OLIVIA PETERS GETS 3 GOLD MEDALS

By William

HALSTEAD – Despite the blistery weather on Monday, the Elyria Christian track/field team participated in the six-team Halstead Invitational and the Elyria girls took second while the Elyria boys finished fifth.

The Lady Eagles finished second with 108 team points, just four points behind invite champion Hesston who scored 112 and well ahead of third-place Moundridge who had 71.

Leading the way for the Lady Eagles was Olivia Peters as she took home three first place finishes as well as a second and third. Olivia scored a gold in both the 100 and 200 meters while anchoring a leg on the Lady Eagles winning 4×100 meter relay team.

Kayla Peters took gold in the 300-meter hurdles and as a leg on the 4×100 meter relay quartet that also included Macy Reiff and Ashley Koehn. Kayla just missed a four golds as she finished second in the 1,600 meters and then placed second to the other Lady Eagle gold medalitst, Hannah Froese in the high jump.

For the Eagle boys, they placed fifth with 27 points while host Halstead ran away with the meet title with 225 points with Moundridge finishing second with 116.

Top finishers for the Elyria boys were third place finishes by Kaden Aroum in the 400 meters and Grant Peters placing third in both the 110 and 300 meter hurdles. Elyria will now have a week to rest up and prep for a meet hosted by Solomon at the Kansas Wesleyan track in Salina on Tuesday, April 27.

ELYRIA CHRISTIAN EAGLES TRACK/FIELD at Halstead

ELYRIA CHRISTIAN LADY EAGLES (top 6 finishes):

TEAM: Finished 3rd.

100 Meters = 1. OLIVIA PETERS 12.86; 4. Ashley Koehn 14.30; 5. Macy Reiff 14.57; 6. Allie Stone 14.62.

200 Meters = 1. OLIVIA PETERS 27.55; 5. Olivia Clark 30.39.

400 Meters = 3. Olivia Peters 1:07.73.

1,600 Meters = 2. Kayla Peters 6:16.31.

300 Meter Hurdles = 1. KAYLA PETERS 55.13.

4×100 Meter Relay = 1. LADY EAGLES 56.41 (Macy Reiff, Kayla Peters, Ashley Koehn, Olivia Peters).

4×400 Meter Relay = 2. Lady Eagles 5:03.91 (Macy Reiff, Olivia Clark, Ashley Koehn, Allie Stone).

High Jump = 1. HANNAH FROESE 4’ 10”; 2. Kayla Peters 4’ 8”; 4. Hannah Bower 3’ 10”.

Pole Vault = 2. Ashley Koehn 5’ 6”.

Shot Put = 6. Ryland Hawkinson 24’ 10”.

Discus = 5. Kenna Cass 72’ 1”.

Javelin = 4. Ryland Hawkinson 72’ 1”; 6. Julia Allen 60’ 6”.

ELYRIA CHRISTIAN EAGLE BOYS (top 6 finishes):

TEAM FINISH: Finished 5th.

200 Meters = 6. Bret Anderson 26.56.

400 Meters = 3. Kaden Aroum 1:02.49; 5. Colby Clark 1:04.09; 6. Johnny Unruh 1:05.09.

110 Meter Hurdles = 3. Grant Peters 20.34.

300 Meter Hurdles = 3. Grant Peters 49.79.

Javelin = 4. Bret Anderson 130’ 9”; 6. Grant Peters 110’ 10”.

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