Wyandotte County athletes compete at 92nd Kansas Relays

Piper’s Devon Marshall crossed the finish in the boys 4 x 100-meter dash preliminaries. The team took second place in the Sunflower Showdown, a race among the top Kansas high school teams in the meet. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

by Brian Turrel

The 92nd Kansas Relays held Wednesday through Saturday at Rock Chalk Park in Lawrence, Kansas, attracted some Wyandotte County athletes. 

The Relays draws high school and college athletes from across the Midwest.

Participation is highly selective, and athletes have to obtain a qualifying mark in their event to enter.

Top 10 finishers included:

  • Piper High School, 2nd place, boys 4 x 100-meter Sunflower Showdown, 43.56 seconds
  • LeMoses White, Piper, 4th place, boys discus throw, 168 feet 4 inches
  • Cooper Beebe, Piper, 6th place, boys shot put, 55 feet 5 inches
  • Nasjon Porter, Bonner Springs, 6th place, boys long jump, 21 feet 8 3/4 inches
  • Nahshon Houston, Sumner, 7th place, boys long jump, 21 feet 8 1/4 inches
  • Nasjon Porter, Bonner Springs, 9th place, boys triple jump, 44 feet 3 1/4 inches
Bonner Springs senior Nasjon Porter took off in the boys long jump. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Piper senior LeMoses White took fourth place in the boys discus throw. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Piper senior Cooper Beebe released his throw in the boys shot put. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Sumner senior Nahshon Houston launched in the boys long jump. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Piper senior LeMoses White went into his spin in the boys shot put. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Turner’s Markeshia Pauley passed the baton to Krystian Conway in the girls 4 x 100-meter relay. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Wyandotte senior Yaseen Chapell ran in the boys 100-meter dash. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Piper’s Owen Roellchen ran in the boys 4 x 800-meter relay. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

The Wyandotte boys relay team passed the baton in the 4 x  100-meter relay. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Sumner senior Nahshon Houston ran in the boys 100-meter dash. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Piper’s Evelyn Vazquez ran the anchor leg of the girls 4 x 100-meter relay. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Schlagle’s girls relay team passed the baton in the 100-meter relay. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Sumner’s Rickey Brown ran the opening leg of the boys 4 x 100-meter relay. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Piper sophomore Kinley Brown raced in the girls 400-meter dash. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

Three KCK students serving in Park University student government

Three students from Kansas City, Kansas, are serving in student government at Park University, Parkville, Missouri.

The students include Liliana Butler, vice president, sophomore nursing major from Kansas City, Kansas, attended Piper High School; Jesse Patrick, senator, senior information and computer science – computer science and information and computer science – software development major, Kansas City, Kansas; and Sophie Roper, senator, sophomore, business administration – computer information management and business administration – logistics major, Kansas City, Kansas, attended Piper High School.

Piper cleanup planned April 27-30

A Piper cleanup is being planned April 27-30.

Sponsored by Operation Brightside, the cleanup will provide bags to volunteers and residents to clean up neighborhoods in Piper.

Volunteers may gather at Piper High School at 9 a.m. April 27, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

After the end of the cleanup, bags will be picked up on Tuesday.

For more information about the Piper cleanup, call 913-488-5478.