Lansing boys, girls track teams second at Tonganoxie
Three Lansing High track athletes set personal records as the LHS boys and girls track teams placed second Tuesday at the Tonganoxie Invitational.
Tonganoxie's boys scored 138.5 points and edged Lansing for the team title. LHS scored 131 points.
On the girls' side, Tongie scored 192 points and ran away with the title. Lansing was second with 87 points, and St. Pius X was a distant third with 54.
Senior Jeff Slater highlighted the day by placing first in the 400-meter dash in a personal-best time of 50.73 seconds. He accomplished that feat despite continuing to nurse a sore hamstring. Slater also placed first in the 200.
"He still gets some tightness," LHS coach Errol Logue said. "He's still got the problem, and he's going to have it the rest of the season, but we've got to play it as smart as we can."
Sophomore Matt Sittenauer won the long jump with a personal best leap of 20 feet, 2 inches. Sophomore Griffin Davis also set a personal best when he placed fifth in the 1,600-meter run in 5:01.54. He also was fifth in the 3,200.
Sophomore Will Johnson earned second-place finishes in the high jump and triple jump. He also was fifth in the long jump.
Sophomore Nick Kelloff placed second in the 110 hurdles and third in the 300 hurdles.
Senior Kyle Buehler won the pole vault with a jump of 10 feet, 6 inches, and sophomore Bobby Hauver was third after clearing 10 feet. Senior Brian Cordes was second in the javelin with a toss of 134-11 1/2. Greg Stevenson was third in the shot put with a throw of 40-8.
Senior E.J. Corinealdi placed third in the 100, and junior Steffen Schumann was fourth.
The Lions' relay teams also were successful. The 400-meter relay team of Schumann, Sittenauer, Corinealdi and Brenton Smith placed second. The 1,600-meter relay team of Slater, Corinealdi, Smith and Chris Goss also was second.
Senior Amanda Radovich highlighted the girls' portion of the meet as she placed second in the javelin and the discus. It was her first time throwing the discus, and she recorded a throw of 85-11.
Also for Lansing, Erin Rogers placed second in the pole vault with a jump of 7-6; Keele McLaurin was third in the discus with a throw of 81-3 1/2; Samantha Parr placed third in the 400 in 1:06.25; Erin Eustice was third in the 1,600 in 6:04.21; and Ashley Mayes placed fourth in the 3,200 in 13:57.88.
Lansing also notched a pair of first-place finishes in the sprint relays. In the 400-meter relay, Ellie McNeill, Parr, Megan Sullivan and Riann Deere blew away the field and won in 53.21.
The 1,600-meter relay team of Eustice, Parr, Deere and Amanda Mitchell won gold in 4:28.10.