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TMP track and field competes at Russell

By The Hays Daily News
RUSSELL — The Thomas More Prep-Marian track and field team competed at the Russell Invitational on Thursday. The girls’ team took fifth out of five teams, while the boys’ team took second to host Russell.
The Monarchs’ only first-place finisher was Mark Loftus, who won the boys’ 3200-meter run with a time of 11 minutes, 49.01 seconds, nearly 36 seconds ahead of second place, Hoisington’s Terrance Croslin.
Other notable finishes for TMP include Laura Krug, who took third in the girls’ pole vault with a jump of seven feet; Jared Schumacher, second in the boys’ 400-meter dash with a time of 54.02 seconds; Tyler Rueschhoff, second in the boys’ 800-meter run in 2:21.79; Jordan Pfannenstiel, second in the boys’ 100-meter hurdles in 17.20 seconds; Hayden Lowe, second in the boys’ 300-meter hurdles in 45.77 seconds; Joe Flax, second in the boys’ high jump with a jump of 5-06; Sam Dreiling, second in the boys’ pole vault with a jump of 13-06; Aaron Moore, third in the boys’ discus with a throw of 121-05; Lowe, third in the triple jump with a distance of 38-05; and Moore, third in the shot put with a throw of 40-00.
Russell’s Noah Gfeller stood out on the boys’ side, winning the 200-meter dash (23.87 seconds), 400-meter dash (51.88 seconds), and 100-meter dash (11.88 seconds). The Russell boys took first as a team with 118 points, followed by TMP’s 90 points. The Russell girls took second with 92 points, short of Hutchinson-Trinity’s 124.5 points. The TMP girls finished with 16.5 points.