The Leavenworth, Lansing and Basehor-Linwood track teams spent Friday at meets. The Pioneers traveled to Shawnee Mission West and the Lions and Bobcats went to Lawrence Free State.
The Pioneers took second on the girls’ side with 105 points and fifth on the boys’ side with 85.5. Mill Valley won both.
Dhakiya Blake took first in the 100, 200 and 400 dashes. Wynter Ramos was second in the 100 and 200. Saniyah Hammonds took second in the triple jump. Collie Fairley was second in shot put and discus. Susan Pearson was third in the shot put.
The girls’ team also took first in the 4x800 and third in the 4x400 and 4x100 relays.
Girls’ coach Rob Marriott said the team is doing well so far.
“Our girls’ team is doing very well so far this year,” Marriott said. “We lead 6A in every sprint event. Dhakiya Blake and Wynter Ramos are ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in the 100, 200 and 400. Our 4x100, 4x200, 800 medley and 4x400 relays are all ranked No. 1 in the state. Our distance crew is consistently scoring high at each meet as are the throws. Saniyah Hammonds is ranked No. 5 in the state with her 37 feet, 2 inches (jump) in the triple jump Friday night.”
The boys’ team was led by Nehemiah Griffin, Christan Walker, Daniel Bohnemann and Guy Ramos taking first in the 4x400. Bohnemann, Sean Markert, Samuel Overby and John Finnigan took second in the 4x800. Allen Robinson took second in the high jump, Lewis McLaughlin was second in the triple jump, Justin Pettis took second in the discus and Guy Ramos was third in the 200.
Boys’ coach Willis Willmeth said he was pleased with the results as the team continues to get better.
“Overall, I was pleased with our efforts,” Willmeth said. “We continue to get better. We ran some kids in a few different events than normal but overall, I was pleased with their effort.”
The Pioneers will travel to Bonner Springs on Thursday. The meet is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m.
Lansing and Basehor-Linwood traveled to Lawrence Free State on Friday for the Barrier Breakers meet. Participants medaled in the event if they broke a preset “barrier” in the different events.
Lansing boys’ head coach Dylan Brown said he felt the meet went well for the team.
“We loved seeing the high-end competition from multiple classes and states that a meet that size brings,” Brown said. “With our boys' team being fairly young, we were pleased to walk out with 18 medals.”
Logan Buffo medaled in the shot put, Kamari Wells medaled in the javelin, Levi Francis got a medal in the high jump and Malik Benson medaled in the long jump and 200.
Benson’s long jump of 20 feet, 7 inches was the best jump at the meet. Malachi Tinnel medaled in the long jump and 300 hurdles, Chrystian Huff medaled in the triple jump as did Bryson Raymond in the 100.
Matthew Stephen medaled in the 800 and Tre’Matt Pledger medaled in the 200. Ty Bieber and Michael Howell each meddled in the 1,600. Liam Neidig and Alex Mack both medaled in the 800 and 1,600.
Brown said the highlight of the night was Benson’s first-place finish.
Lansing girls’ coach Josh Floetke said the competition on the girls’ side was also impressive with the team falling just short of the “barrier” mark in multiple events. The throwing team did take home four medals. Grayce Martin medaled in the shot put as did Alyssa Batista in the javelin. Hailey Masisak medaled in both the discus and javelin.
The Basehor-Linwood Bobcats acquired 16 medals in the meet Friday with 12 on the girls’ side and four on the boys’ side.
Lucy Lally medaled in the shot put, discus and javelin. Jaiden Smith medaled in shot put and javelin. Maddison Rayl medaled in the javelin. Jenna Zydlo and Ellie Dusselier each medaled in the high jump. Dusselier also medaled in the long jump.
Rylee Jones medaled in the 3,200 and Brookelyn Vittitow and Riley Tinder both medaled in the 200.
On the boys’ side, Jace Friesen medaled in the discus as did Ethan Wilkinson in the high jump. Nolan Ford medaled in the 100 and 200.
Bobcats head coach Scott Russell said it was a new experience for the team with the size of the event and the unique way to medal.
“This was an opportunity to see where we stacked up against some tough competition,” Russell said. “We really did see some great results.”
Russell said Lally would be the top performer for the girls with three medals and a new personal record in the shot put. Her shot put of 35 feet, 2 inches was just inches off of the school record, according to the coach. Wilkinson was the boys’ top performer with his high jump tying the junior for fifth at the meet.
Both teams return to action on Thursday. Lansing will travel to Bonner Springs. Basehor-Linwood goes to Eudora. Both meets are set to begin at 3:30 p.m.