Leavenworth opens track season with home invitational
The high school track and field season kicked off this week with local schools beginning competition Thursday.
Leavenworth hosted six other schools, including fellow United Kansas Conference member De Soto, and came out of the meet with five individual top finishes and a first-place finish in the women’s 4x100-meter dash.
Here are the notable results from the Leavenworth Invitational by event:
Senior Nathan Waugh took first place on the men’s side with a time of 11.7 seconds. Senior Aleshia Jones was the top finisher on the women’s side in second place, finishing in 12.94 seconds. Senior Wynter Ramos was behind Jones in fourth place with a 13.42-second finish.
Senior Jeremiah Walltower took first place with a 15.7-second finish.
Senior Dhakiya Blake took first place on the women’s side with a time of 58.4.
Sophomore Geness Bethea took first place with a final jump of 6 feet.
Sophomore Isaac Ativie picked up a third-place finish, leaping 20 feet, 1.5 inches.
Ativie followed up his long jump finish with a second-place finish in the triple jump, recording a 40 feet, two-inch final jump.
Seniors Michael Harris and Justin Pettis took the top two places as Harris threw 51 feet, 4.5 inches and Pettis reached 49 feet, 8.5 inches.
Harris picked up a second-place finish, throwing 131 feet, 8 inches.
The Pioneers are scheduled to compete again Friday at Lansing High School. Events are scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m.