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Colgan girls, Girard boys claim CNC track titles


GIRARD, Kan. — The St. Mary's Colgan girls and Girard boys won team championships in the CNC League track and field meet on Thursday at Girard High School's Frank Jameson Field.

The Panthers won a shootout with Girard 159-155 for the girls crown. Riverton came in third with 105, followed by Frontenac 73, Baxter Springs 50, Columbus 8 and Galena 1.

The host Trojans ran away with the boys title, accumulating 207 points. Riverton was second with 115, followed by Frontenac 70, Colgan 63, Baxter Springs 38 and Galena and Columbus each with 26.

Lily Brown paced the Panthers with four victories, taking the 100-meter hurdles (15.87 seconds), 300 hurdles (47.06), high jump (5 feet, 5 inches) and triple jump (38-0).

The Panthers' Lauren Torrance was a double winner, taking the 400 (1:01.72) and javelin (115-0). She also ran the anchor leg on the winning 4x400 relay (4:15.60), joined by Gianna Constantini, Dalanie Meek and Jakayla Davis.

Girard also had a pair of multiple winners.

Gracie Peterson swept the 100 meters (12.39) and the 200 (25.93) and won the long jump (16-1). Claire Stevens prevailed in the 1600 (5:56.39) and 800 (2:36.59),

The Trojans' Ainsley Norton cleared 10 feet to win the pole vault.

Frontenac's Maggie Payne, Grace Jones, Abby Albright and Cera Schenck teamed up to win the 4x800 relay in 10:36.51.

Schenck also won the gold medal in the 3200 (13:45.91)


Girard won a total of eight events, led by double winner Adam Shireman in the 200 (23.48) and 400 (52.85).

Other individual winners for the Trojans were Houston Mcgown in the 1600 (5:02.73), Gavin Doubrava in the 800 (2:02.61), Tanner Ulbrich in the 3200 (10:52.48), Brett Clevenger in the discus (144-11) and Drake Kotzman in the shot put (47-0).

The Trojans also won the 4x400 relay (3:57.62) as Mason Adolph, Aiden Namman, Doubrava and Joel Jubber each ran a leg.

Tucker Harrell of Colgan captured two field events — the long jump (22-0) and triple jump (41-10).

Frontenac won the boys 4x800 in 8:58.79, with Tallon Bonine, Evan Zafuta, Gavin Caldwell and Conner Cole competing.