Chanute girls 1st, boys 3rd at Fredonia track meet


Every member of the Chanute track and field team either met or exceeded first-year head coach Rick Rutter’s expectations at the Comets’ appearance at the Fredonia relays on Friday. That was the conclusion reached by Rutter after the Chanute girls team won the event by more than 50 points and the boys squad  finished in third.


The Comet girls notched 123.33 points at the event, putting them 53.5 points ahead of second-place Independence. This dominating performance was boosted by first place finishes in the discus and shot put by senior Sierra Masoner. Kyndal Frederick won the meet’s 400 meter event, and also placed highly in the 100m and 200m sprint events. Plus, the meet saw first place  performances by a 4×800 relay team (consisting of Shelby Stair, Jena Petterson, Talia Ramsey, and Madison Dispensa)  and high-jumping sophomore Madi Rollins. Senior Haley Taylor finished in second place in all of the throwing events at this meet; javelin, discus and shot put. Hurdler Regan Aylward and the school’s 4×400 relay (Shelby Stair, Kelsey Perez, Madi Rollins, and Rena Stair) also earned second place finishes.


The boys team racked up 58 points, while the tournament winners Girard had 88.75 and second place Caney finished with 88.25. The Comet boys benefitted from a big first place finish in the 100m dash by junior Ethin Van Anne, an event that he hasn’t competed in for a few years. He asked to be included it in this meet because Rutter figured he was a quick enough starter to do well at sprint events. This prediction turned out to be entirely correct, as Van Anne had a faster time in this event than any Chanute sprinter has achieved in over five years.
The Comets also saw a first place finish by the boys 4×100 relay, consisting of Van Anne, Caleb Dietsch, Britt Lee and Derek Sharp. Chandler Summers garnered a second place finish in the 400m dash, despite dealing with a nagging injury that kept him out of other events. Van Anne finished in second in the long jump, while Derek Sharp earned second place in the triple jump.
The Chanute track and field athletes will next travel to Girard on Friday, for a big meet that will feature 20 4A and 5A schools from around the area. Here are the results from the Chanute athletes that placed at this meet:
Girls Individual Results:  100m Dash- 4th Kyndal Frederick 13.190  1600m- 6th Madison Dispensa 6:7.38   200m Dash-Kyndal Frederick :27.68  300m Hurdles-2nd Regan Aylward :50.50, 3rd Rena Stair :50.78  3200m-5th Madison Dispensa 12:50.76, 6th Talia Ramsey 12:52.79  4×400 Relay-2nd Chanute (S. Stair, K. Perezm M. Rollins, R. Stair) 4:28.10  4×800 Relay-1st Chanute (S. Stair, J. Petterson, T. Ramsey, M. Dispensa) 10:55.11  400m Dash-1st Kyndal Frederick 1:2.34 800m-5th Jena Petterson 2:43.19  Discus-1st Sierra Masoner 115’6.00, 2nd Haley Taylor 102’4.00, 6th Alexis Thuston 89’6.00  High Jump-1st Madi Rollins 5’2.00, 5th Kelsey Perez 4’6.00  100m Hurdles-4th Regan Aylward :17.77, 5th Rena Stair :18.00 Javelin-2nd Haley Taylor 122’11.00  Shot Put- 1st Sierra Masoner 39’1.250, 2nd Haley Taylor 36.7.750, 5th Jordan Schoenberger 33’8.00
Top 10 Girls Team Results:  1. Chanute 123.33  2. Independence 70  3. West Elk 67  4. Girard 63.5  5. Galena 38  6. Southeast 30.33 7. Bluestem 25  8. Caney Valley 20.33 9. Fredonia 18.5 10. ( Tie) St. Paul16  10. Flint Hills 16
Boys Individual Results: 100m Dash-1st Ethin Van Anne :11.31  4th Brit Lee  :11.86   4×100 Relay- 1st Chanute (E. Van Anne, C. Dietsch, B. Lee, D. Sharp) :46.080  4×800 Relay – 5th Chanute 9:13.150  400m Dash-2nd Chandler Summers :52.610 , 4th Colton Erikson 54:350  High Jump-4th Derek Sharp  6’2.00  Long Jump-2nd Ethin Van Anne 19’4.00  Triple Jump-2nd Derek Sharp 39’8.750
Top 10 Boys Team Results: 1. Girard 88.75  2. Caney Valley 88.25 3. Chanute 58  4. St. Mary’s Colgan 52  5. Iola 42.25 6. Yates Center 35  7. Fredonia 31.5  8. Southeast 30  9. Humboldt 26  10. Erie 24

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