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Kansas Relays

Apr 17-20, 2002 at University of Kansas, Lawrence KS

Detailed Results: Boys - Girls - DyeStat Elite Performances -

Huge thunderstorm washes out Saturday session

Highlights by Tony Bozarth


Friday Boys - Eric Brown 207-11 JT. Matt Noonan 9:25.76 3200m. Drew Morano 10.90 best qual.
Friday Girls - Erin Mortimer 10:44.08 3200m. Jessica McFarland 43-7.75 SP.

Kansas weather betrayed the Relays this year, as a huge thunderstorm complex washed out the competition Saturday afternoon. About half of Saturday's program, including an anticipated Jim Ryun mile, was cancelled after a 90 minute delay due to lightning and heavy rains. Marks this year and competition seemed tougher than ever with expanded 32 entry fields. Here's a event by event summary for Friday, with Saturday coming in the next email. Full Results can be found at http://www.tickertiming.com/realtime/

Friday Session
Girls 100 heats
Blue Valley Northwest's Jan Seale led the qualifiers with a 12.40 (wind 2.0) win in heat 4, edging Grandview (MO)'s Makeatha Cooper (12.47). Other heat winners were Aisha Mitchell (Raytown MO South-12.50w), Jessie Funk (Manhattan 12.50w), and Qunzia Menton (Junction City-12.45w).

Girls 400 Final (Timed Sections)
Hutchinson's Morgan Bonds went out hard, then buried the field coming down the homestretch to dominate the 400. Bonds won in 56.22, over a second and a half ahead of Grandview's Janiece Gatson (58.02). April Heath (Leavenworth-58.26), Kara Euler (Emporia-58.74), Megan Robinson (SM West-59.34) and Jenny Snyder (section three winner in 59.34 from Oswatomie) rounded out the top six.

Girls 800 (Timed Sections)
In a battle of state champions Trisa (pronounced Ter-ee-sa) Nickoley of 5A Topeka Shawnee Heights edged ahead in the last 50 yards to win the 800 in 2:14.23. Maize's Liz Kramer (2:15.33) and Hutchinson's Morgan Bonds (2:17.11) followed as all three came around the turn even. Allison Martin (3A state champ from Smith Center) followed in fourth a 2:18.89, with Jenk's (OK) Megan Burns also breaking 2:20 at 2:19.50.

Girls 3200 (Timed Sections)
Erin Mortimer (Riley County) made a hard move with three laps to go to defeat one of the deepest fields in KU Relays history. Five broke 11:00 with anther four under 11:20. Mortimer finished in 10:44.08. In a close race for second, Ashley Sanders (Clinton MO, 10:52.04) outsprinted a tight pack. Brianna McLeod (Jenks OK 10:53.75), Amy Hastings (Leavenworth 10:54.43), Connie Abbot (SM South 10:56.30) an Alayne Thompson (Jenks OK 11:00.89) followed

Girls 300H (Timed Sections)
In a battle of unbeaten state champs Grandview (MO) senior Makeatha Cooper surged over the last 20 yards to edge Manhattan's Julie Curtis 44.70 to 44.98. Jenny Woodward (Harrisonville MO's 3A state champ) was third at 45.07, with Jenny Snyder (Osawatomie) fourth at 45.71.

Girls 4 x 100 Heats
What looked to be a hot final was unfortunately rained out Saturday. But Junction City blazed anyway in the heats, winning in 49.12. Other heat winners included Manhattan (50.83), Kansas City (MO) Park Hill South (50.49), and Olathe East (50.75).

Girls 4 x 400 Heats
As with the 4 x 1, a potentially outstanding final was washed away. But Friday's heat races thrilled the fans none the less. Leavenworth edged Jenks (OK) 4:07.61 to 4;09.74 in heat one. Independence (MO) Truman moved late in heat to edge Blue Valley, winning in 4:13.65. Heat three was a burner, with Manhattan's Julie Curtis and Olathe East's Sarah Clay both busting sub 60 anchors in the cool weather, Manhattan winning 4:04.28 to East's 4;05.43

Girls Distance Medley
Jenks (OK) absolutely destroyed the field, winning in a meet record 12;23.32 by almost 200 meters. Alayne Thompson, Laura Major, Megan Burns, and Rachel Barber simply ran off from everyone to break their school's own mark by almost six seconds. Maize used Liz Kramer's big kick anchor to place second (12:59.12), with Liberty (MO) 13:04.59, Raymore-Peculiar (MO) 13:09.57, and Plattsmouth NE (13:10.07) following. Sixth place Blue Valley North (13:14.08) was the top Kansas school.

Girls Vault
SM East's Giang Pham cleared 10-11.75 on her second attempt to win the event. Annika Haedt (Wathena) 10-6, Whitney Fuller (Blue Valley North 10-0), Stephanie Jones (Tulsa OK Union) 10-0, and Lacey Moore (Great Bend 10-0) followed.

Girls Triple Jump
SM West's Dionna Thomass launched 38-2.25 to edge Lee's Summit MO North's Anette Wichman (37-10.5 with all six jumps over 37 feet). Bonnie Snyder (Salina Central 37-9.25), Stephanie Miller (Emporia 37-6.5) and Ashley Brown (Kearney NE 36-9) completed the top six.

Girls Shot
K-State basketball signee Jessica McFarland (Derby) used her 6-2 frame to good advantage, throwing on her last put 43-7.75 to win. Schuyler Central (NE)'s Jenny Glodowski placed second at 43-.25, with Carly Bloomfield (Clifton-Clyde) third at 40-1.

Girls Javelin
Ashleigh Keats (Salina Central) boomed a 145-8 on her first throw to set a mark none could approach in the javelin. Carly Bloomfield (Clifton-Clyde) won her second throws medal, placing second at 137-9, with Jennifer Goldsmith (Cheney 136-10), Jenna Fast (Buhler 126-7) and Lauren Abney (Lawrence Free State 126-3) rounding out the top five.

Boys 100 heats
Drew Morano (Overland Park St. Thomas Aquinas) led all qualifiers with his 10.90w heat three win. Other heat winners included Jarin Huske (Topeka Highland Park 11.03), Mark Anderson (Blue Valley Northwest 11.19), and Chris Fulton (Lawrence 11.01).

Boys 400 (Timed Sections)
Drew Morano (St. Thomas Aquinas) and Ryan Irvin (Topeka Seaman) blasted away from the field in the final homestretch and brought the crowd to it's feet with stirring battle, Morano winning 47.91 to Irvin's 48.10. Justin Chandler (Towanda Circle 49.13), Edward Falkner (Omaha NE Central 49.19), Daniel McDonough (Kansas City MO Rockhurst 49.28), Lucas Horn (Overton CO 49.72) and Reggie Terry (Omaha NE Central 49.95) all broke 50 in an outstanding race.

Boys 800 (Tied Sections)
Leonel Manzano traveled a long way from Marble Falls TX to compete and made the most of it, winning the 800 in dominating fashion in 1:53.72. Manzano was also scheduled to run Saturday's cancelled mile run. Pawnee Height's Christian Smith, the defending 1A state champ, made a hard run at Manzano, finishing second at 1:55.11, with Landon Willets (Tulsa OK Union, 1:56.10) and Scott Kaserman (Edmund OK Santa Fe 1:57.39) following. Hay's Scott Rome placed fifth overall with a 1:57.45 first section win.

Boys 3200 (Timed Sections)
Kearney's Drew Tonniges led all but the last fifty in the 3200, when Smoky Hill (CO)'s Brent Vaughan went by. Vaughan thrilled the crowd, making up almost 50 meters over the last 600 to win in 9:14.43. Tonniges finished in 9:15.14, battling Vaughan the whole way in. Baldwin's Matt Noonan (9:25.76), Kearney's Cory Wroblewski (9:28.35), Chuck McKenzie (Colorado Springs Christian 9:28.40) followed with Colby Wissel placing sixth (9:31.79) to give Kearney NE three in the top six. Thirty broke 10:00 in a deep field.

Boys 300 H (Timed Sections)
Anthony Thomas (Junction City) brought his seasonal best down by over a minute, winning in 38.25 from Hazlewood (MO) West's Glen Wilburn (38.90). Keith Jones (Jenks OK) used a 39.19 section two win to place third overall.

Boys 4 x 100 Heats (Finals cancelled Saturday)
Kansas City (MO) Ruskin led the qualifiers with a 42.77 heat three win. Other heat winners included SM Northwest (43.98), SM East (44.02), Edmund (OK) Santa Fe 43.11, and Lee's Summit (MO) 43.49.

Boys 4 x 400 Heats (Fianls cancelled Saturday)
Omaha Central had two medalists in the 400 and showed their power with a 3:22.58 heat 5 win. Other heat winners included Hays (3:26.16), Lee's Summit MO 3:24.85, Topeka Seaman 3:28.77, and Jenks (OK) 3:25.11. Denver Christian's Brett Schoolmeester, who ran 8:48 in the 3200 at Arcadia, ran for Denver Christian in heat 4.

Boys Distance Medley
Adam Perkins turned on the jets in the last 50, finishing up an unofficially timed 4;18 leg to lead Liberty (MO) to a 10:22.9 win. Perkins moved by Lockhart TX's Julian Ramirez, as Lockhart placed second at 10:23.90. Lawrence Free State (10:38.77), Jenks (OK) 10:41.79, and Lawrence 10:44.47 rounded out the top five.

Boys High Jump
Brett Terp (St. Charles MO West) jumped 6-8 to defeat a pack at 6-4, with Adam Gilbert (Independence MO St. Mary's) and John Anderson (Elbing Berean Acadmey) placing 2-3.

Boys Pole Vault
Claremore (OK)'s Steve Elliot cleared 15-11 on his second attempt to win over Bret Allred (Blue Valley North 15-5) and Marcus Watts (Hays) 14-11. Jacob William (Chanute) an Wally Walstrom (Marysville) also cleared 14-11 to place 4-5

Boys Triple Jump
Thomas Stueve (Lee's Summit MO) leaped 45-9.75 to win. Overton (CO)'s Lucas Horn placed second at 45-1.75, and Braxton Skiles (Marion) wsa thrid at 44-9.75. Greg Calloway (Lee's Summit 44-.75) and Damond Berry (Kansas City MO Ruskin 43-10) followed.

Boys Shot
An enthusiastic crowd saw a great competition, with Brian Baker (Wichita South) throwing 59-1.5 on his first toss. Baker then fouled his next four throws, but his big toss held up to win over Chase Beidrick (Kearney NE)'s 58-0. Depaul Brewer (Edmund OK Santa Fe) came close to Beidrick with a 57-10.5 on his last toss, and Lance Eck (Beloit) 55-8.25, and Derric Werner (Elkhorn Valley NE) 53-10.25, rounded out the top 5.

Boys Javelin
Baldwin's impressive 1-2 punch of Eric Brown and Hugh Murphy continued on course at KU. Brown threw 207-11 on this first toss, and backed that up with 200-2 on his third. Murphy placed second t 196-8. Olathe South's John Praeuner (194-8) edged Matt Schwandt (Manhattan 194-6) for third.

Saturday Session - before the deluge

Saturday (cool and damp with increasing rain)
Girls High Jump
Jessica Jones (Salina Central) cleared 5-5.25 to win the HJ on a cool, cloudy morning. Jenny Durkin (Eudora) wond second from Jenise Brown (Topeka West), both jumping 5-4.25.

Boys Discus
Hays's Brady Maska, who occasionally doubles on Hay's state ranked 4 x 4, won the disus with 166-1 third round toss. Derek Deyle (Kearney) was a close second at 165-1, with Derric Werner (164-9, Elkhorn Valley NE), Luke Stadel (161-6, Osage City) and Nate Lewis (160-5, Nevada MO) all over 160-0

Boys 110H prelims (final rained out)
Aaron Thompson (SM Northwest) led the qualifiers with a 14.76w heat one win. Other heat winners included Eliott Morant (Kansas City MO Ruskin 14.90w), Shannon Pfannenstiel (Ness City 14.90), and Brian Laoraungroch (SM Bishop Miege 15.26w).

Girls 100H prelims (final rained out)
Makeatha Cooper (Grandview MO) blazed to a 14.37 (wind legal) heat four win to lead all qualifiers. Other heat winners included Salina Central's Ashleigh Keats (14.97), Jenny Woodward (Harrisonville MO 14.93), and Manhattan's Julie Curtis (15.11 narrowly over Olathe North's Stephanie Dyke 15.21).

Girls Sprint Medley Relay
Jenks OK continued their domination of the girls relays with a 4:14.41 win. Jenks handed off even with Olathe East on the anchor leg, then powered away for the win. Amy Hastings anchored Leavenworth to second (4:20.21) with Emporia third (4:22.45)

Boys Sprint Medley Relay (timed sections)
Edmund OK Santa Fe ran to a 3:33.69 win in front of Topeka Seaman (3:35.76) and SM Northwest (3:39.79.

Girls 4 x 200 (timed sections)
Kansas City MO Park Hill South (1:46.28) anchor Kailea Cook earned her closeup on the big screen scoreboard TV by holding off fast-closing Olathe East (1:46.75) Sarah Clay. Lawrence placed third (1:49.29) just ahead of Jenks OK (1:49.79).

Boys 4 x 200 (timed sections)
Omaha NE Central pulled away over the final two legs to edge away from Kansas City MO Ruskin 1:29.38 to 1:30.26. Raytown MO South placed third at 1:30.51, just ahead of Edmund OK Santa Fe (1:30.53). Olathe North was the top Kansas school, fifth in 1:32.62.

Girls 4 x 800 (timed sections)
As in the girls DMR, Jenks OK ran off and hid, winning in 9:43.31 with a solid all around team performance. Blue Valley Northwest (9:54.22) and Lee's Summit MO North (9:58.22) placed second and third.

Boys 4 x 800 (timed sections)
Numerous lead changes and a tight pack led to an exciting win for Lockhart TX (7:57.79) over Lawrence Free State (7:58.81) and Kearney NE (7:59.97), with Liberty MO close behind (8:02.17). Mention needs to be made of Christian Smith's first leg carry in the mid 1:56 (unofficial across the track split) range for class 1A (smallest schools in Kansas) Pawnee Heights in the first section.

And unfortunately, at this point the skies opened up with a tremendous rain storm and severe lightning. The meet was delayed 90 minutes, and then called at 4:15 pm after a meeting with all coaches.

Best Marks - performances qualifying for DyeStat Elite 2002 outdoor national ranking

Event Mark By
B-400 47.91 Morano, Drew, 2003, Aquinas OverPk KS
B-400 48.1 Irvin, Ryan, , Seaman Top KS
B-800 1:53.72 Manzano, Leonel, 2004, Marble Falls Aus TX
B-2Mile 9:17.63 c Vaughn, Brent, 2003, Smoky Hill CO
B-2Mile 9:18.34 c Tonniges, Drew, , Kearney NE
B-300H 38.25 Thomas, Anthony, 2002, Junction City KS
B-HJ 6' 8 Terp, Brett, , St. Charles W.
B-PV 15' 11 Elliott, Steve, 2002, Claremore OK
B-PV 15' 5 Allred, Bret, , Blue Valley N. KS
B-SP 59' 1.5 Baker, Brian, 2002, Wichita S. KS
B-SP 58' 0 Beideck, Chase, 2003, Kearney NE
B-SP 57' 10.5 Brewer, Depaul, , Santa Fe Edmond OK
B-JT 207' 11 Brown, Eric, 2002, Baldwin KS
B-4x200 1:29.38 Boys Relay, , Omaha Central NE
B-SMR 3:33.69 Boys Relay, , Edmond OK
B-SMR 3:35.76 Boys Relay, , Seaman Top KS
B-SMR 3:39.79 Boys Relay, , Shawnee Mission NW KS
B-DMR 10:22.99 Boys Relay, , Liberty MO
B-DMR 10:23.9 Boys Relay, , Lockhart TX
G-400 56.22 Bonds, Morgan, , Hutchinson KS
G-800 2:14.23 Nickoley, Trisa, 2004, Shawnee Hts Tec KS
G-2Mile 10:47.88 c Mortimer, Erin, 2002, Riley Co KS
G-2Mile 10:57.55 c McLeod, Brianna, 2003, Jenks OK
G-2Mile 10:58.23 c Hastings, Amy, 2002, Leavenworth KS
G-2Mile 10:58.84 c Sanders, Ashley, 2002, Clinton MO
G-2Mile 11:01 c Abbott, Connie, , Shawnee Mission S. KS
G-100H 14.37 p Cooper, Maketha, 2003, Grandview MO
G-SP 43' 7.75 McFarland, Jessica, , Derby
G-SP 43' 0.25 Glodowski, Jenny, , Schuyler Cen
G-DT 153' 9 Uher, Melanie, 2003, Wilber NE
G-JT 145' 8 Keats, Ashleigh, 2003, Salina Central KS
G-JT 137' 9 Bloomfield, Carly, , Clifton-Clyde
G-JT 136' 10 Goldsmith, Jennifer, , Cheney
G-SMR 4:14.41 Girls Relay, , Jenks OK
G-DMR 12:23.32 Girls Relay, , Jenks OK

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