An Atchison County Community High School runner placed first for an individual state championship over the long weekend in Wichita, Kansas.
Trystin Myers, junior at ACCHS, started running the 110m Hurdles mid-season. ACCHS coach Julie Dillon said Myers showed improvement in his 110 and 300 Hurdles in form and time at each track meet.
“Congratulations!” ACCHS said in a post announcing Myers’ success. “So proud of you! Great day to be a tiger.”
In Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) Class 2A competition, he placed first in the 110m Hurdles with a time of 15.27, second in the 300m Hurdles with a time of 40.30 and 15th in the Triple Jump, coming in at 36-09.25.
In other individual events, including competitors from Atchison High School (AHS) in the Class 4A events and Maur Hill-Mount Academy (MH-MA) in the Class 3A events:
Adalynn Collins, AHS junior, placed sixth in the 3200m event with a time of 12:13.85, and placed 12th in the 1600m event with a time of 5:45.30;
Taylor Folsom, MH-MA junior, placed eighth in the High Jump, coming in at 6-00.00;
Joseph Hernandez, MH-MA sophomore, placed sixth in the 300m Hurdles with a time of 41.08;
Divante Herrig-Brittian, AHS freshman, placed 16th in the Triple Jump event, coming in at 39-07.00;
Jonathan Joice, ACCHS junior, placed ninth in the High Jump event, coming in at 5-08.00;
Alex Martin, AHS junior, placed fourth in the 200m event with a time of 22.83;
Tucker Smith, ACCHS senior, placed sixth in the 400m event with a time of 52.25;
Victoria Caplinger, ACCHS freshman, placed 10th in the 1600m event with a time of 5:43.58;
Conner Wilson, MH-MA senior, placed 10th in the 400m event with a time of 51.99.
“Due to torrential rain and delays, the (MH-MA) boys did not get to run pre-lims,” said Lisa Baniewicz, MH-MA spokeswoman. “Giving their best effort, despite the weather working against them, two athletes (Hernandez and Folsom) still made the podium. Congrats boys!”
Dillon said Smith placed sixth after recovering from a hamstring injury in which he didn’t run for over 3 weeks. She added that Joice placed ninth after recovering from a wrestling injury and was not cleared to join the team until mid-season.
“This was a great group of athletes to work with, along with their other teammates who didn’t qualify for state, yet,” Dillon said. “They worked hard in practice and supported each other throughout. I look forward to following their success along with other athletes in our region.”
In relays and team events:
The MH-MA boys track team placed fourth in the Class 3A competition.
The ACCHS boys track team placed 10th in the Class 2A competition.