Archive for Thursday, April 14, 2005

Durkin uncorks school record javelin throw

April 14, 2005

The Eudora assault on the record books continued Friday at the Bobcat Relays.

Senior Chris Durkin set a new school record as well as a meet record in the javelin.

Freshman Amanda Graff prepares her release of the javelin Friday at
the Bobcat Relays at Basehor-Linwood High School. Graff threw the
javelin 58 feet, 11 inches. The Eudora girls team finished the meet
in second behind Tonganoxie while the boys team took fourth place
behind Tonganoxie, Bonner Springs and K.C. Sumner.

Freshman Amanda Graff prepares her release of the javelin Friday at the Bobcat Relays at Basehor-Linwood High School. Graff threw the javelin 58 feet, 11 inches. The Eudora girls team finished the meet in second behind Tonganoxie while the boys team took fourth place behind Tonganoxie, Bonner Springs and K.C. Sumner.

Durkin's record toss of 174 feet, 4 inches came at the expense of Dustin Moyer's 2002 record of 171-0.

"Chris really stepped up," coach Phil Katzenmeier said. "He was out of second place for about a minute and then took it right back with that throw."

Senior Brendan Jackson joined Durkin by placing third with a throw of 147-7.

Elsewhere on the boy's side, junior Nolan Smith put in a banner performance both on the track and in the field.

Smith took silver medals in both the 100-meter dash and the 200. The junior topped off the day with a bronze medal in the 400.

Smith took his winning ways to the pole vault and came away with the gold medal on a jump of 11-6. James Mills joined Smith to take the top two positions for the Cardinals with a vault of 11-0.

On the girl's side the relay team of Megan Ballock, Emily Ballock, Johanna Rahmqvist and Brittney Graff made it three-straight meets with gold medals, this time in both the 1,600 and 3,200 relays. The team set a new school record and a new Bobcat Relay record with a time of 10 minutes, 24.5 seconds in the 3,200 and 4:20.8 in the 1,600.

Graff continued to dominate the individual races as the sophomore took first place in both the 1,600 and 3,200. Junior Megan Ballock added a gold medal in the 400.

Junior Carrie Lister added to her medal count with a silver medal in the discus with a throw of 104-8.

After three meets, Katzenmeier said he was pleased with the team's progress.

"This is a great group of student athletes to work with," he said. "Their hard work in workouts and great effort in meets really shows."

As a team, Eudora finished fourth on the boy's side with 73 points, while the girl's took second behind Tonganoxie with 106 points.

The Cardinals run on their home track Friday at the Eudora Invitational. The meet begins at 4 p.m.

Boys team standings:

1.Tonganoxie 133; 2. Bonner Springs 115; 3. K.C. Sumner 84; 4. Eudora 73; 5. K.C. Turner 57; 6. Perry-Lecompton 39; 7. Lansing 31; 8. Basehor-Linwood 16; 9. K.C. Ward 9.

Top individual medalists and Eudora placers:

100 -- 1. Will Davis, Bonner Springs, 11.06. 2. Nolan Smith, Eudora, 11.4

200 -- 1. Nick Henderson, 23.36. 2. Nolan Smith, Eudora, 23.6

400 -- 1. Robert Kirch, Tonganoxie, 54.10. 3. Nolan Smith, Eudora, 54.9

800 -- 1. Levi Huseman, Tonganoxie, 2:04.69

1,600 -- 1. Andy Kolman, Tonganoxie, 5:00.62. 3. Cody Burns, Eudora, 5:11.7

3,200 -- 1. Daniel Everhart. Turner, 10:18.85, 5. Cody Burns, Eudora, 11:15.36

400 Relay -- 1. Bonner Springs 45.26. 5. Eudora 48.0. (Steven Calderwood, Brendan Jackson, James Mills, Mason McCurdy)

1,600 Relay -- 1. Tonganoxie 3:39.50. 3. Eudora 3:59.6. (Steven Calderwood, Brendan Jackson, James Mills, McCurdy)

3,200 Relay -- 1. Bonner Springs 8:49.80

High hurdles -- Dustin Hogue, K.C. Sumner, 15.64

Long jump -- 1. Robert Kirch, Tonganoxie 20-7

Shot put -- 1. Kent Fleming, Tonganoxie, 47-9

Discus -- 1. Emmanuel McComb, Bonner Springs, 148-10. 6. Chris Durkin, Eudora, 114-9

Triple jump -- 1. Milton Henry, K.C. Sumner, 43-3

Javelin -- 1. Chris Durkin, Eudora, 174-4. 3. Brendan Jackson, Eudora, 147-7

High Jump -- 1. Milton Henry, K.C. Sumner, 6-2

Pole vault -- 1. Nolan Smith, Eudora, 11-6. 2. James Mills, Eudora, 11-0

Throwers Relay -- 1. Tonganoxie, 50.72. 4. Eudora 55.6 (Ben Tillman, Chris Durkin, Kyle VanMeter, Jorden Wise)

Girls team standings:

1. Tonganoxie 141; 2. Eudora 106; 3. K.C. Sumner 81; 4. Basehor-Linwood 71; 5. Perry-Lecompton 69; 6. Bonner Springs 37; 7. K.C. Turner 23; 8. Lansing 21; 9. K.C. Ward 8.

Top individual medalists and Eudora placers:

100 -- 1. Ashley Venerable, Bonner Springs, 12.26

200 -- 1. Tiffaney Waxmonski, Basehor-Linwood 26.37

400 -- 1. Megan Ballock, Eudora, 1:01.41

800 -- 1. Christy Weller, Tonganoxie, 2:29.13, 3. Johanna Rahmqvist, Eudora, 2:42.2. 5, Cara Seats, Eudora, 2:45.8

1,600 -- 1. Brittney Graff, Eudora, 5:44.57; 2. Johanna Rahmqvist, Eudora, 5:51.3, 4. Cara Seats, Eudora, 6:04.2

3,200 -- 1. Brittney Graff, Eudora, 12:43.53

400 relay -- 1. K.C. Sumner, 51.96

1,600 relay -- 1. Eudora, 4:20.73 (Emily Ballock, Johanna Rahmqvist, Brittney Graff, Megan Ballock)

3,200 relay -- 1. Eudora, 10:24.5 (Emily Ballock, Johanna Rahmqvist, Brittney Graff, Megan Ballock)

300 Hurdles -- Jennifer Wagner, Tonganoxie, 49.37, 2. Emily Ballock, Eudora, 50.35

Shot put -- 1. Sarah Hartshorn, Tonganoxie, 34-0, 2. Carrie Lister, Eudora, 33-6.5

Discus -- 1. Sarah Hartshorn, Tonganoxie, 119-9, 3. Carrie Lister, Eudora, 104-8

Javelin -- 1. Ali Pistora, Tonganoxie, 113-0, 4. Carrie Lister, Eudora, 98-6

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