A tale of two meets: Girls dominate, guys dominated against Solanco

This Monday was the last home meet for the L-S Track team, and also the senior night, and although the weather was a bit chilly for spectating, it was great for running. 
Hailey Welchans carries the baton to the
end of her relay

“We’ll have good competition,” said senior captain Luke Raum.


The girls’ team certainly didn’t disappoint, winning 107 to 43, with first places in almost every event. In sprinting, Lindsay Szymanski came in first in the 100 and 200, and anchored for the winning four by 100 team of Kara Hunter, Toby Harnish, Sarah Gawne, and Szymanski. Harnish also scored third in the 100, and Alexis Mongeau scored second in the 200.


In distance, the girls won both the four by 400 and four by 800, with first places coming from Jasmine McClintock in the mile, and Lauren Gard in the 400 and 800. McClintock also scored second in the 400 and 800, and Abby Gordley came in second in the two mile and third in the mile.


In hurdles, Josie Weaver and Madison Shreckengast scored second and third in the 100, and Julia Pritchard and Weaver scored first and third in the 300 respectively. In jumps, Megan Brenneman scored second in the long and triple, Mongeau and Gawne scored first and second in the high, and Shreckengast and Hailey Welchans scored first and second in the pole vault. Kristen Herr rounded off the day by scoring first in all throwing events.
The boys found success in pole vault, as
Ryan Firestone (looking on) finished first
while Kohl Bohannon (in action) took third


The boys were less fortunate, scoring only fifty points, but there were still some notable performances. They started strong, with the team of Mitchell Kuhns, Jansen Miller, Noah Pritchard, and Caleb Gawne winning the four by 800, but they were less fortunate in their other relays.


On the track, Kuhns scored third in the 200 to prevent a sweep in sprinting, while in distance the guys had more luck, with Nathan Cooper taking first in the two mile, Pritchard taking first in the mile, Gawne taking second in the 800, with Everett Honert, Kuhns, and Miller taking third in the mile, 400, and 800 respectively. Meanwhile in hurdles, Brady Stoner scored second in both the 110 and 300.


Out in the field, Hans Watson scored third in the discus to prevent a throwing sweep, while Ezra Mellinger took second in the long and triple jumps, while Ryan Firestone and Kohl Bohannon scored first and third in the pole vault.

Perhaps it was not an ideal meet for everyone, but certainly a hard fought one. Now the team is looking forward to Leagues and Districts, where multiple members hope to be contenders.

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--Justin Burkett, LSNews.org Managing Editor; Photos by Payton King, LSNews.org Staff Photographer

Edited: BP

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