STRUBER WINS 200 METERS
WICHITA – The Canton/Galva track/field teams took just six athletes to the Class 1A State Meet in Wichita on Saturday but made the best of it with the lone Lady Eagle placing in the top four and two Eagle boys breaking school records while one, Tyson Struber, wins a state championship.
Struber began the 200 meters in fifth place after the preliminaries and ran in lane eight, but battled to the end of the finals and leaned just enough to became State Champion by .01 seconds. In the process, his time of 22.82 broke the 30-year old school record of 23.00 set by Phil Bullinger in 1981.
In the 3,200 meters the Eagles finished sixth and seventh with Morgan Becker running a 10:12.18 and Christian Darrah coming in at 10:15.01. Becker’s run also broke a school record that was set in 1987 by Mark Valentine at 10:22.00. Both runners set new personal records in the event as well.
Struber scored the other team points when he also finished fifth in the 100 meters.
For the Lady Eagles, sophomore Mimi Craig was the lone entrée and she made the most of it by finishing fourth in the shot put with a throw of 35 feet, 8 inches.
Canton/Galva head coach Tina McMannis noted after the state meet that, “All the Eagle athletes who competed at the state meet this year are underclassman and will be back in 2022. We had three juniors, two sophomores, and a freshman. Overall we had a great day in Wichita, especially when you figure we only had five boys competing and the team finished 12th, not bad when you consider there is like 119 Class 1A schools in the state.”
CANTON/GALVA EAGLE TRACK/FIELD RESULTS at CLASS 1A STATE MEET
(Top 8 Finishes Earn Team Points)
CANTON/GALVA LADY EAGLES =
Team = 38th with 5 points.
Shot Put = 4th Mimi Craig 35’ 8”.
CANTON/GALVA EAGLE BOYS =
Team = 12th with 19 points (55 teams recorded points).
100 Meters = 5th Tyson Struber 11.65.
200 Meters = 1st TYSON STRUBER 22.82 (New School Record).
1,600 Meters = 10th Christian Darrah 4:50.71; 11th Morgan Becker 4:55.50.
3,200 Meters = 6th Morgan Becker 10:12.18 (New School Record); 7th Christian Darrah 10:15.01.
4×400 Meter Relay = 15th Canton/Galva Eagles 3:50.29 (TJ Koehn, Christian Darrah, Lane McMannis, Tyson Struber).