SMOKY VALLEY TOTALS 9 GOLD MEDALS
HILLSBORO – The Smoky Valley girls track/field team ran away from the 16-team field on Friday at the Hillsboro Invitational with 127 points while bringing home six gold medals while the Viking boys finished fourth and recorded three gold medals.
The 127 points was well ahead of Leon/Bluestem in second with 56 while Larned, Berean Academy and Elyria Christian rounded out the top five teams.
Belle Peters had a huge meet as she won the 100 meters, 100 meter hurdles and the pole vault. Her vault of 13’ 0” was an invitational record.
Gracie Lambert won the 800 meters while also setting a new meet record while the Lady Vikings 4×800 meter relay quartet of McKinley Johnson, Keira Mullen, Abby Rose and Lambert broke the meet record while gaining gold. The Lady Vikings also won the 4×400 meter relay with Rose, Mullen, Lambert and Ellise Peterson.
Beyond the six gold medals, the Smoky Valley girls also placed second in five events, and third in three others.
For the Viking boys, they were lead by Ryan Heline who earned two gold medals by winning both the 1,600 and 3,200 meters while Kort Sjogren took first in the javelin.
As a team, the Viking boys finished fourth with 55 points, just a pair of points ahead of fifth place Hesston. Inman, Berean Academy and Hillsboro took the first three spots in the team standings.
Smoky Valley will be back on the track on Tuesday, May 4 when they travel to Minneapolis.
SMOKY VALLEY VIKING TRACK/FIELD at Hillsboro
SMOKY VALLEY LADY VIKINGS RESULTS (top 6 finishes):
Team Standings = 1st LADY VIKINGS 127; 2nd Leon/Bluestem 56; 3rd Larned 55; 4th Berean Academy 51; 5th Elyria Christian 44; 6th Hesston 33; 7th Sedgwick 29; 8th Hillsboro 28; 9th Whitewater/Remington 26; 10th Inman 25; 11th Haven 22; 12th Council Grove 16; 13th Nickerson 15; 14th Russell 14; 15th Moundridge 12; 16th Canton/Galva 4.
4×400 Meter Relay = 1st LADY VIKINGS 4:12.32 (Abby Rose, Keira Mullen, Ellise Peterson, Gracie Lambert).
800 Meters = 1st GRACIE LAMBERT 2:18.54; 3rd McKinley Johnson 2:31.13.
300 Meter Hurdles = 2nd Clara McElroy 51.17.
400 Meters = 2nd Abby Rose 1:01.61; 4th Keira Mullen 1:04.83.
4×100 Meter Relay = 2nd Lady Vikings 51.74 (Noelle Peters, Breanne Peters, Gracie Lambert, Abby Rose).
1,600 Meters = 6th Ellise Peterson 6:07.58.
100 Meters = 1st BELLE PETERS 12.99; 5th Breanne Peters 13.34.
100 Meter Hurdles = 1st BELLE PETERS 16.26; 3. Clara McElroy 17.61; 5. Lydia Peterson 18.91.
4×800 Meter Relay = 1st LADY VIKINGS 9:58.95 (McKinley Johnson, Keira Mullen, Abby Rose, Gracie Lambert).
Pole Vault = 1st BELLE PETERS 13’ 0”; 2nd Breanne Peters 10’ 0”; 3rd Noelle Peters 10’ 0”.
Long Jump = 2nd Belle Peters 17’ 5.75”.
SMOKY VALLEY VIKING BOYS RESULTS (top 6 finishes):
Team Standings = 1st Inman 88; 2nd Berean Academy 72; 3rd Hillsboro 71; 4th VIKINGS 55; 5th Hesston 53; 6th Moundridge 48; 7th Council Grove 42; 8th Russell 40; 9th Lyons 17; 10th Nickerson 16; 11th Leon/Bluestem 11; 12th Sterling 10; T-13th Peabody/Burns, Whitewater/Remington 9; T-15th Larned, Canton/Galva 6; 17th Sedgwick 4.
4×400 Meter Relay = 5th Vikings 3:44.74 (Wyatt Johnson, Ki Blanchat, Vincent Pickering, Stephen Peterson).
800 Meters = 5th Justice Gardner 2:12.93.
300 Meter Hurdles = 2th Stephen Peterson 44.37.
1,600 Meters = 1st RYAN HELINE 4:33.79.
110 Meter Hurdles = 6th Jamison Sattler 18.20.
4×800 Meter Relay = 4th Vikings 9:08.15 (Justice Gardner, Garrett Huffman, Samuel Peterson, Stephen Peterson).
3,200 Meters = 1st RYAN HELINE 10:15.26.
Pole Vault = 3rd Stephen Peterson 11’ 0”.
Javelin = 1st KORT SJOGREN 151’ 3”.
Discus = 5th Skylar Hopkins 122’ 1”.