Charger Track Teams Win Top Honors at Different Sites
A rarity occurred on Thursday when both ACGC track teams captured team titles in their respective meets. The Charger girls won their own meet on the Charger track, while the boys duplicated the feat at the Manson-Northwest Webster meet. The boys win was their fourth title of the season, while the girls picked up their first team vctory.
While having to cope with a malfunction in the timing system that caused some delay, the ACGC girls piled up 123 points to top the twelve team field. Audubon finished second with 104 points. The Chargers claimed six first place finishes (worth 60 points) which accounted for over half of the team's total points. Numerous finishes in places two through eight enabled ACGC to keep its challengers at bay and claim the team title.
Charger standout distance runner Rylee Sloss took the gold in both the 1500 meter and 3000 meter runs in times of 5:33.80 and 11:33.03 respectively. Jorga Hoover won the 400 meters in 1:07.18, while Emma Kay McClain took top honors in the 400 hurdles with a time of 1:14.31. The 4x800 relay team of McClain, Sophie Danker, Mia Ocheltree, and Hoover broke the tape with a time of 11:06.09 and Chloe Largent was the winner in the high jump with a height of 5'4".
Meanwhile, sixty five miles to the north at Manson the Charger boys were competing with teams they don't usually see and were also enjoying a successful night when they came out on top of a twelve meet. The ACGC team scored 134 points to runner up St. Edmond's 99. The boys came up with five first place finishes in their meet.
The Charger boys have outstanding distance runners of their own, and they claimed all three distance events. Trevin Suhr placed first in both the 800 and 1600 meter runs with times of 2:04.62 and 4:58.21 respectively, with Andrew Mahaffey taking the honors in the 3200 in 11:01.01.
The 1600 medley relay consisting of Cayden Jensen, Clayton Wardyn, Austin Kunkle, and Suhr took the top spot with a time of 3:54.79, while Cael Hoing won the discus throw with a toss of 133 feet even.
Girls' team scores: ACGC 123, Audubon 104, Panorama 81, Earlham 75, CAM 60, West Central Valley 60, Lenox 58, PCM 53, Glidden-Ralston 48, Nodaway Valley 34, Exira-EHK 20, Paton-Churdan 16
Charger girls' place winners: RUNNING EVENTS: 100 meters: Isabelle Policky 7th, :14.30 200 meters: Anaston Benson, 4th, :28.79 400 meters: Jorja Hoover 1st, 1:07.18; Anaston Benson 4th, 1:11.40 800 meters: Rylee Sloss 3rd, 2:42.43; Sophie Danker 5th, 2:54.91 1500 meters: Rylee Sloss 1st, 5:55.80; Jorja Hoover 4th, 5:37.78 3000 meters: Rylee Sloss 1st, 11:33.03 100 meter hurdles: Sophie Dorsey 6th, :17.89 400 meter hurdles: EmmaKay McClain 1st, 1:14.31
RELAY EVENTS: 4X100: (Alyson Embleton, Hayden Coffman, Mersadez Richter, Anaston Benson) 5th, :59.26 4X200: (Alyson Embleton, Hayden Coffman, Mia Ocheltree, Jordan Lemke) 10th, 2:13.10 4X400: (Isabelle Policky, Hayden Cofffman, Mia Ocheltree, Jordan Lemke) 7th, 5:28.70
4X800: (EmmaKay McClain, Sophie Danker, Mia Ocheltree, Jorja Hoover) 1st, 11:06.09 800 Medley
(Isabelle Pokicky, Mersadez Richter, Anaston Benson, Sophie Dorsey) 8th, 2:10.38) 1600 Medley:
(Sophie Dorsey, Alyson Embleton, Sophie Danker, EmmaKay McClain 5th, 5:02.88) Shuttle hurdle:
(Hayden Coffman, Jenna Rowley, Saige O'Brien, Sophie Dorsey) 2nd, 1:16.13
FIELD EVENTS: High jump: Chloe Largent 1st, 5'4" Shot Put: Mady Kelsey 4th, 34'1" Discus: Mady Kelsey 7th, 86'7"
Boys' team scores: ACGC 134, St. Edmond 99, Pocahontas 94, South Hamilton 91, OABCIG 64,
Manson-NWW 57, Newell-Fonda 57. South Central Calhoun, East Sac County, Southeast Valley, West-Bend-mallard, MVAOCOU 3
Charger boys' place winners: RUNNING EVENTS: 100 meters: Austin Kunkle 3rd :11.70 200 Meters: Austin Kumkle 3rd, :23.75 400 meters: Brock littler 9th, :56.90 800 meters: Trevin Suhr 1st, 2:04.62; Charlie Crawford 2nd, 2:06.54 1600 meters: Trevin Suhr 1st, 4:50.21, Justin Reinhart 5th, 5:18.74 3200 meters: Andrew Mahaffey 1st, 11:01, Justin Reinhart 4th, 11:11.08
RELAY EVENTS: 4X100: (Austin Kunkle, Jacob Fox, Reid Rumelhart, Cayden Jensen 4th, :456.47
4X200: (jacob Fox, Griffin Ayers, Anthony Solorzano, Reid Rumelhart) 5th 1:42.57 4X400: (Brock Litter, Zach Moon, Trevin Suhr, Charlie Crawford) 2nd 3:45.73) 4X800: (Kaden Thompson, Zach Moon, Miles Kading, Austin Wetzel) 5th, 9:17.60 800 Medley: (Brock Littler, Reid Rumelhart, Cayden Jensen, Charlie Crawford) 3rd, 1:41.95 1600 Medley: (Cayden Jensen, Clayton Wardyn, Austin Kunkle, Trevin Suhr) 1st, 3:54.79 Shuttle Hurdle: (Clayton Wardyn, Hogan Grubbs, Dawson Muller, Cayden Jensen) 2nd, 1:09.15
FIELD EVENTS: High jump: Clayton Wardyn 2nd, 5"10" Long jump: Charlie Crawford 6th, 18'11.25"
Brock Littler 8th, 17"9,50 Shot put: Cael Hoing 5th, 43'3"; Victor Gonzalez 8th, 37'6" Discus: Cael Hoing 1st, 133'10'