Amassing 86 points in field events alone, the Pratt High School girls track team breezed to victory on a miserably cold night at Kingman on Tuesday. Along with 76 points on the track, the Lady Greenbacks totaled 162 points to easily outdistance runner-up Larned (100) in the ten-team event.
The boys team scored 75 to take third place, with powerful Rose Hill piling up 210 points to win the meet.
The girl throwers dominated. Jenson Maydew took 1st in shot (37-4) and 4th in disc (93-2). Samaria Kohman won discus (96-7) and took 3rd in shot (32-10). Kayla Baer got a silver medal in disc (96-0) and Emily Hook chipped in a bronze in javelin (95-6). In a fun, unique event, the girl throwers also got to show off their wheels, taking silver in the 4x100 weight person relay (66.6).
The Lady Frog jumpers also piled up points and medals. Connor Reh won triple jump (34-4) and took 3rd in long jump (15-9). Jaci Kolm was 5th in TJ (31-9) and Paige Bailey 4th in LJ (14-8). Pratt went 1-2 in the pole vault with Chloe Cannata going 8-0 to take the gold and Morgan Strong getting the silver at 7-0.
Paige Bailey sprinted to 2nd place in both the 100m (13.44) and the 200m (28.38.) Bailey, Reh, Kolm and Christina Fernandez won the sprint relay going away (53.4). “The girls’ handoffs looked really smooth this week,” observed PHS head coach Forrest Mazey. In the 4x400 relay, Chloe Cannata, Anna Swank, Adele Loomis and Jaci Kolm took 3rd (4:45).
Hurdler Kirsten Roberts added a 4th in the 100mHH (21.65) and a 6th in the 300mIH (59.36.)
Frogs of Distance represented well. Adele Loomis won the 800m by over 13 seconds (2:36.) Kaylah Romine took 2nd in the 2-mile (12:42) and 4th in the mile (5:57). Cassidy Cronister added a 5th in the mile (6:29.) Romine, Cronister, Loomis teamed with Anna Swank to take the silver in the 4x800 (11:11).
The boys found points and medals a little more difficult to come by this week than in their previous meet victory at Nickerson. Shawn Ramos (TJ 6th 37-1) scored Pratt’s only point in the jumps. Austin Gates got silver medals in shot and discus (42-10 and 118-4) and Austin Boshart got 3rd in shot ( 42-8.) The PHS throwers took 6th in the weight relay.
The Greenbacks scored well in hurdles. Weston Riner took silver in highs and intermediates (15.98 and 42.19) and Devon Roberts got 6th (18.07) in highs and 5th (44.68) in intermediates.
Robby Eggleston took 6th in both dashes (100m 11.82; 200m 24.7). Eggleston, Devin Koehler, Nick Koler and Anthony Cannata teamed up to take 5th in the 4x100 ( 46.78). Ryan Landry took the bronze in the 400m (54.93) and along with Riner, Roberts and Josh Ash took 2nd in the 4x400 relay (3:45).
In distances, Josh Ash got the silver in the 800m ( 2:11) and Joseph Loomis took 4th (5:10) in the mile and 5th (2:15) in the 800m.
Page 2 of 2 - Coach Mazey is hoping for improvement in this spring’s weather to help his team progress and get on a more regular practice and meet schedule. “It has been brutal,” he said. “We still aren’t in very good shape and it’ll be tough on us later.”
The Greenback thinclads will be in action again at the St. John Invitational on Friday, beginning at 4 p.m.