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Centralia Boys & Girls Sweep 1A Regional Track Titles Leading State Qualifying Performances
By Mike Smith
Copyright: MSC Sports

1A Track & Field Regional (at Rock Hills) Results (5-17-18) - click here

Twelve Class 1A schools from Northeast Kansas area will be represented at the high school State track and field meet in Wichita after qualifying performances at the 1A Regional meet hosted at Rock Hills as the competitions notched top four or better performances. 

Leading the charge for the area was a pair of Regional titles for the Centralia Panthers earning several State qualifiers. The lady Panthers earned the Regional title with 87 points just five ahead of Axtell, while boys won by a wider margin posting 115 points to win by 27 points. Nine Regional titles in events were claimed by Centralia athletes with seven coming in the boy’s competition. The boys 4x400 meter relay team (Gore, Devon Feldkamp, Haverkamp and Boeckman) posted a time of 3:34.80 to win, while the 4x800 meter relay team (Feldkamp, Frederico D'Ambrosio, Ransom Engelken and Haverkamp) raced to a time of 9:05.26 to take the Regional title. The 4x100 meter relay team (Noah Quigley, Gore, Haverkamp and Ethan Snowberger) also qualified for State after a third place finish. Dylan Boeckman put forth a strong Regional winning the pole vault (13'00) and 300 meter hurdles (41.26), while taking second in the 110 meter hurdles. In the throwing events Josh Hasenkamp won the javelin (171'07) and Daegan Steinlage took first in the discus (145'02). Hasenkamp also qualified in the pole vault with a third place finish and Steinlage took second in the shot put to qualify in the that event, while Derek VanDorn placed second in the discus. Also on the track Isaac Gore won the 400 meter dash with a time of 52.70, while Kamble Haverkamp took fourth place in the 800 meter run. 

Centralia girls were led by Madison Lueger and Morgan Kramer who each won an event at Regionals. Lueger notched a throw of 148'04 to win the javelin, while Kramer took first in the 100 meter dash with a time of 13.13. Leuger added a second place finish in the shot put, while Breanna Schmitz took the silver in the pole vault and Tamra Jones also earned a second place finish coming in the 300 meter hurdles. The 4x100 (Becker, Jones, Katie Glatzcak, Kramer) and 4x400 (Kramer, Becker, Jones, Koch) meter relay teams each earned second to qualify for State. Kennedy Becker placed third in the long jump, while Emma Holthaus and Maegan Koch are both going to State after placing third in the 3200 meter run and 400 meter dash. 

The Axtell Eagles were led by the girls at Regionals as the lady Eagles finished as Regional runner-up. Two Regional titles were captured by Olivia Kuckelman as she posted times of 5:51.20 and 12:57.93 to win the 1600 and 3200 meter runs. Kori Schmelzle placed second in the 400 meter dash and third in the 200 meter dash, while Jordyn Smith finished second in the 3200 meter run and Mariah Deters notched second place in the high jump and triple jump along with fourth place in the long jump. The lady Eagles 4x100 (Bre Porting, Schmelzle, Chelsea Smith, Deters), 4x400 (Schmelzle, Porting, Kinsey Feldkamp, Smith) and 4x800 meter relay (Smith, Feldkamp, Smith, Kuckelman) each placed third to earn spots at State. For the Axtell boys the 4x800 meter relay team (Quinn Buessing, Simon Schmitz, Derek Buessing and Blake Porting) qualified for State with a fourth place finish. 

Clifton-Clyde Eagles boys and girls both finished in the top five as teams at Regionals and earned several State qualifiers. The Eagle boys were led by the 4x100 meter relay team (Douglas, Seifert, Girard, Ohlde) who posted a time of 44.88 to claim the Regional title. The 4x400 (Zach Sorell, Aiden Rudolph, Seifert, Ohlde) and 4x800 (Rudolph, Sorell, Stenberg, Tanner Thompson) are both headed to State also for the Clifton-Clyde boys after placing fourth and second. Christian Seifert in the 300 meter hurdles took second place, while placing fourth in the 110 meter hurdles and also on the track Brant Douglas took third in the 100 and 200 meter dashes. In the field events Clifton-Clyde had Jacob Stenberg take second in the pole vault, Aiden Rudolph place third in the long jump, Nathan Ohlde earn third in the discus and Elias Girard and Bradley Koch finish fourth in the triple jump and discus, respectively. Leading the lady Eagles performances was a Regional title for Maycee Callihan who with a toss of 112'09 won the discus and took fourth in the shot put, while Mallory Callihan and Jaysie Bowser each placed second in the discus and 800 meter run. Emily Coffman also qualfied for State placing fourth in the javelin. 

Multiple Hanover Wildcats are headed to after strong showings at Regionals. Claire Zarbynicky with a time of 2:31.29 won the girls 800 meter run and also took fourth in the 1600 meter run. Macy Doebele posted a leap of 35'09.50 to win the girls triple jump and took second in the long jump. Lady Wildcats also had Tianna Lohse earn third in the javelin, Taeghan Zabotrsky and Bailey Liby finish fourth in the triple jump and 300 meter hurdles. All three relay teams are headed to State for the Hanover girls as the 4x400 (Lohse, Zarbynicky, Taylor Klipp, Doebele) took first with time of 4:13.79 and the 4x800 (Lohse, Jueneman, Klipp, Zarybnicky) won with a time of 10:27.88, while 4x100 (MaKenna Jueneman, Lohse, Zabokrtsky, Doebele) took fourth. Hanover boys had Pete Peters win the Regional title in the high jump behind a leap of 6'06, while also taking third in the shot put. 

Eight athletes are going to State for the Frankfort Wildcats after finishing in the top four in their events at Regionals. Maggie Armstrong led the Frankfort performances by winning the pole vault with a vault of 9'08, while Kennen Brandt took fourth in the same event. Grace Dressman earned a fourth place finish in the 100 meter hurdles and the 4x800 meter relay team (Mariah Broxterman, Brandt, Trinity Koch and Laney Yaussi) placed third to earn a trip to State. In the boys competition Garret Dalinghaus took third in the 110 meter hurdles and fourth in the pole vault and Carson Schreiner finished second in the 200 meter dash. 

A pair of Regional titles led the Linn Bulldogs performances as Shelby Ohlde won the girls 400 meter dash with a time of 1:01.79 and took first in the high jump behind a leap of 5'10. Ohlde also qualified in the 100 and 200 meter dashes after finishing fourth in each event. Dillon Cooper earned a spot at State after placing fourth in the boy’s shot put and javelin for Linn. 

Troy Trojans saw Morgan Masters post a leap of 17'09.75 and win the Regional title in the girls long jump to qualify for State. While, Amanda Stock took third in the girls high jump and triple jump to earn a trip to Wichita. 

Blue Valley-Randolph had Kathryn Hutson place second in the girls 1600 meter run and third in the 800 meter run, while in the boys competition Cole Montgomery took fourth in the high jump and the long jump. 

Belinda Ames led Onaga at the Regional placing third in both the 100 and 300 meter hurdles to qualify for State. 

Wetmore Cardinals were led by Curtis Bloom as he took third in the triple jump to earn a spot at State. 

Washington County Tiger, Mia Cardenas took third in the shot put and fourth in the discus to grab a spot at State. 

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