KHS Track & Field Teams Take Gold at Districts

Kearney, Mo., May 13, 2024: The Kearney High School Bulldogs have clearly caught their wind as they prepare to head to the track and field Sectionals meet this weekend.

The KHS Boys and Girls Track & Field teams both earned championships at the Class 4-District 8 meet on Saturday, May 11 at Liberty High School. The boys earned 10 individual or relay gold medals; the girls garnered five golds on the way to their team trophy.

The Bulldog boys qualified for Sectionals in 17 events and earned 208 points, a performance that Head Coach Scott Crall characterized as “dominant.” He called out Ty Smith’s school record-breaking throw of 17.14 meters in the shot put.

“Our boys right now are strong, healthy, and mentally tough,” Coach Crall said. “We are looking forward to this next step and, whatever happens, I am confident that they will put in the work to give them their best chance to move forward.”

The girls also qualified for Sectionals in 17 events. They stayed focused against tough competition and earned the team title by a half-point. Girls Head Coach Geoff Hutton cited the 3200 meter and 4×400 meter runners for closing the gap.

“The ladies entered the district meet with a new focus and a little bit of an attitude,” Coach Hutton said. “We couldn’t be more proud of these ladies and the determination they put into this meet. All of the ladies were responsible for scoring points for the effort even if they didn’t qualify for next week.”

LINK: Complete Results

Sectional Qualifiers

  • Boys 100m Dash: Grant Noland (Champion)
  • Boys 200m Dash: Cole Burnam (4th)
  • Boys 400m Dash: Brock Colhour (Champion)
  • Boys 3200m Run: Isaac Smith (3rd)
  • Boys 110m Hurdles: Jacob Grisham (4th)
  • Boys 300m Hurdles: Grant Noland (Champion); Sam Way (2nd)
  • Boys 4x100m Relay: Zavier Weeks, Cole Burnam, Deegan Knowles, Jaxon Juvet (3rd)
  • Boys 4x200m Relay: Cole Burnam, Brock Colhour, Deegan Knowles, Grant Noland (Champion)
  • Boys 4x400m Relay: Brock Colhour, Sam Way, Jacob Burkemper, Grant Noland (Champion)
  • Boys 4x800m Relay: Isaac Smith, Atlas Owen, Jacob Burkemper, Rylee Johnson (3rd)
  • Boys Long Jump: Jacob Dillon (3rd)
  • Boys Triple Jump: Jacob Dillon (Champion)
  • Boys High Jump: Harvey Sayon (Champion); Tre Smith (3rd)
  • Boys Pole Vault: Aidan Arellano (3rd); Graham Parker (4th)
  • Boys Discus: Ty Smith (Champion); Fisher Conway (3rd)
  • Boys Shot Put: Ty Smith (Champion); Trace Dunlap (4th)
  • Boys Javelin: Theo Grace (Champion); Cameron Emmons (3rd); Hudson Best (4th)
  • Girls 4x800m Relay: Liela Murphy, Jordin Vaughn, Olivia Brock and Caitlyn Wood (Champion)
  • Girls 4x400m Relay: Josie Masters, Liela Murphy, Jordin Vaughn and Caitlyn Wood (Champion)
  • Girls 100m Dash: Lily McAuliffe (2nd)
  • Girls 200m Dash: Lily McAuliffe (2nd)
  • Girls 400m Dash: Caitlyn Wood (Champion); Jordin Vaughn (4th)
  • Girls 800m Run: Caitlyn Wood (Champion); Jordin Vaughn (2nd)
  • Girls 1600m Run: Alexandra Kinstler (2nd); Olivia Brock (4th)
  • Girls 3200m Run: Heidi Adams (2nd); Alexandra Kinstler (3rd)
  • Girls 100m Hurdles: Ryleigh Van Emmerik (3rd)
  • Girls 300m Hurdles: Drew Gustafson (4th)
  • Girls 4x200m Relay: KHS (2nd)
  • Girls Long Jump: Lily Rinehart (3rd)
  • Girls Triple Jump: Lily Rinehart (4th)
  • Girls Pole Vault: Anna Williams (Champion)
  • Girls Discus: Maya Sosoatu (2nd); Blake Templeton (4th)
  • Girls Javelin: Brook Paahlar (3rd)
  • Girls Shot Put: Maya Sosoatu (2nd): Brooke Llewellyn (4th)