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81st Kansas Relays

University of Kansas Memorial Stadium, Lawrence KS

April 16-19, 2008

Mitchell wind-legal 10.40 100, Usery 54.61 MR 400, Talbert 200-07 DT Provide Biggest Thrills


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The Kids are Still the Story - Heartland Editor and coach Tony Bozarth says the preps are the heart of the action at the annual gathering in Lawrence

Saturday Highlights
  • US#4 10.40 (+0.4) 100 win for Maurice Mitchell (Raytown South MO sr), who also ran a leg on the victorious Raytown South 4x100 relay, which took the title in 41.86
  • Huge day for McCluer South MO relays and McCluer South senior Alishea Usery. Usery won the girls 400 in a meet record 54.61, while the school's relay squads took the girls' 4x100 (48.61), 4x400 (3:49.12 MR) and 2 Mile Relay (9:37.87)
  • US#5 200-07 discus win for John Talbert (KC East Christian KS sr)
  • Millard North NE soph Emily Sisson recorded her second meet record in as many days, running a 4:51.42 to take the girls 1600.
  • Watertown WI senior Andrew Perkins doubled back from his 1:53.76 800 win on Friday to take the boys 1600 as well, prevailing over Scott Gillespie's (Shawnee Mission South KS sr) 4:19.92 with his 4:18.05 clocking
  • Wichita Heights KS senior Audacia Moore clocked a slightly windy 11.88 (+2.2) in the girls 100
  • Impressive long jump marks from Royse City TX junior Megan Frausto (19-03.50 nwi) and Raytown South MO junior Derek Blevins (23-06.00 nwi).
Friday Highlights
  • US#3 163-11 javelin throw by Tonganoxie KS senior Roxie Grizzle
  • Meet records of 9:02.29 in the boys 3200 by Kevin Williams (D'Evelyn CO sr), and 10:25.42 in the girls 3200 by Emily Sisson NE (Millard North NE soph)
  • Grandview MO sophomore James White scaled 7-00.00 in the boys high jump
  • Multi-event star Andre' McDonald (Park KS sr) ripped a 38.49 winner in the 300H, edging Vincent Howze (Raymore-Peculiar KS), runner-up in 38.71
  • More big throws from Alex Hartig (Great Bend KS so) with a 45-03.75 girls SP win, and Johannes Swanepoel (Shawnee Mission South KS so) out to 205-05 in the boys Jav
  • Alishea Usery (McCluer South MO sr) and Dylan Hartnett (Dodge City KS sr) led 400 qualifying, with times of 55.87 and 48.98, respectively

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