Iola, Humboldt dominate IMS Invitational


April 16, 2015 - 12:00 AM

Iola Middle School held its Invitational on Tuesday. The all-day event boasted 21 schools from across southeastern Kansas.
For the seventh grade girls, Humboldt won, Iola took second and Marmaton Valley placed 14th. For the eighth graders, Humboldt took sixth, Iola placed seventh and Marmaton Valley came in eighth.
Of note, Iola’s seventh grade girls 4×100-meter relay team — Elka Billings, Ella Taylor, Sydni Keagle and Elysia Kunkler — broke their record from earlier this year and a new time of 56.93 seconds. Humboldt’s 4x400m relay team — Alayna Johnson, Hope Kamanga, Madison Gean and Winter Snyder — set a new record with a time of 4 minutes, 48.96 seconds. They beat the meet’s previous record by 11 seconds.
For the seventh grade boys, Iola took third place, Humboldt tied for 12th and Moran didn’t have any participants. For the eighth-graders, Iola placed third, Humboldt took 10th and Marmaton Valley took 18th overall.
Individual results from each school follow:

Seventh grade girls

100m dash
Elysia Kunkler, Iola; second, 14.33
Hope Kamanga, Humboldt; third, 14.35
Bailey Griffith, Marmaton Valley; fourth, 14.73