Lansing Middle School track dominates at Piper Triangular
There was no question which middle school had the strongest girls track program on April 4 at the Piper Triangular. That distinction fell on Lansing Middle School.
The LMS eighth-graders cruised to a first-place team finish with 93 points, well ahead of second-place Piper which had 63. In the seventh-grade division, Lansing again compiled 93 points to just 65 by runner-up Piper.
The eighth-grade girls were fueled by six first-place individual finishes. Abbey Lozenski placed first in the 3,200-meter run in 13:52. Carly Brown won the hurdles in 14.24 seconds. Briana Hall won the 400-meter dash in 1:07. Madison Brandt placed first in the long jump with a leap of 12 feet, 6 inches. Gwenna Davis won the discus with a throw of 63-7 1/2 and Taylor Dumlao won the shot Put with a toss of 28-6 1/2.
In addition, three relay teams placed first. The 400-meter relay team of Lisa Angello, Jennifer Totleben, Krystena McCrudden and Brown placed first in 56.58 seconds. The 800-meter relay team of Angello, McCrudden, Anisha Patel and Kate Meara won in 2:04. The 1,600-meter relay of Lauren Jaqua, Sarah Nielsen, Brandt and Hall cruised to victory in 4:51, matching their best time from last year.
In addition, Angello placed second in the 100 meters, Jaqua was second in the 1,600-meter run, Kiersten Fowles was the runner-up in the 400 and Hall was second in the high jump.
Third-place finishes went to Lozenski in the 1,600, Brandt in the 400, Totleben in the 200 and Elle Hauver in the high jump. Gwenna Davis was fifth in the shot put.
For the seventh-grade girls, Elena Hill led the way with first-place finishes in the discus and the shot put. Katie Jensen won the high jump. Sara Beck won the long jump and the 100-meter dash. Megan Wilcox was the 800-meter champion. The 1,600-meter relay team of April Elkins, Wilcox, Jennifer Nye and Jensen won in 5:01.4.
Second-place finishes were turned in by Sarra Garvey in the 100, Jessica Wood in the discus and Allison Ewing in the shot put. The 400-meter relay team of Beck, Wilcox, Jensen and Marita Meyer placed second, as did the 800-meter relay team of Stephanie Brooks, Kyla Thrasher, Alyssa Cole and Garvey.
Third-place finishers were Cassie Roberts in the 400, Garvey in the long jump, Cole in the high jump and Katie Metcalf in discus.
Cole was fourth in the long jump. Wood was fourth in the shot put. Elkins finished fourth in the 400.
On the boys' side, the seventh-graders placed second and the eighth-graders were third.
The LMS seventh-graders received first-place finishes from Zack Hammer in the shot put, Chris Rathjen in the 200, Parker Gibson in the 400 and Patrick Horton in the 75-meter hurdles. The 1,600-meter relay team of Horton, Aaron Potter, Rhyan Lopez and Brennan Holcomb also placed first.
Second-place finishes were turned in by Michael Ross in the hurdles, Peter Lamoe in the 800, the 800-meter relay team (Calvin Schneider, Tyler Baughman, Cole Mohan, Hammer) and the 400-meter relay team (Gibson, Rathjen, Schneider, Baughman).
Schneider placed third in the 200, Tyler Hoyt was fifth in the 200, and Kaleb McQuillan was fifth in the hurdles.
Brandon Craig led the eighth-graders with first-place finishes in the 1,600 and 800. Kenny Hardwick won the hurdles.
Second-place finishes were turned in by Cody Filbert in the 100 and 200, A.J. Brinkley in the discus, Josh Martin in the shot put and the 800-meter relay team of Travis Grogan, Nick Papa, Jacob Hansen and Hardwick.
Papa was third in the 800 and Cullen Demarest was third in the 400. Fourth-place finishes went to Hansen in the hurdles, Sloan Cloke in the 100, Hardwick in the 200 and Billy Kidder in the discus.