Leyton Boys Take Twilight Invitational Title
April 27, 2022 | View PDF
Leyton's Warrior Boy's Track and Field Team took top honors at the Creek Valley Twilght Invitational on Tuesday. The meet had been rescheduled due to last week's high winds, and the competitors were able to compete in much better conditions.
Leyton won the boy's competition with 149 total points, followed by Garden County with 113 points and Arthur County with 94 points. For the girls, South Platte took top honors with 104 points, followed by Leyton with 98 points and Arthur County with 71 points. The Potter-Dix boy's squad placed fourth with 87 points, and the girl's squad placed fifth with 51 points.
The Leyton boys had very strong performances, with gold medals won by junior Gabriel Tretter in the 1600 Meters with a time of 5:03.52, and wins by all three relay teams. The 4X100 Meter Relay team (Matthew Shepard, K.J. Bush, Justin Ernest, Mason Reimers) won with a time of 45.55, the 4X400 Meter Relay team (Justin Ernest, Cort Rummel, K.J. Bush, Chance Carter) won with a time of 3:42.85, and the 4X800 Meter Relay team (Cort Rummel, Gabriel Tretter, Chance Carter, Justin Ernest) won with a time of 9:00.58. Leyton senior Jonathan Borges won the Shot Put with a throw of 42' 10” and also won the Discus with a throw of 125' 10.5”, and senior Mason Reimers placed second in the Long Jump.
Potter-Dix's boy's team was led by senior Thomas Muldoon's win in the 800 Meters at 2:06.52 and junior Alex Anton's win in the Pole Vault, clearing 9' 6”. Junior Luke Kasten took second place in the 100 Meters and 200 Meters and third in the Long Jump, while sophomore Brayden Kasten placed second in the 1600 Meters. Senior Jared Anton placed second in the Shot Put and senior Niko Koon placed second in the Discus.
Creek Valley's boy's team was led by senior Lucas Trujillo's second place finish in the 400 Meters and third place showing in the 800 Meters. Senior Alexander Caraveo placed third in the 400 Meters and fourth in the 800 Meters.
Leyton's girl's squad had outstanding performances throughout, starting with junior Axi Benish's win in the 1600 Meters with a school-record breaking time of 5:51.18. Freshman Zaili Bensih won the 300 Meter Hurdles with a time of 49.03 and placed second in the 100 Meter Hurdles. Freshman Shawnee Gamble won the 400 Meters with a time of 1:02.88, while sophomore Trinity Beutler placed second in the 200 Meters and fourth in the 100 Meters and also placed fourth in the Long Jump. Leyton's 4X400 Meter Relay team (Ella Haley, Shawnee Gamble, Claire Watchorn, Zaili Benish) won with a time of 4:37.10.
For Potter-Dix's Girl's team, junior Kallie Crossman won the 100 Meters with a time of 13.73 and placed second in the Pole Vault. Junior Lily Tabor won the Shot Put with a throw of 32' 11”, junior Jayden Shoemaker placed second in the 3200 Meters and placed third in the High Jump. The 4X100 Meter Relay team (Kallie Crossman, Lily Tabor, Jayden Shoemaker, Madison Williamson) placed third.
For Creek Valley's Girl's team, sophomore Anna Speirs won the 800 Meters with a time of 2:50.08, followed by sophomore Samantha Marin in second place and junior Ella Ningen in fourth place. Marin, Speirs, and Elizabeth Whiting placed fifth, sixth and eighth in the 400 Meters, and freshman Karsyn Burgman placed second in the High Jump.