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MHS girls win Kansas Classic, boys fourth

By Joel Jellison

The Manhattan High track and field teams finished off the two-day Kansas Track and Field Classic on Saturday with one team leaving Emporia with a team title.

The MHS girls took first place with 123.5 points, while Bishop Carroll was second, Emporia was third and Wamego was fourth. The MHS boys scored 101 points for fourth place, while Bishop Carroll won with 136. Wamego was second with 132 and Emporia was third.

On the girls’ side, Stephanie Shanower finished second in the discus at 122-8, right behind first-place Elizabeth Evans out of Wamego at 123-2. Evans was third in discus with Shanower finishing sixth.

Taylor Smith took fourth for the Indians in the girls’ pole vault, while Katie Proctor was sixth in the triple jump. Kassidy Scroggs finished fifth in the javelin.

The Indians got a win in the 3,200-meter elite from Megan Ochoa, who had a first-place time of 12:04.09. Caitlin Heldt was second and Jessica Smith was fourth. Riley County’s Stacy Pachta was third.

ReJoyce Bryant won the elite 100 hurdles with a time of 16.41, while Bri Walker was third in the non-elite 100 hurdles. The MHS girls’ 4x800 relay team took second place, while Wamego was sixth. The MHS girls’ 4x100 relay finished in third with Wamego’s in seventh.  Wamego’s 4x400 relay was third and MHS finished fourth.

Sarah Tatarko was second in the high jump, while Tarian Reeves took sixth in the elite 100 dash and sixth in the elite 200.

Rachel Beach finished fourth in the elite 400 and Emilie Liebe was fifth. Caitlin Heldt finished fourth in the elite 800, with Jessica Smith in fifth and Blake Fingalsen in seventh.

The Indians got a fifth-place finish from Alyssa Smith in the elite 1,600, while Amanda Frakes was sixth. Walker finished first in the 300 hurdles with Wamego’s Jennica O’Neill in fifth.

Terrale Johnson won the boys’ shot put for MHS with a long throw of 48-5.5, beating out teammate Ben Stegeman, who took second at 47-3. Jacob Holloway finished second in the pole vault, and Tim Gauntt finished third.

Nick Bandy was sixth for the Indians in the 3,200 run. Michael Melgares was fifth in the elite 3,200 run, while Isaiah Koppes was seventh. Koppes took third in the 1,600.

The Indians won a title in the elite 110 hurdles as Ben Bolton took first with a time of 15.42. Colt Skidmore took sixth, while Wamego’s Isaac Poe was third.

Poe beat out Bolton in the elite 300 hurdles with a time of 40.21, while Bolton was second. Skidmore took seventh in the race.

Manhattan’s 4x100 relay took sixth, while Riley County finished seventh. The Indians took sixth in the 4x400 relay.

Deante Burton finished fourth in the elite 100 dash and seventh in the elite 200. Henry Bieber was seventh in the 5A-6A 200.

Burton took third in the elite 400 with Chris Martin in sixth. Tevin Jenkins took first in the 5A-6A 400. Evan Williams took sixth and Warren Scipio was seventh in the elite 800. Melgares was seventh in the elite 1,600.

Wamego’s Davida Holley took first in the Class 1A-4A 200 with a time of 28.66, while Rachel Darey was fourth for the Red Raiders. Danielle Wilson was the winner of the 1A-4A 800 with a time of 2:39.48, with teammates Alexis Pettay and Allison Seufert in second and third.

Darey was first in the 1A-4A 100 dash with a time of 14.08 and McKenize Turner was sixth. Seufert took second in the elite 800 run. Riley County’s Pachta was second in the elite 1,600.

Wamego’s Jacob Routh won the 3,200 with a time of 10:24.27, while Trenton Butler was seventh. Trenton York was second in the 1A-4A 100.

John Sullivan took first in the 1A-4A 200 with a time of 24.09. Marshall Wethington was fifth and Ryan Bates was sixth.

Riley County’s Joel Garver was fourth in the high jump. Chris Garten took first in the 1A-4A 400 with a time of 53.18, while Wamego’s Bates and Wethington took second and third, respectively.

Alex White won the 1A-4A 800 for Wamego with a time of 2:12.31. The Raiders got a third-place finish out of Brad Borger in the 300 hurdles.

Routh finished first in the elite 800 with a time of 2:02.11, while Colton Butler was second and Hudson Philip was third. Routh won the elite 1,600 at a time of 4:36.77.

The Wamego boys’ 4x400 relay took second

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