Using balanced scoring, the Gardner Edgerton High School boys track team brought back a fourth place finish from the Eastern Kansas League meet last week.
Host Blue Valley High School won the meet with 151.5 points. St. Thomas Aquinas took second and Bishop Miege took third.
GEHS gold medalists Anthony Cisernos and Conner McGuire led the Blazer squad. Cisneros claimed the league javelin title with a personal best toss of 194 feet 6 inches, closing in on Luke Laird’s school record throw of 199 feet 7 inches. McGuire took the top spot in pole vault with a personal best leap of 15 feet 3 inches.
Silver medals went to Traezon Henderson with a 100 meter time of 11.29 seconds and Tim Visos-Ely in the 200 meters with a time of 23.14 seconds. The 1600 relay also took second.
In addition to gold in the pole vault, the Blazer Kyle Stubler finished fourth in the event with a vault of 14 feet and GEHS’ Davis Tropansky took sixth place with a 13 feet vault.
Fifth place finishers included GEHS’ Andrew Sprague with a discus toss of 154 feet 1 inch, and Gage Bacon, who crossed the finish line in 43.9 seconds in the 300 meter hurdle event.
Sixth place finishers included Sam Stranathan in the discus, Tanner Hughes in the 400 meter run and Josh Muse in the high jump.
“I’m proud of the team,” said GEHS Coach Brian McGee. “We nearly doubled our point production at league from a year ago. Now, our focus is to qualify as many athletes as possible for state.”
Next action comes Friday at the 6A Regional in Lawrence. The top four in each event will advance to the state meet in Wichita.