Area Track Roundup (April 14, 2010)

Peabody-Burns? Lauren Pickens proved Friday she might be the best short-distance runner in Kansas, no matter what classification.

Sweeping the 100, 200 and 400 at the Shocker Pre-State Classic Invitational at Wichita State, Pickens recorded the fastest time of any girl to this point of the season in the 400, setting a new Peabody-Burns school record in the 200 with a time of 25.32 seconds and obtained a personal-best time of 12.28 in the 100.

For her efforts, Pickens was named the Most Valuable Female Runner at the event.

The three first-place finishes in Wichita completed a week in which Pickens grabbed seven gold medals. At the Sterling Quint Tuesday, Pickens won the 100, 200, 400 and 800.

Pickens was not the only Warrior to take first at Cessna Stadium Friday. Josh Klarrman won the 800 in 2:08.78.

Page Lewis won the 100-meter hurdles at Sterling in 18.88.

Goessel?The Bluebirds finished second at the Herington quint at Marion Tuesday. The boys finished with 93 points, the girls 80.

Finishing gold for the boys were Jared Reimer (3,200 in 10:54, 1,600 in 4:57), Weston Hiebert (300-meter hurdles in 42.0), Evan Hiebert (high jump, 6-0) and Weston Hiebert, John Berkholz, Braden Unruh and Cameron Stultz (4×100 in 46.1).

Finishing first for the girls were Aspen Frey (1,600 in 5:58), Kendra Flaming (400 in 1:06), Karina Harvey (800 in 2:47) and Flaming, Harvey, Frey and Brittny Czarnowsky (4×800 in 11:03).

Centre?The girls? team finished third and the boys fourth in the Canton-Galva quint in Moundridge Tuesday.

Ellie Miller won the long jump for the Cougars with a leap of 5-0. Theo Kassebaum won the 100-meter hurdles in 18 seconds.

Canton-Galva?As the host school at Moundridge Tuesday, the Eagle track teams finished fifth in both divisions at the five-school meet. Canton-Galva had several athletes place, but no first-place finishers.

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