Preps notebook: Track standouts have success in Barrier Breakers; Local swim teams end regular season

photo by: Shane Jackson

Lawrence High's Brenna Schwada finishes out the 200-meter run during the LHS quadrangular Friday afternoon on April 2, 2021.

After being postponed to after the weekend, the Barrier Breakers track meet was finally completed on Monday at FSHS.

Only girls competed in the second day of the two-day meet, which was originally scheduled to take place last Friday. And a number of Free State and Lawrence High athletes had strong performances on the final day of the competitive meet.

Lawrence High junior Brenna Schwada was responsible for the only event victory by a local athlete on the day. She won the long jump with a leap of 17-0, which will go down as a top-25 mark in the state so far this season.

Schwada also placed third in the girls 200-meter run as an individual with a time of 25.98, which is a top-10 mark in the state. She was even on the 4×100-meter relay — along with Siana King, Bella Kirkwood and Amaya Harris — that ran a mark of 50.80 to place third in the event.

Lawrence’s 4×400-meter relay of Jaylie Hohman, King, Gianna Cooper and Schwada posted a time of 4:16.55 en route to its runner-up finish.

Other top-three finishes on the day includes a runner-up result from Free State’s Reese Hulcher in the high jump competition. She cleared 5-4 (top-10 mark in state) to place second in the event. Mariah Reed of LHS took third by clearing 5-0.

Lawrence sophomore Natalie Kennedy secured second in the girls 3,200-meter run with a time of 12:59.68. Free State junior Allison Babbit finished right behind her with a mark of 13:09.59 to take third.

In the javelin competition, Free State’s Aubrey Duncan launched a throw of 123-11.00 to place second. Harris of LHS took third in the same event with a throw of 118-07.00.

Gianna Cooper, a junior at Lawrence, also finished third in girls long jump with a leap of 16-7.50.

Barrier Breakers

Monday at FSHS

FSHS/LHS results

Girls shot put: 13. Madison Base, FS, 29-5; 14. Soledad Edison, FS, 29-4; 23. Cameron Vaughn, FS, 27-0.50; 28. Olie Proctor-Alberding, LHS, 25-6.50

Girls discus throw: 9. Madison Base, FS, 87-10.00; 10. Cameron Vaughn, FS, 87-03.00.

Girls javelin throw: 2. Aubrey Duncan, FS, 123-11.00; 3. Amaya Harris, LHS, 118-07.00; 13. Carlie Miller, FS, 86-10.00; 15. Taylor Veeder, FS, 65-08.00.

Girls high jump: 2. Reese Hulcher, FS, 5-4; 3. Mariah Reed, LHS 5-0; 4. Aubrey Duncan, FS, 4-10

Girls pole vault: 4. Ashley Mai, FS, 10-0; 7. Isa Evans, FS, 9-6; 8. Makenzie Vaughn, FS, 9-0; 8. Caroline Dunlap, LHS, 9-0

Girls long jump: 1. Brenna Schwada, LHS, 17-0; 3. Gianna Cooper, LHS, 16-7.50; 6. Bella Kirkwood, LHS, 16-2; 11. Miri Pickman, LHS, 15-6; 34. Emma Evans, FS, 12-11

Girls triple jump: 6. Miri Pickman, LHS, 33-1; 23. Emma Evans, FS, 28-7.25

Girls 100 hurdles: 17. Joan Epian, LHS, 18.73

Girls 100-meter dash: 8. Bella Kirkwood, LHS, 12.81; 11. Siana King, LHS, 13.02; 22. Lauren Sinclair, FS, 13.52; 22. Taniyah Cox, FS, 13.52; 24. Jaylie Hohman, LHS, 13.58; 33. Alannah Lohfeld, FS, 13.75

Girls 3,200-meter run. 2. Natalie Kennedy, LHS, 12:59.68; 3. Allison Babbit, FS, 13:09.59; 11. Sina Boeger, FS, 13:42.11; 12. Janice Werther, FS, 13:50.82; 14. Eva Ackley, LHS, 14:03.10

Girls 400-meter run: 8. Miah Cheatham, FS, 1:04.66; 12. Jaylie Hohman, LHS, 1:07.82; 17. Ta’Mya Douglas, 1:09.40; 18. Cyrenity Hardy, LHS, 1:09.82; 21. Emma Evans, FS, 1:11.40; 26. Makenzie Vaughn, FS, 1:12.64

Girls 4×100-meter relay: 3. Lawrence (Siana King, Bella Kirkwood, Brenna Schwada, Amaya Harris), 50.80; 9. Free State (Ana Holladay, Taniyah Cox, Lauren Sinclair, Alannah Lohfeld), 53.14

Girls 800 meter run: 8. Delaney Rockers, FS, 2:33.09; 12. Samantha Whittlesey, FS, 2:35.78; 25. Lucy Hardy, LHS, 2:44.21

Girls 300 hurdles: 13. Joan Epian, LHS, 53.90

Girls 200 meter run: 3. Brenna Schwada, LHS, 25.98; 11. Siana King, LHS, 27.33; 14. Bella Kirkwood, LHS, 27.79; 16. Gianna Cooper, LHS, 27.88; 21. Taniyah Cox, FS, 28.65; 23. Ta’Mya Douglas, FS, 28.92; 28. Lauren Sinclair, FS, 29.19; 34. Emma Evans, FS, 29.86.

Girls 1,600-meter run: 10. Natalie Kennedy, LHS, 5:49.79; 11. Oona Nelson, BSA, 5:53.31; 18. Lucy Hardy, LHS, 6:12.81; 23. Ella Marshall, FS, 6:26.59.

Girls 4×400-meter relay: 2. Lawrence (Jaylie Hohman, Siana King, Gianna Cooper and Brenna Schwada), 4:16.55; 10. Free State (Alannah Lohfeld, Ana Holladay, Samantha Whittlesey, Miah Cheatham), 4:32.37.

Local swim squads end regular season

In the final meet of the regular season, both Lawrence High and Free State girls swim and dive teams combined to win nine of the 12 events at the Shawnee Mission North quadrangular on Monday.

LHS was runner-up in the four-team event with 400 points, while Free State finished in third with a total score of 335. Shawnee Mission East posted a winning score of 432.

The Lions were responsible for eight victories, including all three relay races. Iris Sherron, Ali Jones, Aubrey Fischer and Madi Heckman won the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:55.53.

Heckman, Lillian Derby, Jones and Carmen Braden posted a winning time of 1:45.91 in the 200 freestyle relay. Braden, Derby, Jones and Fischer finished first in the 400 freestyle with a mark of 3:49.95.

Braden won two individual races, posting a time of 2:00.63 in the 200 freestyle and a mark of 5:22.62 in the 500 freestyle. Heckman won the 50 freestyle (25.45) and the 100 freestyle (56.81) as well.

Emily Brandt of LHS also won the diving competition with a total score of 197.03. Lolly Hindmann was responsible for the only event victory for Free State, winning the 100 backstroke with a mark of 1:01.16.

The Sunflower League meet is slated for May 6 through May 8.

SM North quadrangular

Monday at Shawnee Mission Aquatic Center

Team scores: 1. SM East 432; 2. Lawrence 400; 3. Free State 335; 4. SM North 149.

FSHS/LHS results

200-yard medley relay: 1. Lawrence (Iris Sherron, Ali Jones, Aubrey Fischer, Madi Heckman), 1:55.53; 3. Free State (Lolly HIndmann, Mina Khosh, Liza Engelbrecht, Silvia Liu), 1:57.36.

200 freestyle: 1. Carmen Braden, LHS, 2:00.63; 2. Molly Nuckolls, FS, 2:07.79; 5. Emma Day, FS, 2:12.66; 7. Abi Jones, LHS, 2:13.00; 9. Paige Unekis, LHS, 2:24.31; 10. Laura Teska, LHS, 2:28.41.

200 IM: 2. Liza Engelbrecht, FS, 2:20.33; 3. Ali Jones, LHS, 2:21.93; 4. Iris Sherron, LHS, 2:28.66; 7. Nisa Kay Khosh, FS, 2:38.88; 8. Mara Manolescu, LHS, 2:43.10.

50 freestyle: 1. Madi Heckman, LHS, 25.45; 2. Silvia Liu, FS, 26.38; 4. Abbey Hossler, FS, 27.47; 6. Lillian Derby, LHS, 27.60.

Diving: 1. Emily Brandt, LHS, 197.03; 5. Meara Kingery, LHS, 178.81; 6. Annie Shew, LHS, 163.96; 8. Josephine Warrior, FS, 161.55; 10. Tori Crockett, FS, 161.55.

100 butterfly: 1. Lolly Hindmann, FS, 58.90; 2. Aubrey Fischer, LHS, 59.17; 5. Anna Marburger, LHS, 1:13.98; 6. Nia Kay Khosh, FS, 1:15.10; 10. Ima Rodenbeek, LHS, 2:00.71.

100 freestyle: 1. Madi Heckman, LHS, 56.81; 2. Silvia Liu, FS, 57.23.

500 freestyle: 1. Carmen Braden, LHS, 5:22.62; 2. Molly Nuckolls, FS, 5:39.56; 5. Abi Jones, LHS, 6:06.19; 6. Paige Unekis, LHS, 6:27.84; 8. Savannah Randall, FS, 6:46.69; 9. Macie McDermott, LHS, 7:22.74.

200 freestyle relay: 1. Lawrence (Madi Heckman, Lillian Derby, Ali Jones, Carmen Braden), 1:45.91; 5. Free State (Abbey Hossler, Nisa Kay Khosh, Mina Khosh, Molly Nuckolls), 1:59.11.

100 backstroke: 1. Lolly Hindmann, FS, 1:01.16; 2. Aubrey Fischer, LHS, 1:01.44; 3. Liza Engelbrecht, FS, 1:02.32; 5. Iris Sherron, LHS, 1:06.21; 6. Abbey Hossler, FS, 1:06.21.

100 breaststroke: 3. Mara Manolescu, LHS, 1:15.50; 5. Mina Khosh, FS, 1:18.13; 7. Anna Marburger, LHS, 1:22.98; 9. Laura Teska, LHS, 1:25.66.

400 freestyle relay: 1. Lawrence (Carmen Braden, Lillian Derby, Ali Jones, Aubrey Fischer), 3:49.95; 2. Free State (Liza Engelbrecht, Silvia Liu, Emma Day, Lolly Hindmann), 3:51.96.

Veritas baseball falls in extra innings

Veritas fell in extras in walk-off fashion, dropping a 2-1 decision at Pembroke Hill on Monday.

After facing a 1-0 deficit in the first, the Eagles (4-6) evened the score with a run in the sixth on a ball hit by Blaine Hunninghake. Veritas then surrendered a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the eight to end the game.

It came after the Eagles split their two games over the weekend. Veritas earned a 5-3 road win over Wichita HomeSchool on Friday before suffering a 11-0 loss at Life Prep on Saturday.

Friday’s win was back-and-forth before Veritas scored two runs in the sixth and one more in the seventh. Bret Brownlee, Draven Webb, TJ Crews and Sam Fox also finished with multiple hits for the Eagles. Webb also drove in three RBIs.

Webb pitched 5 1/3 innings, giving up three runs (two earned) on five hits. He struck out 10 batters and walked six. Elisha Ferrell and Will Bartkoski helped shut the door by recording the final five outs in relief.

Veritas gave up eight runs in the first en route to a lopsided loss on Saturday. Josiah Ming recorded the only two hits of the day for the Eagles.

VCHS will host Wichita HomeSchool at 4 p.m. Friday.

Veritas 5, Wichita HomeSchool 3

VCHS 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 — 5 10 3

WCHS 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 — 3 6 3

Life Prep 11, Veritas 0

VCHS 0 0 0 0 0 0 X — 0 2 2

LFPR 8 0 0 0 0 3 X — 11 13 1

Pembroke Hill 2, Veritas 1

VCHS 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 — 1 6 3

PMBR 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 — 2 5 2

FSHS girls soccer earns 5-1 road win

Three different players scored for the Free State girls soccer team in its 5-1 road win over Topeka High.

Aspen Wilson got the scoring started in the first half before letting Madi Beeley take control of the contest. Beeley scored three goals to record a hat trick for the Firebirds. Maddie Powell netted the final score of the match.

Morgan Kimuri, a fullback, dominated the right side of the field on defense. Goalkeeper Kate Stallard had a strong game in the net, and was especially effective at organizing FSHS on the defensive side of the field.

Free State (3-4) will host Mill Valley at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

BSA girls soccer loses in sudden overtime

Bishop Seabury’s girls soccer team was on the wrong end of a sudden overtime loss to Kansas City Christian last Thursday.

Hannah Hartzler was injured in the fifth minute of the match. With only one sub, and Summer Hartzler being the lone forward, the Seahawks could only muster one goal in regulation. The opposition scored on a breakaway attempt in overtime.


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