COUNCIL GROVE — West Franklin proved to be the upper echelon of the Flint Hills League, as well as Kansas 3A track and field. The Falcon girls track team claimed the league title Friday in Council Grove, and the boys team earned runner-up.
The Lady Falcons won by a wopping 32 points, beating out Osage City and Council Grove — which tied for second place. Among the numerous successes for West Franklin at league were three individual league championships. Molly Rossman took home two of those in two separate events. She own the 1600-meter run by more than seven seconds with a time of 5:48.21. She followed that up with a win in the 3200-meter run with a time of 13:15.20, edging teammate Elizabeth Singer, who was runner-up with a time of 13:38.38. The 4x800-meter relay team of Ally Hutchison, Maddie Montgomery, Rossman and Bailey Leach not only won league, but shattered both the school record and league record in the event with a time of 10:22.74.
Kamryn Prouty broke the school record in the triple jump with a distance of 33-08. She finished third. Brooke Flory broke two school records, one in the javelin throw and one in the shot put. Her distance in javelin was 106-07, and her distance in shot put was 33-01.5. She was runner up in both events.
On the boys side, Shane Hart was league champion in the 300-meter hurdles, breaking the league record with a time of 42.69. Dallin Bailey was the league champion in the 3200-meter run with a time of 10:31.03, narrowly beating Central Heights’ Alex Cannady (10:37.83) for the title.
The 4x100 and 4x400-meter relay teams each set new school records. The 4x100-meter team — Brayden Singer, Cameron Wise, Clayton Noyons and Phillip Swank — placed third with a time of 46.12. The 4x400-meter team — Noyons, Matthew Eneihen, Wise, Hart) was the runner-up with a time of 3:41.22.
West Franklin, along with fellow Franklin County 3A schools Central Heights and Wellsville, are set to compete Friday in its 3A regional at Fredonia High School. Field events are scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. with prelims set for 3:30 p.m. The schools assigned to the Fredonia regional are — West Franklin, Central Heights, Wellsville, Fredonia, Northeast (Arma), Southeast (Cherokee), Caney Valley, Cherryvale, Council Grove, Erie, Eureka, Humboldt, Jayhawk-Linn, Neodesha, Osage City and Riverton.
West Franklin High School track and field
at Flint Hills League Championships (Friday at Council Grove)
GIRLS (league champions) — 100m hurdles: 3 - Nevaeh Scott 18.98; 10 - Bailey Longstaf 21.51. 100m dash: 2 - Kamryn Prouty 13.76. 300m hurdles: 4 - Maddie Montgomery 53.77; 5 - Scott 55.34. 400m dash: 3 - Prouty 1:04.27; 5 - Ally Hutchison 1:06.33. 800m run: 2 - Bailey Leach 2:37; 3 - Molly Rossman 2:39.83. 1600m run: 1 - Rossman 5:48.21; 3 - Montgomery 5:59.09; 4 - Elizabeth Singer 6:09.71. 3200m run: 1 - Rossman 13:15.20; 2 - Singer 13:38.38; 8 - Jessica Sandoz 15:58. 4x400m relay: 2 - WFHS 4:22.85 (Hutchison, Prouty, Montgomery, Leach). 4x800m relay: 1 - WFHS 10:22.74 (Hutchison, Montgomery, Rossman, Leach - school/league record). Long jump: 2 - Hutchison 15-09; 10 - Longstaff 13-06. Triple jump: 3 - Prouty 33-08 (school record); 6 - Longstaff 29-09. Discus: 8 - Brooke Flory 82-06; 17 - Jaiden Layton 53-01.5. Javelin: 2 - Flory 106-07 (school record); 18 - Layton 41-02. Shot put: 2 - Flory 33-01.5 (school record); 21 - Layton 19-00.
BOYS (league runner-up) — 100m hurdles: 2 - Shane Hart 16.48; 8 - Jamison Corwine 21.09. 100m dash: 4 - Phillip Swank 12.00; 7 - Cameron Wise 12.25; 13 - Brayden Singer 12.79. 200m dash: 3 - Swank 24.05; 14 - Singer 25.86. 300m hurdles: 1 - Hart 42.69 (league record); 9 - Justin Downey 51.57. 400m dash: 7 - Clayton Noyons 56.13. 800m run: 3 - Dallin Bailey 2:08.31; 4 - Shane Birzer 2:08.69; 13 - Ethan Hatfield 2:17.73. 1600m run: 2 - Bailey 4:44.19; 5 - Hatfield 4:58.88. 3200m run: 1 - Bailey 10:31.03; 6 - Jeremy Haverkamp 11:20.10. 4x100m relay: 3 - WFHS 46.12 (Singer, Wise, Noyons, Swank - school record). 4x400m relay: 2 - WFHS 3:41.22 (Noyons, Eneihen, Wise, Hart - school record). 4x800m relay: 2 - WFHS 8:44.67 (Hatfield, Haverkamp, Birzer, Bailey). High jump: 2 - Cade Fischer 6-00; 8 - Wise 5-06. Long jump: 3 - Swank 19-04.5; 5 - Noyons 17-08.5; 17 - Hart 16-00.5. Triple jump: 3 - Fischer 37-07; 5 - Matthew Eneihen 37-00.5. Discus: 7 - Tanner Sink 106-08; 10 - Logan Altic 102-04; 17 - Zach Yelland 89-02. Javelin: 13 - Altic 99-00; 18 - Kevin Beck 87-08. Shot put: 9 - Sink 37-06.5; 10 - Yelland 34-09; 12 - Altic 34-05.
COUNCIL GROVE — The Viking prep track and field team had several strong individual performances at the Flint Hills League meet.
The 4x800-meter relay team was crowned league champions with a race-winning time of 8:35.58. The team is comprised of Kyle Cardin, Caleb Meyer, Alex Cannady and Tyler Stevenson. Cannady went on to claim runner-up in the 3200-meter run with a time of 10:37.83. Stevenson was the runner-up in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:05.90.
Madison Bridges was the Lady Vikings’ top placer, finishing fourth in both the long jump and 200-meter dash. She jumped a distance of 14-03, and finished the 200-meter with a time of 28.60.
Central Heights is set to compete Friday in the 3A regional meet at Fredonia High School.
Central Heights High School track and field
at Flint Hills League Championships
GIRLS (eighth place) — 100m dash: 8 - Megan Speaks 14.54. 200m dash: 4 - Speaks 28.60. 800m run: 6 - Madison Bridges 2:50.84. 1600m run: 5 - Bridges 6:26.83. Long jump: 4 - Speaks 14-03. Discus: 11 - Cyla Gardner 72-10. Shot put: 5 - Gardner 32-07.
BOYS (sixth place) — 800m run: 2 - Tyler Stevenson 2:05.97; 8 - Kyle Cardin 2:12.60; 12 - Mason McCurry 2:15.96. 1600m run: 3 - Stevenson 4:47.75. 3200m run: 2 - Alex Cannady 10:37.83; 3 - Caleb Meyer 10:38.84. 4x800m relay: 1 - CHHS 8:35.58 (Cardin, Meyer, Cannady, Stevenson). Long jump: 11 - Mason Roberts 16-10. Discus: 4 - Coyd Gardner 120-04.5. Javelin: 8 - Jayden Lee 115-01. Shot put: 8 - Gardner 37-10.