Vordermark, Jaqua lead LHS track at Louisburg
Two members of the Lansing High track team recorded first-place finishes Thursday at the Louisburg Invitational.
Senior Adam Vordermark won the 800-meter run in a season-best time of 2:05.08. Freshman Lauren Jaqua was the meet champion in the 1,600-meter run in 6:05.07. She finished four seconds ahead of meet runner-up and teammate Sarah Nielsen (6:09.74).
Those finishes were strong enough to lead the LHS boys to a sixth-place finish in the team standings and the girls to a fifth-place finish.
Other top performances for the Lansing boys came from junior Will Johnson in the triple jump (second, 39-5) and junior Chris Hill in the 200-meter dash (fourth, 24.68. The 1,600-meter relay team of freshman Jason Swisher, sophomore Brenton Smith, junior Bobby Hauver and Vordermark placed fourth in a season-best time of 3:39.00.
Other top performances for the LHS girls were turned in by senior Riann Deere in the 200-meter dash (second, 27.98), freshman Madison Brandt in the 400-meter dash (second, 1:05.85), freshman Mary Meara in the 400 (third, 1:06.69), senior Kara Ritchey in the 800 (third, 2:40.23) and junior Meghan Sullivan in the triple jump (fourth, 29-10 1/2). The 400-meter relay team of sophomore Elle McNeill, Deere, sophomore Michelle Collins and freshman Jennifer Totleben placed third in 53:51 and the 1,600-meter relay team of Brandt, Jaqua, Ritchey and Deere placed second in 4:28.14.
Lansing next competes at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Platte County.