Track

Lyle Alley (shown above, at right) may have stepped down as the head cross country and track coach for JHHS at the end of this past season, but a familiar name will be taking over as his son, Brad (left), will fill those same roles starting in the 2015-2016 school year.
  For 36 years, Jackson Heights coach Lyle Alley has cultivated a familial atmosphere in the Cobra cross country program. “We have been a family in Jackson Heights cross country. That’s the way I’ve always approached it,” Alley said. “Even to this day, I’ll see runners who ran for me in 1979 and...
Holton's Indie Allen (shown above) takes a flying leap at the end of the triple jump runway, soaring into the pit during one of his attempts in the finals. Allen ended up taking fourth in the event, walking away from his final high school meet with a state medal.
  Even in taking just a small group of athletes to the state track meet in Wichita, the Wildcats of Holton managed to pull off something pretty special this weekend. The HHS girls had four athletes competing in four events, one of those being a relay, at the Class 4A state track meet and every one...
Cobra Mason Hamilton (shown above, at right) hands the baton off to teammate Korby Strube (left) during a preliminary race of the 4x400m relay at state track in Wichita this past weekend.
  For the positive results the youth movement has yielded for the Jackson Heights track team this spring, with a number of freshmen and sophomores qualifying for state track this past weekend, the final meet of the season was highlighted by some senior moments. Going in, it looked like veteran...
  Jackson County’s six state medals earned over the weekend were just a drop in a pretty full bucket as the Big Seven, Northeast Kansas and Twin Valley leagues had a fruitful trip to Wichita for the state track meet. Among the Wetmore and Atchison County schools, four athletes walked away with...
Team members for JHHS who will be going to the state track meet in Wichita are pictured above and include (front row, left to right) Abby Williams, manager Grace Bowhay, Kaitlynn Little, Lexi Proffitt, Erika White, Aidan Allen, Peter Rupnicki, (back row, left to right) Braden Dohl, Dalton Chartier, Mason Hamilton, Westin Jacobsen, Korby Strube, Wyatt Olberding, Jason Parker and Seth Holliday.
  By all measurable marks, this track season has far and away been a success for the Jackson Heights team. On top of the collective success earned by having one of the largest squads in the county, the Cobras saw that equaled at the individual level in last Friday’s regional at Washington. In total...
Holton's Ashlyn Weilert (shown above, front left) steadies the blocks as teammate Kimmi Snepp fires out of them at the start of her preliminary heat in the 200m dash at regionals in Hoyt. Snepp made the finals and ended up qualifying for state in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay.
  It’s hard to imagine a regional track meet being on par with state as far as level of difficulty is concerned, but last Friday’s Class 4A regional in Hoyt may have come as close as possible in replicating that state-caliber competition. Truth be told, some events did in fact have the top four...
Jackson Heights sprinter Peter Rupnicki (shown above, at left) leans forward at the finish line to try and edge his competition in a preliminary heat of the the 100m dash at the NEKL track meet. Rupnicki went on to place in the finals of the event, as well as in the 200m dash, to help the JH boys finish third as a team.
  From the start of the season, Jackson Heights track coach Lyle Alley has boasted about the size of his team and what it would be like to be able fill out an event sheet throughout the course of the season. With the numbers on the Cobras’ side, the teams turned in some top-notch performances at...
Jackson Heights' Aidan Allen (shown above, left) runs her leg of the 4x800m relay in a meet earlier this season. Allen and a number of Cobra athletes helped the team have a strong performance in Onaga last Friday and gain some momentum heading into the championship stretch.
  In its final meet of the regular season, the Jackson Heights track team went out with a bang as both the boys and girls finished runner-up in the team standings at the Onaga Invitational on Friday. The Cobras saw plenty of individual highlights as well, with nine athletes turning in gold medal...
Jackson Heights' Ericka White (shown above) leaps over the bar while competing in the high jump at a track meet earlier this season. White and several other young Cobras have had a lot of success this spring, which coach Lyle Alley has taken as a positive sign for the team both in regards to the near and distant future.
  As the championship stretch of meets approach, track teams are looking for athletes to keep progressing and keep pushing themselves to be at their best when they enter those competitions. Both the Royal Valley and Jackson Heights track teams were pushed in a meet hosted by Nemaha Central on...

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