Pilot Grove girls capture team title; Prairie Home's Trever Huth and Jamestown's Mickayla Strother win MVP honors
The Prairie Home boys track team continued its hold on the CCAA title Wednesday at the BHS Sports Complex in Boonville by capturing first in 12 out of the 17 events.
While sweeping all of the field events, the Panthers also had the MVP for the second year in a row as senior Trever Huth took first in all four events that he competed in by winning the 200-meter dash, high jump, long jump and triple jump. Huth won the 200 in a time of 24.56 seconds, the high jump with a jump of 5'-8", long jump with a personal record jump of 18'-6" and triple jump with a personal record by nearly two feet with a leap of 39'-5 1/2".
In the final-team standings for the boys, Prairie Home accumulated 196 points. Higbee finished a distant second with 114 points, followed by Jamestown with 110, Pilot Grove with 108, Otterville with 46 and Bunceton with 3 points.
Only the top finisher in each event received medals while ribbons were awarded second place through eighth place finishers.
Other first place finishers for the Panthers were Kody Utterback in both the 800 and 1600-meter run in times of 2:22 and 5:25, respectively, Sam Distler in the 110-meter high hurdles in 19.27 seconds, Kole Holliday in the 100-meter dash in 12.23 seconds, Rayce Kendrick in the 400-meter dash with a personal record time of 56.58 seconds, Clinton Campbell in the discus with a personal record throw by nearly 15 feet with a toss of 95'-5 1/2", Jonathan Brandes in the shot put with a personal record throw of 39'-5 1/2" the 4 x 800-meter relay team of Kendrick, Utterback, Tyler Young and Klay Holliday in a time of 11:20.
Prairie Home coach 0000 Overfield said if you ask him, winning 12 out of 17 events along with several second place finishes is a good day. "To earn back to back CCAA conference championships is a fun and exciting feat," Overfield said, "now we shift our focus to districts and the tough road ahead of us before we get to state."
The Prairie Home Lady Panthers track team, meanwhile, had only one first place finish in the meet as the 4 x 400-meter relay team of Amber Carmichael, Danielle Paulson, Josey Wright and Ruthy Daniel swept the field in a time of 5:55.
In the final-team standings for the girls, Pilot Grove captured the title with 143 points. Jamestown finished second with 126, followed by Prairie Home with 123, Bunceton with 91, Malta Bend with 34, Otterville with 22 and Higbee with 9.
Jamestown's Mickayla Strother was MVP in the meet. Like Huth, Strother participated in four events and captured first in both the 100-meter hurdles and triple. She also took second in the 300 hurdles and third in the 100-meter dash.
As for the Pilot Grove girls, sophomore Kerigan Wessing won the 400-meter dash in a time of 1:04.87 while McKalie Lorenz finished first in the shot put with a toss of 29'-8 1/4". The Lady Tigers also brought home first place medals in the 4 x 200 and 4 x 800-meter relay. The 4 x 200-meter relay team, which consisted of McKenzi Schuster, Allison Weekly, Alexis Taylor and Kergian Wessing, finish first in a time of 2:03.94. As for the 4 x 800-meter relay team, which consisted of Dallas Peterson, Jenna Gerke, McKalie Lorenz and Katelyn Renfro, the foursome turned in a winning time of 16:23.31.
The Pilot Grove boys had two first-place finishes, with Kendall Kraus winning the 300 hurdles in a time of 49.87 seconds. Kraus also ran a leg on the 4 x 200-meter relay team along with Colton Glenn, Dylan Twenter and Sean Lorenz, which finished first in a time of 1:45.87.
For Bunceton, junior Madeline Berwanger captured first in both the high jump at 4'-6" and discus with a toss of 99'-4 1/2". Berwanger also took third in the shot put with a throw of 27'-3 1/4". Junior Samantha Brandes, meanwhile, took first in both the 300 hurdles in 52.26 seconds and 3200-meter run in 16:49.
In the junior high division, Mackenzie Arms of Higbee was the MVP for the boys while Rhiannon Runyon of Higbee captured MVP honors for the girls.
The Higbee boys and girls also captured the team championship.
In the final-team standings for the boys, the Tigers accumulated 142 points. Jamestown finished second with 76, followed by Prairie Home with 68, Otterville with 56, Bunceton and Malta Bend each with 29 and Pilot Grove with 28.
Meanwhile, in the final-team standings for the girls, Higbee finished the meet with 127.50 points. Jamestown finished second with 106.50 points, followed by Pilot Grove with 70, Otterville with 54, Malta Bend with 48, Prairie Home with 39 and Bunceton with 31.
For the Pilot Grove girls junior high track team, Cortney Bealer captured first in both the 800 and 1600-meter run in times of 3:24 and 7:18.
For Bunceton, Aubrey Scott captured first in the long jump with a leap of 13'-1 1/4", second in the 75-meter high hurdles in a time of 16.50 seconds and third in the high jump at 4'-8".
As for the Prairie Home boys and girls junior high track team, Ross Kendrick won the 100-meter hurdles in a time of 19.77 seconds while Tyler Carmichael took first in the 400-meter dash in 1:05.78. The Prairie Home boys 4 x 400-meter relay team, which consisted of Carmichael, Kendrick, Creed Flood and Sage Eichenburch, also placed first in 5:15.92.