KVL track: Mill Valley sweeps; BLHS girls third; Johnson, Dumler top throwing events
Boys team scores: Mill Valley 182, Piper 119, Lansing 95, Bonner Springs 67, Tonganoxie 57, Basehor-Linwood 51, Turner 26, Bishop Ward 8.
Girls team scores: Mill Valley 180, Lansing 112.5, Basehor-Linwood 105, Piper 81.5, Tonganoxie 62.5, Turner 30, Bonner Springs 21.5, Bishop Ward 14.
Shawnee Both Mill Valley track and field teams enjoyed the friendly confines of their home track as they swept the team championships at the Kaw Valley League meet on Wednesday.
The Jaguar girls took league titles in five events. Emily Brigham broke her own meet record in the long jump with a leap of 19 feet, 4 inches, and tied her previous meet best of 12-3 in the pole vault. Madison Holland's mark of 105-2 was the best of the day in the discus, Maddie Estell won the triple jump and Taylor Cowan won the javelin (112-5).
In all, the Mill Valley girls scored 180 points well ahead of runner-up Lansing's 112 1/2 points.
Champions for the Mill Valley boys, who were 60-plus points better than second-place Piper, came in nine events. Kurt Loevenstein won the 800-meter run (2:04.29) and 1,600-meter run (4:40.10), Callahan Eckhardt won the 3,200-meter run (10:43.07), Cody Deas was first in the 110-meter hurdles (15.41 seconds) and 300-meter hurdles (41.92), Connor Hays won the pole vault (13-0) and Ben Carroll claimed the top spot in the javelin (154-5).
The final Jaguar league championships came in the 4-x-400-meter (3:28.71) and 4-x-800-meter (8:28.78) relays.
The Basehor-Linwood girls finished third as a team, scoring 105 points. Leading the Bobcats with runner-up finishes were Katey Trower in the javelin (104-7), Sierra Smith in the triple jump, Allison Heinen in the pole vault (8-6) and Marriah Clayton, who was second in the 100-meter dash (12.91) and 200-meter dash (27.54). The Bobcat 4-x-100-meter relay team was also runners-up (51.31).
The Bonner Springs boys scored 67 points, which was good enough for fourth. Kyle Dumler turned in the best throw in the shot put (50-2.5) and was second in the discus 141-3. Anthony was also second in the triple jump (42-3 3/4), while Austin Schuler was third in the 1600 (4:52.69) as was the BSHS 4x800 relay team with a time of 8:38.99.
Coming in sixth were the Basehor-Linwood boys with 51 team points. The Bobcats' best performances came from Ben Johnson and Matt Ogilvie. Johnson was first in the discus (155-4) and second in the shot put (50-1.5) and Ogilvie was runner-up in both the 110-meter hurdles (15.71) and 300-meter hurdles (41.96).
The Bonner Springs girls placed seventh with 21.5 points. The Braves got fourth-place finishes from Jonita Francis in the 100-meter dash (13.16) and 200-meter dash (28.11) and Julianne Jackson in the 300-hurdles (52.37). Jackson was fifth in the high jump (4-6) as were the Brave 4-x-100-meter (54.79) and 4-x-400-meter relay teams (4:52.73) relay teams.