The Newton High School track teams were finally able to get in the Newton Invitational Monday at Bethel’s Joe W. Goering Field.
The meet was scheduled for Tuesday, but rained out. Several teams couldn’t attend on the make-up date, cutting the field to five schools.
Newton swept both titles.
The Newton girls won with 206 points, followed by Kapaun-Mt. Carmel at 149.5, Buhler at 121.5, McPherson at 83 and Wichita North at 69.
The Newton boys won at 201 points, followed by Buhler at 167, McPherson at 116, Kapaun-Mt. Carmel at 110 and Wichita North at 66.
“The meet was a little watered down, but we still had some good performances today,” Newton coach Tad Remsberg said. “I was very pleased with how we did. It’s a little hard to tell from a meet like this. We’re looking at personal bests in times and distances, and we had some of those today.
“Jerik Ochoa ran a great 110 race. Kailey (Harris) went over 37 in the triple jump, so she’s coming back. Maggie (Remsberg) had a PR in the long jump. That’s a quality girl that beat her. Our sprinters are pretty solid. It was just a good, all-around meet.”
The Railer girls finished 1-2-3 in the 100-meter dash, won by Kalli Anderson in 12.00, followed by Savannah Simmons in 12.37 and Jen Andres in 12.43. Anderson won the 200-meter dash in 25.46, followed by Andres in second in 26.20.
“I felt really good,” Anderson said. “In the 100, I started pretty good. I was hoping to get in the 11s. Since it’s my first meet back, I felt OK. The 200, I started out pretty strong. In the 4x100, running a 48 is amazing. I was happy to be back with my team. I felt I kind of let them down. I was injured. It was good to be back. In the 200, I’d like to get a 24 again. I’d like to break 11.36 in the 100.”
Simmons won the 400-meter dash in 1:01.63, followed by Christina Bruce in third in 1:03.67.
“That was new for me in this meet,” Simmons said. “I don’t know if I’ll be running it this year. I wanted to be under a minute, but 1:01 is pretty good. The 100 I felt like I didn’t run as fast as I could have run, but I’ll take second place. I still want to drop my times a bit. It’s been kind of cold, so you have to warm up a little longer.”
Brooke Lachenmayer won the shot put in 37-0, followed by Amanda Dorrell in second in 36-1 1/2. Dorrell won the the discus in 105-10.
Kailey Harris tied for first in the high jump at 5-0 and took second in the triple jump in 37-0 1/4, missing the title by 3/4 of an inch.
Maggie Remsberg won the 100-meter high hurdles in 15.28 and took second in the long jump in 17-3. She scratched from the 300-meter low hurdles and the 4x400-meter relay because of illness.
Megan Bartel won the 800-meter run in 2:39.48.
Newton won the 4x100-meter relay in 48.59 and took second in the 4x800-meter relay in 10:53.50.
Nicole Engelken took second in the javelin in 110-4, missing first place by a quarter inch. Alaina Stucky took second in the 3,200-meter run in 12:40.59.
Rebecca Raymundo took third in the 300-meter low hurdles in 55.29.
For the Newton boys, Kade Remsberg won the 100-meter dash in 11.00 and the 200-meter dash in 22.29. Remsberg also ran in two relays.
“It’s good to be back,” Kade said. “My 100 time was disappointing. I have some things I need to work on, but I’ll get my times down this season.”
Kade Remsberg missed most of last season with a hamstring injury. He signed to play football for Air Force back in February.
“I’ve been working on a lot of stuff,” Kade said. “Football is a priority for me, but track is still very important to me. I want to run better than I have in the past. I have a little bit to go.”
Jerik Ochoa won the 110-meter high hurdles in 15.10 and the 300-meter intermediate hurdles in 44.10. Kelby Lawrence took second in the 110-meter hurdles in 16.06.
Landon Moore won the long jump in 20-7 1/2, winning a tie-breaker for the title. Moore won the triple jump in 43-2 3/4.
Garrett Mick won the 1,600-meter run in 4:41.77.
Josh Jantzi won the pole vault in 12-6.
Forest Jackson tied for first in the shot put at 50-0.
Newton won the 4x100-meter relay in 44.15. Newton was third in the 4x400-meter relay in 3:42.19.
Brendan Powell took second in the javelin in 162-0 1/2. Nathan Ahrens took second in the discus at 134-1. Erik Brown took second in the 3,200-meter run in 10:36.43.
Jonah Hodge took third in the 800-meter run in 2:09.54.
Newton competes Friday at the Wichita State Shocker Pre-State at Cessna Stadium.
“We want our sprinters to work though that meet,” Tad Remsberg said. “We’re getting after it.”