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MHS girls finish first, boys third at Great Bend Invitational

By The Mercury

Manhattan track and field had a strong showing at the Great Bend Invitational on Tuesday, with the boys taking third place with a score of 80 and the girls winning the meet with 146 points.

The Manhattan boys swept the javelin. Josh Haus won the event with a throw of 180-02 feet. Sam Hankins came in second with a 173-07 mark and Max Kiracofe finished third with a throw of 141-03.

Haus also came in third in the discus throw with a mark of 151-02, while Brandon Cook finished fifth with a 136-04.

Akira Alesna came in fourth in the shot put with a 46-10, while Darius Neff came in sixth with a 43-11.

In the high jump, Tom Haug took first place with a mark of 6-06 feet, John Haug finished third with a 5-10 and Jayden Plummer came in fifth with a mark of 5-08. In the long jump, John Haug took sixth place with a mark of 19-08.25.

Isis Kelly won the girls’ long jump with a 16-9.5, while Mikela Robinson came in third at 16-2.5.

Madison Johnson and Jazmin Johnson took first and third in the triple jump with marks of 33-06 and 33-05, respectively. Izumi Asano came in fifth in the event with a 32-07.5.

Sha’tyria Banks tied for second in the girls’ long jump at 4-10, and Therriana Pittman came in third in the girls shot put with a 36-03.
On the track, the Indians swept the girls’ 3200-meter run. Melgares won the event with a time of 11:30.24, Clara Mayfield came in second at 11:41.02 and Ella Rosenkranz finished third with a time of 12:45.02. Melgares also won the girls’ javelin with a mark of 108-02, 10 feet farther than the second-place finisher.

Logan Logback came in second with a time of 10:17.83, and Cooper Schroeder took third place with a time of 10:18.36 in the 3200-meter run. The boys 4-by-800 relay came in third with a time of 8:44.28. Nick Mignano finished sixth in the 1600-meter run with a time of 4:55.14. Declan Wiexelman also finished sixth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 55.28.

Ella Rosenkranz won the girls 1600-meter run with a time of 5:51.44, while Paige Fowler took fourth with a time of 6:05.35. In the 800-meter run, Michelle Sanchez came in third with a time of 2:29.88, while Joy Gruenbacher took fifth with a time of 2:31.14.

Temetris Johnson came in fourth place in the 200-meter dash with a time of 27.28, and Robinson finished sixth with a time of 28-28
Bella Musselman took fifth in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.93. The girls’ 4-by-800 relay came in first with a time of 9:49.91, and the 4-by-100 relay took second with a time of 50.87.

In the girls’ 300-meter hurdles, Adanna Okere came in third with a time of 51.46. She also came in third in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.94. Max Landsdowne came in sixth in the boys’ 300-meter hurdles with a time of 44.07.

Up next, Manhattan will compete in its home meet, the Manhattan Invitational, on April 21.









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