Area Track Roundup

Marion?The Marion track team was scheduled to compete at Smoky Valley Friday, but that meet was rescheduled to April 18 due to weather.

Peabody-Burns?The Warriors notched third, fourth, and fifth-place finishes as well as three personal bests in the April 12 CKTL meet at Hesston.

Both the boys and girls placed fifth overall with seven points.

For the boys, Seth Topham took third in the high jump by clearing 5 feet, 6 inches. Spencer Moffett took fifth in the javelin at 115-2.

Allen McLaughlin, Topham, Zach Preheim and Andrew Sheffler took fourth in the 4×100 in a time of 51.34 seconds.

McLaughlin, Preheim and Moffett each had personal bests in the long jump, 110 hurdles, and discus, respectively.

?Our throwers are continuing to improve and it was a training meet for us on the track,? coach Brian Lightner said. ?The kids did very well competing against the larger schools that were there.?

Meanwhile, Lauren Pickens won the 100 meters at the Pre-State Challenge at Wichita State Friday.

The Warriors were scheduled to host a CKTL meet Tuesday while Pickens will compete in the Kansas Relays Friday and Saturday.

Centre?The Cougars traveled to a CKTL meet at Moundridge April 12 to compete against four other schools (see story elsewhere).

?Our young athletes continue to improve in their events and our upper-classmen are staying very competitive,? said coach Alan Stahlecker.

Theo Kassebaum competed at the Pre-State Challenge at Wichita State last Thursday, taking third place.

?Theo had the best marks in the 100-meter hurdles and long jump among the six competitors,? Stahlecker said. ?She competed very well and I am proud of her efforts.?

Centre was scheduled to host a meet at Marion Tuesday.

Goessel?The girls? track team took third overall with 53 points at the Hesston CKTL meet April 12. The boys took fourth with 30 points.

Tia Goertzen won the triple jump (32-7) and took second in the 100- and 300-meter hurdles (15.9 and 51.5, respectively).

Taking second place were Shianne DeFreese in the discus (96-3). Jennifer Van Horn in the 400 (1:05.9) and Brittny Czarnowsky in the 3,200 (14:04).

Laird Goertzen won the 3200 (10:57) and took second in the 1600 (4:58). John Berkholtz took second in the long jump (19-20) and 400 (52.8).

?Nice weather and great competition combined for some great performances,? coach Curtis Guhr said.

Goessel was scheduled to compete at Sterling Tuesday, before traveling to the Norwich Invitational Thursday.

Canton-Galva?Both the girls and boys teams placed fifth overall in the CKTL meet at Mound?ridge April 12. (See story elsewhere.)

?Everyone is improving their personal bests and everyone is still out for track,? said assistant coach Sue Unruh. ?Those are two our of our three goals, so we?re happy.?

The Eagles were scheduled to compete at Sterling Tuesday before participating in the Sterling Relays Thursday.

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