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Jackson Heights Girls & Sabetha Boys Win Jackson Heights Track Invite
By Mike Smith
Copyright: MSC Sports

Jackson Heights Track Invite Results (4-17-18) - click here

It was a strong competition at the Jackson Heights track Invite on Tuesday as several area teams were in action and it was a tight battle for the top team spots on top of the top individual finishes. 

The girls competition went down to the final event with the host Jackson Heights securing the team title with a 114 total points to edge Royal Valley by three points giving the Panthers second place. Sabetha girls finished in third, while Holton and Onaga finished fourth and fifth place as teams. ACCHS, Doniphan West, Horton, Wabaunsee and Wetmore finished out the girls teams standings in sixth through tenth. On the boys side of competition Sabetha earned the top team spot with 127.5 points winning by just 7.5 points over Royal Valley who took second. Holton nabbed third place finish, while Wabaunsee and Jackson Heights took fourth and fifth. Wetmore, Horton, ACCHS, Onaga, Riverbend International and Kickapoo Nation finished out the team standings finishing sixth through 11th. 

Jackson Heights and Royal Valley recorded the most event wins on the day with nine for each school throughout the competition. For the Cobras Faith Little raced to times of 2:25.47 and 5:43.09 to win the girls 800 and 1600 meter runs, while Shelby Phillips took the gold in the 3200 meter run (13:48.25). Lady Cobras also won the 4x400 (4:20.12) and 4x800 (10:40.15) meter relays, while in the field events Grace Roles and Sydney Raborn won the discus (104'00) and javelin (119'02), respectively. Cobra boys were led by Jason Parker and Cooper Williams who won the high jump (6'02) and long jump (19'09.50), respectively. 

A pair of multi-event winners led the Royal Valley Panthers performances at the Jackson Heights Invite. Ivy Fink won the girls long jump (15'10) and triple jump (34'07), while Mikal Kitchkommie sprinted to gold in the boys 100 and 200 meter dashes with times of 11.24 and 23.46. Also in the girls competition Morgan Harvey won the 100 meter dash (13.11) and Mary Broxterman took first in the 200 meter dash (28.23). While in the boys action Royal Valley added first place finishes in the 4x100 meter relay (47.40) and also in the pole vault and triple jump. Garrett Hicks won the boys pole vault (13'06) and Devon Hale won the boys triple jump (40'00.75). 

Sabetha Bluejays were led by Mason Engelken on the day as he posted times of 15.31 and 41.77 to win the 110 and 300 meter hurdles, while the 4x400 and 4x800 meter relay teams each took first with times of 3:38.62 and 9:05.53. Kyle Grimm tossed his way to first in the boys javelin with a throw of 151'00, while in the girls action Grace Saner won the pole vault (8'00). 

Leading the Holton Wildcats was Mason Strader who won the boys 800 and 1600 meter runs behind times of 2:04.31 and 4:52.52. Jayger Carson and Andrew Harrison each added a first place finish for the Holton boys winning the 400 meter dash (53.11) and discus (133'10). Lady Wildcats were led by the 4x100 meter relay team who won with a time of 53.11. 

Horton Chargers had a pair of golds on the day as they both came in the event of the shot put. Daspin Bruning won the girls shot put with a toss of 35'06.50 and Connor Winter won the boys shot put behind a toss of 46'00. 

Belinda Ames of Onaga swept the girls hurdles posting times of 16.55 and 52.59 to win the 100 and 300 meter hurdles. 

ACCHS Tiger, Jaycee Ernzen won the girls 400 meter dash (1:04.21), while Doniphan West Mustang, Alexis Wilson earned first in the girls high jump (4'10). 

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