Charger Boys Top the Field at Ken Janvrin Relays; Girls Seventh
Updated: Apr 9
The ACGC boys' track team turned in an excellent performance at the Ken Janvrin Relays in Panora on Tuesday as they took top honors in the eight team field. The Chargers scored 150 points with Woodbine finishing second with 114.
The Chargers placed first in four individual events and in one relay event. The team also placed third through sixth in seventeen additional events to pile up the 150 point total. The meet was the second consecutive won by the Charger boys.
Claiming first in individual running events were Charlie Crawford who won the 800 meters in 2:07.72 and Trevin Suhr whose 4:56.55 in the 1600 and 10:46.12 in the 3200 claimed the top spot in those events. Clayton Wardyn took first in the high jump with a jump of 5'8".
The Charger 1600 medley relay team placed first in a time of 3:57.10. Members of the team were Jacob Fox, Wardyn, Crawford, and Suhr.
Four boys' school records were set at the meet including two individual and two relay records. Clayton Wardyn broke the 110 hurdle record when he ran the event in :16.73 to break Cole Boyer's mark of :16.85 set in 2018. Sophomore Austin Kumkle set the standard in the 200 meters when he ran it in :23.50 to break Dylan Soper's record of :23.62 in 2019.
The new relay records were set by the 800 medley team of Jacob Fox, Reid Rumelhart, Cayden Jensen, and Charlie Crawford, which ran the event in 1:41.61 and the 4x100 team of Kunkle, Jensen, Fox, and Rumelhart which crossed the finish line in :45.18. both of the previous records were set in 2019.
Chloe Largent was the only Charger girl to win the gold when she went 5'2" in the high jump. The team finished seventh out of the ten schools participating with 45 points. Harlan won the girls meet while Panorama and Mount Ayr finished second and third respectively.
Girls mentor Colin Shawgo saw some positives in his team's performance. "The weather was great and the girls took advantage and went out to give some good performances. Mady Kelsey placed third in the shot with her best throw of the season, and Cloe Largent took gold in the high jump at 5'2", and barley missed setting a school record at 5'4".
"All told were were able to pile up eighteen season bests in individual events and five bests in relays. Our main goal is to always show growth, and the girls did a great job of that at the Panorama meet."
ACGC boys' place winners:
Running events: 100 meters: Austin Kunkle 2nd, 11.68; Brock Littler 6th, 12.11 200 meters: Austin Kunkle 3rd, 23.5 400 meters: Brock Littler 4th, 56.45 800 meters: Charlie Crawford 1st, 2:07.72 1600 meters: Trevin Suhr 1st, 4:56.66 3200 meters: Trevin Suhr 1st, 10:46.12; Justin Reinhart 4th, 11:44.29 110 hurdles: Clayton Wardyn 2nd, 16.73; Cayden Jensen 4th, 17.21
400 hurdles: Anthony Solorzano 6th, 1:07.71
Relay events: 4x100: (Austin Kunkle, Cayden Jensen, Jacob Fox, Reid Rumelhart) 2nd, 46.13 4x200: (Jacob Fox, Griffin Ayers, Anthonly Solorzano, Reid Rumelhart) 5th, 1:41.70 4x400:
(Austin Kunkle, Zach Moon, Brock Litler, Charlie Crawford) 3rd, 3:42.97 4x800: (Zach Moon, Caden Thomson, Andrew Mahaffey, Miles Kading) 3rd, 9:25.26 800 Medley: (Jacob Fox, Reid Rumelhart, Cayden Jensen, Charlie Crawford) 2nd, 1:41.61 1600 Medley: (Jacob fox, Clayton Wardyn, Charlie Crawford, Trevin Suhr) 1st, 3:57.10 Shuttle Hurdle: (Anthony Solorzano, Dawson Muller, Hogan Grubbs, Lance Bunde) 2nd, 1:16.02
Field events: High Jump: Clayton Wardyn 1st, 5'8" Long Jump: Clayton Wardyn 2nd, 19'10", Cayden Jensen 3rd, 19'8" Shot Put: Cael Hoing 5th, 42'5" . Discus: Cael Hoing 3rd, 129'1"
Team Scores: ACGC 150, Woodbine 114, Mount Ayr 97, Green County 86, Woodward-Granger 22, Glidden-Ralston 48, Ogden 36, Panorama 4
ACGC girls' place winners:
Running events: 1500 meters: EmmaKay McClain 4th, 5:50.1
Relay events: 4x800: (Emma Kay McClain, Jorja Hoover, Sophie Danker, Rylee Sloss)3rd,10:45.52 800 Medley: (Isabelle Policky, Anaston Bensen, Hayden Coffman, Sophie Dorsey) 5th, 2:11.09 1600 Medley: (Emerson Vn Meter, Hayden Coffman, Rylee Sloss, Jorja Hoover) 2nd, 4:54.82 Shuttle Hurdle: (Sophie Dorsey, Hayden Coffman, Jenna Rowley, Saige O'Brien) 3rd, 1:16.46.
Field Events: High Jump: Chloe Largent 1st, 5"2", Saige O'Brien 5th, 4'8" Shot Put: Mady Kelsey 3rd, 34'0"
Team Scores: Harlan 130, Panorama 88, Mount Ayr 87, Greene County 87, Madrid 52, Woodbine 48, ACGC 45, Glidden-Ralston 42, Woodward-Granger 22, Ogden 13