SMOKY VALLEY HAS 16, MCPHERSON 15

By William

MCPHERSON – According to the high school track rankings as of April 26, McPherson County is well represented with 56 county athletes making the top-10 of their class divisions in an event.

Leading the way is Smoky Valley where 13 Lady Vikings and three Viking boys are listed in the top-10 of an event for Class 3A, including Belle Peters who currently ranks first in the pole vault, 100 meters and 200 meters, while Gracie Lambert is yet another Lady Viking on top ranking first in the 800-meter run.

McPherson has 15 athletes ranked in the top-10 of an event for Class 4A with Katie Berg the highest rank Lady Bullpup as she is ranked second in the shot put while the Bullpup boys 4×100 meter relay quartet is tied for the top ranking of their event.

Other highly ranked county athletes would be Olivia Peters of Elyria Christian as she ranks second in the 200 meters and third in the 100 meters of Class 1A. Claire Thiessen of Inman was ranked second in Class 2A shot put, but moved to first place due to her performance at a meet earlier this week. Tanner Heckel of Inman is ranked third in the long jump and fourth in the triple jump for Class 2A while Braxton Lafferty is ranked third in Class 3A triple jump.

Overall, Little River has two Redskins ranked, Canton/Galva has three, Elyria Christian four, Inman seven, and Moundridge eight to go with the 15 Bullpups and 16 Vikings.

Complete listing as those county athletes ranked as of April 26 follows:

COUNTY SCHOOLS ATHLETES RANKED IN TOP-10 TRACK/FIELD =

CLASS 1A – GIRLS =

100 Meters = 3rd Olivia Peters, Elyria Christian

200 Meters = 2nd Olivia Peters, Elyria Christian

High Jump = T-6th Hannah Froese, Elyria Christian; T-6th Kayla Peters, Elyria Christian

CLASS 1A – BOYS =

200 Meters = 5th Tyson Struber, Canton/Galva

3,200 Meters = 9th Christian Darrah, Canton/Galva; 10th Morgan Becker, Canton/Galva

Triple Jump = 3rd Braxton Lafferty, Little River

Javelin = 8th Braxton Lafferty, Little River

CLASS 2A – GIRLS =

110 Meter Hurdles = 6th Madilyn Heflin, Inman

Long Jump = 10th Myiah Logue, Moundridge

Triple Jump = 3rd Myiah Logue, Moundridge

Shot Put = 2nd Claire Thiessen, Inman (now ranked #1 with results from a meet earlier this week)

CLASS 2A – BOYS =

100 Meters = 5th Corbin Unruh, Moundridge

200 Meters = 7th Corbin Unruh, Moundridge

400 Meters = 6th Landon Kaufman, Moundridge

110 Meter Hurdles = 10th Eli Brunk, Inman

300 Meter Hurdles = 7th Jace Doerksen, Inman

4×100 Meter Relay = 7th Inman; 8th Moundridge

4×400 Meter Relay = 7th Moundridge

4×800 Meter Relay = 5th Moundridge

Long Jump = 3rd Tanner Heckel, Inman

Triple Jump = 4th Tanner Heckel, Inman

Triple Jump = 7th Dawson Mannebach, Inman

CLASS 3A – GIRLS =

100 Meters = 1st Belle Peters, Smoky Valley; 8th Breanne Peters, Smoky Valley

200 Meters = 1st Belle Peters, Smoky Valley

400 Meters = 7th Abby Rose, Smoky Valley

800 Meters = 1st Gracie Lambert, Smoky Valley

1,600 Meters = 6th Gracie Lambert, Smoky Valley

110 Hurdles = 3rd Belle Peters, Smoky Valley

4×400 Meter Relay = 2nd Smoky Valley

4×800 Meter Relay = 2nd Smoky Valley

Long Jump = 2nd Belle Peters, Smoky Valley

Pole Vault = 1. Belle Peters, Smoky Valley; 3rd Breanne Peters, Smoky Valley; 6th Noelle Peters, Smoky Valley

CLASS 3A – BOYS =

800 Meters = 8th Lukas Apel, Smoky Valley

1,600 Meters = 5th Ryan Heline, Smoky Valley

3,200 Meters = 5th Ryan Heline, Smoky Valley

CLASS 4A – GIRLS =

100 Meters = 8th Jayla McCloud, McPherson

400 Meters = 5th Emily Whorton, McPherson

800 Meters = 5th Kassidy Beam, McPherson

110 Meter Hurdles = 7th Aislyn Soukup, McPherson; 9th Harper Smith, McPherson

4×400 Meter Relay = 6th McPherson

High Jump = 9th Emily Whorton, McPherson

Triple Jump = 8th Anna Vogts, McPherson

Shot Put = 2nd Katie Berg, McPherson; 4th Grace Pyle, McPherson

CLASS 4A – BOYS =

100 Meters = 7th Sky Schriner, McPherson

4×100 Meter Relay = T-1st McPherson

High Jump = 4th Seth Madron, McPherson

Long Jump = 3rd Aaron Powell, McPherson

Triple Jump = T-3rd Aaron Powell, McPherson