Tony Bozarth's weekly report

April 3, 2004


Saturday 4/3/03

   Liberal looks to continue it's dominance of Kansas 5A track, and got a great start hosting the Five State Relays. Hosting schools from Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and Colorado, Liberal scored 242 points to win their 16th straight boys relays title, while the girls scored 233 to win their 10th straight.
  Kenny Wilson led Liberal with impressive 10.38/ 21.80 sprint wins, while Ken Sherman swept the long (21' 9.75) and triple (47' 1.5) jumps.  Beu Morris, defending 5A champ, won the pole vault with a jump of 13' 6.
  Meisha Mason swept the sprints for the Liberal girls, winning the marks of 12.07/ 26.39/ and 61.11.  Raygan Bloom won the shot at 35-11.5, and Stephanie Grote the disc at 122' 10.5.

Blue Valley Spring Classic @ BVNW HS, Overland Park KS (winners only reported)
A top mix of Kansas City area schools from both sides of the state line made for great marks at the Blue Valley Spring Classic.
Lee's Summit North (MO) scored 117 to edge Kansas City Park Hill (MO) for the boy's title, and Leavenworth scored 100 to shade Lee's Summit (MO) for the girls title.
Jared Huske (Topeka Highland Park) won the hurdle races in 14.05/ 39.06 to provide Kansas speed, while Gerron Herring (Kanss City Park Hill) showed Show-Me speed with 21.84 (200) and 48.86 (400) wins. John Miles (Kansas City Park Hill South MO) also burned the track with a 10.63 100 win. Park Hill South won a 43.01 4 x 100, while Park Hill won the 4 x 400 in 3:26.98.
The distance events also proved hot with Cole McAllister (Kansas City Oak Park MO) winnng the 800 in 1:59.49, 6A Kansas cross country champ Paul Hefferon (Blue Valley West) the 1600 in 4;31.02, and Nick Small (Blue Springs MO) the 3200 in 9:53.42. Kansas City Rockhurst MO won the 4 x 800 in 8:07.37.
Field events also saw top marks with Lee's Summit North's (MO) Chris Rohr launching the disc 191-11 for a national mark and the shot 54-10.75. Roger Thomas (Leavenworth) won the JT at 164-10. The vertical jumps went to Lee's Summit North's Dustin Andrews (6-5 HJ) and Ryan Herrman (13-6). and the horizontals to Gerron Herring 22-6 LJ and Daniel Urem-Eke (Lee's Summit 44-9.5)
Topeka Highland Park's Sasha Spann highlighted girls action with a 17-11.25 LJ win, and also jumped 38-6 to win the triple. Heather Wohleber (Lee's Summit MO) vaulted 10-6 for a national class PV win. and Charity Stowers (Leavenworth) jumped 5-3 to win the HJ.
Michelle Gay (Kansas City Notre Dame de Sion MO) ran 12.29 and 25.57 to sweep the sprints, and Krysta Fennewald (Blue Springs MO) ran 58.55 and 2:22.69 to win the 400/ 800. Stephanie Lavin (Blue Springs) ran 5;22.2 to win the 1600 and rival Kelly Denny (Lee's Summit) 11:49.4 to win the 3200.
Terri Counts (Kansas City Hickman Mills MO) ran 15.2 for a 100H win and Toniece Williams (Kansas City Ruskin MO) 47.78 to win the 300H.
Leavenworth won the team crown on the strength of 51.22/ 4;10.02 4x 100/ 4 x 400 relay wins, and Blue Springs ran 10:00.54 for a 3200 win.

BOYS TEAM SCORES: Lee's Summit North MO 117, Kansas City Park Hill MO 90, Kansas City Oak Park MO 73, Lee's Summit MO 70, Blue Springs MO 57, Blue Valley West 51, Kansas City Rockhurst MO 49, Kansas City Park Hill South MO 44, Topeka Highland Park 40, Leavenworth 36, Blue Springs South MO 25, Kansas City Hickman Mills MO 21, Blue Valley Northwest 14, Kansas City Winnetonka MO 14, Topeka 1

GIRLS TEAM SCORES: Leavenworth 100, Lee's Summit MO 88.5, Blue Springs MO 81, Kansas City Ruskin MO 66, Lee's Summit North MO 61, Kansas City Notre Dame de Sion MO 60, Topeka Highland Park 43, Blue Valley Northwest 40, Kansas City Hickman Mills MO 37, Blue Valley West 31.5, Kansas City Park Hill South MO 21, Topeka 20, Blue Springs South MO 19, Kansas City Oak Park MO 16, Kansas City Park Hill MO 8, Kansas City Winnetonka MO 6


Friday 4/2/04

Emporia State Relays @ Emporia, KS

Great weather and fine facilities all contributed to a wonderful evening of track at Emporia State. Olathe East (girls) and Raytown South MO (boys) edged Emporia for the Large schools team titles, while Wellsville swept the small schools division.
Trisa Nickoley (Topeka Shawnee Heights) provided the evening's outstanding performance in leading off the sprint medley relay (run 800-400-200-200). Nickoley blasted through the 200 in 27 seconds, the 400 in 61 and finished with a 2:11 split to send Shawnee Heights to a meet record 4:12.31. Alysha Galbraith (Olathe South) split 2:18 in Nickoley's wake, and later returned with a dominating win in the 3200 in 11:44.66
Alysha Smith led Olathe East to the girls title, winning the 100 in 12.50, the triple jump at 36-6.25, the long jump (17-6.25) and anchoring East's victorious 4 x 200 (1:50.03). East also got a first place finish from hurdler Katie Wallace (16.51 100H). Throws power for the Hawks was provided by a 1-2 finish in the SP from Danielle McCray (37-6) and Rachel Falke (37-4). Falke also finished second in the DT to Raytown South's Leah Lord (117-11).
Wellville used a solid team effort to win the small schools division, winning the 4 x 200 in 1;47.26 and getting a PV win from Carissa Hughes (8-5.25). Krishan Lee (Kansas City O' Hara MO) had the best individual marks with a 37-6 SP win and a 131-6 DT triumph. Connie Phillips (Northern Heights)) threw 128-6 in the javelin to shade Emily Morgan (White City 122-8).
Raytown South sprint speed and throws power edged Emporia distance power for the boy's large school title. Ray South was led by Andrew McDowell, who swept the hurdle races in 15.08 and 41.15, and also won the 4 x 100 (43.4h), SMR (3:43.91) and 4 x 200 (1:32.34). The Cardinals also received big throws wins from Jaban Moore. Moore won the SP (53-7 over Olathe East's Todd Haselhorst 49-1) and DT (160-3 over Haselhorst's 144-1).
Emporia had a 1-2 finish in the 3200 from Brock Ternes (10:05) and Skyler Delmott (10:07), and had dominating victories in the 4 x 800 (8:19.0) and DMR (10:46.87).
In the small school boy's division Wellsville showed solid team strength for their title, with Madison's Adam Purvis getting top marks as he swept the throws (153-0 DT, 47-2 SP, 148-9 JT).
Full results are available at

Wyandotte Relays @ Wyandotte HS, Kansas City KS
Gardner-Edgerton swept both the boys and girls team titles at the Wyandotte relays. Tolan Lichty led G-E with a 4;21.25 1600 win, and Cochrane ( Garnder-Edgerton, no first name reported) threw 172-6 in the boys

Thursday 4/1/04

Alex Francis Relays @ Ft. Hays State University, Hays KS
Schools from throughout western Kansas gathered to kick-off the season at the venerable Ft. Hays State stadium. The meet is named in honor of Ft. Hays coach Alex Francis, who coached the college's track teams from the mid 1940's to early 1980's, and developed many NAIA team and individual champions. Ft. Hays today in an NCAA II member.
Home-town Hays High provided a thrill for the crowd, winning both the boys and girls team titles.
Great throws action highlighted the meet as usual. In the boys division Scott City's Kale Katt won the SP (57-2) and JT (170-11). Eric Thomas (TMP-Marian) won the javelin at 180-4, edging cross-town rival Brady Maska (Hays High 178-0).
Kyle Roberts led team-runner-up Hutchinson with wons in the 110H (15.5) and 300H (39.1). Two hometown defending state champs started their season well, with TMP-Marian's (3A) John McDonald won the vault at 14-0, and Hays High's (5A) Scott Rome winning the 800 in 2:02.2.
Hays won the girls title, despite the best efforts of the Lauren and Morgan Bonds from runner-up Hutchinson. Morgan won the 400 (58.2), 800 (2:27.1) and placed second in the TJ (35-6.75) to Salina Central's Bonnie Snyder (37-4.25). Lauren won the 1600 (5:27.2)and both ran on Hutch's 4:09.0 4 x 400 winner.
The throws were swept by Rachel Talbert, a home-schooled student from Wichita. Talbert threw 40-2.5 (SP), 147-4 (DT) and 131-11 (JT).

BOYS TEAM SCORES: Hays 101.5, Hutchinson 91, Salina Central 74, Scott City 63, TMP-Marian 59, Junction City 52, Great Bend 46.5, Ness City 30, Kingman 16, Salina Sacred Heart 16, Wichita Homeschool 5

GIRLS TEAM SCORES: Hays 141.3, Hutchinson 97, Great Bend 93, Junction City 52, Salina Central 47, Scott City 46.3, Wichita Homeschool 30, Kingman 20, Salina Sacred Heart 14, Ness City 12

Washburn Rural Invitational @ Washburn Rural HS, Topeka KS
Topeka area schools gathered at Washburn Rural, and saw nationally ranked thower Andrew Gerth pick up where he left off last season. Gerth (Manhattan) threw 188-2 to win by over 30 feet, then added a 15.6 110H win to show off his versatility.
Defending 5A state cross country champ Grant Cain (Topeka Seaman) won the distance events in 4:35.5/ 10:17.2.
Washburn Rural's Ije Obiorah won the girls long jump in 17-3.75, and Madeline Harms (Topeka Washburn Rural) scored an easy 12:09.8 3200 win.

Galena Bulldog Relays @ Galena HS, Galena KS
Girard edged Arma-Northeast 89-86 for the boys title, and St. Paul won the girls title in this meet featuring many schools from southeast Kansas. Top mark was Kyle Kotzman's (Frontenac) 50-0.5 SP win

Nickerson Invitational @ Nickerson HS, Nickerson KS
Buhler swept to both team titles with strong team performances. The Buhler girlss scored 149 points, with Larned second with 99 and Andale third (83). The boys won with 178 points over Ellsworth (65) and Hoisington (53).
Top performances from the boys included Russ Wildin (Buhler) in the 800 with 2:02:0, a 51-8.75/ 151-10 SP DT double from Kyle Reed (Larned), and a 189-9 JT win from Kyle Selier (Ellsworth).
Angie Ramsey (10-3) and Leah Eck (9-0) turned in a big pole vault 1-2 for Andale. Buhler showed strong throws power with Jenna Fast (124-3 JT) and Rachel Neufeldt (37-2 SP).

Kinsley Invitational @ Kinsley HS, Kinsley
Hanston swept to the boys title with 134 points, with LaCrosse second (110) and Otis-Bison third (93).
Drew Stohs (Otis-Bison) threw a shot/ disc double of 50-2, 155-3.

Greensburg Invitational @ Greensburg HS, Greensburg
Pratt-Skyline (95) edged South Central (93) for the boys title, while Macksville (154) handily won the girls title from Pratt-Skyline (104).
Kelsey Erb (Bucklin) had a nice jump triple in the girls division, winning with marks of 5-6 HJ, 16-175 LJ, 34-10.75 TJ.

Ottawa Relays @ Ottawa HS
Ottawa's boys won their own home relays with 105 points, shading Lawerence Free State's 92. The Free State girls won with 98 points with DeSoto Mill Valley second with 83. Top mark was a 58-0 meet record shot win from Caleb Blakesly (Ottawa).





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