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LMS track racks up victories at Eudora


Eighth-grader Asah LaHue (left) leads a pack of runners in the 1,600-meter run during the final home meet for the Louisburg Middle School track and field team on April 21. Louisburg won 17 events between the four teams.


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EUDORA – The Louisburg Middle School track and field teams hit the road Tuesday when they ventured for a triangular meet with Spring Hill, and for the first time all season, the Wildcats didn’t break a school record.

That didn’t mean Louisburg didn’t have success, however.

Between the four teams in the two grade levels, Louisburg won 17 events, including five each from the eighth-grade boys and seventh-grade girls teams that racked up a lot of points on the track.

Eighth-grader Blue Caplinger won the 800-meter run in 2 minutes and 30 seconds, and would place in two other events. Teammate Asah LaHue also placed in three events and won the 1,600-meter run in 5:32.

Chris Williams ran down the competition to capture the 200-meter dash title in 26.7 seconds and fellow eighth-grader Jon Ventre breezed to the 400 dash crown in 58.1 seconds. The Wildcats also won a field event as Ian Combs won the pole vault for the fourth-straight time after he cleared 9 feet, 6 inches.

The seventh-grade girls won four events from four different athletes.

Mackenzie Scholtz won the 200-meter dash for the third week in a row as she ran a time of 28.36 seconds. Also on the track, Trinity Moore won the 1,600-meter run for the fourth time this season in 5:55. The 4×200 relay team also crossed the finish line first in 2:05.

In the field events, Kody Lowry finished first in the discus with a throw of 69-6 and Haley Cain won the jump after she cleared 4-2.

As for the eighth-grade girls, the Lady Cats picked up two wins on the track.

Trinity Buchanan captured the 200-meter dash title in 30.15 seconds and Shaylor Whitham won the 800-meter run in 2:47. The 4×100 relay also took gold in 58.3 seconds.

In the field events, Ryann Kramer won the discus with a throw of 86-9 to continue her success in the event.

For the seventh-grade boys, Brayden White won the shot put for the third week in a row as he recorded a toss of 31-4 and would later place in the discus. In the long jump, Thomas Arnett’s leap of 14-1.5 was also good for first place.

On the track, Charlie Koontz won the 200 dash in 27.28 seconds to round out the top finishers for the Wildcats.

Other track results are:


100 dash: Blue Caplinger, third, 12.62; Eli Minster, fourth, 12.90

1,600 run: James Foote, fourth, 5:47

3,200 run: Tanner Belcher, second, 12:11

100 hurdles: Jon Ventre, fourth, 17.53

4×100 relay: second, 51.15

4×200 relay: second, 1:53

4×400 relay: second, 4:10

Medley relay: second, 2:03

High jump: Kohl Vogel, second, 5-0

Pole vault: LaHue, third, 8-6; Caplinger, fourth, 8-6

Long jump: Vogel, second, 16-5; Belcher, fourth, 15-8.25

Shot put: LaHue, third, 38-3; Kiefer Tucker, fourth, 36-11



100 dash: Jorden Leach, second, 14.62; Carson Buffington, fourth, 14.82

200 dash: Leach, fourth, 31.26

400 dash: Kaitlyn Lewer, fourth, 1:14

800 run: Hayli Detherage, fourth, 2:56

1,600 run: Mariah Wrigley, third, 7:39

3,200 run: Whitham, third, 15:08

4×200 relay: second, 2:05

4×400 relay: second, 5:04

High jump: Leach, third, 4-2

Long jump: Elana Lewis, second, 13-7.25

Shot put: Buffington, second, 30-4.5; Ravin Hamilton, fourth, 28-8

Discus: Kennia Hankinson, second, 80-3



100 dash: Mackenzie Scholtz, second, 13.87

200 dash: Haley Cain, fourth, 31.04

400 dash: Elizabeth Kratochvil, second, 1:13; Kaylee Pfiffer, third, 1:15

800 run: Trinity Moore, second, 2:45; Kratochvil, third, 3:05; Ashley Moore, fourth, 3:17

100 hurdles: Cain, third, 19:08

4×100 relay: second, 59.33

High jump: Avery Graham, third, 3-10

Pole vault: Jessamy Howison, second, 6-6; Graham, third, 6-0

Shot put: Gabby Tappan, second, 32-1.5; Kody Lowry, fourth, 26-11

Discus: Lauren Vincent, second, 68-1; Brooke Lancaster, fourth, 63-1



100 dash: Charlie Koontz, second, 13.25; Thomas Arnett, third, 13.43

1,600 run: Deven Wieland, fourth, 5:57

100 hurdles: Michael Waldron, third, 18.77

4×100 relay: second, 54.88

4×200 relay: second, 2:08

High jump: Drake Varns, fourth, 4-4

Pole vault: Jack Mick, third, 7-0; Dallas Newberry, fourth, 7-0


Long jump: Ryan Haight, fourth, 13-5

Discus: Brayden White, second, 86-11

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