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Wildcats capture second straight title with win at Anderson County

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Louisburg senior Cade Holtzen (pictured), along with teammates Carson Houchen, Hayden Ross and Jaden Vohs, won the 4×800-meter relay Thursday at Anderson County. The Wildcats won the team title with 152 points.

GARNETT — It was another week and another title for the Louisburg boys track and field team.

The Wildcats captured Anderson County Invitational title as they racked up 152 points and defeated runner-up Eudora by 10 points. It was the second straight victory for Louisburg as it won the Paola Invitational earlier this month.

“I continue to be super proud of the effort the boys are giving at meets,” Louisburg boys coach Andy Wright said. “We have yet to get a good weather day for times to come down, but the kids are competing and I think that shows in our placings. The atmosphere and culture on our team is amazing. Everyone is cheering each other on trying to win the meet.”

Louisburg found a lot of its success in the relays and distance races and accumulated a lot of points in those.

The 4×800-meter relay team of Carson Houchen, Cade Holtzen, Hayden Ross and Jaden Vohs put together a new personal best time of 8 minutes and 45 seconds to win the race. 

Houchen also found success in the 800-meter run as he took first in 2:12, while Ross (2:15) and Holtzen (2:16) came in third and fourth, respectively.

Vohs, who ran the 1,600-meter run for the first time this season, took runner-up in his debut with a time of 4:53. Teammate Ryan Rogers was sixth at 5:13, and later took fifth in the 3,200 in 11:26.

The Wildcats also captured the 4×100-meter relay title as Hayden Feikert, Tom Koontz, Ethan Ptacek and Ben Wiedenmann ran a time of 45.09 to edge Eudora.

Ptacek went on to take runner-up in the 400 dash in 52.86, while Wiedenmann was second in the 100 dash in 11.71. Feikert was sixth at 11.97.

Koontz also had a successful day in the hurdles as he won the 300 meters in 41.17 and three Wildcats scored points in the 110s. Koontz was second in 15.83, while Mason Dobbins (16.09) and Nathan Apple (16.95) were third and fourth, respectively.

Koontz, Hunter Heinrich, Dylan Armstrong and Ptacek ended the night on the track with a third place finish in the 4×400 relay in 3:41.

Prime Accounting

In the field events, Louisburg had a big day in the javelin. Senior Jay Scollin threw a personal best of 151 feet, 4 inches to win the competition for the first time this season. Teammate Nathan Vincent, was right behind him in second at 149-9.

Sophomore J.R. Rooney also recorded a personal best in the shot put. His throw of 44-11.75 was good for third, and was less than six inches out of first.

In the jumps, Dobbins took third in the high jump after he cleared 5-10 and teammate Isaiah Whitley was sixth at 5-8.

Feikert finished runner-up in the long jump with a mark of 19-1.5, while Whitley (18-10) and Ptacek (18-6) were fourth and sixth, respectively.

Senior Luke Faulkner took third place in the pole vault after he cleared 12-6.

Wright helps Lady Cats to fourth place finish at Garnett

Louisburg junior Delaney Wright won a pair of events and finished second in another in back-to-back weeks as she helped the Lady Cats to a fourth place finish with 63 points at Anderson County.

Wright captured the 400-meter dash title with a season best time of 1:01.24. She also won the long jump with a season-best mark of 17-9.5

Wright ran another season best time in the 200 dash in 26.61 seconds to take runner-up to Spring Hill’s Izzy Williams (26.22).

Senior Alyse Moore continued to show improvement in the javelin as she recorded a personal-best toss of 144-8 to win the event. That attempt was good for the third-best throw in the state of Kansas so far this year.

Teammates Davis Guetterman and Tae Ellison also fared well as Guetterman was second in the event at 111-11 and Ellison was fifth at 106-4.

Junior Corinna McMullen also scored points for the Lady Cats in the discus. McMullen was second with a toss of 104-11 and sophomore Emma Prettyman was sixth in the shot put at 29-9.

Freshman Erin Apple scored some big points on the track for the Lady Cats as she was fourth in the 3,200-meter run with a personal best of 13:48. Another freshman, Emma Vohs, took fifth in the 400-meter dash in 1:04.68.

Other results are:

GIRLS

100 meter dash: Emma Vohs, 7th, 13.88; Sophie Katzer, 12th, 14.32; Andrea Gaza, 16th, 14.69

200 dash: Vohs, 9th, 28.44; Gaza, 16th, 30.53; Julia Arriola, 25th, 31.98

400 dash: Addison Drake, 15th, 1:14; Caleigh Kettle, 16th, 1:14

1,600 run: Erin Apple, 9th, 6:20; Alexis French, 13th, 6:40

3,200 run: French, 8th, 14:39

Pole vault: Maddy Carpenter-Ross, 8th, 7-0

Shot put: Alyse Moore, 7th, 28-5.5

Discus: Emma Prettyman, 8th, 82-11; Aiyana Penca, 10th, 81-8; Davis Guetterman, 17th, 72-3

Javelin: Jocelyn Kettle, 16th, 64-10

BOYS

100 dash: Gavin York, 11th, 12.13; Isaiah Whitley, 18th, 12.51

200 dash: York, 12th, 25.03; Hunter Heinrich, 15th, 25.72

400 dash: Heinrich, 7th, 56.18; Ben Wiedenmann, 10th, 57.93

800 run: Sawyer Richardson, 111th, 2:23

1,600 run: Landon Henry, 16th, 5:42; Nathan Parker, 18th, 5:57

3,200 run: Noah Cotter, 7th, 11:33; Andrew Brown, 11th, 11:55; Max LaJoie, 15th, 12:16

300 hurdles: Mason Dobbins, 7th, 44.99; Nathan Apple, 8th, 45.10

Pole vault: Caleb Shaughnessy, 10th, 9-6

Long jump: Elias Pugh, 21st, 14-9

Triple jump: Pugh, 13th, 31-2.5

Shot put: Chase Pritchard, 11th, 38-11.75; Brayton Brueggen, 23rd, 28-9

Dixon Contracting

Discus: Layne Ryals, 7th, 107-4; Pritchard, 9th, 105-8; Nathan Vincent, 19th, 83-5; Brueggen, 24th, 70-5

Javelin: Ryals, 9th, 122-2

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