Wamego track and field wins home invite

By The Mercury

Wamego track and field wins home invite

Hosting five other teams from around the area, the Wamego Red Raiders swept their home track and field invitational on Friday, with the boys scoring 95 points to edge Abilene by six, and the girls’ team scoring 95 points to finish two ahead of second-place McPherson.

Rock Creek’s boys finished in third place with 60 team points, while the girls’ team took fifth, scoring 33.

Wamego’s girls’ team got top performances from Allison Seufert in the 3200 (1st, 12:26.22) and 1600 (1st, 5:38.22), Kayla Evans in the discus (1st, 105-11) and shot put (3rd, 31-5), Tessa Seeburger in the 1600 (2nd, 5:39.23) and 800 (2nd, 2:32.12), Brooke Ward in the 800 (1st, 2:32.02), Brooke Woodward in the javelin (1st, 124-5) and Riley Wilson in the 300 hurdles (2nd, 50.09).

The Red Raider boys’ team got top-three finishes from Matt Scherer in the 3200 (1st, 10:46.78) and 1600 (1st, 4:49.80), Eli Miller in the discus (130-7 3/4) and shot put (1st, 43-1), Michael Bryan in the discus (3rd, 128-2 1/4), Chris Willette in the 110 hurdles (3rd, 16.57) and 300 hurdles (3rd, 43.23), Ethan Artzer in the 1600 (2nd, 4:53.08), Cannon Woodward in the 800 (2nd, 2:09.17), Colby Nelsen in the 800 (3rd, 2:11.96) and Joey Holley in the 300 hurdles (2nd, 42.39).

Leading the way for the Rock Creek boys were Jackson Meyer in the pole vault (1st, 14-0), triple jump (1st, 38-10) and the long jump (3rd, 18-7 1/2), Michael Zabel in the discus (1st, 135-8), Ryan Schneider in the 110 hurdles (1st, 15.44), the 300 hurdles (1st, 40.65) and the 100 (3rd, 11.41) and Carson Becker in the javelin (2nd, 140-10).

The Rock Creek girls were led by Hayden Schlochtermeier in the long jump (2nd, 17-2 1/2) and 100 hurdles (3rd, 16.83), Rachel Forrester in the pole vault (2nd, 9-0) and Holly Forrester in the triple jump (2nd, 32-8) and 300 hurdles (3rd, 52.21).

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