Deeken sets record at CHS Track Invitational

The California High School Track Invitational was held April 9 at CHS, where CHS junior Sydney Deeken set a new Long Jump record with 18'1".

”Sydney had a very good Long Jump with 18’1”, breaking her own record,” California Coach Rick Edwards said. “That's the first time she’s been over 18’, which is quite an accomplishment.”

Other participating schools included Jamestown, Prairie Home, Tipton, Versailles, Calvary Lutheran, Sedalia JV and Helias JV.

"This was an open meet, which means there can be as many athletes as you want in each event," Edwards said. "That way we can get each kid in events to compete."

Individually for California in the girls’ division, Rosie Swillum placed first in the 100 Meter Hurdles, while Jackie Gammon finished fifth. Kamryn Koetting, first place, 100 Meter, Renee Roberts, seventh, and Alondra Garcia, eighth. Jasmine Wells, first, 400 Meter, Swillum, fifth, and Jackie Gammon, eighth. Koetting, first, 200 Meter, Garcia, fifth. Lizzy Kirby, first, 3200 Meter, Leah Korenberg, second, and Katie Imhoff, third.

Deeken, first, Triple Jump, Wells, sixth. Deeken, first, Long Jump, Roberts, eighth. Deeken, first,

High Jump. Beth Davis, fifth, Discus Throw; sixth, Shot Put. Morgan Henley, third, 1600 Meter, Ashtyn Goans, fourth.

The relay team of Koetting, Wells, Libby Martin and Roberts placed first in the 4x100 Meter Relay, and the team of Swillum, Gammon, Mattea Adams and Garcia placed third in the 4x200 Meter Relay.

“We have a good core of girls running relays,” Edwards said. “Jasmine Wells, Kamryn Koetting, Renee Roberts, Libby Martin and Sydney can run with most relay teams in the area. Rosie Swillum also had a good day, winning the 100 Meter Hurdles. And our distance kids on both the girls’ and boys’ side had big days. Lizzy Kirby ran a 12: 06 in the 3200 Meter, which is a good time.”

Individually for California in the boys’ division, Dylan Norton placed first in the 110 Meter Hurdles, Porter Asahl, second, and Dylan Ratcliff, sixth. Walker Borghardt, first, 100 Meter, and first, 200 Meter, AJ Kendrick, sixth, Allan Burger, seventh, and Aaron Cuevas, eighth.

Norton placed first in the 300 Meter Hurdles, Asahl, third, and Ratcliff, sixth. Logan Rowles, first, 400 Meter. Benigno Corona, third, 800 Meter, Josh Long, sixth. Adam Burkett, first, 1600 Meter, Dakota Harris, fourth, Justin Mitchell, fifth, Long, sixth, and Zach Merrill, seventh. Harris, first, 3200 Meter, Ethan Hodges, second, Greg Schroeter, third, Mason Albertson, fifth, and Cord Mitchell, eighth.

The team of Cuevas, Borghardt, Kendrick and Rowles placed first in the 4x100 Meter Relay.

Borghardt, first, Long Jump. Kendrick, third, Triple Jump, and Ratcliff, sixth. Rowles, fifth, High Jump, and Allan Burger, sixth. Allan Burger, second, Pole Vault, Luke burger, third, and Harris, fifth.

Alexx Lewis, first, Discus Throw, Ty Kirchner, third, Ramiro Garcia, fourth, and Nathan Squires, seventh.

Squires, second, Shot Put, Lewis, fourth, Kirhcner, fifth, and Garcia, seventh.

“The boys had an all-around good day,” Edwards said. “They were competitive in all of the events. I'm very happy with their ‘team’ approach to the meet. Walker Borghardt had four firsts, Dylan Norton swept the hurdle events, and Anthony Price got to run in his first meet of the season, which is big for our team. I'm really happy to see him back.”

The CHS tracksters competed at the Boonville Invitational Friday, where many were top finishers in their events. Other participating teams included Boonville, Odessa, Chillicothe, Richmond, Versailles and Osage.

Individually for California in the girls' division, Koetting placed third in the 200 Meter with 28.1 and fourth in the 100 Meter with 13.2. Martin, third, 400 Meter, 67.1. Katie Imhoff, third, 800 Meter, 2.36, and Kirby, fifth, 2:39. Korenberg, fourth, 1600 Meter, 5:51. Goans, sixth, 3200 Meter, 13:33. Wells, sixth, 300 Meter Hurdles, 53.40.

The team of Martin, Wells, Koetting and Roberts placed third in the 4x400 Meter Releay with 4:31, and fourth in the 4x100 Meter Relay. The team of Kirby, Leah Davis, Morgan Henley and Imhoff placed third in the 4x800 Meter Relay with 11:08. Davis, eighth, Shot Put, 28'10".

"Kamryn Koetting continues to impress our coaching staff," Edwards said. "She has worked hard this year and is competive where ever we go. Some of our distance kids ran races they normally don't, and did a good job pointing. Ashtyn Goans pointed in the 3200 Meter, even though they pulled her off the track and made her start the race again. I've never seen anything like it. She was running in the front and was running a big personal best. She still ended up pointing."

Individually for California in the boys' division, Borghardt placed first in the 100 Meter with 11:12 and second in the 200 Meter with 23.37. Asahl, seventh, 300 Meter Hurdles, 47.7. Rowles, second, 400 Meter, 52.4. Adam Burkett, second, 3200 Meter, 10:20.

The team of Borghardt, Seth Fairchild, Cuevas and Rowles placed third in the 4x100 Meter Relay with 46.8, while the team of Rowles, Allan Burger, Norton and Ratcliff placed third in the 4x400 Meter Relay with 3:42.

Rowles, second, High Jump, 5'6". Borghardt, first, Triple Jump, 41'6". Luke Burger, first, Pole Vault, 11'6", and Allan Burger, sixth, 10'. Squires, third, Shot Put, 44'11". Lewis, second, Discus Throw, 142'8", and Kirchner, third, 127'11".

"Alexx Lewis and Ty Kirchner had big personal bests for us in the Discus Throw," Edwards said. "Alexx's throw was the farthest since I've been here at CHS. Walker also had a good day, winning two events and placing snd in the Long Jump."

The CHS track team will compete at the Centralia Open at 4 p.m. Thursday.

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