Charger Boys Finish Third, Girls Fourth at Kip Janvrin Invite
Kip Janvrin was an outstanding athlete from Panora who graduated from Simpson College in 1988 and continued his athletic career as a decathlete, eventually qualifying for the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia. He currently is the co-head track coach at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. It is only fitting that an athlete of Janvrin's stature have a track meet named after him at his alma mater in Panora. (This observer is now the owner of Janvrin's high school weight bench. His father Ken left the bench at the curb of the Janvrin family home during a Panora clean up day about ten years ago. It is now in the basement of this observer's home in Guthrie Center.)
Eleven girls' teams and nine boys' teams competed on Thursday at the Kip Janvrin Invitational Track and Field Meet. The ACGC boys' and girls' teams joined the field and represented themselves respectably with the boys finishing second with 104 points and the girls finishing fourth with 70.3 points. Van Meter won the boys' meet with 166 points and Panorama won the girls' meet with 113.3 points.
The Chargers came up wth a total of seven first place finishes--three for the girls and four for the boys. Rylee Sloss won the gold in the 1500 meter run with a time of 5:11.85, while EmmaKay McClain continued her dominance in the 400 hurdles when she ran the event in 1:12.70. Chloe Largent remains undefeated in the high jump when she cleared 5'2".
Individual titles for the boys went to Cayden Jensen in the 200 meter dash when he bested the field with a time of :23.55 and to Cael Hoing who won the discus with a throw of 132'4". Two boys relay teams also placed first as the 4X100 team of Brock Littler, Charlie Crawford, Cayden Jensen, and Austin Kunkle broke the figurative tape with a time of :44.66. Also placing first was the 1600 medley team of Kunkle, Jensen, Crawford, and Trevin Suhr in a time of 3:43.52.
The 4X100 team broke the ACGC record for the fourth time his year, and is currently ranked tenth in the state in class 2A. The 1600 medley team ran a season best and is ranked fourth in 2A.
ACGC boys' coach Cody Matthewson summed up the meet this way. "It was pretty relaxed last night. We ran most of our top runners in one or two events. We were able to get the entire team to run last nigh in at least one event. We gave the boys a little blow. We did have some eye popping relay. times. I wanted to see what some of these relays could do. Saw some good things."
Girls' team scores: Panorama 113.3, Audubon 108, Van Meter 84, ACGC 70.3, Tri-Center 67, DMC 50.3, Earlham 44, GV Christian 23, WCV 10, Exira-EHK 8, CR-B 2
Charger girls' place winners: RUNNING EVENTS: 100 meters: Anaston Bensen 5th (:14.21) 800 meters: Jorja Hoover 3rd (2:36.07) 1500 meters: Rylee Sloss 1st (5:11.85); Jorja Hoover 3rd (5:24.61) 3000 meters: Kiersten Knobbe 3rd (13:24.06) 400 meter hurdles: EmmaKay McClain 1st (1:12.70) RELAY EVENTS: 4X100: (Jordan Lemke, Anaston Bensen, Alyson Embleton, Isabelle Policky) 5th (:56.13) 4X400: (Sophie Dorsey, Jenna Rowley, Anaston Benson, Hayden Coffman) 6th (4:47.65) 800 medley: (Jordan Lemke, Alyson Embleton, Emerson Van Meter, Audrey Stowe) 6th (2:11.10) 1600 medley: (Isabelle Policky, Rylee Sloss, Anaston Benson, Jorja Hoover) 4th (4:45.79)
400 shuttle hurdle: (Hayden Coffman, Saige O'Brien, Jenna Rowley, Sophie Dorsey) 2nd (1:13.97)
FIELD EVENTS: High jump: Chloe Largent 1st (5'2") Long jump: Isabelle Rouse 6th (12'7.25") Discus throw: Mercedez Richter 6th (89'4")
Boys' team scores: Van Meter 166, ACGC 104, DMC 97, Audubon 75, Earlham 55, CR-B 44, WCV 22, Panorama 11, Ex-EHK 7
Charger boys' place winners: RUNNING EVENTS: 100 Meters: Giffin Ayers 3rd (:12.32) 200 meters: Cayden Jensen 1st (23:55); Reid Rumelhart 5th (:24.92) 400 meters: Anthony Solorzano
6th (:58.64) 800 meters: Kaden Thomson 3rd (2:15.10) 1600 meters: Trevin Suhr 4th (4:44.55) 3200 meters: Justin Reinhart 2nd (10:56.98); Jarrett McClain 6th (12:09.03) 400 hurdles: Zander Kenyon 6th (1:04.57) RELAY EVENTS: 4X100: ( Brock Littler, Charlie Crawford, Cayden Jensen, Austin Kunkle) 1st (:44.66) 4X200: (Jacob Fox, Hayden Tunink, Reid Rumelhart, Brock Littler) 6th (1:40.18) 4X400: (Zach Moon, Jacob Fox, Dawson Muller, Miles Kading) 4th (3:51.99) 4X800: (Kaden Thompson, Miles Kading, Zander Kenyon, Zach Moon) 2nd (9:01.49) 800 medley: (Reid Rumelhart, Griffin Ayers, Brock Littler, Dawson Muller) 6th (1:46.73) 1600 medley: (Austin Kunkle, Cayden Jensen, Charlie Crawford, Trevin Suhr) 1st (3:43.52) 400 shuttle hurdle: (Anthony Solorzano, Lance Bunde, Hogan Grubbs, Zander Kenyon) 3rd (1:15.95) FIELD EVENTS: High jump:
Easton Stringham Tie 5th (5'4") Shot put: Cael Hoing 4th (43'1.5"); Payton Jacobe 6th (39'9.5") Discus throw: Cael Hoing 1st (132'4"); Hayden Tunnik 2nd (121'2")