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By Mike Motz
Sports Writer 

Leyton Warriors Take Tri-State

Borges Wins Shot Put and Discus Events


April 13, 2022 | View PDF

Leyton's Warrior Boys Track and Field team battled 11 teams, cold weather, and high winds mixed with snow flurries on Tuesday to take top honors on Tuesday at the Tri-State Meet at Creek Valley High School in Chappell.

The boy's squad ended the day earning 111 points, besting runner up Wallace's 96 points and third place Garden County's 60 points. The Creek Valley boy's squad placed seventh with 45 points. Leyton's girls squad placed sixth with 52 points, followed in seventh by Creek Valley with 45 points. Holyoke took top honors with 96 points, followed by Wallace with 79 points.

The day started with temperatures in the high 30's accompanied by gusting chill winds and occasional snow flurries until the weather warmed and the winds died down around 11 a.m.

The Leyton Warriors Boys squad won five gold and 15 medals overall while the girl's won seven. Creek Valley's boys team took eighth place overall with 30 points, and the Creek Valley girl's squad earned seventh place overall with 45 points. The Storm boy's earned four medals, including one gold, and the girl's earned eight medals.

For the Warrior boy's team, junior Justin Ernest won the 800 Meters at 54.69, and senior Jonathan Borges won the Shot Put with a distance of 41' 10” and the Discus with a distance of 116' 4”.

The 4X100 Meter Relay team (Matthew Shepard, Kole Bush, Justing Ernest, Mason Reimers) won with a time of 47.41 and the 4X400 Meter Relay team (Justin Ernest, Cort Rummel, Chance Carter, Gabriel Tretter) won with a time of 3:52.72. For Leyton's girl's team, freshman Zaili Benish won the 300 Meter Hurdles with a time of 51.58.

Creek Valley senior Lucas Trujillo won the Boys 800 Meters for the Storm.

Sidney sent a group of athletes form both boys and girls squads, and the boys placed seventh with 33 points, while the girls did not place, earning no points on the day. Freshman Landon Riddle had an outstanding day, placing second in the 100 Meters, third in the High Jump and anchoring the second place 4X100 Meter Relay team (Reid Fiscus, Owen Gillham, Conner Hurt, Landon Riddle). Leyton is next scheduled to compete at the Alliance Invite on April 12.


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