Central Heights athletes compete at high level in league
The Central Heights track teams stepped to the plate to match the Flint Hills League level of competition Friday in Osage City.
“Each year the Flint Hills League competition continues to get stronger and this year was no exception,” Viking coach Troy Prosser said. “There were some clear highlights among some very nice performances that set the stage for next week’s state qualifying regional meet at Pleasanton.
A big highlight was Taryn Compton becoming a league champion by running her first 100-meter hurdles race since 2019 was thoroughly incredible and her second-place finish in the 300 hurdles brought a nice boost for the team, Prosser said.
Among the other personal bests by Nikita d’Augereau, Ryan Hale, Carson Wood and Luke Cotter shaved over 17 seconds off of his 3,200 time in his final League meet as a senior, Prosser said.
“For some, next week will be the final meet of the season,” he said. “For everyone, however, the journey that brought us this far has been one to remember and one that fostered growth, friendships, and sets the stage for future endeavors.”
** Denotes Medalist
PR = Personal Record
NA = info not provided by meet director
7th - Alexis Haynes, 94-04
14th - Nikita d’Augereau, 46-03 (PR)
14th - Nikita d’Augereau, 43-03
Girls 100m hurdles
**1st - Taryn Compton, 17.58 (PR)
6th - Taryn Compton, 30.34
6th - Lily Meyer, 1:10.38
Girls 300m Hurdles
**2nd - Taryn Compton, 51.47
4th - Lily Meyer, 2:50.69
Boys Long Jump
9th - Carson Wood, 16-11.50 (PR)
10th - Luke Brown, 93-03
16th - Aiden Welch, 77-09
17th - Ryan Hale, 76-03
Boys Shot Put
9th - Aiden Welch, 32-09.50
15th - Ryan Hale, 27-00.50 (PR)
12th - Carson Wood, 13.31
16th - Jesse Wharton, 13.78
10th - David Craft, 26.39
11th - Jesse Wharton, 27.14
13th - Carson Wood, 27.63
8th - David Craft, 56.57
13th - Dakota Kuczmarskim 5:29.65
4th - Luke Cotter, 10:37.49 (PR)
Boys 4x800 relay
4th - Crawford, Craft, Kuczmarski, Cotter, 9:16.63.