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JCN, Valley Heights & Jackson Heights Have Strong Performances at 2A Track Regional
By Mike Smith
Copyright: MSC Sports
05/18/2018
(photo courtesy: Trinda Chase (twitter))

Class 2A Regional (at Valley Heights) Results (5-18-18) - Girls & Boys 

Only three Northeast Kansas area schools are currently in Class 2A but all three are set to send plenty of athletes to State track and field in Wichita after performances at the 2A Regional at Valley Heights. 

Valley Heights girls claimed the Regional title on their home track posting 92 total points to win by 25 points. Four Regional titles were captured by Kayla Smith of Valley Heights as she won the 100 and 200 meter dash with times of 12.95 and 26.64, while posting leaps of 17'10.50 and 37'02.25 to win the long jump and triple jump. Skyler Saunders won the Regional title in the high jump with a leap of 5'06, while also finishing second in the triple jump and third in the pole vault. A time of 1:00.09 won the 400 meter dash for Sam Vermetten, while also taking third in the 800 meter run and fourth in the 1600 and 3200 meter run. Shea Manley also qualified for State in the 400 meter dash taking fourth place at Regionals. Mustang boys had three guys qualify for State as Alex Hardin took second in the 1600 meter run, Jeremy Reed placed third in the 400 meter dash and Cameron Beardsley finished fourth in the triple jump. 

Jefferson County North was led by the boys as they captured the Regional title with 87 total points winning by 19 points, while the lady Chargers finished Regional runner-up. It was clean sweep for the JCN boys relay teams winning Regional titles in all three relays posting times of 44.27, 8:36.89 and 3:29.47 to win the 4x100  (Gill, Robertson, Logan Budy, Kyle Budy), 4x400 (Kyle Johnson, Summers, Budy, Robertson) and 4x800 (K. Budy, Pentlin, Boyd Tweed, Brayden Summers) meter relays. Both Ridge Robertson and Knox Tweed each won a Regional title taking first in the pole vault (12'00) and 110 meter hurdles (16.55), respectively. Tweed added a fourth place finish in the 300 meter hurdles. Trevor Pentlin and Caden McAfee each earned a second place finish in the 3200 meter run and javelin, while Jacob Schrick placed third in the javelin and Jirou Gill finished fourth in the 100 meter dash. 

For the JCN lady Chargers the 4x100 (Robertson, Babcock, Schmalz, Annabelle Vaught) and 4x400 (Schneider, Noll, Schmalz, Vaught) meter relay teams led the way posting times of 52.09 and 4:17.48 to win the Regional title in each event. The 4x800 meter relay team (Schneider, Vaught, Rosie Wendling, Kassidy Robertson) took third place, while Kaitlyn Schneider finished second in the 800 meter run. Third place finishes were earned by Josie Weishaar in the high jump, Ravyn Jobbins in the javelin and Gretchen Babcock in the 100 meter hurdles. Karisa Schmalz and Carlee Noll each placed fourth in the pole vault and triple jump. 

Jackson Heights was led by the girls who took third place as a team finishing just two points behind JCN. Four Regional titles led the Cobras performances in qualifying for State. Faith Little with times of 2:25.41 and 12:34.53 took first in the 800 and 3200 meter runs and placed second in the 1600 meter run, while Abby Brey with a toss of 118'07 won the javelin. The 4x400 (Jodi White, Karley Dieckmann, Makenzie Kennedy, Kylie Dohl) and 4x800 (Kennedy,  White, Dieckmann, Little) both took second place, while Grace Roles and Sydney Raborn each placed fourth place in the discus and javelin. Cobra boys were led by Jason Parker who won the high jump with a leap of 6'02. Three guys earned third place finishes as Cooper Williams nabbed third in the long jump, Evan Fox in the pole vault and Dalton Chartier in the 800 meter run. Austin Mock is also headed to State after a fourth place finish in the 800 meter run. 

Class 2A State competition will take place with the rest of the classes on Friday and Saturday, May 25th-26th in Wichita at Cessna stadium. 


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