LHS boys second, girls third at Tongie Invitational
The Lansing High boys track team placed second and the girls finished third on Tuesday, April 15, at the Tonganoxie Invitational.
Senior Kevin Johnson led the way for the LHS boys with first-place finishes in the 400-meter dash in 53.41 seconds and the triple jump with a leap of 41 feet, 1 inch. He also teamed with Will Johnson, Chris Hill and Matt Robbins to win the 400 relay in 45.25, and then joined Will Johnson, Aaron Potter and Jim Mayes on the second-place 1,600 relay team that finished in 3:47.37.
Also for Lansing, Hauver won the pole vault with a clearance of 11-6; the 3,200 relay team of Potter, Hauver, Mayes and Griffin Davis was second in 9:03.71; Hill was second in the 100 in 11.91, fourth in the shot put with a toss of 39-7 1/2 and fifth in the discus with a throw of 106-8; Cody Filbert was third in the 200 in 25.88; Kenny Hardwick was third in the 110 hurdles in 18.30; Alex Twitchel was fifth in the long jump with a leap of 17-9 1/4 and fourth in the triple jump with a 35-11 jump; and Shaun Wyman was sixth in the triple jump with a mark of 33-8 1/2 and sixth in the high jump with a clearance of 5-4.
In addition, Brandon Craig was second in the 1,600 in 4:53.15 and Davis was sixth in 5:17.34; Pete LaMoe was second in the 3,200 in 11:37.87, Greg Bremser was fourth in 11:42.02 and P.J. Sigle was fifth in 12:07.41.
The Lansing girls were led by their distance runners. Lauren Jaqua won the 3,200 in 12:41.97; Sarah Nielsen was second in the 1,600 in 6:10.35; Melanie Pilkington was third in the 800 in 2:42.82, one second off of her season-best; and Carlin Blakley was sixth in the 3,200 in 15:14.19.
Also for LHS, Megan Sullivan was fifth in the long jump with a leap of 14-4 and third in the triple jump at 30-4 1/2; Elizabeth Decker was fifth in the triple jump with a mark of 27-0; Carly Brown was third in the 100 hurdles in 18.02; Kate Meara was fourth in the 400 in 1:07.22; Jen Totleben was fourth in the 200 in 29.27; Sullivan was sixth in the 200 in 29.79; Andy Darden was fifth in the 100 in 14.46; Michelle Collins was sixth in the 100 in 14.58; Decker was sixth in the pole vault with a clearance of 6-0; and Alexis Ellis was fifth in the shot put with a 27-0 toss and fourth in the discus with a toss of 81-8.
In addition, the 400 relay team of Darden, Collins, Totleben and Brown was second in 52.63 and the 1,600 relay squad of Meara, Amanda Mitchell, Jaqua and Gabi Ballou was fourth in 4:45.10.