By William /

(Pic – Tyson Struber running at Moundridge Invitational)

MOUNDRIDGE – Gusting wind made things difficult on Tuesday for the Canton/Galva track/field teams as they participated in the six-team Moundridge meet where the girls and boys combined to win nine medals, including two golds.

For the Lady Eagles, the team scored just eight points with a pair of third place finishes by Mimi Craig in the shot put and discus while sophomores Brinley Becker and Emily Lance both finished out of the medals but turned in personal records in the 100 meters and 100-meter hurdles, respectively.

The Eagle boys scored 45 team points as Christian Darrah won the first gold of the day by winning the 3,200 meters before finishing second later on in the 1,600 meters. Lane McMannis brought home the other first-place finish of the day by scoring a win in the 300-meter hurdles.

Senior Eagle Tyson Struber brought home medals in three events as he took second in the javelin with a personal best throw of 149’1”, before finishing third in both the 100 and 200 meters. Isaiah Patton took a third-place finish in the high jump.

Despite the weather and not earning medals, several Eagle boys reached personal records on the day with Patton in the triple jump, Tanner Koehn in the shot put and freshman Brayden O’Hara in the discus.

Next up for the Canton/Galva track teams will be a trip to Haven on Tuesday, April 19.


Team Scoring: 1. Berean Academy 117; 2. Goessel 94; 3. Halstead 55; 4. Hillsboro 47; 5. Moundridge 28; 6. LADY EAGLES 8.

Shot Put: 3. Mimi Craig 32’0”.

Discus: 3. Mimi Craig 81’5”.

Long Jump: Brinley Becker 14’3”; Emily Lance 12’1”.

100 Meter Hurdles: Emily Lance 20.36.

300 Meter Hurdles: Emily Lance 1:01.09.

100 Meters: Brinley Becker 14.16.

200 Meters: Brinley Becker 31.15.


Team Scoring: 1. Berean Academy 98; 2. Moundridge 78.33; 3. Hillsboro 58.33; 4. EAGLES 45; 5. Goessel 36.33; 6. Halstead 36.

Shot Put: Tanner Koehn 35’3”; Wyatt Collins 34’4”; Preston Minson 32’1”.

Discus: Wyatt Collins 93’0”; Preston Minson 71’11”; Brayden O’Hara 51’3”.

Javelin: 2. Tyson Struber 149’1”; 4. Lane McMannis 126’11”; Tanner Koehn 91’2”.

High Jump: 3. Isaiah Patton 5’4”.

Long Jump: Jaden Ediger 16’2”.

Triple Jump: 5. Isaiah Patton 37’0”.

110 Meter Hurdles: 4. Lane McMannis 17.43.

300 Meter Hurdles: 1. LANE MCMANNIS 45.12.

100 Meters: 3. Tyson Struber 11.57; Isaiah Patton 11.87.

200 Meters: 3. Tyson Struber 24.18; Jaden Ediger 26.01.

1,600 Meters: 2. Christian Darrah 5:10.64.

3,200 Meters: 1. CHRISTIAN DARRAH 11:23.78.

4×100 Meter Throwers Relay: 3. EAGLES.

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