The first try in the Suburban Small Seven Track and Field Championships turned out to be a good one for Tyler Luke and the Grain Valley Eagles.
Luke claimed two wins and a third-place finish to lead the Grain Valley boys to the team title Wednesday at Platte County High School.
Morgan Scott also had a pair of wins to help the Grain Valley girls finish second.
Luke won the Golden Boot as the meet’s top points scorer by capturing wins in the 100 meters (11.15 seconds) and 200 (22.45). He also finished third in the 400 (52.08) while also helping the 400 (4x100) and 800 (4x200) relay teams to wins in 43.32 seconds and 1 minute, 30.81 seconds, respectively.
Luke edged teammate Mason Rogers (11.16) in the 100. Logan Pratt edged Luke for second in the 400 (50.90).
Royce Fisher also had a big meet, claiming a win in the 1,600 (4:26.38), taking second in the 3,200 (10:01.84) while also finishing fifth in the 800 (2:05.18).
Jaiden Yarber finished second in the 300 hurdles (40.62) and third in the 110 hurdles (15.88). Nate Booker took second in the long jump (20 feet, 7.5 inches) and Cole Hayes was second in the pole vault (13-6).
In the girls meet, Scott prevailed in the 800 meters (2:25.92) and the long jump (16 feet, 8.5 inches). The Eagles also won the 1,600 (4x400) relay (4:09.93) and took second in the 3,200 (4x800) relay (10:19.63).
The Eagles also got second-place finishes from Abby Castle (pole vault, 9-6), Karlie Romine (javelin, 111-9), Jay’Onna Perry (300 hurdles, 46.47) and Molly Luchsinger (shot put, 37 feet), and those finishing third were Valerie Holcomb (3,200, 12:32.80), Avery Huffman (400, 1:03.13), Perry (100 hurdles, 15.98) and Jordan Huber (shot put, 33-1).