Nearly three weeks after the track and field season ended in Kansas, Shawnee Mission South’s Trent Flagler and Dalton Lewallen rallied together for one last meet in their amateur careers.
Flagler, who won the Kansas Class 6A state title in the discus, added a final medal to his collection with a toss of 150-08 at the Meet of Champions on Thursday night at Fort Osage High School. Lewallen, who was the state champion in the shot put, finished second at the Kansas and Missouri All-Star event with a toss of 130-11.
“This event is cool because as Kansas people, we don’t get to compete against a lot of Missouri schools, but here we do and we get to see a lot of the top competition,” Flagler said.
Flagler took his team pride one step further by skipping out of the event early to watch teammate Ned Bingaman in the Greater Kansas City Football Coaches Association All-Star Game, which also took place Thursday night. Bingaman was runner up in the discus this spring.
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Park Hill’s Enock Koudou was invited to both events, but chose track since that is what he will be doing next year at Pittsburg State.
The decision paid off as he won the 100 meter dash in 10.91 seconds, the 200 meter dash in 22.23 and the 800 meter relay in 1:37.30.
“Track is my passion and any chance I get to be a part of it, I had to be here,” Koudou said.
Former Lee’s Summit North track and cross country coach Chris Solsberg was recognized between races and inducted into the Hall of Honor. He graduated from Raytown in 1977 and coached at Lee’s Summit North for 17 years with three state titles across the two sports.
▪ Raymore Peculiar’s Morgan Wilson tied for first in the pole vault, clearing 10-06.00 and Dervon Lee won the shot put with a toss of 52-02.00.
▪ Hogan Prep’s Crystal Cook won the 100 meter dash in 12.99 seconds.
▪ Grandview’s Loren Anderson won the 110 meter hurdles in 15.57 seconds.
▪ Blue Valley’s Gabby Gunnerson won the 800 meter run in 2:23.16.
▪ Bishop Ward’s Grace Augusta won the high jump clearing 6-00.00 and Azah Cummins won the 200 meter dash in 26.83 seconds.
▪ Mill Valley’s Cody Deas won the 300 meter hurdles in 42.43 seconds.
▪ Lansing’s Seneque Goldner won the 400 meter dash in 55.14 seconds.
▪ Van Horn’s Tamera Carroll won the 400 meter dash in 1:02.64.
▪ Park Hill South’s Janae Hammond won the high jump clearing 5-02.00.
▪ Blue Springs’ Kai Miller won the pole vault clearing 15-00.00.