MHS sweeps league track

By Joel Jellison

It’s started to become a pretty regular occurrence in the Centennial League.

On Thursday in Topeka, the Manhattan High boys and girls track teams won league titles once again. It’s the fifth straight league title for the boys’ team and third for the girls.

The boys’ team scored 143 points for first place, while Seaman scored 111 for second and Emporia was third with 100. The MHS girls scored 138.5 points for first, while Emporia was second with 101 and Seaman was third with 93.

Caitlin Heldt, Rachel Beach, Jessica Smith and Emilie Liebe got the meet started for the girls with a first-place finish in the 4x800-meter relay with a meet record time of 9:47.32. ReJoyce Bryant finished fourth in the 100 hurdles.

Alaina Schroeder was first in the 1,600 run at 5:11.07, while Megan Ochoa came in second. The 4x100 relay of Bryant, Hannah Miller, Danielle Edwards and Tarian Reeves were fourth.

Beach finished fourth in the 400 dash, while Bryant was fifth in the 300 hurdles. Liebe was first in the 800 run with a time of 2:23.34, while Heldt was fifth and Blake Fingalsen was seventh.

Schroeder won the 3,200 run with a time of 11:45.98, while Jessica Smith was fourth and Ochoa was seventh.

Beach, Fingalsen, Heldt and Liebe finished fifth in the 4x400 relay. Matty Mahan and Sarah Tatarko went 5-6 in the high jump.

Alex Stenberg was third in the pole vault and Tia Cooke was second in the triple jump.

Stephanie Shanower won the discus with a distance of 122-08, while Kylie James was fourth. Kassidy Scroggs finished second in the javelin. Kaylee Kipp was fourth in the shot put, while Kayla Vaughn was sixth.

On the boys’ side, Warren Scipio, Chris Davis, Chris Martin and Evan Marshall took first in the 4x800 relay at 8:16.69. Ben Bolton won the title in the 110 hurdles with a time of 14.45, and Colt Skidmore was seventh.

Deante Burton was sixth in the 100 dash, while Chris Melgares was second in the 1,600, with James Leblow in fourth and Isaiah Koppes in sixth. Tony Daniels, Logan Mahan, Josh Olsen and Burton finished third in the 4x100 relay. Martin was seventh in the 400 dash.

Bolton took third in the 300 hurdles and Skidmore was behind him in sixth. Williams finished third in the 800 and Scipio finished sixth. Chris Melgares and Leblow finished 2-3 in the 3,200, while Michael Melgares was seventh.

Martin, Terrence Jenkins, Tevin Jenkins and Will Williams finished in fifth. Chris Fox finished seventh in the high jump.

Kyle Parker took first in the pole vault, while Mahan was second in the long jump and third in the triple jump. Brandon Nowlin was fifth in the discus. Jacob Holloway finished third in the javelin.

Ben Stegeman win the shot put with a distance of 49-01.5, while Terrale Johnson took second.

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