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  • Jags, Indians nab Fort Osage titles

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  • The Blue Springs South boys track and field team finished 1-2 in a pair of events, won a relay and three more field event wins to claim Wednesday’s Fort Osage Invitational title.
    The Jaguars had 155 points to top the six-team field, followed by Raytown (132), Fort Osage (112), William Chrisman (72), North Kansas City (71) and Van Horn (12).
    In the girls meet, Asia Cole won both throwing events and Jessy Leavell claimed the pole vault to lead a strong showing in the events as Fort Osage narrowly beat North Kansas City 128-124. Raytown (107), Blue Springs South (102), Chrisman (77) and Van Horn (12) completed the field.
    South’s Josh Watson threw 156 feet, 1 inch in the discus and 49-3 1/4 in the shot put to claim a pair of wins, Asaph Ward totaled 43-10 to win the triple jump and Eric Andrews cleared 12 feet to win the pole vault. Michael Jons, Gabe Henks, Alex Slater and Kris Hake won the 4x800-meter relay in 8 minutes, 48.18 seconds for the Jaguars.
    Seconds cam from Alec Chavez in the discus (132-9), Cole Connors in the long jump (21-1), Hake in the 800 (2:08.08), Slater in the 3,200 (11:00.73) and the 4x100 relay (44.22).
    Fort Osage’s Elijah McGill set a pair of meet records, winning the 100 in 10.53 to best DeVante Wilkerson’s 10.69 from last year and soaring 23-2 in the long jump to top Ben Harvel’s mark of 22 feet.
    The Indians also got a 1-2 finish in the 400 from Trenton Moore (53.27) and Austan Jones (53.48), and Josh Alt won the 300 hurdles in 41.35. Moore, Dakota Baker, Alt and Jones teamed to take the 4x400 in 3:37.68, and the 4x800 relay was second (8:50.38).
    Chrisman’s Dalvin Wilkerson won the 200 in 22.95 (missing DeVante’s meet record by .05), and he also topped his twin brother’s 100 mark with a runner-up time of 10.58. Also for the Bears, Bret Wolf cleared 5-10 to win the high jump; Wilkerson, Wolf, D’Vontae Brown and ReSean Ellis won the 4x100 in 44.21; and Wilkerson, Brown, Ellis and Michael Scherer won the 4x200 in 1:33.63.
    In the girls meet, Cole threw 130-10 in the discus and 40-2 1/2 in the shot and Leavell cleared 9-6 in the pole vault. The Indians got seconds from Raven Bunn in the high jump (5-0), long jump (15-11) and triple jump (34-1), Paige Bunn was third in the both throwing events and Leavell third in the long jump. Other seconds for Fort Osage came from its 4x400 (4:32.06) and 4x800 (11:22.16) relays.
    Blue Springs South’s Ashton Henson won the 800 (2:37.79) and 1,600 (5:52.58), and teammates Kara Zweerink and Riley Dovel went 1-2 in the 3,200 (12:52.81 and 12:54.19, respectively). The 4x800 of Brooke Neal, Dovel, Henson and Zweerink won in 10:59.04, and other Jaguar seconds came from Madison Lushbough in the pole vault (8-0), Wendi Siavii in the shot put (38-6 3/4) and Carlie Allen in the discus (118-1).
    Page 2 of 2 - Chrisman’s Elizabeth Straub was runner-up in the 800 (2:37.95) and 1,600 (5:54.5), and the Bears’ 4x200 was second in 1:53.54.
    Kylan Alexander led Van Horn’s boys by taking second in the shot put (46-0), and Tamera Carroll paced the Falcon girls by taking second in the 400 (1:03.73).

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