10th-place tie. This put her as the sixth highest high jumping girl in Kansas, only one miss away from a medal.
White finished 16th in the girls’ triple jump with a 34-07, which is the fifth longest jump in Kansas.
SEAMAN HIGH SCHOOL - MAY 1, 2015
The tracksters did not stop breaking records at KU. On Friday, May 1, the top varsity runners traveled to Seaman High School for the Bob-Camien-Claudia Welch Invitational. The girls’ team finished in sixth place out of 19.
The girls’ 4x800 relay team consisting of Ferguson, Shoemaker, Freshman Jade Mountain, and Sophomore Anastasia Graves (pictured left) broke the school record with their time of 9:55.60, finishing in first place and with the third fastest time in Kansas this year.
Ferguson broke her own school record again in the 400-meter dash with a 57.34, earning her a first-place medal. She also captured first place in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:22.83.
In the 1600-meter run, Mountain set a personal record with a time of 5:42.17. Shoemaker beat her own personal record by 20 seconds in the 3200-meter race with a time of 12:14.34.
White captured first place in the triple jump with a jump of 35-05.50, and she medaled third in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 47.72.
Also contributing points to the team on the girls’ side included Shoemaker in the high jump (5-00.00), Senior Payton Rickel in the javelin throw (109-09.50), and the 4x400 relay team consisting of Cook, White, Heiman, and Ferguson who finished in 4:09.02.
On the boys’ side, the 4x800 meter relay team beat their personal record by 11 seconds. That team consisted of Junior Devon Jones, Senior Matt Wagner, Junior Hagen Honas and Junior Jacob Gerber.
2015 Track Roster