GIRARD — Records fell and champions were crowned at the CNC Track and Field meet on Friday, as the Frontenac boys’ team capped off night with a first-place finish in the 4X800 meter relay to cement its win, while Cailie Logue and the Lady Trojans closed out a historic season with a league title.
FRONTENAC BOYS CROWNED CNC CHAMPS
The Frontenac boys’ team was propelled to 134 points with six first-place finishes, while St. Mary’s-Colgan placed third with 104 points, Girard took fourth with 70.5 points and Southeast came in eighth with 16.5 points.
“Today was definitely a team effort for the boys,” FHS head coach Troy Morris said. “We had some step up and try some positions they haven’t tried before and some scored points and helped out in relays. We had a couple guys go down with some injuries here and there and other guys stepped up. It was just a really good team effort for the boys.”
Colgan’s Josh Hayes placed first in the 100 with a time of 11.47 seconds, with Frontenac’s Trey Strahan came in close behind to finish second at 11.55
Hayes also placed first in the 400, closing in at a time of 51.6, while Frontenac’s Brendan Ishimura and Austin Madl came in at second and third respectively with times of 51.8 and 53.07.
Jordan Ishimura added 10 more points to the Raiders’ tally with a first place finish in the 800 with a time of 2 minutes and 8.1 seconds.
Ryan Hughes of Girard took third in the 1600 — finishing with a time of 4:42.49 — and won second in the 3200 with a time of 10:39.28.
Connor Smith represented the Panthers in the 110 hurdles, winning first with a time of 16.24.
Tristan Fay of Frontenac won first in the 300 hurdles with a time of 41.37, while Josiah Thomason came in right behind in second with a time of 42.37.
Colgan’s 4X100 relay team consisting of Brandon Ngo, Hayes, Billy Dickey and Smith placed first with a time of 45.13.
Frontenac’s 4X100 relay team of Daniel Raio, Trey Strahan, Austin Gorham and Madl took second place with a time of 45.49.
The Raiders placed first in the 1X1600 relays with a team consisting of Jordan Ishimura, Riley McDaniel, Brendan Ishimura and Daniel Watts, closing in at 3:38.14.
Colgan’s 1X1600 relay team of Alex Brown, Dickey, Michael Marietta and Hayes came in second at a time of 3:40.49, while Girard’s team of Kirby Kohlton, Michael Chips, Austin Noe and Hughes came in third at 3:42.28.
Madl won the high jump for the Raiders, clearing a height of six feet and two inches.
Gabe Carl represented FHS in the Pole Vault, taking second with the height of 11-06.
Chaise Bryant took third in the shot put with a distance of 42-08.
Colgan’s Jacob Otter placed first in the discuss with a toss of 128-07, while Girard’s Carter Doherty took second at 115-06 and SMC’s Sam Green came in third at 112-03.
In the javelin, Frontenac’s Ryan Hemby won first with a toss of 148-02, while the Panthers were represented by Alex Brown and Jacob Otter, who placed second and third respectively with distances of 133-11 and 133-03.
LADY TROJANS CRUISE TO CNC CHAMPIONSHIP
The Lady Trojans received four first-place finishes from Logue and seven as a team to set them ahead of the pack with 197 points. Southeast and Colgan tied for second with 70 points apiece, while Frontenac placed sixth with 50 points.
“I thought our girls did well,” GHS head coach Matt Logue said. “We performed like we thought we could. There were a few surprises. Gabbie Riddle in the hurdles ran way better in the 4X100 and the 300 meters than I thought she would. Not that I thought she wouldn’t do well, it’s just that we didn’t think she’d do that well. She’s gotten a lot better throughout the year, so that was exciting. We also ran really well in the 4X100, which we didn’t do that well at Shawnee Mission North and we showed up and ran a lot better today. So, not just the fact that the girls won, but they had some good things happen.”
Cailie Logue set a meet record and placed first in the 1600 with a time of 5:02.73.
Girard’s Layne Karhoff and Frontenac’s Jessica Peterson placed second and third respectively in the 1600, coming in at times of 5:34.93 and 5:46.07.
Rachel Stephans represented the Trojans in the 100, winning first with a time of 13.11.
Stephans also took first in the 200 with a time of 27.68, while her teammate Mya McLead came in close behind in second at 28.4.
Cailie Logue won first in the 400, closing in at 58.98 and Colgan’s Marci VanBecelaere placed second with a time of 1:02.34.
Cailie Logue also won first in the 800 — crossing the finish line at 2:28.15 — while her teammates Karhoff and Kenzie Coester took second and third respectively with times of 2:38.37 and 2:40.83.
Cailie Logue set the pace in the 3200 with a time of 11:22.12, before Karhoff came in second at 12:15.65 and Frontenac’s Maggie Murray placed third at 12:18.24.
In the 100 hurdles, Southeast's Sarah Clausen placed third with a time of 19.55.
Girard’s Gabbie Riddle took second in the 300 hurdles with a time of 53.5.
SMC’s 4X100 relay team consisting of Aubri Hoffman, VanBecelaere, Cathy Farmer and Madison Thomas placed first with a time of 52.05.
Girard’s 4X100 relay team of Riddle, McLead, Emma Kerr and Stephans came in close behind the Panthers in second at a time of 52.29.
Colgan also placed first in the 1X1600 relay, as Farmer, Aubri Piccini, Thomas and VanBecelaere finished at 10:53.56.
The Trojans took third in the 1X1600 relay at a time of 11:55.68 with Megan Shireman, Heidi Burns, Mary Zimmerman and Coester carrying the batons.
Coester took first in the high jump — clearing a height of 5-00 — while Southeasts Salor Jackson placed third with a height of 4-08.
Jackson set a school record and placed first in the pole vault, clearing 9-06.
Kerr and Frontenac’s Hannah Merando took second and third in the pole vault respectively with heights of 7-06 and 6-06.
Colgan’s Christin Guilifoyle placed first in the long jump with a leap of 14-10, while her teammate Hayden Gardner took second with a distance of 14-03.
In the triple jump, Gardner placed third with a distance of 29-08 ½.
Frontenac’s Lauren Harper placed first in the shot put with a toss of 34-06, while Girard’s Kalyn Flaherty placed third with a distance of 32-03.
The Raiders were represented in the discus throw by Autumn Bryant, who won first with a throw of 99-05.
Girard’s Illyanna Knopp and Flaherty took second and third respectively in the discus with throws of 92-02 and 90-08.
Jackson placed first in the Javelin with a distance of 118-05.
— Jordan Buckamneer is the sports editor of the Pittsburg Morning Sun. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @jbuckamneer.