Central Prairie League Catch-All: Spring Week 4



CPL tracksters continue to dot the Class 1A and 2A rankings. In week four, the teams spread out around Central Kansas with meets in Ness City, Spearville, and Ellsworth.



Ness City


The Eagles hosted a nine-school track invite on Thursday. The girls won a variety of medals. Makenna Fritts won the 100m dash in 13.49. Madison Gabel ran third in 13.95. Gabel won the 200m dash in 28.25, just 0.01 seconds ahead of teammate Emily Hahn in second.  Hahn completed the sprint sweep by winning the 400m dash in 62.20. Senior Jessie Rubottom took over in the 800m, winning in 2:25.84, just off her third-best time in 2A. The 4×100 and 4×400 teams each won, and both have top-five times in 2A. Success carried into the field with Bree Humberg winning the triple jump by nearly three feet at 32-9.  Fritts picked up a silver in the javelin at 102-5.


The boys also picked up some medals. Dray Carson won the 1600m run by 14 seconds in 4:39.32, just off his best time in 2A. Connor Hawkins finished second in 4:53.81. Logan Jansonius led the throwers in sixth place with a javelin throw of 126-7.





Kinsley was among the nine schools in competition at Thursday’s track meet in Ness City. Ross Frame finished second in the two-mile in 11:22.29, 20 seconds off the pace. Connor Frame finished fourth in the 800m run in 2:18.66, just 0.06 seconds behind the bronze. Tyler Espinosa finished second in the 300m hurdles in 42.86. In the field, Humberto Soto finished fifth in the long jump at 17-7. Brad Newsom finished third in the discus at 124-7.5.


For the Lady Coyotes, Laurin Wagner finished second in the 3200m run in 14:01.68. Scout Frame ran fifth in the mile in 6:52.95. Clarisa Holguin placed third in the high jump at 4-2, and finished fourth in both hurdle events. Wagner’s long jump of 13-11 was good enough for third. Frame picked up another medal in the triple jump, finishing second at 30-2. Morgan Domme’s shot put toss of 32-6 was good enough for the silver. Domme also finished second in the discus at 91-2, just four inches shy of the gold.





The Cougar tracksters were in action Thursday at Ness City. Kade Urban ran the 1600m run in 5:11.07 for fourth place, less than two seconds from a medal. Urban also finished fourth in the 3200m run, missing a medal by seven seconds in 11:38.62. Preston Cheeley placed seventh in the shot put with a throw of 38-11.5. His discus throw of 110-6.5 was good enough for ninth.


For the girls, senior Annie Kraisinger ran second in the 100m dash in 13.73. In the throws, Megan Tammen placed eighth in the shot put with a toss of 27-9.25.





The Leopard boys continue to dominate in track. Thursday, the won the Ness City invite by 47 points. Otis-Bison’s Jordan Hoffman did not run, leaving the door open for LaCrosse. Lucas Moeder won the 100m dash in 11.74. Andrew Jay finished third (12.26), and Cody Lee ran fourth (12.27). Clayton Herdman won the 400m dash by more than a second in 52.73.  Ryan Hayes ran third in the 3200m run in 11:31.36. In the hurdles, Marshall Jay won a pair of bronze medals. In the field, Taylor Yohe won the high jump by two inches at 5-10. Andrew Jay finished second in the long jump at 19-6, half a foot from the gold. The Leopards swept the triple jump, led by Marshall Jay at 40-0, then Yohe at 39-9, and Andrew Jay at 38-0. In the shot, Sheldon Schmidt’s throw of 44-6.75 won the gold ahead of Cole Kershner’s throw of 44-1.75. The pair have the top two throws in 1A. Schmidt finished second in the discus at 130-8. Moeder completed the throwing sweep with a gold in the javelin at 168-6, well off his second-best throw in 1A. Ale
x Jay placed third at 139-2.


Erica Gilbert won the 300m hurdles by half a second in 56.12. Alyssa Oborny ran fourth in the 200m dash in 28.44, just 0.02 seconds behind the bronze. In the field, Oborny’s long jump of 14-0.5 was good enough for second, just five inches shy of the gold. Marissa Wagner finished third in the discus with a throw of 89-0. Tessa Pierce placed fourth in the javelin with a throw of 90-1.





The Mustangs were the lone representatives from the CPL at the Spearville meet on Thursday. The boys continue to put up some top performances. Henry Penner won the 800m run by three seconds in 2:11.97. He won the 1600m run by 12 seconds in 4:50.64, and the 3200m run by 12 seconds in 10:44.48. Penner has top-three 1A times in all three events, including the best 1600m time. Isaac Seibert won the 110m hurdles in 15.24, edging out Tanner Tranbarger who finished second in 15.27. Those are both top-four times in 1A. The duo repeated in the 300m event with Tranbarger winning in 41.95 and Seibert following in 42.85. Seibert won the pole vault by six inches at 12-0. He is one of two 1A vaulters to reach 12-6 this spring.


For the girls, Lisa Penner won the 800m run by a second in 2:40.18, five seconds off her No. 2 time in 1A. Penner’s mile time of 5:58.81 was three seconds behind the gold. Penner also finished second in the 3200m run in 13:15.89, the sixth-best time in 1A. Gilda Lopez won the 200m dash in 29.52. She finished third in the 400m dash in 1:11.68. Cass Wolff ran fourth in 1:18.31. In the field, Emma Stimatze finished third in the long jump at 14-2.75.



Central Plains


The Oiler track teams headed to Ellsworth on Thursday. The girls scored three points to finish at the bottom of the 12-team field. The boys scored 11 points for 11th out of 13 teams. Trustin Kreft picked up the point. His long jump of 20-2 was good enough for second place, seven inches shy short of the gold, and the No. 5 jump in 2A. Kreft’s discus throw of 119-3 was good enough for fifth, and he ran sixth in the 100m dash in 12.12, just 0.22 seconds off the bronze.


The Lady Oilers picked up their only points in the triple jump. Taylor Rolfs placed fifth at 32-7, followed by teammate Julie Demel in sixth at 32-4. Rolf’s effort is the 14th-best in 2A this spring.

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