By William /

HAVEN – It was a solid day on Tuesday for the Canton/Galva track/field teams as they traveled to Haven and recorded 12 gold medals as the Eagle boys took second and the Lady Eagles finished fourth.

The Lady Eagles only had two girls participating, but they managed to rack up 44 points which was good for fourth in the six-team field. Hutchinson Central Christian, Haven, and Elyria Christian all finished ahead of Canton/Galva.

Junior Lady Eagle Mimi Craig won both the shot put and discus with season best throws in both events while Brinley Becker, just a sophomore, won the long jump and finished second in the 200 meters and third in the 100 meters.

A lack of overall depth hindered the Eagle boys as they finished second with 123 points, well behind Hutchinson Central Christian who scored 158, despite Canton/Galva winning nine events.

Three Eagles, seniors Tyson Struber and Christian Darrah along with sophomore Lane McMannis all scored wins in their individual events plus running with Tanner Koehn to win the 4×400 meter relay.

McMannis and Struber both won three individual golds with McMannis winning both the 110- and 300-meter hurdles plus the 400 meters while Struber took first in the javelin, as well as the 100 and 200 meters. Darrah earned his pair of individual gold in the 800- and 3,200-meter runs.

“With some strong wind gusts and a fast-paced meet some of the athletes had events very close to another with some being back-to-back,” noted Eagle head coach Tina McMannis. “We didn’t have as many personal records due to those factors, but the short recovery times let the athletes work on endurance and perseverance.”

Next up for the Eagle track/field teams will be on Tuesday, April 26 when they travel to Douglass.

Coach McMannis concluded her post-meet reflections by saying, “We are building our strength and looking forward to the last few weeks leading up to the end of our season.”



Team Standings: 1. Hutchinson Central Christian 128; 2. Haven 103; 3. Elyria Christian 68; 4. LADY EAGLES 44; 5. Douglass 43; 6. Peabody/Burns 29.

Shot Put: 1. MIMI CRAIG 34’4”.

Discus: 1. MIMI CRAIG 84’8”.

Long Jump: 1. BRINLEY BECKER 14’1.5”.

100 Meters: 3. Brinley Becker time unavailable due to malfunction

200 Meters: 2. Brinley Becker 30.09.


Team Standings: 1. Hutchinson Central Christian 158; 2. EAGLES 123; 3. Haven 55; 4. Peabody/Burns 45; 5. Douglass 29; 6. Elyria Christian 17.

Shot Put: 3. Wyatt Collins 35’10.5”; 6. Tanner Koehn 34’7”; others – Preston Minson 30’7”, Brayden O’Hara 19’3.5”.

Discus: 5. Wyatt Collins 86’10”; 6. Preston Minson 80’2”; others – Tanner Koehn 78’8”, Brayden O’Hara 54’7”.

Javelin: 1. TRYSON STRUBER 146’9”.

High Jump: 3. Isaiah Patton 5’4”.

Long Jump: 6. Jaden Ediger 16’1.5”.

Triple Jump: Isaiah Patton 28’6”.

110 Meter Hurdles: 1. LANE MCMANNIS 18.81.

300 Meter Hurdles: 1. LANE MCMANNIS 50.68.

100 Meters: 1. TYSON STRUBER 12.08.

200 Meters: 1. TYSON STRUBER 23.65; others – Jaden Ediger 26.48.

400 Meters: 1. LANE MCMANNIS 56.72; 2. Tanner Koehn 57.21.

800 Meters: 1. CHRISTIAN DARRAH 2:10.08.

3,200 Meters: 1. CHRISTIAN DARRAH 10:46.18.

4×100 Meter Relay: 2. Eagles 48.44 (Jaden Ediger, Wyatt Collins, Ethan Alkire, Isaiah Patton).

4×400 Meter Relay: 1. EAGLES 4:22.18 (Lane McMannis, Tanner Koehn, Christian Darrah, Tyson Struber).

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