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Men and Women Compete in Region VI Championships

Men and Women Compete in Region VI Championships

Pittsburg, KS-The Garden City Track Teams competed in the Region VI Indoor Track and Field Championships at Pittsburg State University this past weekend. The Men placed 8th overall with 37 points. 

Butler Community claimed the Region VI Championship with 159 points edging Barton County with 154 points. The Bronze went to Coffeyville with 112 points. James Liburd and Rodney Henry placed the highest among the men. Liburd claimed the silver medal in the 400M Dash with a time of 47:9.0 and Henry struck silver in the 800 with 1:54.72.

Quincy Watts and James Haley placed 5th and 6th in the Men's Long Jump. Watts and Haley popped a 23'-2" to the tee. The Men's DMR consisting of Alvaro Rivadeneira, Michael Stone, Frank Beard and Rodney Henry placed 4th.

The men's 4x4 closed the meet with a 5th place finish with a time of 3:19.59. The 4x4 is made up of LaChristopher Smith, Tyrone Leach, Michael Stone and James Liburd.

On the women's side the DMR placed third with a time of 13:04.77. The DMR is made up of Kyaunna Libbey, Alicia Harris, Jessica Coleman and Courtney Nemecheck. Jessica Coleman placed 5th in the 600M run with a time of 1:40.41.

6th place honors went to Donesha Ruffin in the triple jump with a hop of 34'7" and LaQuishea Coleman in the long jump with a leap of 17'9". The Women's 4x4 made up of Monique Whitley, Courtney Nemecheck, Jessica Coleman and Alicia Harris took 6th place and Courtney Nemecheck placed 8th in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:27.

                          Men - Team Rankings - 20 Events Scored                 
    1) Butler CC                  159        2) Barton County CC          154    
    3) Coffeyville CC             112        4) Johnson County CC          83.50 
    5) Allen County CC             60        6) Hutchinson CC              54    
    7) Cloud County CC             48.50     8) Garden City CC             37    
    9) Cowley County CC            33       10) Colby CC                   24    
   11) Highland CC                  9       12) Neosho County CC            4    
   13) Dodge City CC                1 
                        Women - Team Rankings - 20 Events Scored             
    1) Barton County CC           175        2) Coffeyville CC            155
    3) Butler CC                  116        4) Johnson County CC          79
    5) Cloud County CC             54        6) Dodge City CC              53
    7) Cowley County CC            30        8) Hutchinson CC              29
    9) Allen County CC             21       10) Garden City CC             20
   11) Colby CC                    16       12) Highland CC                13
   13) Neosho County CC             8       13) Pratt CC