COLBY, KS — The Eagles men ran away and the Lady Eagles held off there competition to take home the first place at there own Colby HS Invitational on a beautiful Friday afternoon at Dennen Field.
The Colby men dominated the upper division, beating runner-up Holcomb by just over 60 points. CHS did it by placing 25 athletes inside the top six and by placing first in three of them. They included the 4×800 meter relay team and Xavier Slaven in the shot put. Once again Colby had a strong showing in the shot put as a team have four guys place inside the top six.
As easy of a victory for the boys it was just the opposite for the girls who just held off runner-up Norton by a single point, 125-124. It all came down to the final race of the day where Colby had to place inside the top three and Norton could not win the 4 x 400. Golden Plains helped out the Lady Eagles taking first in the race and sealing a win for the CHS women. Colby had three girls place first in events and they were the 4×800 team, Kailey Shields in the triple jump and Brittany Foss in the 300 Hurdles.
Goodland was also competing there. The Cowboys had nine events place, led by Layton Cure who won the 110 hurdles, on their way to a 4th place finish in the upper division. Cowgirls placed just four athletes and ended up placing fifth.
Oakley and Hoxie High School’s were also competing in Colby. Hoxie Indians took third in both boys and girls standings while the Plainsmen placed 5th and the Lady Plainsmen took 4th in the upper division.
The lower division, which was made up of the 1A schools, was won by the Wallace County girls who topped Golden Plains by ten and the St. Francis boys who held off Wallace County for the top spot.
Many teams will continue their respected seasons this week with NWKL, MCL & GWAC Championships, all scheduled to be held this Thursday.