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PHS tracksters finish strong at home

Rachel Bonander throws the shot put during the home L.A. Kohnke Invitational on Saturday. Bonander threw to a fourth place finish with a distance of 30 feet 3 inches. Rachel Bonander throws the shot put during the home L.A. Kohnke Invitational on Saturday. Bonander threw to a fourth place finish with a distance of 30 feet 3 inches. Tribune photo by Don Cogger

A half-dozen Panther discus throwers crammed the leaderboard by filling six of the top nine spots to headline a successful Saturday at the L.A. Kohnke Invitational.

Two Powell High School competitors qualified for the state meet during the weekend home invite — Zach Easum in discus and Maddy Hanks in the pole vault — while both the 4x100 relay team and pole vaulter Garret Henderson improved on their previous state-qualifying times.

The PHS boys won the meet while the girls took third.

“I thought our kids did a great job; they competed really really well,” said Powell head coach Scott Smith. “On the track the times weren’t particularly great because of that wind, but the kids just competed against really good kids very well. And then over in the field events, we had some real good performances there.”

In the field events, six boys posted personal best throws for the season and cracked the top nine amid 48 competitors who threw for a marked distance.

“They all threw really really well,” said Smith.

Leading the PHS throwers was Easum, who finished second with a throw of 138 feet, 3 inches. That throw also prequalified him for state.

Mason Olsen finished behind Easum with a throw of 135 feet 2 inches for a third place finish and Shay Dillon followed in fourth with a throw of 121 feet. Meanwhile, Ryan Good placed seventh with a 118 feet, 9 inch throw, Caden Lynn came in eighth at 116 feet, 10 inches and Dalton McMillan finished ninth by throwing 113 feet, 2 inches.

For the girls, pole vaulter Maddy Hanks prequalified for state by clearing 9 feet, 3 inches. Garret Henderson
improved his prequalified jump from 12 feet, 7 inches the previous weekend to 13 feet, 1 inch.

Also improving on a previous prequalified time was the 4x100 relay team comprised of AJ Lewis, Mason Olsen, Paige Gann and TJ Abraham. They improved their run time to 45.15 seconds.

JuliaKay O’Neill was just on the cusp of prequalifying in the 400 meter while taking first place with a time of 1:03.66.

“Again close, but with that wind, just wasn’t quite able to pull it off,” Smith said. “But it was a good run.”

As a team, the boys led the pack with 191 points. Coming in second place was Cody with 130 points, Lovell placed third with 117.5 and Worland fourth with 86.

The girls team placed third out of nine teams with 108.75 points. Riverton claimed first place with 173.5 points and Cody finished second with 124 points.

Demonstrating some enthusiasm, coach Smith said members of his track team were asking to be entered to compete in more events as the day progressed.

About an hour after the invite had concluded, a hail storm pummeled Powell.

Overall, coach Smith said he thought the invite “ran real well with the forecast; I was really happy to get the whole meet in before the hail hit.”

The next invite for the Panthers is to head to Worland on Thursday. The invitational will start at 2 p.m. This invite is a change to the schedule, as originally Powell was to be competing in Billings.

Results from the L.A. Kohnke Invitational

Boys 100 Meter Dash

3. TJ Abraham 11.77, Paige Gann 12.12 18. Kaelan Groves 12.72, 25. Josh Schuler 13.07, 26. Jon Morrow 13.16

Boys 200 Meter Dash

2. TJ Abraham 24.14, 7. AJ Lewis 25.36, 14. Kaelan Groves 25.86, 15. Jon Morrow 25.90, 16. Josh Schuler 25.92, 27. Zack Griffin 29.25

Boys 400 Meter Dash

3. Brody Karhu 53.29, 5. Jay Cox 54.34, 9. Joe Rogers 55.64

Boys 800 Meter Run

4. Colin Queen 2:20.54, 5. Dylan Cordes 2:22.38, 6. Jesse Erickson 2:23.24, 10. Jayden Yates 2:32.97

Boys 1600 Meter Run

2. Alan Merritt 5:06.56, 4. Colin Queen 5:12.43, 7 Aidan Jacobsen 5:30.28, 10. Jayden Yates 5:33.95, 11. Alex Smith 5:48.95

Boys 3200 Meter Run

2. Alan Merritt 10:58.42, 4. Jesse Erickson 12:29.85, 5. Dylan McEvoy 13:26.82, 7. Zane Cordes 14:13.18

Boys 110 Meter Hurdles

2. Nate MaGill 17.02, 7. Dacen Phister 18.81, 8. Morgan Erickson 18.91, 11. Kacey Creed 19.93, 12. Alexis Reynoso 20.42

Boys 300 Meter Hurdles

3. Nate MaGill 45.18, 5. Morgan Erickson 46.37, 7. Kacey Creed 47.53, 9. Alexis Reynoso 48.88

Boys 4x100 Meter Relay

1. AJ Lewis, Mason Olsen, Paige Gann and TJ Abraham 45.15

Boys 4x400 Meter Relay

3. Paige Gann, Jay Cox, Mason Olsen and Brody Karhu 3:38.04, 7. Joe Rogers, Colin Queen, Dacen Phister and Brooks Asher 3:56.69

Boys 4x800 Meter Relay

1. Alan Merritt, Jesse Erickson, Colin Queen and Brody Karhu 9:02.68, 4. Jay Cox, Aidan Jacobsen, Dylan Cordes and Jayden Yates 9:21.14

Boys High Jump

5. Colby Warner 5’ 8”, 6. Charlie Hall 5’ 6”

Boys Pole Vault

3. Garret Henderson 13’ 1”, 5. Brooks Asher 11’ 7”, 6. Kaelan Groves 11’ 1”, 8. Dacen Phister 11’ 1”, 11. Brody Karhu 10’ 7”, 13. Kacey Creed 10’ 1”

Boys Long Jump

4. AJ Lewis 19’ 5”, 6. Zach Easum 19’ 2”, 7. TJ Abraham 18’ 10.75”, 8. Luke Washington 18’ 3”, 10. Garret Henderson 18’ 1”, 12. Charlie Hall 17’ 8.25”, 17. Dalton Woodward 16’ 7”, 18. Dylan Preator 16’ 4”, 19. Brinson Cozzens 16’ 0.5”, 21. Jon Morrow 15’ 10.5”, 27. Justin Johnston 13’ 6.75, 30. Tyler Lynn 13’ 3”

Boys Triple Jump

5. Kanyon Gann 39’ 9.75”, 7. Dalton Woodward 39’ 3”, 10. AJ Lewis 38’ 1”, 11. Dylan Preator 37’ 4.5”

Boys Shot Put

5. Zach Easum 42’, 7. Luke Washington 39’ 4.5”, 17. Shay Dillon 34’ 6”, 21. Caden Lynn 33’ 10”, 22. Weston Moore 33’ 8”, 23. Eli Briggs 33’ 5.5”, 26. Reece Hackenberg 32’ 6.5”, 27. Zach Meredith 32’ 4”, 29. Dalton McMillan 31’ 10”, 32. Ryan Good 31’ 6.5”, 34. Terrance McLaughlin 29’ 7”, 35. Macen Thomas 29’ 0.5”, 37. Zack Griffin 28’ 10.5”

Boys Discus

2. Zach Easum 138’ 3”, 3. Mason Olsen 135’ 2”, 5. Shay Dillon 121’, 7. Ryan Good 118’ 9”, 8. Caden Lynn 16’ 10”, 9. Dalton McMillan 113’ 2”, 18. Luke Washington 103’ 2”, 20. Zach Meredith 99’ 10”, 21. Reece Hackenberg 98’ 7”, 28. Macen Thomas 92’ 4”, 29. Weston Moore 90’ 6”, 41. Terrence McLaughlin 74’, 42. Zack Griffin 68’ 11”

Girls 100 Meter Dash

9. Aubrie Stenerson 14.83, 19. Samantha Herchkorn 16.00, 21. Gabby Harshman 16.28

Girls 200 Meter Dash

3.Caitlyn Miner 29.04, 6. Natalie Dillivan 29.64, 10. AnaMia Davila 31.21, 15. Gabi Metzler 31.97, 18. Gabby Harshman 32.56

Girls 400 Meter Dash

1. JuliaKay O’Neill 1:03.66, 3. Natalie Dillivan 1:06.53

Girls 800 Meter Run

4. Rachelle Cole 2:43.71, 8. Hailee Paul 2:54.46

Girls 100 Meter Hurdles

2. Sabrina Shoopman 17.66, 4. Sydney O’Brien 19.23, 6. Emily Sweet 19.67, 9. AnaMia Davila 20.25

Girls 300 Meter Hurdles

1. Sabrina Shoopman 51.51, 2. Maddy Hanks 53.63, 4. Sydney O’Brien 55.43, 6. Emily Sweet 1:00.44

Girls 4x400 Meter Relay

1. Maddy Hanks, Natalie Dillivan, Sabrina Shoopman and JuliaKay O’Neill 4:24.88

Girls High Jump

7. Samantha Herchkorn 4’ 1”

Girls Pole Vault

2. Maddy Hanks 9’ 3”

Girls Long Jump

5. Aubrie Stenerson 14’ 11.75”, 9. McKenna Hanson 13’ 10.25”, 14. AnaMia Davila 13’ 3.25”, 17. Jaz Haney 13’ 0.75”, 21. Brooklyn Sweet 12’ 6.25”, 23. Aspen Aguirre 12’ 2.50”, 26. Samantha Herchkorn 11’ 10.75”, 28. Rylee Ramsey 11’ 9.50”

Girls Triple Jump

11. Jaz Haney 28’ 11”, 12. McKenna Hanson 28’ 9”, 13. Sydney O’Brien 27’ 9”, 14. Aspen Aguirre 27’ 7.50”, 18. AnaMia Davila 26’ 5”

Girls Shot Put

4. Rachel Bonander 30’ 3”, 7. Jasmyne Lensegrav 27’ 7”, 14. Coby Calcotte 25’ 4”, 15 Marie Ramier 24’ 8”, 20. Katie McKenzie 22’ 10”, 25. McKenna Werbelow 22’ 3”, 27. Scarlette Mendoza 18’ 0.5”

Girls Discus

3. Rachel Bonander 98’ 11”, 10. Coby Calcotte 77’ 8”, 14. Marie Ramier 67’ 8”, 15. Katie McKenzie 67’ 1”, 20. Jasmyne Lensegrav 61’ 6”, 23. McKenna Werbelow 53’ 8”, 28. Scarlette Mendoza 46’ 10”

Alan Merritt runs the mile in 5:06.56 for a second place finish during the home track L.A. Kohnke Invitational on Saturday.
Tribune photo by Breanne Thiel

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