MVJH track teams caps season at League

Marmaton Valley Junior High's track team hauled in several individual Three Rivers League champions, including Dierks Kegler, a four-time gold medalist.


May 13, 2021 - 9:35 AM

Marmaton Valley Junior High's Kylah Sander, left, races with Crest Middle School's Hanna Schmidt in the Three Rivers League Track Meet. Photo by Halie Luken

MOUND CITY — Marmaton Valley Junior High’s track and field team capped a memorable season with several gold medals at the Three Rivers League meet, hosted by Jayhawk-Linn.

“We had a great season and a ton of personal bests at this meet,” head coach Byron Marshall said.

Individually, Dierks Kegler brought home four golds in winning the 100-, 200- and 400-meter dashes, and the long jump to lead the seventh-grade boys team.

Tyler Lord took third in both the 100 and 200.

The seventh-grade 4×200-meter relay team, consisting of Brevyn Campbell, Chris Ferguson, Garrett Morrison and Todd Stevenson finished third.

Marmaton Valley Junior High’s Tyler Lord races at the Three Rivers League Track meet.Photo by Halie Luken

The seventh-grade girls 4×200-meter realy team of Kylah Sander, Shelby Srague, Braelyn Sutton and Jacee Mattox teamed to take first, while Sprague finished third in the 1600-meter run.

The seventh-graders medley relay team of Sprague, Mattox, Sutton and Sophia Heim placed second.

FOR THE eighth-grade squads, Marmaton Valley’s Piper Barney took first in the girls high jump, 75-meter hurdles and 200-meter dash, while placing second in the long jump.

Marmaton Valley’s Bradon Lawson placed second in the eighth-grade boys 100-meter dash.

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