KHS Boys and Girls Earn Conference Track and Field Gold

Bulldogs prep for District championships May 14 at home

Kearney, Mo., May 5, 2022: The Kearney High School Bulldogs have proven once again that they know how to outrun, out-jump and out-throw their conference competitors.

The KHS boys and girls both earned varsity track and field team golds at the Suburban Blue Conference Championship on Wednesday, May 4 at Staley High School.

Teamwork, preparation and execution were the keys to the success of the varsity girls, according to Head Coach Geoff Hutton. They had a complete team effort, scoring many points throughout the night to beat runner-up Platte County R-3 by 23 points.

“It was a wet and gloomy evening but that didn’t dampen the fire that had been building for a few weeks in anticipation,” Coach Hutton said. “The ladies went into the meet focused and goal-oriented and came away with the conference championship.”

Ava Lawless set two school records in the long jump and triple jump. Several team members set personal records.

This was the sixth-straight conference track and field championship for the KHS boys. They piled on the points with a string of top-five finishes that simply outpaced their opponents, according to Head Coach Scott Crall.

“The story of the night was our depth!  We had numerous conference champions in individual events, but the depth of our team really showed last night,” Coach Crall said. “The boys put on a dominant performance and defeated the competition by over 50 points. We are very proud of what our track program has accomplished!”

KHS will compete in the MSHSAA Class 4 District Championship Track and Field Meet on Saturday, May 14 at Bulldog Stadium.

JV Girls Conference Champions

  • Brook Llewellyn: Shot Put
  • Ella Herndon: Javelin
  • Evelyn Brungardt, Avery Morgan, Alayna Dostal, Elizabeth Demers: 4×800 Relay

Varsity Girls Conference Champions

  • Ava Lawless: Long Jump and Triple Jump
  • Kenzi Kutch: Javelin
  • Ryleigh VanEmmerick: 300 H
  • Jadyn Barnes: 800
  • Alex Kinstler, Caitlyn Morgan, Liela Murphy, Jadyn Barnes: 4×800 Relay
  • Addy Davis, Shelby Singleton, Murphy and Barnes: 4×400 Relay

JV Boys Conference Champions

  • Andrew Way: Javelin
  • Cooper Pedee: Discus

Varsity Boys Conference Champions

  • Landis Johnson, Brock Colhour, Grant Noland, Joe Marshall: 4x200m Relay
  • Theo Grace: Javelin
  • John Timchak: Pole Vault
  • Zach Proctor: High Jump
  • Luke Noland: Long Jump
  • Zack Grace: Discus