SHS Track and Field: Nineteen Bluejays qualify for State Track and Field Championships

Nineteen Sabetha High School track and field athletes qualify in 18 events for the State Track and Field Championships. Pictured are FRONT ROW (L-R) Hattie Lukert, Kinley Schuette, Morgan Schuette, Abby Hinton, Nikki Kuenzi, Hannah Wertenberger, Skylar McAfee, Hunter Lowdermilk, Gracie Saner and Megan Meyer; BACK ROW (L-R) Braeden Cox, Kaleb Grimm, Mason Engelken, Andrew Frazee, Kyle Grimm, Micah Romines, Henry Glynn, Elliot Strahm and Kaden Dillon.

The Sabetha High School Track and Field team made the trip to St. Mary’s on Friday, May 18, for Regionals. Nineteen Bluejay tracksters finished in the top four in their events, punching their tickets to the State Track and Field Championships to be held in Wichita on Friday and Saturday, May 25 and 26.

“We were very excited to have 19 kids qualify to go to State and they all understand this final meet will require them to put forth their best effort,” said Head Coach Dave Remmers. “We are looking forward to a great week of practice in preparation for this meet.”

The boys’ team took fourth place with a score of 61.33 points and qualified nine boys. The girls’ team took third with 56 points and qualified 10 girls.

Boys

110-Meter and 300-Meter Hurdles

Junior Mason Engelken swept the hurdles competitions, finishing first in both races. In the 110-meter high hurdle race, he finished with a time of 14.73, just ahead of league foe Zach Buessing of Nemaha Central. Sophomore Andrew Frazee took fourth in the event with a time of 15.83, and earned his first trip to State. Engelken and Frazee both achieved career best times.

In the 300-meter intermediate hurdle race, Engelken had a time of 40.30, again defeating Nemaha Central’s Buessing. This also was a career best for Engelken.

This is Engelken’s second trip to State in both events. In the 2017 State competition, Engelken finished sixth in the 110-meter hurdles, but did not advance past the preliminaries in the 300-meter race.

Discus

Senior Kyle Grimm finished fourth in the discus with a throw of 129 feet, 6 inches. This will be his first trip to State.

Javelin

In the javelin, Kyle Grimm took third with a throw of 167 feet.

High Jump

Junior Braeden Cox earned his bid to State in the high jump competition, finishing second with a jump of 6 feet. This is Cox’s second trip to State in this event.

Shot Put

Junior Elliot Strahm finished second in the shot put with a put of 46 feet, 0.25 inch. His put was a career best. This will be Strahm’s second visit to State in the event.

4×400-Meter Relay

The 4×400-meter relay team of Cox, sophomores Kaleb Grimm and Micah Romines and junior Henry Glynn took third with a time of 3:32.25.

4×800-Meter Relay

The 4×800-meter team of Cox, Romines, Glynn and freshman Kaden Dillon took second with a time of 8:58.02.

GIRLS

400-Meter Dash

In the 400-meter dash, freshman Hattie Lukert finished second with a time of 1:02.46. This was a career best for Lukert.

800-Meter Run

Junior Skylar McAfee earned her second trip to State in the 800-meter run when she finished first at Regionals with a time of 2:32.39. Finishing a few seconds behind her in second place was Lukert with a time of 2:34.31. This was a career best for Lukert.

300-Meter Hurdles

Sophomore Kinley Schuette took fourth in the 300-meter hurdles, earning her a second trip to State. She finished at Regionals with a time of 50.92.

4×100-Meter Relay

The 4×100-meter relay team of K. Schuette, sophomores Morgan Schuette and Hannah Wertenberger and junior Abby Hinton took fourth in their event, qualifying them for State. Their time was 52.75.

4×400-Meter Relay

The 4×400-meter team of Lukert, K. Schuette, M. Schuette and McAfee took second, finishing with a time of 4:15.14.

4×800-Meter Relay

Lukert and McAfee, along with junior Hunter Lowdermilk and sophomore Nikole Kuenzi were members of the first-place 4×800-meter team with a time of 10:16.79.

High Jump

Junior Megan Meyer earned her second trip to State when she finished third at Regionals with a jump of 5 feet, 2 inches.

Pole Vault

In the pole vault competition, senior Gracie Saner earned her second trip to State when she finished third at Regionals with a vault of 8 feet, 6 inches.

State

The All-Class State Track and Field Championships will be held Friday and Saturday, May 25 and 26, at Cessna Stadium at Wichita State University. For a schedule of events for Sabetha athletes, see Page 4B.

 

REGIONALS

800 METER RUN

6-

Henry Glynn

2:12:42

100 METER HURDLES

1-

Mason Engelken

14.73 (PR)

4-

Andrew Frazee

15.83 (PR)

300 METER HURDLES

1-

Mason Engelken

40.30 (PR)

4×400 METER RELAY

3-

Kaleb Grimm, Mason Engelken, Braeden Cox, Henry Glynn

3:32.25

4×800 METER RELAY

2-

Braeden Cox, Kaden Dillon, Henry Glynn, Micah Romines

8:58.02

HIGH JUMP

2-

Braeden Cox

6’

6-

Skyler Arnold (3-way tie)

5’ 8”

TRIPLE JUMP

5-

Michael Gugelman

4’ 6.5” (PR)

SHOT PUT

2-

Elliot Strahm

46’ (PR)

DISCUS THROW

4-

Kyle Grimm

129’ 6”

JAVELIN THROW

3-

Kyle Grimm

167’

TEAM RESULTS

1-

Perry-Lecompton

71

2-

Nemaha Central

65

3-

Silver Lake

63.33

4-

Sabetha

61.33

5-

St. Marys

54

6-

Royal Valley

44

7-

Pleasant Ridge

38

8-

Rossville

27

9-

Atchison County

21.33

10-

Hiawatha

18

11-

Horton

11

12-

Mission Valley

10

13-

Maur Hill-Mount Academy

8

14-

McLouth

1

REGIONALS

400 METER DASH

2-

Hattie Lukert

1:02.46 (PR)

800 METER RUN

1-

Skylar McAfee

2:32.39

2-

Hattie Lukert

2:34.31 (PR)

300 METER HURDLES

4-

Kinley Schuette

50.92

4X100 METER RELAY

4-

Abby Hinton, Hannah Wertenberger, Morgan Schuete, Kinley Schuette

52.75

4×400 METER RELAY

2-

Hattie Lukert, Kinley Schuette, Morgan Schuette, Skylar McAfee

4:15.14

4×800 METER RELAY

1-

Hattie Lukert, Hunter Lowdermilk, Nikole Kuenzi, Skylar McAfee

10:16.79

HIGH JUMP

3-

Megan Meyer

5’ 2”

POLE VAULT

3-

Gracie Saner

8’ 6”

TEAM RESULTS

1-

Nemaha Central

124

2-

St. Marys

89

3-

Sabetha

56

4-

Royal Valley

42

5-

Perry-Lecompton

30

6-

Silver Lake

27

7-

Oskaloosa

24

8-

Pleasant Ridge

20

9-

Hiawatha

18

10-

Maur Hill-Mount Academy

17

11-

Rossville

16

12-

Mission Valley

14

13-

Atchison County

13

14-

McLouth

4

15-

Horton

2

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Krista Wasinger is Co-Editor of The Sabetha Herald, where she has been on staff since 2011. She specializes in city reporting and feature stories, as well as photography and page and advertising design. Krista is a 2004 Fort Hays State University graduate with a degree in communications studies with an emphasis in journalism. She lives in Sabetha with her husband and four children.

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