SMNW track and field wins nine events at JCCC
Several track and field athletes from Shawnee Mission Northwest and De Soto had successful showings at the Johnson County Community College High School Indoor Meet on Friday in Overland Park.
The two programs combined for 11 first-place finishes, including five by the Shawnee Mission Northwest boys and four by the girls.
First-place finishers for the Lady Cougars included Molly Born in the one-mile run (5:44.81), Abbi Bird in the high jump (5-00.00) and Olivia Williams in the pole vault (10-06.00).
SM Northwest also took first place in the distance medley relay with a time of 13:37.20. That team was comprised of Camille Henderson, Shelby Beaumont, Erin Findlay and Born.
The Cougars’ individual winners included Mitchell Hodson in the 60-meter hurdles (8.76), Ben Calvin in the 60-meter hurdles (9.60), Clay Drouillard in the long jump (20-03.50) and Donte Colum in the triple jump (40-00.00).
SM Northwest also took first in the 4x400-meter relay with a time of 3:36.43. That team was comprised of Hodson, Beaumont, Tom Green and Ian McCabe.
The De Soto girls got a pair of first-place finishes from Tori Marshall, who won both the 200- and 400-meter dashes with times of 27.84 and 1:05.28, respectively. She also took second in the 60-meter dash with a time of 8.24. Teammate Jannell Clampitt placed second in the pole vault (10-00.00).
SM Northwest had two second-place finishers on the boys’ side with Sam Mosburg in the pole vault (12-06.00) and Beaumont in the triple jump (39-10.00).
Third-place finishers for the Lady Cougars included Jana Kotzman in the 200-meter dash (29.81), Henderson in the one-mile run (5:50.84) and Natalie Egan in both the long jump (14-08.00) and triple jump (31-02.50).
Third-place finishers for the Cougars included McCabe in the 60-meter dash (7.30), Doug Debose in the 200-meter dash (24.83) and Nathan Henderson in the pole vault (12-00.00).
SM Northwest also placed third in the distance medley relay with a time of 11:45.67. That team was comprised of Green, Chandler Bado, Zach St. Clair and Reid Thornburg.
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