Leavenworth, Lansing Athletics compete at the Seaman Invitational

The Lansing and Leavenworth sprinters continued their strong season on Friday when both track and field teams competed in the Bob Camien / Claudia Welch Invitational at Seaman High School in Topeka.

Leavenworth’s women’s team finished fourth in the 20-man field with 67 team points. With a total of 57 team points, Lansing was fifth behind the pioneers.

In the men’s category, Lansing finished third with 67 points, while Leavenworth finished ninth with 37 team points.

Lansing senior Malik Benson and Leavenworth senior Dhakiya Blake praised the solid running of both teams, with Benson scooping top spots in the 100 and 200 meter and long jump and Blake taking the 200 and 400 respectively -Meter runs won.

Here are the notable results of the Seaman Invitational:

100 meter dashboard

Benson’s victory in that event came in 10.55 seconds, more than 0.3 seconds faster than second place.

Shown is Lansing Senior Malik Benson, who will compete in the final of the 100-meter run at the Seaman Invitational on Friday.

In the women’s category, Leavenworth’s Wynter Ramos finished second with a 12th place. Blake was right behind her in third place with a time of 12.07 seconds.

200 meter dashboard

Benson picked up the event with ease, finishing it almost a second faster than second place in 21.97 seconds.

Blake took her first win of the day for the Pioneers with a time of 25.57 seconds. Ramos finished second with a time of 26.13 seconds. Jessi Ritchart von Lansing was third with 26.75 seconds.

400 meter run

Blake took her second win of the day with a goal of 57.48 seconds, beating Ritchart (58.42 seconds) in second place by almost a second.

1,600 meter run

Kenneth Howell from Lansing took second place with 4: 41.05.

4×100 meter relay

Lansing’s team of Bryson Raymond, Benson, Hunner Nelson and Ian Patton took first place with a finishing time of 42.79 seconds.

high jump

Lansing Junior Richie Patrick finished third with a final jump of 6 feet, 2 inches.

Long jump

Benson continued his dominance that season with another first place finish, posting a 5-inch final jump of 23 feet.

Leavenworth’s Brandi Gardner took third place on the women’s side with a jump of 16 feet (7.75 inches).

Shot put

Leavenworth’s Michael Harris took second place with a throw of 55 feet, 7 inches.

Basehor is hosting De Soto Invitational

Although they competed on their home track on Friday, it wasn’t a traditional home game for Bobcat Athletics as the school hosted the De Soto Invitational.

The women’s team took fourth place in the 10-man field and scored 78 team points. The men took sixth place with 46 team points.

Here are the notable results of the De Soto Invitational:

100 meter hurdles

Sophomore Raina Christenson took second place with a time of 16.79 seconds.

high jump

Sophomore Tyson Ruud took second place with his final 6 foot, 4 inch jump. Senior Jenna Zydlo took first place on the women’s side with a final jump that cleared 5 feet, 2 inches.


Junior Aiden Ingram took second place with a final throw of 126 feet, 7 inches.


Sophomore Brenna Lynn posted a final throw of 104 feet, 5 inches to take third place.

Exchange of fire

Senior Isabel Sibert took second place with a final throw of 35 feet, 3.5 inches.

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