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By Mark Jurgena
Collinsville narrowly missed out on the team title at the Granite City Invitational on April 14. They scored 130 points but fell to team champion O’Fallon, Mo. (Ft. Zumwalt West) by three points.
Kahoks KJ Thorps-Watt, Ayden Gratzl, and Jonathan Sewell all were winners in field events at Granite City.
Thorps-Watt won the high jump with a best mark of 6’ 4” while AJ Mayne jumped 5’ 7 ¾” for seventh place.
Gratzl won the pole vault with a mark of 11’ 11 ¾” while Ben Stallings took fifth with 8’ 11 ¾”.
Sewell took top honors in the discus with a heave of 155’ 5” while his teammate Devin Habermehl took second with a mark of 131’ 6”.
In the long jump, Dylan Brown took second place with a personal record jump of 19’ 6 ¼”. Thorps-Watt took fourth place at 19’ 0”. Kyle Harris of Ft. Zumwalt West won the title with a jump of 19’ 10 ¼”.
Habermehl took second in the shot put with a heave of 45’ 9 ¾” while Sewell took fourth with a 44’ 1 ¼” throw. Ryan McCombs of Jacksonville won with a 45’ 10 ½”.
Eric Stuber took sixth in the triple jump with a bound of 36’ ¾”. Kameron Trammel of Madison was the champ with a mark of 42’ 6 ¾”.
CHS had three winners in running events as well with Trey Peterson, Talin Nabors, and Jalek Nelson all bringing home top honors.
Peterson set a personal record in the 1600 meters with a time of 4:35.13 to win by over 18 seconds over Ethan Smith of Highland. His time sits at #7 on the all-time list at Collinsville.
Nelson set a personal record of 52.04 seconds to win the 400 meters. Alex Kennedy finished at the exact same time however Nelson was actually timed at 52.033 while Kennedy showed up at 52.038.
Kahok Jeremiah Yarbough ran a 54.29 for seventh.
Nabors won the 110 meter high hurdles at 16.29 seconds for a new PR. Adam Frazier ran a time of 18.34 seconds.
In the 300 hurdles, Nabors took sixth place with a time of 44.55 seconds while Simon McClane of Alton ran a 40.86.
The 4×400 relay varsity race saw Collinsville take third place at 3:33.30 while Alton ran a 3:31.58 to win it.
Collinsville’s F/S 4×400 relay team ran a 3:45.52 while Ft. Zumwalt West took the title at 3:39.83.
Finally, in the 4×200 meters, Collinsville ran a 1:35.57 while Madison came in at 1:30.67.
Highland Frosh/Soph Invite
On April 11, CHS participated in the annual Highland Frosh/Soph Invitational and brought back several solid finishes.
Talin Nabors set a new F/S school record and jumped into the #7 spot all-time with a second place finish of 15.69 seconds. Clayton Lakatos of Edwardsville beat him by .02 for the crown. Adam Frazier of CHS came in fifth at 19.19 seconds.
Nabors took second in the 300 meter hurdles with a 43.98-second finish just behind Alex Kennedy of Madison who won the event in 42.37.
AJ Mayne won the high jump title at the event with a mark of 5’ 10”. The height was a personal record and moved him to #4 all-time on the Frosh/Soph list at Collinsville.
Ayden Gratzl took second in the pole vault with a jump of 11’ 0”. Robert Williams of Mascoutah went 13’ 3” to take the title.
Sebastian Munoz took third place with a time of 23.65 in the 200 meters while Isaiah Williams of Madison won with a 23.32 seconds.
In the 100, Amauri Harper of Collinsville took sixth with an 11.93 while Mayne ran a 12.06.
The discus saw Shane Box come in seventh place with a toss of 99’ 2”. Lose Epenesa of Edwardsville won the title with a toss of 148’ 11”.
Collinsville’s 4×200 relay team of Loyal Patterson, Sebastian Munoz, Lucas Shelton, and Trent Strong ran a time of 1:37.02 while Edwardsville took first at 1:34.58.
In the 4×400, the same team of Kahoks ran a 3:49.11 good for third place while O’Fallon won with a 3:40.80.
The 4×100 meters saw Patterson, Nabors, Harper and Shelton run a time of 46.78 while Edwardsville won with a time of 44.13 seconds.
The Kahoks were at the Triad Invitational on Monday however results were unavailable at press time.
Today the freshmen take part in the Freshman O’Fallon Invite while they take part in the Winston Brown invite in Edwardsville on Saturday.