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Mill Valley boys win eighth straight KVL track title

May 14, 2015

The Mill Valley boys track and field team captured an eighth straight Kaw Valley League championship on Wednesday evening at Basehor-Linwood High School, outscoring the rest of the competition by nearly 100 points.

The Jaguars finished with a total of 185.5, easily defeating runner-up Turner (89) and third-place finisher Tonganoxie (82). Piper (69), Lansing (58), Basehor-Linwood (54.5), Bonner Springs (49) and Bishop Ward (21) rounded out the rest of the field.

Mill Valley posted seven individual league championships with Kurtis Loevenstein in the 800- and 1,600-meter runs (1:57.97, 4:39.85), Cody Deas in the 110- and 300-meter hurdles (15.61, 40.77), Garrett Fields in the 3,200-meter run (10:29.97), Colton Bray in the pole vault (13-06.00) and Deric Stephenson in the javelin (167-10).

The Jaguars’ 4x800-meter relay team of Fields, Loevenstein, Derek Meeks and Drew Nelson also took first with a time of 8:22.57.

Meeks captured a pair of second-place finishes in the 800- and 1,600-meter runs (1:59.08, 4:40.36), and teammate Jakob Coacher took second in the 3,200-meter run (10:35.37). Cooper Hutteger and Hersimaran Aujla took second in the pole vault (12-00.00) and javelin (148-06), respectively.

The Jaguars’ 4x100-meter relay team of Chase Squires Midyett, Andrew Hicks, Christian Jegen and Cole Morris took second with a time of 43.80.

Third-place finishers for Mill Valley included Teddy Gillespie in the 1,600-meter run (4:44.44) and Conner Kaifes in the shot put (43-03.25). The Jaguars’ 4x400-meter relay team of Loevenstein, Deas, Nelson and Kyal Long also took third with a time of 3:30.46.

Tai Nguyen placed fourth in the 100- and 200-meter dash events (11.62, 23.55), and Long finished fourth in the 400-meter dash (52.89). Gillespie took fourth in the 800-meter run (2:07.33), and Sebastian Peterson finished fourth in the 300-meter hurdles (43.98). Jordan Fullerton took fourth in the pole vault (10-06.00).

Fifth-place finishers for Mill Valley included Andrew Hicks in the 100-meter dash (11.69), Cole Morris in the 200-meter dash (23.59), Callahan Eckardt in the 3,200-meter run (10:45.26) and Colby Sirivongxay in the triple jump (40-07.00).

Seventh-place finishers included Christian Jegen in the 200-meter dash (23.72) and triple jump (40-05.50), Ethan Ahrenholtz in the high jump (5-08.00) and Cole Ivey in the javelin (134-04).


Jon Poorman is the sports editor at The Dispatch. Follow him on Twitter at @JonPoorman for all of the latest community sports news.

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