RECORD-BREAKER: LMS’ Wright sets school, league marks

Louisburg Middle School seventh-grader Delaney Wright sprints toward the finish line in the 400-meter dash during the Frontier League meet on May 6 in Spring Hill. Wright broke four schools records and a league record this past season.


For most track athletes, breaking one school record would be something they would remember for a long time.

One record wasn’t enough for Louisburg Middle School seventh-grader Delaney Wright. She decided she was going to have one of the best days in LMS track history.

In late April at the LMS home meet, Wright broke four school records – including three individual marks. She broke the school record in the long jump, 200-meter dash, 400-meter dash and helped the 4×400-meter relay to a record as well.

“I just want to get better and try my hardest all the time,” Wright said. “People ask me all the time, ‘Why do you get nervous? You know you are going to do good.’ I am nervous all the time because I always want to push myself and do better. There were a lot of family and friends who were watching me and it was really fun to go out there and compete.”

Wright started the meet at the long jump and early on in the event she got a mark of 16 feet to break her first school record of the day by almost a foot.

Then came the 400-meter dash when Wright won the event in 1:03.62 for her second school record, which was followed by a record-breaking time in the 200-meter dash in 27.33 seconds.

In the last event of the day, Wright joined Mable Graham, Jordan Mynstead and Ruth Minster to set a school record in 4:45.

“My first event to do was long jump and in the very first run through I just tried to jump my hardest,” Wright said. “After they said what it was, I was just really happy. So for the rest of the day, I just kept trying to push myself and it was just really fun.

“I like to do track as a team and not just go out there by myself. It is good to know that someone is there running against you, helping you get better and is cheering you on and you are doing the same for them.”

With all the success, that might not have even been her best day of the season.

On May 6, Louisburg competed in the Frontier League meet and again Wright took center stage as she earned three league titles and broke two more records in the process.

Wright broke her own school record in the long jump as she recorded a leap of 16-2.5, which won the event by more than two feet. She was also less than an inch shy of breaking the league record.

“Long jump is my favorite event because I just like jumping off that board and landing in the sand,” she said. “It is really fun.”

In the 200-meter dash, Wright set a new Frontier League record as she won in 27.6 seconds. Wright broke the old mark of 27.73, set by Gardner’s Cassie Wait in 2008.

Wright just missed breaking her own school record in the 400 dash as she won her third league title in 1:03.84.

“I was nervous about league, but at the same time I was just really excited,” Wright said. “I was just happy to be able to go to league and compete. It was just a really fun time to be able to go to the team.

“It was pretty exciting. It was really great to see my teammates supporting me once they announced (the league record) over the loud speakers. They were high-fiving me and stuff and it was awesome. It was really fun to see how our whole team supported each other.”

LMS track breaks or ties three other records

Delaney Wright wasn’t the only Wildcat athlete to earn a spot on the LMS track record board. The Wildcats broke records in two other events and tied another this past season.

Justin Collins broke the 100-meter dash eighth-grade school record as he recorded a time of 11.5 seconds to break the previous mark of 11.9.

Andy Hupp, Eli Johnson, Ben Wiedenmann and Jay Scollin shattered the school’s 4×200-meter relay in 1 minute and 44.3 seconds. The old record was 1:48.

On the eighth-grade girls’ side, Alyse Moore tied the school record in the pole vault as she cleared 8 feet this season. She is currently tied with Gwen Baumgardner for the record.

Relay paces LMS girls at league competition

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.

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

Mick, Koontz lead LMS boys at league meet

Louisburg Middle School eighth-grader Thomas Arnett sprints to the finish line in the 100-meter dash Saturday during the Frontier League meet at Gardner-Edgerton High School. Arnett scored points in three events for the Wildcats. 

GARDNER – Jack Mick and Charlie Koontz were among several members of the Louisburg Middle School eighth-grade boys track and field team to medal during Saturday’s Frontier League meet at Gardner-Edgerton High School.

However, Mick and Koontz were the lone athletes to win league titles.

The Wildcats dominated the pole vault competition as Mick cleared 9 feet to win the league crown. Teammate Trent Martin also cleared 9-0 and came in second, while Koontz medaled third at 8-6.

Koontz also came up big in the long jump for the Wildcats as he captured the league title with a leap of 18-9.

Louisburg got several points in those two events and the Wildcats finished seventh overall in the 9-team meet with 57 points. Pioneer Ridge won the league crown with 86 points and edged out runner-up Paola by one point.

Brayden White was just inches away from winning a league crown in the shot put. White finished runner-up with a throw of 42-1 and teammate Hunter Millbern was fifth at 37-4.5.

Louisburg’s Michael Waldron earned the third place medal in the high jump after he cleared 5-2, which was a personal record, and teammate Drake Varns was seventh at 5-0. Waldron also earned points in the discus as he finished seventh with a throw of 116-5.

On the track, the Wildcats got points from their relay teams. The 4×100 team of Thomas Arnett, Will Frank, Varns and Waldron finished sixth in 52.15 seconds.

The 800 sprint medley team of Arnett, Frank, Varns and Deven Wieland came in seventh with a time of 2:03, while Arnett also scored points in the 100-meter dash and finished fifth in 12.91 seconds.

Louisburg’s seventh-grade boys team recorded 42 points to finish seventh as well. Spring Hill won the seventh-grade title with 109.5 points and Trail Ridge was second with 100.5.

The Wildcats had four runner-up finishes on the day, including two in the field events and two relays.

Cole Evans scored big points in two events for Louisburg. Evans was second in the shot put with a toss of 34 feet and later finished third in the discus with a throw of 95-3.

Jay Scollin finished in a 3-way tie for second in the high jump after he cleared 4-8. Justin Colllins scored points in the pole vault after he cleared 7-6 to take seventh.

On the track, the 4×100- and 4×400-meter relays each had second place finishes. Collins, Scollin, Connor Koesser and Ben Wiedenmann ran 51.83 in the 4×100 to take second. The same four runners competed in the 4×400 and ran a 4:18.68.

Wyatt Axmann, Carson Houchen, Andy Hupp and Charlie Hutson ran the 800 sprint medley and took fifth in 2:16. The 4×200 relay team of Houchen, Hupp, Trevin Lohse and Matt Madison took seventh in 2:00.


Other results are:

7th Grade

100 dash: Carson Houchen, 16th, 14.53

200 dash: Houchen, 14th, 29.49; Andy Hupp, 16th, 29.71; Weston Frank, 17th, 30.08

400 dash: Connor Koesser, 8th, 1:03; Charlie Hutson, 16th, 1:12; Wyatt Axmann, 20th, 1:16

800 run: Ethan White, 10th, 2:44; Ethan Showalter, 12th, 2:49; Koesser, 15th, 2:52

1,600 run: White, 9th, 5:46; Dacey Wieland, 11th, 5:50

100 hurdles: Hayden Yeager, 9th, 20.0; Showalter, 13th, 20.61

High jump: Luke Dudzik, 9th, 4-4

Pole vault: Ben Wiedenmann, 9th, 7-6; Cade Holtzen, 10th, 7-0

Long jump: Jay Scollin, 11th, 13-10.5; Trevin Lohse, 14th, 13-7.25


8th Grade

100 dash: Charlie Koontz, 11th, 13.17

200 dash: Michael Waldron, 8th, 27.20; Drake Varns, 17th, 30.17; Deven Wieland, 20th, 32.27

400 dash: Hunter Millbern, 14th, 1:07; Harrison Laney, 17th, 1:16

800 run: Garrett Rolofson, 17th, 2:58

1,600 run: Anthony Davis, 9th, 5:44; Wieland, 12th, 5:51; Evan Murphy, 17th, 6:39

3,200 run: Keith Estle, 11th, 14:21; Millbern, 12th, 14:39

100 hurdles: Murphy, 8th, 19.11

4×400 relay: Davis, Millbern, Rolofson, Murphy, 8th, 4:55

Long jump: Thomas Arnett, 17th, 16-0.25; Josh Estle, 22nd, 14-10.75

Shot put: Carter Anglin, 13th, 34-2

Discus: Brayden White, 8th, 110-10; Anglin, 18th, 92-9

Scholtz sprints way to two league titles

Louisburg eighth-grader Elana Lewis flies through the air during an attempt in the long jump during a meet earlier this season. Lewis finished fourth in the event Saturday at the Frontier League meet in Gardner.


GARDNER – Mackenzie Scholtz and her wheels were on full display Saturday at the Frontier League junior high track and field meet.

Scholtz, a Louisburg Middle School seventh-grader, proved she is the fastest sprinter in the league as she won the 100 and 200-meter dashes at Trail Ridge Middle School in Gardner.

She also helped her seventh-grade girls team to a third-place league finish as the Lady Cats tallied 73.5 points. Paola won the meet with 105.5 points and Eudora was second with 98.

In the sprints, Scholtz ran a time of 13.72 seconds to distance herself from the pack in the 100 dash and also won the 200 in 28.27.

Also on the track, distance runner Trinity Moore battled through a case of the stomach flu to still run her way to a pair of third-place finishes.  Moore ran the 1,600-meter run in 6 minutes and 2 seconds and the 800 run in 2:39.

Moore also joined the 4×400-meter relay team of Elizabeth Kratochvil, Ashley Moore and Kaylee Pfiffer to take third in 4:57. Scholtz, Haley Cain, Avery O’Meara and Eden Strumillo also took third in the 4×200 relay in 2:07.

Strumillo, Ali Boles, Brooke Lancaster and Scholtz came in fifth in the 4×100 relay in 59.21.

Cain scored in two other events on the track. She was third in the 100-meter hurdles (18.87) and sixth in the 200 dash (31.11). Kratochvil was seventh in the 800 run (2:52) and 400 dash (1:12).

In the field events, Cain scored in her fourth event of the day as she was third in the high jump after she cleared 4 feet, 6 inches.

Jessamy Howison cleared 7-0 in the pole vault to also take third. Avery Graham scored points in the high jump (4-0) and pole vault (6-0) and finished sixth in both events

Kody Lowry rounded out the Lady Cat point-getters as she came in sixth in the discus with a toss of 67-11.



The LMS eighth-grade girls track and field team came in eighth in the team standings with 25 points and were led by three relays who scored points for the Lady Cats.

The 4×100 relay team of Trinity Buchanan, Carson Buffington, Kennia Hankinson and Elana Lewis came in fourth with a time of 56.43 seconds. Buffington, Buchanan, Heather Cutshaw and Jorden Leach took fifth in the 4×200 relay in 2:04.

Harley Olson, Kaitlyn Lewer, Hayli Detherage and Shaylor Whitham finished fifth in the 4×400 in 5:10. Whitham also finished seventh in the 3,200 run in 14:18.

In the field events, Hankinson used her final throw of 82-4 to catapult her to third in the discus and teammate Ryann Kramer was fourth at 81-5. Lewis also finished fourth in the long jump with a mark of 14-3.

Cooper, Combs win events at league meet

Louisburg eighth-grader Brandon Cooper flies down the track in the 100-meter dash during a meet earlier this season. Cooper won the 100 dash Saturday at the Frontier League track meet in Gardner.


GARDNER – The Louisburg Middle School eighth-grade boys track and field team had hopes of bringing home a Frontier League championship Saturday in Gardner.

The Wildcats didn’t quite reach their goal as they finished third in the team standings, but they still captured two individual events. Brandon Cooper won the 100-meter dash and Ian Combs took home the pole vault title at Trail Ridge Middle School.

Louisburg finished with 92 team points in the nine-team meet. Spring Hill won the meet with 108 points and Baldwin was second with 94.

Combs tied his season best in the pole vault as he cleared 10 feet to win by six inches. Teammates Asah LaHue and Blue Caplinger also scored points in the event. LaHue was third as he cleared 9 feet, 6 inches and Caplinger was sixth at 9-0.

Cooper proved he was the fastest person in the Frontier League as he won the 100 dash in 12.07 seconds as he was one of several Wildcats to score points on the track.

Tanner Belcher gave the Wildcats a nice boost in the 3,200-meter run as he ran a time of 11 minutes and 28 seconds to finish runner-up and fellow teammate Dylan Knipp was sixth in 12:19.

Louisburg’s 4×100-meter relay team of Cooper, Eli Minster, Jon Ventre and Chris Williams were also runner-up with a time of 49.59 seconds.

Ventre continued to score points in three more events for the Wildcats. Ventre was third in the 400 dash in 56.37 and fourth in the 100 hurdles in 16.56. Noah Hill (17.51) and James Foote (18.1) were fifth and seventh, respectively, in the hurdles.

Williams later went on to finish fourth in the 200 dash in 26.1 seconds and Caplinger was seventh at 26.81. Caplinger wasn’t done scoring as he took fourth in the 800 run (2:26) and LaHue was fourth in the 1,600 run (5:20).

Belcher, Caplinger, Hill and Ventre helped take the Wildcat 4×400 relay to a fourth place finish in 4:12, while Brayden Gage, Gabe Rader, Williams and Knipp were fifth in the medley relay (1:57).

In the field events, LaHue scored in his fourth event of the day as he finished fourth in the shot put at 38-6.5. Kiefer Tucker was fifth in the discus with a throw of 117-9 and Jimmy Tucker was seventh at 113-10.

Kohl Vogel placed fifth in the high jump after he cleared 5-0 and Cooper was seventh at the same mark.



LMS seventh-grader Brayden White led the Wildcat track with the best finish of the day. White came in second in the shot put with a throw of 33-9.

As a team, the Wildcats finished ninth with 21 points. Spring Hill won the team crown with 89 points and Paola was second with 83.5.

Charlie Koontz scored points in three events for Louisburg. Koontz was fifth in the 100 dash in 13.34 seconds and later came in seventh in the 200 with a time of 28.24.

Also on the track, the 4×100 relay of Thomas Arnett, Will Frank, Koontz and Michael Waldron finished fourth in 53.56 seconds. The 4×200 relay of Anthony Davis, Trent Martin, Indy Strumillo and Drake Varns was seventh in 2:07.

In the field events, Dallas Newberry rounded out the Wildcat point-getters as he cleared 7-6 to place fourth in the pole vault.

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.


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

Eighth-grade boys, seventh-grade girls win meet

Louisburg eighth-grader Jon Ventre takes a handoff from teammate Eli Minster during the 4×100-meter relay Tuesday at Wildcat Stadium. The eighth-grade boys defeated Baldwin and Trail Ridge in the team standings.


In its final home meet of the season, the Louisburg Middle School track and field teams put together a strong performance.

The LMS eighth-grade boys and seventh-grade girls each took first in the team standings Tuesday when they hosted Baldwin and Trail Ridge (Gardner).  The eighth-grade boys tallied 67 points to edge runner-up Baldwin by three points, while the seventh-grade girls scored 74 points to beat Baldwin by 11.

For the third straight meet a school record fell, this time it was on the boys side. The eighth-grade 4×200-meter relay of Brandon Cooper, Noah Hill, Eli Minster and Gabe Rader won in 1 minute and 46.68 seconds to set the new record.

The relay was one of five events the Wildcat eighth-graders won. Cooper won the 100-meter dash in 12 seconds and Jon Ventre captured the crown in the 100 hurdles in 17.84 seconds.

Tanner Belcher crossed the finish line first in the 3,200-meter run in 11:53, and in the field events, Ian Combs won the pole vault for the third straight meet after he cleared 10 feet.

LMS seventh-grader Lauren Vincent releases the shot put during Tuesday's home meet against Baldwin and Trail Ridge

LMS seventh-grader Lauren Vincent releases the shot put during Tuesday’s home meet against Baldwin and Trail Ridge

As for the seventh-grade girls, the Lady Cats won a team-high nine events to help separate themselves from Baldwin. Trinity Moore and Mackenzie Scholtz each won two events to lead Louisburg.

Moore ran away with both distance races. She captured the 1,600-meter run in 6:17 and later won the 800 in 2:47.

Scholtz sped her way to her two gold medals. She won the 100 dash in 13.99 seconds and later took the 200 in 28.87 seconds a week after breaking a school record in the event.

Also on the track, the 4×200 relay team also finished first in 2:09.56.

The Lady Cats also won four gold medals in the field events. Haley Cain won the high jump after she cleared 4-4 and Avery Graham won the pole vault after she cleared the bar at 6-0.

In the throws, Gabby Tappan won the shot put with a toss of 28-6 and Lauren Vincent won the discus with a throw of 64-7.

The seventh-grade boys team, which scored 42 points to finish third, won three events and two came from Charlie Koontz. In the 200 dash, Koontz won in 27.68 seconds and earlier won the high jump after he cleared 4-6.

Brayden White won the shot put for the second week in a row with a toss of 31-1.5 to win by more than two feet.

Louisburg’s eighth-grade girls recorded 34 points on the day and won two events. Shaylor Whitham won the 3,200-meter run in 14:31 and Ryann Kramer won the discus with a toss of 82-2.

Other results from the meet are:


Eighth-grade boys

Long jump: Brandon Cooper, second, 15-5; Tanner Belcher, fourth, 15-1

100 hurdles: Noah Hill, third, 18.41; James Foote, fourth, 19.24

100 dash: Chris Williams, fourth, 12.84

Shot put: Asah LaHue, fourth, 35-0.5

1,600 run: LaHue, second, 5:28; Foote, fourth, 5:47

4×100 relay: second, 50.4

400 dash: Jon Ventre, third, 58.3

Discus: Jimmy Tucker, third, 107-2

800 run: Blue Caplinger, second, 2:19

High jump: Kohl Vogel, second, 5-0; Cooper, third, 4-10; Ian Combs, fourth, 4-8

200 dash: Williams, second, 26.56; Eli Minster, third, 27.02

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

4×400: second, 4:12


Eighth-grade girls:

High jump: Jorden Leach, third, 4-4

Discus: Kennia Hankinson, second, 73-0; Bailey Kern, third, 68-2

Shot put: Carson Buffington, second, 31-2; Ravin Hamilton, third, 29-1; Hankinson, fourth, 27-6

1,600 run: Mariah Wrigley, fourth, 7:48

4×100 relay: second, 58.65

Long jump: Elana Lewis, fourth, 13-2.5

800 run: Shaylor Whitham, fourth, 2:58.37

200 dash: Trinity Buchanan, third, 30.24

4×400: second, 5:07


Seventh-grade girls

100 hurdles: Haley Cain, second, 19.0; Hannah Straub, fourth, 20.56

Pole vault: Jessamy Howison, second, 6-0

1,600 run: Ashley Moore, third, 6:35

Shot put: Riley Papst, second, 27-10

Discus: Myah Olson, second, 61-6; Papst, fourth, 58-10

400 dash: Elizabeth Kratochvil, third, 1:14; Kaylee Pfiffer, fourth, 1:14.64

4×100: second, 1:00.44

800 run: Kratochvil, third, 2:54

200 dash: Cain, third, 31.93

4×400: second, 5:11.31


Seventh-grade boys

100 hurdles: Michael Waldron, second 19.09; Dallas Newberry, fourth, 20.59

100 dash: Thomas Arnett, third, 13.12; Charlie Koontz, fourth, 13.13

1,600 run: Deven Wieland, fourth, 6:11

High jump: Arnett, third, 4-6; Drake Varns, fourth, 4-4

4×100: second, 54.04

Discus: Waldron, second, 87-9; White, fourth, 65-11

800 run: Ryan Haight, third, 2:49

Pole vault: Newberry, second, 7-0; Trent Martin, third, 7-0