Middle School Jays finish season

The Sabetha Middle School track and field team had a successful season. They completed their season with the League meet held at Royal Valley on Friday, May 10.

The seventh-grade boys’ team was the league champion, along with several individual league champions.

The teams competed in seven meets throughout the season. These included the Tri-State, Perry-Lecompton, Sabetha, Holton, Riley, Hiawatha and Royal Valley.

The track and field teams were coached by Pete Schuetz, Kay Duncan, Melissa Bradbury and Derrick Duncan.

Eighth-Grade Boys

The eighth-grade boys’ team placed at their meets as follows: second at Tri-State, sixth at Perry-Lecompton, third at Sabetha, second at Holton, third at Riley, first at Hiawatha and third at League.

Jonathan Renyer was league champion in two events — the 100-meter hurdles and the high jump.

He tied the school record in the high jump with a jump of 5 feet, 8 inches. The record was previously set by Micah Romines in 2016. Romines is now a Sabetha High School junior.

Renyer finished the hurdle race with a time of 16.13. The boys’ 100-meter hurdles was a new event in 2018. That school record is held by Renyer’s classmate Nohl Niehues who had a time of 15.02.

Drew Bestwick was the league champion in the 3200-meter run with a time of 12:02.72.

Members of the eighth-grade boys’ team were Drew Bestwick, Jacob Garber, Matthew Garber, Joshua Herrmann, Braden Lawrence, Bryson Lay, Jesse McGinnis, Preston Michael, Nohl Niehues, Reid Plattner, Jonathan Renyer, Davis Rokey, Kellan Spielman, Justin Thompson, Nathan Voos, Abe Wehner, Kodi Miller and Morrison Walker.

Eighth-Grade Girls

The eighth-grade girls’ team placed at their meets as follows: second at Tri-State, third at Perry-Lecompton, third at Sabetha, first at Holton, third at Riley, third at Hiawatha and fifth at League.

Mary Lukert was the league champion in two events — the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 16.87, and the 400-meter run with a time of 63.50

The 100-meter hurdles was a new event in 2018, in which Lukert set the record with a time of 17.59. She broke her own record this year with a time of 16.58.

Members of the eighth-grade girls’ team were Samantha Arnold, Penn Bachelor, Trinity Detweiler, Kaily Dorn, Demelia Funk, Jessica Gruber, Carly Hartter, Kirsten Hartter, Mikenna Haverkamp, Mary Lukert, Karrington Robinson and Halle Scoby.

Seventh-Grade Boys

The seventh-grade boys were league champions at Royal Valley. They placed first in all their meets except for placing second at Riley.

Christian McAfee was league champion in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:30.94. McAfee also was league champion in the high jump with a jump of 4 feet, 10 inches.

Nate Menold was league champion in the triple jump with a jump of 33 feet, 2 inches.

Members of the seventh-grade boys’ team were Marcus Bauman, Easton Bradbury, Kalvin Evans, Chase Frey, Damian Gillette, Cole Grimes, Jacob Grimm, Joshua Grimm, Cole Hinton, Turner Howard, Zachary Kibbe, Aiden Lang, Christian McAfee, Kaleb Menold, Nate Menold, Colin Menold, Brayden Meredith, Nekoda Niehues, Dalton Rokey, Teagan Saner, Harper Schmelzle, Will Ulrich, Kellen Wenger, Cullen Wikle and Aidan Wittwer.

Seventh-Grade Girls

The seventh-grade girls’ team placed at their meets as follows: second at Tri-State, fourth at Perry-Lecompton, third at Sabetha, second at Holton, fourth at Riley, third at Hiawatha and third at League.

Leah Lukert was league champion in three events — 400-meter run, 800-meter run and 1600-meter run. She had times of 65.94 in the 400-meter, 2:44.53 in the 800-meter, and 6:00.13 in the 1600-meter.

The 4×200-meter relay team of Alexia Hayden, Allysa Kleckner, Mya Grimes and Taylor Menold was the league champion in their event.

Members of the seventh-grade girls’ team were Avery Baumgartner, Camryn Duryea, Laura Edelman, Mya Grimes, Abbey Gugelman, Alexia Hayden, Allysa Kleckner, Leah Lukert, Taylor Menold, Emerson Montgomery, Harper Smith, Nyah Strahm, Bayley Wasinger and Ellie Wessel.

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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.

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