Holton Track Invitational Results (4-18-17) - click here
A trio of area teams along with three other schools competed against each other on Tuesday in track and field action as Holton played host to Atchison and Sabetha, along with Abilene, Rock Creek and Washburn Rural JV.
The best area team performances were earned by Sabetha girls and boys who both finished second place on the day each behind Abilene. In the girls standings Atchison took third, followed by the host Holton in fourth and Rock Creek and Washburn JV finished out the team standings in fifth and sixth. On the boys side it was the host Holton taking third and Atchison fourth with Rock Creek and Washburn JV again finishing fifth and sixth.
Sabetha Bluejays on their way to second place finishes as teams had six individual first place finishes. In the boys competition the Bluejays took first in the 4x800 meter relay (8:47.90), while Mason Engelken sweep the hurdles with times of 16.50 and 41.15 to win the 110 and 300 meter hurdles. Braeden Cox and Christian Meyer each won a field event for Sabetha taking first in the high jump (6'00) and pole vault (12'00), respectively. On the girls side of competition Megan Meyer earned first place in the high jump (5'00) for the Bluejays.
Nine event wins on the day highlighted the action for Atchison and Jaihlyn Bratton led the way winning a pair of events taking the gold in the girls 400 meter dash (64.28) and triple jump (33'10.50). Four more Lady Red track athletes earned first place finishes as Talia Rawls, Lyndi Hanson, Teagan Hanson and Libby Harper each won an event. Rawls sprinted to the win in the 100 meter dash (12.96), while Lyndi Hanson won the 1600 meter run (5:57.83), Teagan Hanson won the 3200 meter run (13:40.97) and Harper picked up first place in the 100 meter hurdles (17.32). For the Atchison boys the 4x100 meter relay took first (44.40), while LaMarca Tolbert won the 100 meter dash (11.12) and Matthew Sowers took first in the 3200 meter run (10:57.04).
The host Holton Wildcats had five event wins on the day all coming in the boys competition with Mason Strader leading the way by posting times of 2:03.38 and 4:36.65 to win the 800 and 1600 meter runs. Wildcat 4x400 meter relay team with a time of 3:35.24 took first, while Brandon Lehnherr and Andrew Harrison each tossed their way to gold. Lehnherr won the shot put (46'02) and Harrison took first in the discus (136'05).