Kansas 2003 outdoor
Kansas Week
April 12

by Anthony Bozarth


Newton Invitational Tuesday 4/8/03

Salina South's boys and McPherson's girls rolled to team title's on
a cold Tuesday afternoon at the Newton Invitational. South scored 162
points to easily top runner-up Hutchinson (81.3) in the eight team meet,
while McPherson scored 170 points to defeat second place Newton (86).
Salina South's Marc Roberts had the top individual mark, high
jumping 6-10 to win the event by almost a foot. Team mate Alex Jackson
won the LJ (22-8), TJ (44-5) and 400 (50.85). Newton's Blake Perkins
scored a 10.87/ 22.67 sprint double. Jason Duren of McPherson won the
PV at 14-0.
McPherson scored in every event to overwhelm the girl's field. Top
individual mark was McPherson's Kayla Stout with a 12:40.13 3200 victory
and Wichita Southeast's narrow 51.08-51.5 over Salina South.

Halstead Invitational Tuesday 4/8/03
Halstead swept the boys and girls team races at their home meet.
Melinda Stucky (Goessell) highlighted with a 5-4 HJ win.

Friday April 11

KT Woodman Classic @ Wichita State University

Hutchinson's Morgan Bonds and Topeka Shawnee Heights's Trisa Nickoley
matched up in couple of high-level middle distance races. In the 400
Bonds pulled away in the homestretch to win in 57.39 over Nickoley
(58.09). In the 800 Nickoley came back to defeat Bonds, running a state
leading 2:21.97.
Clearwater's Mallory Champa swept the 3A-4A distance races, running
5:38.92/ 12:13.18 to win both races by large margins. El Dorado won the
4A-3A 400 relay in 51.46 for a new meet record. El Dorado also scored
wins in the throws as Caliegh Cost swept the Shot (38-3), disc (130-0)
and javelin (142-10).
Tim Lira (Wellington) highlighted the boys side of the meet by
sweeping the 4A-3A sprints in 11.16/ 22.36/ 51.28). Andale's Daniel
Simon won the distance events with his 4:28.93 1600 a highlight.

Maize Invitational
Maize stomped to the girls team title 215 to Garden City's 131 in
second. Liz Kramer led Maize with 5:39.17/ 2:26.74 wins, plus a leg on
the winning 4 x 8 and 4 x 4 teams. Team mate Ulrike Hinson won the
throws at 40-11, 136- 9 DT, and 119-6 JT.
Garden City rolled to the boys title with 176 points over Maize
with 123 and Wichita Northwest (118). Garden City's (no first name)
Doering won the 100 (10.96) and 200 (22.76).

Clay Center Invitational

Concordia rolled to the girls title with 171 points over Sabetha
(114) and Riley County (89). Clay Center's Gus Newmeyer rolled to an
11:48.64 3200 victory.
Sabetha won the boys title with 137 points over Riley County (106)
and Clay Center (104). Jordy Nelson highlighted the meet with a 22.09
200 win.

Basehor-Linwood Bobcat Relays

Tonganoxie narrowly outscored arch-rival Lansing 107-100 to win
the boys title, and 121-118 to take the girls title in the 10 team meet.
Kyle Daveron had the best mark with a 6-6 HJ win.
Kansas City Turner's Keyon Harrison long jumped a state leading
18-0, and also scored 12.63/ 60.54 100-400 wins.

McLouth Relays

Royal Valley scored boys and girls team wins in this 12 team meet.,
winning the boys title 117-105.5 over Jefferson County North, while the
girls held off Rock Creek 112-95.
Eric Wellman (Horton) won a distance triple highlighted by a 2;01.74
800 win. Nicole Burdiek led Royal Valley's girls with throws wins of
40-5.25 SP, 134-8 DT, and 147-7 JT.

Pittsburg State Relays
Teams from 21 schools and 3 states met on a bright sunny day at Pitt
State. Carthage MO (88.57) edged fellow Missouri school Joplin (87) for
the girls title, with Miami OK third at 71. Valley Center took fourth
with 62 points as the top Kansas School. No first names for MO
competitors provided in results. Joplin's Moore took the sprints with
13.20/ 26.94/ 60.88 times., while Carthage's Sneddon won the 800
(2:29.5) and 1600 (5:33.1). Miami's Fields took the 300H (48.64).
Bowling (Monett) won the LJ by over a foot at (18-2.5). and Nevada MO's
Werner the SP (40-8.5).
Joplin won the boys title (112) with SM West (82) second. Peter
Hunnercoch of SM West won the 400 in 50.44, and ran on a 3:29.94 4 x 400
team that just edged Joplin's 3:29.98 for a thrilling finish to the
meet. Pittsburg Colgan's Eric Clawson won the HJ at 6-3.

Reno County Classic @ Nickerson HS

Buhler swept to easy team title's, with many teams split between
this meet and the KT Woodman meet in Wichita. Buhler's Tahneee Balerio
led her girls team to victory with 400 (61.3), LJ and TJ (35-0) wins,
and placed second to Hutchinson Trinity's Jerica Hoffman in the 200
(26.8-26.9). Hoffman in the defending 2A state 100/200 champ. Hoffman
also won the 100H (15.9) and 100 (12.9). Buhler's Jenna Fast won the JT
at 140-11.
Hutch Trinity's Adam Valencia won the boy's 400 at 51.83, while
Buhler's Matt Albright won the HJ at 6-2.

Coffeyville Relays (early report, no individual results received yet)
Ft. Scott won the boys title by over 80 points, with and edged Girard
in the girls race 108.5 to 90.

Paola Relays
Iola scored 104 points to win the boys division iwth Central Heights
second (93) and Louisburg third (83) in this ten team meet. Central
Height's Devin Keuser swept the distances (4:34.80/ 2:01.90/ 10:48.10).
Team mate Vinnie Wuertz won the vault at 13-6.
Paola won the girls title with a narrow 98-95 win over Wellsville,
with Iola close behind at 90. Missouri's Lee (no first name provided)
from Cass-Midway won a 5:35.30/ 2:26.30/ 12:39.01 triple. Laura Gjerde,
last year's 4A runnerup, won the vault at 10-6

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