Track & Field Dominates at Varsity and JV Levels

posted Apr 26, 2021, 8:36 AM by Levi Huseman
Written by Mary Loecker

Last week, the Eagles opened the track and field regular season with an array of stellar performances.

On Friday, April 2, your Eagles stalked their prey at the Blue Valley Spring Classic at the Blue Valley District Activities Center. Despite stiff competition, both the boys and girls teams scored enough combined points to be crowned meet champions.

The lady Eagles boast the event champions in all of the sprints – Ka’Liyah McGinnis was the top finisher in both the 100 meter dash and the 200 meter dash, while Tynee Leggett was the event champion in the 400 meter dash. Sprints further added to the point total with the girls 4X400 meter relay, which took the silver medal in the event.

Also dominating the track were the top finishers in the hurdles – Kaiya McKie was the event champion in the 100 hurdles, while Jill Klusman finished just behind her for the silver in the event. Though finishing second in the 100 hurdles, Klusman earned her own bragging rights by finishing first in the 300 meter hurdles and a second place in the pole vault that shattered the school record. To round out the field events for the lady Eagles, Gabriella Margheim earned 10 points as the event champion in the high jump, while freshman Elena Martinez took the bronze in the discus throw.

Rounding out the top three finishers for the ladies came from solid performances from the distance crew. In the 1600 meter run, juniors Kira Almsberger and Lexie Dockstader earned the silver and bronze. In the girls 3200 meter, the lady Eagles produced another pair of second and third place finishes from Anjali Hocker Singh and Kaylee Tobaben.  Hocker Singh set the school record in the 3200 in her performance!

For the boys, there were also a number of top three finishes that paved the way for the Eagles’ top spot at the meet. Jacob Parrish earned bragging rights for his individual gold medal performances in both the 200 meter dash and the 400 meter dash. Rounding out the sprints, the boys relay teams took to the track with a silver medal in the 4X100 and a bronze medal in the 4X400.

Josh Parrish came away from the meet with a pair of silver medals in both the 110 meter hurdles as well as the high jump. The Eagles boasted more stellar performances from the field events with a pair of event champions from the jumps: Junior Tristan Madden took the gold in the boys triple jump while Ian Quarles earned the top spot in the pole vault. Juniors Laython Patillo and Mason Hyskell also added to the team’s hardware. Patillo took third in the triple jump while Hyskell also earned a bronze medal in the shot put.

In addition to the number of Eagles who finished in the top three in their events, many varsity athletes’ marks earned them a spot on the team’s honor roll last week for improving their marks following the pre-season classic on March 25:

Girls

Tynee Leggett (400m, 4X400); Hannah Jensen (4X400) Anong Ngong (400m, 4X400); Jada Burris (400m, 4X400), Savanna Stewart (800m), Kira Almsberger (800m, 1600m); Lexie Dockstader (800m, 1600m), Irina Honc (1600m); Amjali Hocker Singh (3200m); Kaylee Tobaben (3200m); Shea Johnson (3200m); Jill Klusman (100m Hurdles, Pole Vault); Hannah Watts (Long Jump); Gabriella Marcheim (High Jump); Ashlyn Alloway (4X100); Kristina Pietrus (4X100); Ka’Liyah McGinnis (4X100); Kiki Harris (Shot Put, Javelin); Mackenzie Batten (Shot Put, Discus); Kimberlynne Hazen (Shot Put); Elena Martinex (Discus, Javelin); Bella Rowden (Javelin)

 

Boys

Alex Flower (200m, 4X100, 4X400); Jacob Parrish (400m, 4X100, 4X400); Nick Suttle (400m); Ray Kosgei (800, 1600m); Bret Bourquin (800m); Bramwel Kosgei (1600m); Josh Caldwell (3200m); Josh Parrish (110 Hurdles, 300m Hurdles); Ryley Goss (300m Hurdles); Layton Patillo (Long Jump, Triple Jump); Kenrick Osei (Long Jump, Triple Jump); Tristan Madden (Triple Jump, 4X100, 4X400); Ian Quarles (Pole Vault); Mason Hyskell (Shot Put); Israel Gracia Estrada (Shot Put); Kaden Graham (Shot Put); Cody beck (Javelin)

 

On Tuesday, JV traveled to Shawnee Mission Northwest for the North by Northwest Challenge, where many athletes made improvements on their pre-season marks. Later in the week, the JV athletes trekked to Shawnee Mission North. Earning Honor Roll statue from their performances on Tuesday and Thursday include the following athletes:

Girls

Kailey Bump (100m, 200m, triple jump); Kayla Jones (100m, 200m); Grace Samen (100m, 4X400); Adrienne Shimaka (100m, 200m); Kate Henry (100m, 200m); Payton Troup (100m, 400m, 4X400); Cienna Crabtree (100m, 400m); Ella Bentley (200m, 100m Hurdles, long jump); Lacey Hamblin (200 m, 300m Hurdles); Naomi Muema (400m); Claire Clark (400m, 800m, 4X400); Brooke Wagner (800m, 1600m, 3200m); Ava French (800m, 1600m, 3200m); Cora Katzenberger (3200m); Hannah Jensen (100m Hurdles, 300m Hurdles); Megan Avey (100m Hurdles, high jump); Lindsey Ray (300m Hurdles, 100m Hurdles, High Jump); Adrianna Hernandez (4X400); Morgan Brandt (Discus, Javelin); Allysa Cain (Discus, Javelin); Mariska Brandt (Discus, Javelin); Lauren Fenton (Javelin); Tessa Mathews (Javelin)

 

Boys

Michael Canesco (100m, 200m, High Jump, 4X400); Christian Harris (100m, 400m); Luke Sorrels (100m, 200m, 400m); Brandon Gonzalez-Morales (100m, 200m); James Williams (100m); Daniel Readman (100m); Michael Heuer (100m200m, ; Adam Buchman (100m); MJ Devoe (100m); Dominick Donovan (100m, 200m); Thomas Wiedenmann (100m); Kaden Baer (100m, 400m, 4X800); Vince Ngatara (100m, 400m, 800m); Simon Wicks (100m, 400m); Cody Steiner (100m, 200m, 400m); Eli Madden (400m, 800m, 4X400); Jason Parrish (400m, 4X400); Eli Wyatt (400m, 4X400); Matthew Castejon (400m, 4X400); Jonathan Castilla (400m, 4X400); Noah Emerick (400m, 4X400); Kiernan Marker (400m, 800m, 4X800); Jayden Davis (400m, 4X800); Justin Breyfogle (400m, 800m, 4X800); Ayoub Lamrani (400m); Tanner Coltvet (800m, 3200m); Tanner Hlasney (800m, 3200m); Ben Friesen (800m, 3200m); Wisdom Munyoki (4X800); Grant Henrichs (1600m, 3200m); Logan Klusman (3200m); Gabe Kiveu (3200m); Dylan Comer (3200m); Jack Arender (3200m); Lewis Suttle (3200m); Brayden Hudnut (300m Hurdles, High Jump); Quantez Love (High Jump); Nyoul Chol (Pole Vault); DaRell Western (Shot Put); David Berkenwald (Shot Put, Discus); Braden Hales (Shot Put, Javelin); Bryson Sanders (Shot Put, Discus); Alan Valenzuela (Shot Put); Jorge Gallegos (Shot Put, Discus); Trey Washington (Shot Put, Javelin); Zach Wilson (Shot Put); Carson Hyskell (Shot Put); Jaden Morgan (Shot Put, Javelin); Brendon Nguyen (Discus, Javelin); Alex Spencer (Discus, Javelin); Eric Lebar (Discus, Javelin); Sri Chalasani (Javelin)

 

For pics from both meets see our Google Photo Album

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