Ten Bluejays head to State in six different events

The Sabetha Bluejay track team competed at 3A Regionals on Friday, May 20, at Royal Valley. Both the boys and girls put forth a great effort to be able to send six girls and four boys to the state championship meet in Wichita next weekend.

“We had a good regional meet and competed about as well as we could,” said Head Coach David Remmers. “We are taking 10 different athletes in six different events. As always, we are disappointed we can’t take everyone that competed in that meet, but the level of competition we faced will help prepare those that are going with what they will face in Wichita. Our kids performed very well, and some that got a personal record, didn’t qualify. We told them that when the meet was over and they got back on the bus, to not have any regrets about how they performed. I believe they did that.”

BOYS

The 4×800 relay team had a great performance that earned them a fourth-place state bid with a time of eight minutes, 32 seconds. Included in that race were Nate Menold, Kalvin Evans, Brody Deters and Tyrese Bishop. Freshman Tyse Frazee also will go to state as an alternate for the 4×800 relay team.

Also, Bishop will be competing in a second event – the 800-meter run – at state. Bishop finished in third place at Regionals with a time of two minutes, five seconds.

5.20.2022 REGIONALS

800 METER RUN

3-

Tyrese Bishop

2:01.57

3200 METER RUN

5-

Kalvin Evans

10:32.69

4×800 METER RELAY

4-

N. Menold, K. Evans, B. Deters, T. Bishop

8:32.15

POLE VAULT

5-

Nohl Niehues

11’ 6”

TRIPLE JUMP

5-

Nohl Niehues

41’

TEAM RESULTS

1-

Marysville High School

100.50

2-

Silver Lake High School

91

3-

Seneca-Nemaha-Central High

61

4-

Osage City

56

5-

West Franklin High School

39.50

6-

Perry-Lecompton High School

36

6-

Royal Valley High School

36

8-

Bishop Ward High School

28

8-

Santa Fe Trail High School

28

10

Hiawatha High School

19

11-

Sabetha High School

17

11-

Wellsville High School

17

13-

Pleasant Ridge High School

14

13-

Rossville High School

14

15-

Olathe Heritage Christian

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Sophomore Josh Grimm throws the shot put during the 3A Regional Track and Field meet on Friday, May 20, at Royal Valley.
Sophomore Nate Menold runs around the track in the 4×800 meter relay during the 3A Regional Track and Field meet on Friday, May 20, at Royal Valley.
Freshman Brody Deters runs his leg of the 4×800 meter relay during the 3A Regional Track and Field meet on Friday, May 20, at Royal Valley.
Sophomore Kalvin Evans dashes around the track in the 4×800 meter relay during the 3A Regional Track and Field meet on Friday, May 20, at Royal Valley.
Senior Tyrese Bishop runs ahead of his opponents in the 4×800 meter relay during the 3A Regional Track and Field meet on Friday, May 20, at Royal Valley.
Freshman Luke Renyer prepares to throw the discus during the 3A Regional Track and Field meet on Friday, May 20, at Royal Valley.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GIRLS

The Lady Jays also found tremendous success in the 4×800 relay race. They finished with an impressive time of 10 minutes and 16 seconds, which got the gold for the Lady Jays. Included on that team were Leah Lukert, Aubrey Schmelzle, Laura Metzger and Mary Lukert. Lauren Bowles will travel as alternate with the 4×800 team to state.

Senior Olivia Saner also earned first place with an incredible outing in the pole vault. Saner was able to clear a height of nine feet, six inches, which will send her to the state championship meet. Junior Halle Scoby launched the discus far enough to earn third place and a trip to state. She threw the discus 113 feet, five inches.

The Bluejay state bound qualifiers will be heading south to Wichita State University to compete at the Cessna Stadium this Friday and Saturday, May 27 and 28.

5.20.2022 REGIONALS

200 METER DASH

5-

Mary Lukert

27.19

400 METER DASH

5-

Mary Lukert

1:03.03

1600 METER RUN

5-

Leah Lukert

5:57.83

3200 METER RUN

4-

Laura Metzger

12:43.96

4×800 METER RELAY

1-

L. Lukert, A. Schmelzle, L. Metzger, M. Lukert

10:16.59

POLE VAULT

1-

Olivia Saner

9’ 6”

DISCUS THROW

3-

Halle Scoby

113’ 5”

TEAM RESULTS

1-

Seneca-Nemaha Central High

108.50

2-

West Franklin High School

76

3-

Marysville High School

65

4-

Silver Lake High School

46

5-

Rossville High School

45

6-

Santa Fe High School

38.50

7-

Olathe Heritage Christian

38

8-

Sabetha High School

36

9-

Royal Valley High School

35

10-

Hiawatha High School

27

11-

Jefferson West High School

16

12-

Perry-Lecompton High School

12

13-

Osage City

11

14-

Pleasant Ridge High School

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Junior Mary Lukert runs the last two laps of the 4×800 meter relay during the 3A Regional Track and Field meet on Friday, May 20, at Royal Valley.
Freshman Laura Metzger runs around this curve in the 4×800 meter relay during the 3A Regional Track and Field meet on Friday, May 20, at Royal Valley.
Freshman Aubrey Schmelzle participates in the 4×800 meter relay during the 3A Regional Track and Field meet on Friday, May 20, at Royal Valley.
Sophomore Leah Lukert runs the first two laps of the 4×800 meter relay during the 3A Regional Track and Field meet on Friday, May 20, at Royal Valley.
Senior Olivia Saner clears the bar during the 3A Regional Track and Field meet on Friday, May 20, at Royal Valley.
Junior Halle Scoby prepares to launch the discus during the 3A Regional Track and Field meet on Friday, May 20, at Royal Valley.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schedule of Events

The girls’ pole vault will take place at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 27.

The girls’ discus will take place at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 27.

The girls 3200-meter run will take place at approximately 7:40 p.m. Friday, May 27.

The girls’ 4×800 meter relay race will take place at approximately 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 28.

The boys’ 4×800 meter relay race will take place at approximately 11:40 a.m. Saturday, May 28.

The boys’ 800-meter race will take place at approximately 5:35 p.m. Saturday, May 28.

Junior Nohl Niehues clears the bar during the 3A Regional Track and Field meet on Friday, May 20, at Royal Valley.
Sophomore Mya Grimes throws the javelin during the 3A Regional Track and Field meet on Friday, May 20, at Royal Valley.

 

 

 

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