In a track meet that featured many local area schools the top three-team finishers on both the boys and girls side both came down in the same order for the day. The Sabetha Bluejays took home the team crowns for the Jeff West Invitational, while both girls and boys teams of Jefferson County North each took second and Holton took third in both the boys and girls, overall on the day.
For the girls side it was the Sabetha Bluejays with a team score of 215 good enough to finish first place, which was 57.5 points higher than second place, who went to the Chargers of Jefferson County North with 157.5 points. Holton rounded out the top three-team finishers with 122 total team points. The rest of the team standings on the girls side finished like so: 4th Jeff West (99.5), 5th ACCHS (64), 6th Jackson Heights (32), 7th Oskaloosa (31) and 8th Valley Falls (21).
On the boys side the top three teams were identical to that of the girls, but the scores were somewhat tighter. Sabetha took home first with a 154.5 team cumulative score, only 14 points better than second finishers, the Chargers of Jefferson County North, who tallied 140.5 points. Then Holton came in third place notching a team total of 121 total points. The rest of the team standings on the girls side finished like so: 4th Rock Creek (116), 5th Jeff West (97), 6th ACCHS (46), 7th Jackson Heights (40), 8th Valley Falls (27) and 9th Oskaloosa (19).
Seven girl’s individuals or teams won multiple events on the day. The Holton Wildcats saw their relay teams take home both the 4x400 and 4x800 meter relay titles on the day, while Wildcat, Jayna Smith won the 400 meter dash and triple jump herself, also. The Tigers for Jeff West had two girls net two events titles each, also as Josie Liby and Carrie Finson did so. Liby won the 800-meter run and the long jump as a part of the outdoor pentathlon, while her teammate Finson won a pair of distance races in the 1600 and 3200-meter runs. The only other multi-event winner on the girl’s side of events went to Hannah Twenhafel of Jefferson County North who won the outdoor pentathlon after winning three of the five events involved in it. She notched victories in the 200-meter dash, 100-meter hurdles and shot put as part of the outdoor pentathlon.
For the boys side only Dallas Edwards of Jefferson County North and the Jefferson County North relay team were the only multi-event winners. Edwards won both the 1600 and 3200 meter runs, while Jefferson County North took the 4x400 and 4x800 meter relay titles, also.
For all individual performances and team standings, see below: