Craw-Kan Team of the Week: Girard Track and Field

Girard swept team titles at the CNC League Track and Field Meet last Thursday in Frontenac.
By: Sports in Kansas - Chet Kuplen
May 17, 2016

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The Girard boys and girls track and field teams have earned the Craw-Kan "Your Community Technology Partner" Team of the Week from the Southeast Kansas area after sweeping the CNC League Track and Field team titles last Thursday in Frontenac.

The Girard boys scored 167 points at the meet to take home top honors. They were led by senior Laike Damman who won three individual events (100, 200, 400) and was the anchor leg on a winning 4x400 relay for the Trojans. Drew Davied, the top high jumper in Kansas, defended his CNC crown in the event by going 6-feet-6. Jon Zimmerman of Girard also picked up a first place finish in the 3200 meters. 

The Girard girls scored 172 points to win CNC title and were led by junior Cailie Logue, who won four events on the day. Logue, who has entered the 12 possible events you can enter after three years in the CNC meet, has now won all 12 league races she has entered, sweeping the rare feat of 400, 800, 1600 & 3200 meters at the same meet for the third consecutive year. Logue, the top distance runner in Kansas, is currently ranked in the top five nationally in the 1600 meters and took third last fall at the Nike Cross County Outdoor Nationals. It wasn't all Logue at the league meet though, Rachel Stephan also stepped up big as she won the 100, 200 and took runner-up to Logue in the 400. Brooke Casley doubled up in the field events with two titles in the shot put and javelin.

Girard will be back in action this week as they travel to Chanute on Friday for the Class 4A regionals. 

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Craw-Kan “Your Technology Partner" and Sports in Kansas will once again be in partnership over the 2015-2016 school year to release a "Craw-Kan Team of the Week". 

"I am again excited for this partnership with Craw-Kan and highlighting teams from the SEK area to not only a local platform but also giving them statewide reach on our network," said Sports in Kansas Managing Partner, Chet Kuplen. "Not only does this help athletes and teams to be promoted for their achievements, it also lets the area know what all the new products that Craw-Kan has to offer, including new gigabit fiber coming to the area. Also the announcement that Craw-Kan is coming to Frontenac and Pittsburg” 

"Craw-Kan offers all your technology needs in the area from internet to web design and cell phones to security systems." said Craw-Kan Marketing Manager, Zach Adams. "We have a lot of new products including the fastest internet in the area in the new gigabit fiber, we are also coming to Frontenac and Pittsburg with our service. We are very excited with all the new products we have to offer to the area."

Nominations will be accepted from every Friday-Sunday, with the "Craw-Kan Team of the Week" being released every Monday on Sports in Kansas (Kansas-Sports.com). Teams must be nominated via email or twitter. 

Teams must be from the following leagues in the Southeast Kansas area to be eligible: SEK, CNC, TRL

Craw-Kan and Sports in Kansas will also partner in releasing a "All Craw-Kan Team" for the Southeast Kansas area after postseason play has wrapped up. 

How to nominate?

email: chetkuplen@kansas-sports.com