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Nemaha Central Girls & Perry Lecompton Boys Win 3A Regional Track Titles Leading Area State Qualifiers
By Mike Smith
Copyright: MSC Sports
(photo courtesy of @PLHSKAWS twitter)

Class 3A Track Regional (at St Marys) Results (5-18-18) - click here

Spots at the State meet were up for grabs on Friday at St Marys and 11 area Class 3A schools qualified athletes for the State meet in Wichita. 

Nemaha Central Thunder rolled to big performance at Regionals with a multitude of athletes earning a trip to Wichita. The lady Thunder claimed the Regional title in convincing fashion posting 130 total points and won by 31 points. Six individual event Regional titles were captured by the Thunder girls on the day including the 4x100 meter relay (Hannah Macke, Laura Macke, Kramer, Rottinghaus) who posted a time of 51.44 to win the race. Rottinghaus who was a part of the 4x100 also won the long jump and triple jump with leaps of 17'01 and 36'00.75, while Kramer who also ran in the 4x100 took first in the 100 meter dash behind a time of 12.75. Jacy Dalinghaus tossed her way to first in the discus and javelin with throws of 123'06 and 141'04. Rottinghaus added a second place finish in the 200 meter dash, while Kramer placed second in the long jump and third in the 200 and Dalinghaus took second in the shot put. Laura Macke snagged a third place in the javelin and fourth in the high jump, while Hannah Macke placed fourth in the 800 meter run. Also Dani Mueting and Ashley Hammes each qualified for State for Nemaha Central girls placing second in the pole vault and fourth in the 100 meter hurdles, respectively. 

For the Nemaha Central boys Caleb Henry led the way as he won the Regional title in the pole vault with a vault of 12'06 as the boys as a team took third. The 4x400 meter relay (Suther, Isaac Haverkamp, Alex Haug, Buessing) earned a second place finish, while the 4x100 meter relay (Luke Haverkamp, Isaac Haverkamp, Suther and Buessing) took fourth place on the day. Zachary Buessing posted a pair of second place finishes in the 110 and 300 meter hurdles, while Dalton Schmelzle and Dalton Schultejans each registered a third place finish coming in the triple jump and pole vault. Alec Suther qualified for State by placing fourth in the 100 and 200 meter dashes, while Matt Baumgartner and Nathan Deters each took fourth in the triple jump and shot put. 

Using 82 total points the Perry Lecompton boys captured the Regional title at St Marys winning by less than four points. Four individual event wins led the charge for the Kaw boys including the 4x400 (Kellum, Packard, Mallonee, Quinlan) and 4x800 meter relay (Packard, Bartlett, Joshua LeClair, Jessye Schumann) teams posting times of 3:31.19 and 8:51.15 to win each event. Shane Quinlan sprinted to a time fo 51.51 to win the 400 meter dash and took second in the 200, while Colton Mallonee won the triple jump with a leap of 43'00.50. A second place finish was earned by Ty Packard in the 800 meter run, while Dalton Kellum took third in the 100 meter dasha and James Bartlett finished third in the 800 meter run. Caden Dean also made State placing fourth in the long jump and Jessye Schumann took fourth in the 800 meter run. Leading the lady Kaws was Talisa Stone who won the high jump with a leap of 5'02, while the 4x100 meter relay (Coleman, Rylee Paramore, Jolie Hirsch, Kellum) took third place. Cali Coleman, Mykiah McDaniel and Haley Kellum each registered a fourth place finish to earn a spot at State posting their performances in the 100 meter dash, discus and triple jump. 

Both Sabetha girls and boys finished in the top four teams at Regionals placing third and fourth, respectively as several Bluejay athletes qualified for State. A pair of Regional titles led the lady Bluejays as the 4x800 meter relay (Lukert, Hunter Lowdermilk, Nicole Kuenzi, McAfee) team posted a time of 10:16.79 to win, while Skylar McAfee who was a part of that relay also won the 800 meter run with a time of 2:32.39. Both the 4x400 (Lukert, Kinley Schuette, Morgan Schuette, McAfee) and the 4x100 (Abby Hinton, Hannah Wertenberger, Morgan Schuette, Kinley Schuette) meter relay teams each qualified after second and fourth place finishes. Hattie Lukert earned second place in both the 400 and 800 meter runs, while Megan Meyer and Gracie Saner each placed third in the high jump and pole vault and Kinley Schuette took fourth in the 300 meter hurdles. 

Leading the Sabetha boys was Mason Engelken as he swept the Regional hurdles posting times of 14.73 and 40.30 to win the 100 and 300 meter hurdles. Second place was earned by Elliot Strahm in the shot put, Braeden Cox in the high jump and the 4x800 meter relay team (Cox, Kaden Dillon, Henry Glynn, Micah Romines). Kyle Grimm tossed this way to third in the javelin and fourth in the discus, while the 4x400 meter relay team (Engelken, Cox, Glynn, Romines) took third and Andrew Frazee placed fourth in the 110 meter hurdles. 

Royal Valley girls led the Panthers performances at Regionals as they lady Panthers took fourth as a team. Ivy Fink earned second place in the high jump to lead the lady Panthers, while Morgan Harvey finished third in both the 100 meter dash and triple jump. Mary Broxterman qualified for State with a third place finish in the 300 meter hurdles and fourth in the 200 meter dash, while McKenzie Hegemann placed fourth in the pole vaultl and Chloe Richter took fourth in the 1600 meter run. The girls 4x400 meter relay team (Fink, Hegemann, Jaden Flemming, Broxterman) also earned a State spot after a fourth place finish. The best finish individually for Royal Valley at Regionals was Kain Fink has he won the high jump behind a leap of 6'00. Garrett Hicks and Mikal Kitchkommie each took second in the pole vault and 100 meter dash, while Gavin Cumpton placed third in the 110 meter hurdles and Kobe Mills finished fourth in the 400 meter dash. The Panther boys 4x100 meter relay team (Chance Lyming, Cumpton, Devon Hale, Mills) is also headed to State after a third place finish. 

Hiawatha Red Hawk girls earned a fifth place team finish at Regionals and had a pair of individual event winners. Katherine Madsen with a time of 6:00.73 won the 1600 meter run, while Elizabeth Kettler posted a time of 12:32.50 to win the 3200 meter run. Madsen added a second place finish in the 3200 to her day, while Claire Geiger took third in the the 100 meter hurdles. Hiawatha boys were led by Justin Hodge who won the 3200 meter run with a time of 10:38.23 and took second in the 1600 meter run. Brode Jones placed third in the discus, while Liam Jones each finished fourth in the 3200 meter run. 

Four individual Regional titles led the Pleasant Ridge Rams performances at St Marys on Friday. Emma Schwinn swept the girls hurdles with times of 16.71 and 48.94 to win the 100 and 300 meter hurdles, while Luke Oatney took first in the boys 800 and 1600 meter runs with times of 4:40.86 and 2:01.07. Glynn Smith also qualified for State for Pleasant Ridge after taking second in the boys triple jump and third in the long jump. 

ACCHS Tigers had four athletes qualify for State led by Tucker Smith who qualified in two events after taking second in the 400 meter dash and third in the 200 meter dash. Trystin Myers placed third in the boy’s 300 meter hurdles, while Victoria Caplinger took second in the girls 1600 meter run and Jaycee Ernzen finished fourth in the 400 meter dash. 

Maur Hill-Mount Academy had Sara Domann earn second in the girls 300 meter hurdles, while Heather Ronnebaum took third in the girl’s 400 meter dash and Taylor Folsom placed third in the boy’s high jump. 

Alexi Adams led Oskaloosa's performances as she posted a time of 1:00.92 to win the girls 400 meter dash, while Jaden Courter took third in both the shot put and discus. 

A pair of fourth place finishes led Mclouth as Baylee Wolfe took fourth in the girls 3200 meter run and Sarah Dailey placed fourth in the girl’s shot put. 

Connor Winter led Horton as he won the boys shot put with a toss of 47'03.75.

Class 3A 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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