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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • Railer girls win home invitational

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  • The Newton High School track teams claimed a 1-2 finish Tuesday at the 10-team Newton Invitational at the Schmidt Track and Field Complex at Thresher Stadium on the Bethel College campus.?The Railer girls won their second straight meet, while the Railer boys claimed a second-place finish.?The Railer girls downed Kapaun-Mt. Carmel 122.5-98.5. Salina Central was third with 96 points, followed by Bishop Carroll in fourth at 92.5 and Wichita Northwest in fifth at 74.?Kapaun-Mt. Carmel’s boys topped Newton 154.5-101. Salina South was third at 96, followed by Wichita North at 81 and Hutchinson at 61.5.?“Our guys lost a lot of quality seniors last year, so now we need everyone to step up,” Newton coach Tad Remsberg said. “We’ve been a powerhouse for years, and this year, we’re a work in progress.?“Our girls are as solid as ever. Our throwers had a very good meet. We scored in a lot of different places. We are pretty well rounded.”?The Railer girls were led by freshman Peyton Roberts, who won the discus in 119-5 and the shot put in 38-2. Brooke Regier took third in the discus in 113-6.?Lauren Duerksen took second in the javelin in 104-9.?“Peyton Roberts has been a great addition to the team,” Remsberg said. “We threw well on both sides today. Having Peyton matched with Brooke has been nice to have. The guys threw very solid too.”?For the Railer boys, Cory Martens won the shot put in 48-11. Martens took second in the discus in 145-6. William Davis won the javelin in 148-3.?Andrea Baron took second in the girls’ 100-meter high hurdles in 16.69 and third in the 300-meter low hurdles in 51.01.?Sadie Winter took second in the 1,600-meter run in 5:53.00. Ashlyn Glann took third in the 3,200-meter run in 12:48.21.?The 4x800-meter relay team finished second in 10:54.98. The 4x100-meter relay team finished second in 52.05.?“Our middle distance and distance runners continue to impress,” Remsberg said. “Sadie Winter and Ashlyn Glann had good meets. They are going to surprise people. Lauren Anderson has really come on strong in the sprints this year. She worked very hard in the off-season.”?Matt Willis won the boys’ 300-meter intermediate hurdles in 40.33.?“That is a very good time for this point in the season,” Remsberg said.?The boys’ 4x800-meter relay team finished second in 8:46.22.?Peter Nelson took third in the 200-meter dash in 23.58.?The Railers compete Tuesday at the Salina Invitational at the Salina District Stadium.?“That will be another tough meet for us,” Remsberg said. “There are no easy meets for us this year. We’re going to need every point we get in meets this season. In the past, we’ve always treated these early meets as practice, but we still want to win them. This year, our early meets are very competitive.”

      
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