Three school records tumble as MVHS track soars at West
School records continue to tumble at Mill Valley.
The Jaguars’ track and field team took down three more records on Friday at the Shawnee Mission West Invitational, running the program’s streak to eight in 2010. In the process, the Mill Valley girls won the team title and the Jaguar boys finished second out of seven schools.
All three record-setting performances resulted in first-place finishes. Both MVHS high jump records fell as Kellen Kinnamon set the boys’ mark with a leap of 6 feet, 4 inches. Meanwhile, Jasa DuMontelle set the girls’ record with a clearance of 5-6 — tied for the best jump in the state in any classification.
In addition, Ashley Bowman set the girls school record in the pole vault with a clearance of 11-7, breaking the old mark by an inch. That mark represents the top performance in the state in Class 5A this year, the second-best of the year in any class (Abby Row of Class 6A Shawnee Mission North went 11-7 3/4 at the Kansas Relays) and the 14th best jump in state history.
Other first-place finishes for the Mill Valley girls came from Stephanie Scott in the 400 (1:02.35), Alaina Fairbanks in the 300 hurdles (48.25) and Emma Umbarger in the javelin (118-3).
Fairbanks added a pair of second-place finishes in the 100 hurdles (16.95) and pole vault (10-0). Madison Estell took second in the triple jump (34-6 1/2), Emily Brigham was second in the long jump (17-2 1/2) and third in the pole vault (10-0), Nicole Garretson was third in the shot put (35-5 1/2), Emily Altman took third in the javelin (101-10), Jordan Ross tied for third in the high jump (5-0), Brittany Zarda was third in the 400 (1:05.60) and Rachel Mills finished third in the 100 hurdles (17.74).
The 3,200-meter relay team of Whitney Hartman, Katie Maybell, Josie Hanson and Stephanie Lichtenauer finished second in 10:44.27.
The Mill Valley boys’ strength was in the field events.
Macauley Garton won the javelin with a mark of 169-4 and teammate Adam Farnow was second at 157-3. Garton’s season-best throw of 199-8 from the Kansas Relays currently is the best in Class 5A.
In addition to his school record in the high jump, Kinnamon also took third in the triple jump at 40-7 1/2. Jacob Burris tied for third in the high jump with a 6-0 jump.
The MVHS throwers also were strong. Matt Acree (51-2) and Chris Mayer (47-1) finished 1-2 in the shot put. Acree also placed second in the discus with a distance of 142-11 while Derek Stene was third at 129-5.
Tyler Gude paced the Jaguar boys on the track as he won the 800 in 2:09.91 and Jon Mustapich was third (2:12.78). Ashton Proctor took second in the 400 (52.10). The 3,200-meter relay squad of Mustapich, Gude, Jake Rohrer and Brett Schmit took third in 8:50.17.