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Relay paces LMS girls at league competition

Photo courtesy of Bryan Frank

The Louisburg Middle School eighth-grade 4×200-meter relay team of (from left) Mackenzie Scholtz, Kody Lowry, Allie Boles and Ashlyn McManigal took first place Saturday at the Frontier League meet in 2:02.55. Louisburg’s eighth grade finished fourth in team standings and the seventh grade came in fifth.

GARDNER – The Louisburg Middle School eighth-grade girls track and field team showed its balance as it racked up points in several events and the Wildcats were able to walk away with a league title in one event.

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The 4×200-meter relay of Allie Boles, Kody Lowry, Ashlyn McManigal and Mackenzie Scholtz edged Ottawa to win in 2 minutes and 2.55 seconds to win the league crown in the event.

In the team standings, Louisburg finished with 73 points to finish fourth overall. Eudora won the team title with 114.5 points and Paola was second with 93.

Scholtz scored some big points for the Wildcats in the sprints and she had a pair of runner-up finishes. Scholtz ran a time of 13.81 seconds to take second in the 100-meter dash and took the silver in the 200-meter dash in 28.12.

The other Louisburg relays also experienced a lot of success. The 4×100-meter relay of Boles, Elyvia Johnson, Scholtz and Gabby Tappan finished fourth in 56.99 seconds.

Kaylee Pfeiffer, Liz Kratochvil, Trinity Moore and Emily Williams took fifth in the 4×400 relay in 4:58 and the 800 sprint medley team of Tappan, Lowry, Alexa King and Natalie George came in seventh in 2:17.

Sydni Keagle had a strong performance in the 100-meter hurdles and took third in 18.67 seconds.

In the distance races, Moore ran a 6:08 in the 1,600-meter run to come in third overall and later ran a 2:54 in the 800 run to take fifth. Williams scored points in the 3,200 run and finished sixth in 15:31.

Pfeiffer ran a 1:10 in the 400-meter dash to come in seventh and round out the point-getters on the track.

Haley Cain led the Wildcats in the field events as she came in runner-up in the high jump after she cleared 4 feet, 8 inches. Teammate Jessa Howison was seventh in the event at 4-4.

Avery Graham cleared 7-6 in the pole vault to get third overall. In the discus, Lauren Vincent had a toss of 80-3 to take fourth and Reilly Ratlliff was sixth at 76-3.

In the seventh-grade girls meet, the Wildcats recorded 48 points and finished fifth in the 9-team meet. Baldwin won the league title with 105 points and edged runner-up Spring Hill by one point.

Louisburg scored several points in the field events and held two of the top three places in the discus. Megan Foote recorded a toss of 76-1 to take second and teammate Aiyana Penca was third at 75-11.

The Wildcats also held three of the top five places in the pole vault. Madilyn Melton cleared 7-0 to take third, while Alyse Moore and Shelby Grandon each cleared 6-6 to take fourth and fifth, respectively.

Grandon and Melton also earned points in the high jump. They each cleared 4-4 and came in fourth and sixth, respectively.

On the track, Louisburg also got several points from its relays. The 4×200 team of Andrea Gaza, Sydney Keaton, Gabbie Nichelson and Carleigh Pritchard took third in 2:07.

Jaydn Amren, Foote, Moore and Nichelson took fifth in the 4×100 relay in 57.77 seconds and the 4×400 relay of Olivia Barber, Brooklyn Diederich, Madison Quinn and Nora Van Asten also came in fifth in 5:14.

Sam Olson earned points in the 100-meter hurdles as she ran a 20.03 to take fifth overall.


Other results are:

7th grade

100 dash: Brooklyn Diederich, 12th, 14.89; Megan Foote, 13th, 14.90; Alyse Moore, 17th, 15.16

200 dash: Jadyn Amren, 12th, 30.79; Moore, 13th, 30.83; Sydney Keaton, 17th, 32.25

400 dash: Diederich, 8th, 1:12; Sam Olson, 15th, 1:15; Callie O’Brien, 19th, 1:20

800 run: Diederich, 13th, 2:56; Madison Quinn, 16th, 3:03; Olivia Barber, 18th, 3:06

1,600 run: Quinn, 13th, 6:31; Barber, 14th, 6:31; Nora Van Asten, 17th, 6:48

100 hurdles: Alexis French, 14th, 21.73; O’Brien, 17th, 22.05

800 sprint medley: eighth, 2:20

Long jump: Amren, 11th, 12-10; Carleigh Pritchard, 15th, 12-1.5; Shelby Grandon, 18th, 11-10.5

Shot put: Aiyana Penca, 11th, 27-0.5; Foote, 16th, 25-9; Kerri Baker, 18th, 24-6.5

Discus: Baker, 14th, 54-1


8th grade

100 dash: Sydni Keagle, 9th, 14.79; Allie Boles, 11th, 14.87

200 dash: Boles, 11th, 31.16; Haley Cain, 19th, 32.25

400 dash: Liz Kratochvil, 10th, 1:14; Keagle, 17th, 1:21

800 run: Emily Williams, 13th, 3:11

3,200 run: Kratochvil, 8th, 15:55

100 hurdles: Cain, 9th, 19.98; Teylor Hendrix, 11th, 20.14

Pole vault: Jessa Howison, 8th, 6-6; Sinell Ellifrits, 11th, 6-0

Long jump: Keagle, 14th, 12-11; Ashley Moore, 19th, 12-0; Kratochvil, 23rd, 11-5


Shot put: Gabby Tappan, 8th, 32-5.5; Lauren Vincent, 10th, 30-5; Kody Lowry, 18th, 27-5.5

Discus: Lowry, 14th, 66-3

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