Several CRUSADERS finish well...

Create: 04/02/2016 - 05:34

Spring Sports is almost always known for "CHILLY STARTS" - once you get into the season a couple weeks or so temperatures start to warm up usually. It was "chilly" in Clearwater Friday at their season opening Participation Invitational Track Meet but when the sun popped out it warmed considerably. The wind, as has been the case now for a couple of weeks was the worse culprit. It seemed to diminish some though as the meet progressed. Definite "Jacket" weather though!

Since this first Clearwater meet of the year is a "participation" meet (each school can enter as many participants they wish in any event), overall team scores are not kept. Below you will find a link to ALL THE RESULTS, but first though, a look at the WHS "TOP 6" finishes in applicable events:


DISCUS - Mariah Moore 2nd place / 90-05
POLE VAULT - Shelby McNamara 2nd place / 8-03.00
LONG JUMP - Taylor McGlothlin 1st place / 14-11.50
LONG JUMP - Camryn Ricke 4th place / 14-03.00
100M RUN - Taryn Stoddard 4th place / 14.06
4x100M RELAY - 2nd place / 55.30
(Shelby McNamara, Taylor McGlothlin, Dietra Sober, Camryn Ricke)
4x100M RELAY - 5th place / 58.88
(Taryn Stoddard, Skylar Troutman, Sierra Rademacher, Taylor Meyer)
400M RUN - Taylor McGlothlin 1st place / 1:03.58
400M RUN - Dietra Sober 3rd place / 1:07.22
400M RUN - Camryn Ricke 4th place / 1:08.38
200M RUN - Taylor McGlothlin 2nd place / 28.50


100M RUN - Monty Banister 1st place / 11.39
100M RUN - Matthew Mason 3rd place / 11.84
400M RUN - Jacob McDonald 3rd place / 59.73
800M RUN - Chase Pfalzgraf 3rd place / 2:23.71
1600M RUN - Chance Hamel 5th place / 5:51.69
300M HURDLES - Eric Kop 4th place / 46.95
4x100M RELAY - 6th place / 50.25
(Drake Hendrix, Lukas Soria, Jacob Ewing, Chris Kop)
4x400M RELAY - 5th place / 4:21.01
(Chance Hamel, Dakota Dry, Jacob McDonald, Chase Pfalzgraf)
4x800M RELAY - 4th place / 10:26.16
(Dakota Dry, Chance Hamel, Jacob McDonald, Chase Pfalzgraf)
HIGH JUMP - Eric Kop 5th place / 5-02.00
POLE VAULT - Matthew Mason 1st place / 11-03.00
POLE VAULT - Lukas Soria 2nd place / 10-09.00
POLE VAULT - Eric Kop 6th place / 9-03.00
LONG JUMP - Matthew Mason 1st place / 20-00.00
LONG JUMP - Monty Banister 2nd place / 18-05.75
LONG JUMP - Joe Ybarra 3rd place / 18-04.00
TRIPLE JUMP - Jacob Friesen 6th place / 29-06.50
SHOT PUT - Chris Kop 1st place / 44-03.00
SHOT PUT - Jayden King 5th place / 36-09.50
JAVELIN - Jack Walton 6th place / 116-04

Congratulations Crusaders - Way to represent!!



The JV Track squad will head to Valley Center on Monday, April 11th!

The Varsity Track squad will head to Belle Plaine on Tuesdsay, April 12th

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Steve graduated from Wellington High School in 1974 and then Wichita State University (with honors) in 1979 with a B.S. Degree in Administration of Justice; his minor was in Sociology. Steve has held several positions ranging from Juvenile Court Service Officer, to District Manager in Circulation at the Wichita Eagle, Q.A. Planner at Boeing, Caregiver, Psychiatric Technician, Limo Driver, Ranch Hand, Photographer, Webmaster and Website Developer and a die hard Crusader Fan since the early 1960's. Contact the ole boy at or on Facebook or at any Crusader and/or Knight event year-round.