Area Wide Sports 5-25-22

Marion Senior Heidi Grimmett taking first in the 1600m.
Marion Senior Heidi Grimmett taking first in the 1600m.
Marion Senior Heidi Grimmett taking first in the 1600m. Hillsboro senior Emersyn funk (winning third in the 1600m) congratulating Grimmett in her first place win.
Both seniors will be headed to state this weekend.



Hillsboro’s D’Myia Cox will be headed to state track in the triple jump.

Hillsboro’s Wenxi Funk is going to state in the wheelchair 100m and 400m.

Hillsboro’s Pedro Nieto, Nick Smith, Jamari Harris, Nate Hein will be headed to state track in the 4×100.

The Goessel boys track team were regional champs and the girls track team were runners-up at regionals on Thursday, May 19.

Canton-Galva’s Mimi Craig in shot put at the Regional meet on Thursday in Washington.




Track: Canton-Galva high school traveled to Washington County High School on Thursday, May 19, for their regional track meet. Top four finishers in each event at this meet qualified for the state track meet in Wichita on May 27-28.

Canton-Galva left the meet with four state qualifiers. Senior Tyson Struber qualified in three events: 100, 200, and javelin. He finished 2nd in the 200 and 3rd in 100 and javelin. Struber goes into the state meet as the defending 1A 200 m. champion. Senior Christian Darrah qualified for state in two events: 1600 and 3200. He was 2nd place in both races. Darrah’s 1600 time of 4:44.69 is just a little over a second off of the CG school record of 4:43.3 set in 1990 by Brad Dresher. Darrah will certainly be chasing that record next weekend at the state meet. Sophomore Lane McMannis qualified in 300 hurdles with a 3rd place finish in that event. Junior Mimi Craig was the only girls qualifier; she will be going in shot put with a 3rd place finish.

Other CG athletes may not have qualified for state, but still turned in some great performances. The boys 4×400 relay team made up of Struber, TJ Koehn, Ethan Alkire, and McMannis just missed qualifying for state, finishing 5th place by 6 hundredths of a second. Their 3:38.91 time was a PR for the season. Senior Morgan Becker also ran a PR in the 800, finishing 6th in 2:12.43 and adding some points to the team total helping the CG boys team finish 4th out of 20 teams at the regional. CG had three athletes competing at a regional meet for the first time. Sophomore Wyatt Collins made finals in discus, finishing in 8th place. Sophomore Brinley Becker and junior Isaiah Patton finished in the top half of competitors in their 100 and 200 m. sprint races.

Coming —The state track meet starts on Friday, May 27. It will be held at Cessna Stadium in Wichita. Canton-Galva and other 1A-3A schools will be in the afternoon session this year on Friday, so competition will begin at 4:45 on Friday for the CG athletes. Good luck, Eagles!


Track: The Warriors competed at KSHSAA Regionals at the Tabor College track in Hillsboro on Thursday, May 19.

“What an incredibly tough Regional! We really had a pretty good day in most of the events that we took to Regional. For some of our young athletes, this was a great learning experience. We had a great day in the pole vault with both vaulters qualifying for State. Chance ( Shults) and Campbell (Winter) push each other every day in all of their events and it is so much fun to watch them be great teammates for each other. Campbell had a fantastic day, setting PRs in both of the hurdle races. He ran a fantastic 300H race, qualifying 3rd in a very deep field of hurdlers,” said Coach Grant Thierolf.

Winter just missed getting in the 110H, running his best race of the year while finishing 5th.

“The distance runners really had a good day, they just ran in a very good Regional. Luke (Wessel) and Christopher (Beery) set PRs in the 3200M. Really proud of the 4×400 Relay,” said Thierolf. “They ran almost 4 seconds faster this week than they did last week and still did not get to State, supporting the idea that this was the toughest Regional in the State. We look forward to watching Campbell and Chance next week at the State Track and Field meet in Wichita.”

Just like the boys, it was a good day in a very tough Regional for the girls.

“What a great day for Heidi Grimmett. She controlled the 1600M race from start to finish and ran her best 800M in three years. It is so exciting to see her have fun while running again, and because of that joy, she is running as well as ever. She will be our lone representative at the State meet next weekend. So proud of our other senior, Grayce Tankersley. She ran a PR in the 400M and anchored our 4×400 Relay to the fastest time of the season. We will miss our two senior leaders. All of our other athletes really competed well, we just ran into some great competition. Kenna (Wesner) and Grace (Hett) both jumped well, Gabby (Newell) and Taryn (Kraus) both ran to PRs in the hurdles, Mckinnon (Waner) and Sophia (Dye) threw well with Mckinnon scoring points in the discus, Addison (Cooper) ran her best legs of the year in the Relays, and Claire (Bradfield) tied her PR in the pole vault. A really good day of work and a very enjoyable group of athletes to work with during the season,” said Thierolf.

Coming—Those going on to state will compete on Friday and Saturday, May 27 and 28 at WSU. Good luck, Warriors!

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