Hornets won four events, were second in five to outdistance Macon at Brookfield Tuesday, March 26. Lady Hornets also won four events. CHS' Rasche, Larson were double-winners individually.

Senior Kylee Larson of the 2019 Chillicothe High School track-and-field Lady Hornets, seen competing in the high hurdles during last week’s “time trials” meet in Chllicothe, won both hurdles races in Tuesday’s opening “scoring” meet at Brookfield. She took the 100-meters highs in 16.17 seconds and the 300-meters lows in 51.37. Her team-leading performance, which also included running in the 1,600-meters relay, helped the Lady Hornets take fourth place among seven teams in the team standings. Chillicothe will host its annual quadrangular meet today at 4 p.m. at Jerry Litton Memorial Stadium II.  (C-T File Photo / Butch Shaffer)

Junior Isaak Rasche of the Chillicothe High School track-and-field Hornets was a triple winner in Tuesday’s inaugural “scoring” meet of CHS’ 2019 season. He won the 200-meters dash in the Brookfield Invitational in 24.15 seconds, the 400 in 53.39, and anchored the victorious 1,600-meters relay. He also placed fourth in the 100-meters dash, providing 27.5 of the Hornets’ meet-winning total of 182.5 points. (C-T File Photo / Butch Shaffer)

BROOKFIELD, Mo. — Chillicothe (Mo.) HS’s boys’ and girls’ track-and-field squads each produced four event wins in their 2019 season scoring-meet debuts Tuesday (March 26). The Hornets, however, paired theirs with a handful of runnerup showings and overall depth in the “open-format” (unlimited individual entries in each event) to shade Macon by seven points for their gender division’s team title. The Lady Hornets finished fourth among the seven teams entered.
The CHS boys finished with 182.5 points and Macon 175.5, both well ahead of the rest of the field, which included four smaller school, one of which was Southwest Livingston.
The Chillicothe girls’ 112 points were well back of third-place Macon’s 150.5. Marceline ran away with the distaff team laurels with 197.
Individually for CHS, junior sprinter Isaak Rasche won two solo races – the 200- and 400-meters dashes – and joined with Peyton Forck, Kaleb Mullikin, and Tyler Hart to claim the 1,600-meters relay and clinch the team crown. Rasche’s winning time in the 200 was 24.15 seconds and in the 400 it was 53.39. The 1,600 relay group ran a 3:39.28.
The Hornets’ other triumph also came on the track. Senior William Perry “broke the tape” in the 1,600-meters run in 5:02.
Chillicothe’s girls also had a veteran individual-event double winner. Senior hurdler Kylee Larson claimed both of those races, finishing the 100-meters highs in 16.17 seconds and the 300-meters lows in 51.37 ticks. She also was part of a third-place finish in the 1,600 relay, making her the Lady Hornets’ top individual team-points scorer with 21.5. Rasche, who also took fourth place in the 100-meters dash, compiled 27.5 team points.
Completing Chillicothe’s rosters of event winners at Brookfield Tuesday were sophomore Emma Burk, who captured the 800-meters run in 2:45 and junior Montana Hall, whose 33’8” put of the shot was the girls’ meet’s farthest.
Chillicothe High’s track-and-field teams are back in competition Thursday (March 28) at home. The Chillicothe Quad is due to begin at 4 p.m. at Jerry Litton Memorial Stadium II.
Helping power the Hornets to their team crown were Mullikin’s pair of second places in the triple jump (39’2.5”) and 400 (53.72), Perry’s runnerup effort in the 800 (2:18), freshman Nick Heldenbrand’s second in the 3,200-meters run (12:18), and sophomore Trey Tipton’s second place in the 110-meters high hurdles (20.18).
The CHS boys also had a thrower scorer in all three of those field events. Junior Isaac Washburn was third in the discus, fifth in the shot, and eighth in the javelin.
Heldenbrand got in a lot of running with successful results. In addition to taking second in the open 3,200, he was on the fifth-place 3,200 relay team and was fifth in the open 1,600.
Also posting third places for the Hornets, in addition to Washburn, were Lavery Jones in the 300 hurdles, Deon Reynolds in the 200, and P. Forck in the high jump.
While Chillicothe’s girls matched the boys in event wins, they supplemented those with only a single second place. It was by junior Jordan Hibner in the 400-meters run (1:04). She also was fourth in the long jump.
Providing third-place team points for the Lady Hornets were Hall in the discus throw, freshman Kadence Shipers in the 3,200, and the 1,600- and 3,200-meters relay groups.