States
Kansas 2003 outdoor
Kansas Week
April 5

by Anthony Bozarth


Results from Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Once again most
meets dealt with cold, rain, and occasional snow.

Thursday-Wichita East Invitational
Wichita East swept boys and girls titles, the girls 119-89 over
Wichita North and the boys 119-116 over Wichita Heights. With cold
weather Melissa Ortiz (Wichita West, 5A state XC runnerup) had the best
mark with a 5:41.8 1600, testifying to conditions.

Nickerson Invitational
Buhler romped to easy wins in the boys and girls divisions in the 10
team Nickerson invite. Buhler's boys scored a 159 to 89 win over
Andale, with Ellsworth third at 61. The Buhler girls rolled to 173
points, to defeat second place Ellsworth (80) and third place Larned
(74). Andale's Daniel Simon had the best boy's marks, winning the 1600
(4:36.38) and 3200 (10:09.41) by wide margins. Buhler's Jenna Fast
launched the JT 144-7 to win by over 30 feet.

Greensburg Invitational
Some of southwest Kansas' best small school teams met at Greensburg,
with Garden Plain sweeping the boys' and girls' titles. Best boys mark
was a 49-5.75 SP win for Tetar (no first name provide) of Garden Plain.

Friday
Chapman Invitational
Cold, wind and the threat of snow hampered times at Champman.
Wamego edged the hosts 160-150.5 for the boys title. Clay Center's Jake
Richter scored wins in the 100 (11.00), 200 (22.7) and 300H (39.5).
Abeline won the girls title 155 to 134.5 for Riley County. Clay
Center's Gus Newmeyer took the 800 in 2;26.77 in windy weather, and
Riley County's Peterson threw the javelin 121-0

Emporia State Relays
A miserably cold and windy afternoon cleared into a cold but quiet
night at Emporia State. The 17 team meet has both small and large
schools competing together, but scores seperatly in most events.
Raytown South (MO) won the large school boys title 142 to runner-up
Olathe North's 107. Ray South was led by Kenneth Rowden with wins in
the 100 (10.9), 110H 14.6), 300H (42.4) and a leg on a 43.5 400R winner.
Luke Arndt of Emporia long jumped 22-0, while Jaban Moore of Raytown
South won the throws at 50-8 SP, 146-7 DT, and 160-7 JT.
Emporia (119) edged Olathe East (116) for the girls team title.
Olathe North's Stephanie Dyke won the 110H in 15.3 and LJ at 17-10.5.
Aisha Mitchell of Raytown South won the 100 in 11.9. Olathe South's
Alysha Galbraith won the 3200 in 12:05.8 and led off a 4:27.7 SMR with a
2:25 800.
5A XC champ Trisa Nickoley anchored Topeka Shawnee Height's to 10:28 (4
x 800) and 13:12 (DMR) victories. Olathe East's Rachel Falke won
37-10.5/ 114-10 throws victories.
Wellsville won the small school girls class with 116 points over
Allen-Northern Heights 81, with 1A power Olpe third at 80. Rachel
Talbert a home-schooled student from Wichita, had the best mark with
39-6.5 SP and an outstanding 145-9 DT (given the wind conditions).
Topeka Hayden (125) won the boys small school title over Wellsville
(86).

Full Emporia State Relays results can be found at:
http://www.emporia.edu/athletics/track/ESUHSRelaysResults.htm

Winfield Invitational

Junction City used sprint and throws strength to win the boys title
at the Winfield Invitational. The Blue Jays scored 95 points to second
place Derby's 85 and Wichita Kaupan Mt.Carmel's 76. Jonathan Martin led
the Blue Jays with 49-0/ 143-2 throws wins, and Marques Singletary took
the JT at 172-1.
El Dorado won the girls title with 105 points, with Junction City
(76) second and Derby (74) third.
Ashley Tolliver (Junction City) won the 100 (12.3), LJ (17-6) and
ran a leg on a 50.6 400R win.


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