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Mother Nature interrupts Kohnke Invite

Powell’s Hayden Cragoe (left) and Kalei Smith race down the lanes during boys’ 110-meter hurdle action. Cragoe edged Smith by one-hundredth of a second as the pair finished 1-2 in the final standings. Powell’s Hayden Cragoe (left) and Kalei Smith race down the lanes during boys’ 110-meter hurdle action. Cragoe edged Smith by one-hundredth of a second as the pair finished 1-2 in the final standings. Tribune photo by Randal Horobik

Rain, snow bring early end to Invitational

The Powell Panthers and cross-county rival Cody appeared headed for another classic battle to the wire at the 2013 L.A. Kohnke Invitational sponsored by the Powell Athletic Roundtable on Saturday before rain and snow squalls forced meet officials to first suspend and later cancel the invitational midway through the afternoon session.

The Panther girls had just moved into a 126-119 lead over Cody with four events remaining. The Panther boys were deadlocked with the Broncs at 140-140 when the action was halted following the first heat of the boys’ 200-meter race. Shot put competition — an event where the Panthers typically score big points — was also midway through its preliminary flights when the cancellation order was given.

The Panthers’ late lead came courtesy of a 1-2-3 finish in the discus. Tori Sleep’s toss of 112-6 placed her four feet ahead of teammate Shawnea Harrington for top honors. Lex Brady, another junior in the Panthers’ throwing stable, placed third, another eight feet off the leading distance.

The finish, which came just prior to the suspension of competition, lifted Powell in front of Cody in the team standings. Worland was a distant third, some 40 points off the lead pace.

The 3200, 4x400 relay, pole vault and long jump had not been completed.

Harrington and Sleep traded positions in the shot put, which Harrington won with a throw of more than 36 feet. Anissa Warner matched a personal best in competition by clearing the bar at 5-1 in the high jump to win that event. Warner narrowly missed on two of her three attempts to clear at 5-2 and establish a new personal record.

Warner would add a third-place finish in the triple jump.

On the boys’ side, defending state champion Garrett Lynch stepped into the throwing ring for the first time this spring and promptly launched a meet-winning toss of 158-9 to capture the discus title. Teammate Vince Sleep was 12 feet back in second position as the pair were more than 18 feet clear of the rest of the 45-person field.

Lynch was also third overall in the 100 meters.

In the 110-meter hurdles, Panthers Hayden Cragoe and Kalei Smith finished 1-2 as the only runners to finish below 16 seconds on the stopwatch in the race. Cragoe would add a runner-up finish in the pole vault as he cleared a season-best 13 feet. Smith placed third in the high jump, making it over the bar at 6-3.

The Panthers added a 2-3 finish at 400 meters as Marshall McArthur and Blaise Gann finished around the 55-second mark. Mat Abraham ran to a runner-up finish at 800 meters and Zander Andreasen did the same at the 1600-meter distance for the Panthers.

Junior Brendon Phister rounded out the Panthers’ list of top-three finishers with a third-place showing in the 300-meter hurdles.

The Panthers return to action on Saturday in Lovell.

Girls’ results

100 — Jada Swires 14.58, Brooke Lensegrav 14.06, Madi Morrow 15.32.

200 — 3. KaDee Harrison 27.80, 7. SarahJean O’Neill 29.22.

400 — 4. KaDee Harrison 1:06.19, 7. SarahJean O’Neill 1:08.11.

800 — 4. Sierra Morrow 2:52.55.

1600 — 2. Gretchen Morretti 6:03.29, 5. Sierra Morrow 6:29.88.

100m hurdles — 2. Danna Hanks 16.94, 7. Megan Wagner 18.06, 8. Lexee Craig 18.14, Mikaila Moore 19.78, Jackie Cowell 20.53.

300m hurdles — 7. Danna Hanks 52.84, 8. Megan Wagner 53.05.

4x100 relay — 2. Brooke Lensegrav, SarahJean O’Neill, Danna Hanks and KaDee Harrison 52.71

High jump — 1. Anissa Warner 5-1, Jace Sharp 4-5, Cassidy Lynn 4-5.

Triple jump — 3. Anissa Warner 32-7 1/2, 4. Brooke Lensegrav 32-7 1/2, 6. Jada Swires 31-7, 7. Lexee Craig 30-7 1/4, Cassidy Lynn 28-7, Madi Morrow 28-6 3/4

Shot put — 1. Shawnea Harrington 36-1 1/4, 2. Tori Sleep 35-5 1/2, 5. Lex Brady 31-11 1/4, Emily Herman 26-8 1/2, Breanna Donarski 21- 1/2.

Discus — 1. Tori Sleep 112-6, 2. Shawnea Harrington 108-9, 3. Lex Brady 100-4, Emily Herman 61-11, Breanna Donarski 52-10

Boys’ results

100 — 3. Garrett Lynch 12.13, 4. Jakob Bowers 12.20, 5. Ty Herd 12.26, 7. Chris England 12.38, Tyler Patterson 12.49, Ryan Ferro 12.66, Zac Schuler 12.75, Vince Sleep 12.78.

400 — 2. Marshall McArthur 54.94, 3. Blaise Gann 55.16, 6. Jakob Bowers 57.78, Jackson Griffin 1:00.24, Nic Urbach 1:01.01.

800 — 2. Mat Abraham 2:09.01, 8. Nic Urbach 2:25.40, Garrett Musso 2:38.19.

1600 — 2. Zander Andreasen 4:58.61, 7. Teagan Cordes 5:36.39, Ezra Andreason 5:42.88, Challin Fike 5:57.88, Justin Layton 6:10.38.

110m hurdles — 1. Hayden Cragoe 15.86, 2. Kalei Smith 15.87, 7. Brendon Phister 17.78, Kye Catlin 18.93, Tyson Wages 20.63, Justin Theriault 20.92.

300m hurdles — 3. Brendon Phister 43.88, 5. Kalei Smith 44.61, Zac Schuler 47.27, Kye Catlin 47.73, Connor Hunt 49.96, Tyson Wages 51.51, Justin Theriault 53.56.

4x100 relay — 2. Ty Herd, Ryan Ferro, Hayden Cragoe and Blaise Gann 46.46.

4x800 relay — 2. Andrew Feller, Mat Abraham, Marshall McArthur and Zander Andreasen 9:19.8.

Pole vault — 2. (tie) Hayden Cragoe 13-0, 4. (tie) Brendon Phister 12-0.

Long jump — 5. Ty Herd 18-2, Matt Widdecombe 16-9 1/2, Chris England 16-3.

High jump — 3. Kalei Smith 6-3, Hayden Cragoe 5-5, Matt Widdecombe 5-3.

Discus — 1. Garrett Lynch 158-9, 2. Vince Sleep 146-10, 8. Garrett Micheal 117-1, Matt Walsh 105-8, Riley Stringer 93-8, Ben Argento 91-7, Forrest Christensen 70-7, Adam Griffin 53-9.

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