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Valley Heights Girls & Washington County Boys Win Regional Track Titles As Several Area Athletes Qualify for State
By Mike Smith
Copyright: MSC Sports

2017 2A Track Regional at JCN Results (5-18-17) - click here

The Class 2A track and field Regional involving area teams was dominated by area teams in Winchester on Thursday as Jefferson County North hosted the Regional track action. 

The Valley Heights girls posted 102 total points to win the Regional team title by 36 points while Jackson Heights girls took second and the host JCN finished third just three points behind the Cobras. Washington County boys recorded 100 points to earn the Regional team track crown, while JCN took second place as a team. 

The host JCN Chargers had 22 Top four State qualifying finishes on the day with several different athletes earning a spot at the State meet in Wichita. Ravyn Jobbins led the lady Chargers as she recorded a throw of 123'07 to win the javelin, while also the girl’s field events, Josie Weishaar, Kaylee Page, Emma Tweed and Grace Kramer each qualified for State. Weishaar earned second in the high jump, Page took third in the pole vault and both Tweed and Kramer both placed fourth in the shot put and discus, respectively. On the track Jentri Fowler took second in the girls 100 meter hurdles, while Annabelle Vaught finished fourth in the 100 meter dash and the lady Chargers 4x100 and 4x800 meter relay teams each took fourth. The JCN boys had their 4x100 meter relay team post a time of 45.10 to win the Regional title, while the 4x400 took third. Brayden Summers also won a Regional title for JCN as he won the 1600 meter run (4:47.68). Knox Tweed qualified for State in both the 300 and 110 meter hurdles with third and fourth place finishes, while Joel Abel placed second in the 300 meter hurdles and third in the high jump. Ridge Robertson earned a spot at State in both the pole vault and 400 meter dash with third and fourth place finishes, while Jacob Schrick and Caden McAfee took third and fourth in the javelin, respectively. Braden Schneider placed second in the shot put and Logan Budy finished fourth in the 100 meter dash. 

The Jackson Heights girl’s 4x400 meter relay team and Faith Little lead the Cobras each winning an event at Regionals. The 4x400 posted at time of 4:14.24 to earn first place, while Little won the 800 meter run with a time of 2:25.91 and also took second in the 1600 meter run, while the lady Cobra 4x800 meter relay team placed third. Sydney Raborn, Grace Roles, Erika White and Kylie Dohl each qualified for State after taking second in the javelin, third in the discus, third in the javelin and fourth in the 400 meter dash, respectively. The Cobra boys were led by Dalton Chartier who took second in the 800 meter run, while Wyatt Olberding placed third in the triple jump and the 4x800 meter relay team also snagged a third place finish. Evan Fox also earned a spot at State by placing fourth in the pole vault. 

On the way to the girls team Regional track title four Valley Heights lady Mustangs earned multiple individual first place finishes. Skyler Saunders won two events taking first in the high jump with a leap of 5'04 and won the triple jump behind a leap of 35'10, while also placing third in the pole vault. Sam Vermetten qualified for State in four events winning the girls 400 meter dash (59.76), while placing second in the 3200 and 800 meter runs and took third in the 1600. While, Kayla Smith is headed to State in four events for Valley Heights also taking second in the 100 and 200 meter dashes at Regionals, while earning third in the triple jump and fourth in the long jump. Shelby Vermetten tossed her way to State by winning the discus (123'07) and taking second in the shot put. Valley Heights boys were led by Adrian Pishny who won the 3200 meter run (10:34) and took third in the 1600 meter run, while Alex Hardin placed fourth in the 800 meter run. The boy’s 4x800 meter relay took second place and the 4x400 posted a fourth place finish. 

Twelve Top four finishes in the boy’s field events helped guide the Washington County boys to the Regional team title that included five event wins. Dawson Miller posted a throw of 179'00 to win the javelin, while took third in the discus and fourth in the shot put. Jerrod Hoover won the high jump (6'04) and took second in the javelin, third in the long jump and third in the 110 meter hurdles. A vault of 12'06 won Levi Gauby the pole vault while he also placed fourth in the triple jump. Hunter Kier with a toss of 152'03 won the discus and took third in the shot put, while Jae Eaton took first in the shot put (46'07.25) and placed second in the discus. Lady Tigers were led by Jenna Hennerberg who won the shot put (38'00), while Brenna Linenberger took second in the discus. 

Dimitri Tullis continued his strong performance this year for McLouth track and qualified for State in three events winning two of them. A time of 52.39 won Tullis the boy’s 400 meter dash and a leap of 20'09.25 gave him first in the long jump, while also taking second in the triple jump. Four lady Bulldogs of McLouth also finished with Top four finishes to make State. Maggie Wise took second in the girl’s pole vault, while Sarah Dailey placed third in the shot put, Jenna Johnston finished third in the 100 meter hurdles and Ceara Funk placed fourth in the 3200 meter run. 

Troy Trojans at Regionals was led by the performance of Amanda Stock who earned a third place finish in the high jump and took fourth place in the 100 meter hurdles and triple jump. Brylee Wiedmer and Morgan Masters each qualified for State also after a fourth place finish in the 300 meter hurdles and third in the long jump. 

Valley Falls Dragons had a trio of athletes earn spots at State as Sway Schmelzle took second in the girl’s 200 meter dash, while Justin Myers placed third in the boys 800 meter run and Nathan Pickerell finished fourth in the boys long jump. 

State track meet is set for Friday and Saturday, May 26-27th in Wichita at Cessna stadium. 

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