By William /

(Pictured is Brinley Becker)

MARION – In a track/field meet hosted by Solomon at Marion, the Canton/Galva Eagles scored a total of 10 gold medals and five silver with the Eagle boys finishing just five points out of a team championship.

For the Eagle boys, they finished with eight first place finishes individually while landing in second place in the team standings with 90 points, just five points behind meet champion Marion.

The Eagles won eight events including three by Tyson Struber as he took first in the 100 meters, 200 meters, and the javelin, while Christian Darrah won both the 800 and 1,600 meters. The other three firsts came from Wyatt Collins in the shot put, Jaden Ediger in the long jump, and Lane McMannis in the 400 meters. Collins and McMannis also finished second in the discus and javelin, respectively.

Considering they only had three athletes participating, it was amazing that the Lady Eagles finished the meet with 36 points and fourth place.

Mimi Craig scored a first-place finish in the shot-put while being runner-up in the discus, and Brinley Becker placed first in the 100 meters while placing second in both the 200 meters and long jump. The third Lady Eagle competing was Emily Lance and she placed fourth in the 100-meter hurdles.

“We had several Eagles not available for us today,” noted Eagle head coach Tina McMannis. “They were fighting injuries and sat out some events in this meet. We are hoping to get them all back to health soon.”

Six Eagle track/field members will be traveling to Wichita on Thursday and Friday to compete in the Shocker Pre-State Classic for Classes 1A, 2A, and 3A. In the elite section of the meet where the top track/field performers from all six classes compete, two Eagles, Mimi Craig in the shot put and Tyson Struber in the 200 meters have been chosen to compete.

The rest of the Eagle track/field team will be heading to Lyons on Friday.


Team Scoring: 1. Marion 95; 2. CANTON/GALVA EAGLES 90; 3. Solomon 62; 4. Moundridge 61; 5. Herington 23.

Shot Put: 1. WYATT COLLINS 35’7.5”; 4. Tanner Koehn 33’11”; Preston Minson 31’2”; Brayden O’Hara 19’0”.

Discus: 2. Wyatt Collins 100’3”; Tanner Koehn 80’0”; Preston Minson 75’0”; Brayden O’Hara 47’11”.

Javelin: 1. TYSON STRUBER 142’8”; 2. Lane McMannis 118’4”.

High Jump: 4. Ethan Alkire 4’8”.

Long Jump: 1. JADEN EDIGER 16’11.75”; 3. Nathanal Erskin 16’3.5”.

110 Meter Hurdles: 3. Lane McMannis 17.17.

100 Meters: 1. TYSON STRUBER 11.63; 4. Nathanal Erskin 12.83.

200 Meters: 1. TYSON STRUBER 24.08.

400 Meters: 1. LANE MCMANNIS 56.91.

800 Meters: 1. CHRISTIAN DARRAH 2:13.15.

1,600 Meters: 1. CHRISTIAN DARRAH 5:20.76.


Team Scores: 1. Marion 113; 2. Herington 70; 3. Solomon 58; 4. CANTON/GALVA LADY EAGLES 36; 5. Moundridge 9.

Shot Put: 1. MIMI CRAIG 32’1.75”.

Discus: 2. Mimi Craig 82’5”.

Long Jump: 2. Brinley Becker 14’5”; Emily Lance 12’7.5”

100 Meter Hurdles: 4. Emily Lance 20.4.

100 Meters: 1. BRINLEY BECKER 14.2.

200 Meters: 2. Brinley Becker 29.57.

(William is a free-lance writer covering McPherson County Activities – he can be reached at