Jackson's Smith leaps to win at prestigious track meet

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Jackson senior Blake Smith led a strong contingent of local high school track and field athletes at the prestigious Kansas Relays that concluded Saturday.

Smith broke his own school record in the long jump with a first-place distance of 23 feet, 1 1/4 inches. He won the event by more than a foot.

Central's boys had a second-place finisher in senior Roy Leighton, who clocked 6 minutes, 30.97 seconds in the 2,000-meter steeplechase.

Central senior Matt Deisher was fifth in the pole vault, and the Tigers' 4-mile relay team of Billy Leighton, Eric Schott, Collin Summers and Roy Leighton placed fifth.

Schott, a senior, was 10th in the 3,200 to round out the area's top-10 boys finishes.

Area girls were led by Central senior Asia Thomas, who was third in the 400 with a time of 57.18 seconds.

Central senior Mary Dohogne placed fourth in the 2,000 steeplechase.

Jackson's 4-mile relay squad of Tori Parry, Lindsey Seabaugh, Kristin Richardet and Taylor Dickerson was fourth.

Dickerson, a junior, was sixth in the 3,200 and seventh in the 1,600. She broke the school record in the 3,200. Parry, a senior, also surpassed the previous school mark in that event. She finished 13th.

Jackson sophomore Paden Wachter placed eighth in the shot put.

Central, Jackson results

Boys

Long jump -- 1. Blake Smith (J) 23-1 1/4

Discus -- 19. Zach Horrell (C) 135-2; 22. Ben Rushin (J) 110-3

Shot put -- 32. Ben Rushin (J) 47-3

Pole vault -- 5. Matt Deisher (C) 14-5 1/4

Triple jump -- 11. Chris Martin (C) 43-10 1/2

300 hurdles -- 16. Thomas McElmurry (C) 41.28

2,000 steeplechase -- 2. Roy Leighton (C) 6:30.97; 15. Riley Talbut (J) 7:13.94

3,200 -- 10. Eric Schott (C) 9:41.75; 19. Billy Leighton (C) 10:04.57

4-mile relay -- 5. Central (Billy Leighton, Eric Schott, Collin Summers, Roy Leighton) 18:50.31


Girls

400 -- 3. Asia Thomas (C) 57.18

1,600 -- 7. Taylor Dickerson (J) 5:09.59; 22. Tori Parry (J) 5:30.44

2,000 steeplechase -- 4. Mary Dohogne (C) 8:15.36

3,200 -- 6. Taylor Dickerson (J) 11:07.14; 13. Tori Parry (J) 11:23.74

4-mile relay -- 4. Jackson (Tori Parry, Lindsey Seabaugh, Kristin Richardet, Taylor Dickerson) 22:13.20

Distance medley relay -- 12. Jackson (Lindsey Seabaugh, Kristen Richardet, Zhou Ni Dirnberger, Tori Parry) 13:39.46

Discus -- 16. Paden Wachter (J) 110-7; 17. Carlee Reeves (C) 109-1

Shot put -- 8. Paden Wachter (J) 36-7 1/2; 13. Carlee Reeves (C) 35-11

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