Track Update from Atchison Meet

Track Update from Atchison Meet
Posted on 04/09/2019
baseball bannerWest Platte High School Track Team update from Coach Feiden:

The Blue Jays headed north, on Thursday, competing in the Atchison Invitational, and both track teams had success. The girl's team won the meet and scored a total of 167.25 points, more than doubling the second place team of Mid-Buchanan, while the boys tallied 127 points also good for another 1st place plaque.

The night saw senior sprinter Hannah McGivern take home silver in the 100M, and anchor the 4x100 team for a gold. Sophomore sprinter/hurdler Mikenna Peters locked down two silvers and anchored the 4x400 team for another silver, and a bronze in triple jump, behind teammate Faith Stevens, who took 2nd in the event and also scored points in high jump, finishing 4th. Tori Norman and Gracie Raney finished 5/6 in the 200M for points but just out of the medals. Gracie and sister Gretchen worked with Daire Stelljes and Hannah McGivern to bring home 1st in the 4x100, with a time that was only .50 second off the school record set by the 4x100 team at state last year. The Raney twins also scored points in the open 400M with Gracie coming in 4th, Gretchen 6th, while Lara Lieske posted her best time of the season and earned 8th.

The girls also won the 800M, with Katy Tharp placing 1st, Bella Clark with points in 4th place, both dropping their personal best times of the season. The distance girls also locked down silver in the mile, with Lindsay Goodwin's time of 6.04, and Katie Groom earning points in 4th place. The two mile saw Sophia Rush and Bella Clark go 2nd & 3rd, both earning medals and big points for the Jays.

The relays saw strong finishes for the girls, with a gold in the 4x100 and 4x800, and silver in the 4x400.

Field events also earned big points for the girls with Amanda Lowell finishing 3rd in shot put and discus, Zoe Buckler 7th in shot put, while javelin throwers Lea Moose earned a bronze in 3rd place with a season best 104'5", Zoe Buckler took 5th with a personal best 83'11". Moose also scored 10 big points for the ladies and won pole vault, as well as earning a bronze in the long jump with a season best 15'2", while Lexie Smither finished 6th.

The boy's team also had a strong night, with 1st place finishes in the 4x400 and 4x800 relays, both posting season best times. Max Davies scored 10 pts and won the 2 mile race, while Ryan Borylo finished 4th, with points in the 100M and 200M, teammates Quinn O'Malley finishing 7th in the 100M, and Drake Stelljes finishing 5th in the 200M. Stelljes also wrapped up a silver in the open 400M for the Jays, with a season best time of 54.9, followed by season best times from Isaac Helmich and Mickey Roales, both going under 60 seconds in the race and earning points for the team in 6th and 7th.

The hurdle events saw senior Matik Heskin take gold in the 110s, with Mickey Roales earning bronze, finishing 3rd, while Heskin and Cole Vandel came down to the wire in the 300M hurdles, with Vandel edging Heskin at the wire to finish 2 / 3, and both going under 45 seconds. Vandel and Heskin also shared legs in the 4x400, and Cole also took home bronze in the triple jump.

Throwing events went well for the Jays, with Thomas Tharp earning points in the shot put in 6th, and javelin had points locked up with Rylan Richardson leading the way in 3rd, followed by Jacob Brown in 4th, and Zach Scroggins in 5th, sewing up 13 points total in the event.

Ryan Borylo also earned a silver in the high jump for the Jays, with O'Malley adding points in long jump in 4th.

The Jays head to Mid-Buchanan this afternoon and look to repeat their performances against a conference heavy list of opponents. Come out and cheer them on, the weather will be PERFECT!