By Mike Motz
Sports Writer 

Leyton Boys Win D-9 District Meet

Leyton Girls Place Second


Leyton's Warrior Boys Track and Field team capped their outstanding 2022 season with a big win at the D-9 District Meet on Thursday at Leyton High School in Dalton. The Warriors scored 126 points to take the title, followed by second place runner-ups Potter-Dix and Arthur County, both with 81 points. Garden County took third place with 76 points overall.

For the girl's teams, Crawford took top honors with 110 points, followed by runner-up Leyton with 84 points and third place South Platte with 80 points.

The Leyton boy's had wins in the 3200 Meters, with junior Gabriel Tretter taking first with a time of 11:24.51, the 4X100 Meter Relay team (M. Shepard, KJ Bush, J. Ernest, M. Reimers) taking first with a time of 45.58, senior Jonathan Borges in the Shot Put with a throw of 43' 10.5”, junior Dawson Juelfs in the Pole Vault clearing 10', and senior Mason Reimers in the Long Jump with a distance of 18' 10.75”. Leyton sends 10 boys to the State Meet in Omaha at Burke Stadium on May 18-21.

The Potter-Dix team also had many outstanding performances, with junior Luke Kasten winning the 100 and 200 Meter Dashes and taking fourth in the Long Jump. Senior Thomas Muldoon won the 800 Meters placed second in the 400 Meters, and senior Niko Koon won the Discus. Potter-Dix sends three qualifiers to the State Meet in Omaha.

Creek Valley also competed at the District Meet, and senior Lucas Trujillo placed second in the 800 Meters. Both Trujillo and senior Alexander Caraveo qualified for the Sate Meet in Omaha.

For the girls' teams, Leyton freshman Shawnee Gamble won the 200 Meters and the 400 Meters and was part of the winning 4X100 Meter Realy team and the second place 4X400 Meter Relay team. Junior Axi Bensih won the 1600 Meter and 3200 Meter runs and was part of the second place 4X400 Meter Relay team and freshman Zaili Bensih won both the 100 Meter and 300 Meter Hurdles. Leyton qualifies six girls for the State Meet. For Potter-Dix, junior Kallie Crossman won the Poole Vault, with a personal best performance clearing 7'6”, followed by junior Lily Tabor in second place. Tabor also placed second in the Shot Put. Junior Jayden Shoemaker won the High Jump with a personal best of 4' 10”. Potter-Dix qualifies three girls for the Sate Meet. Creek Valley did not have any qualifiers on the girl's side for the State Meet.

The NSAA State Meet is held at Burke Stadium in Omaha, and the competition starts on May 18 and goes through May 21.


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