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From left, Ashlyn Burch, Rhona Marion and Ashley Longshaw competed in the 100-meter hurdles. Marion won the race in 19.45 seconds.

From left, Ashlyn Burch, Rhona Marion and Ashley Longshaw leapt over hurdles in the 100-meter race, which Marion won in 19.45 seconds.

Marion and Butler win McKinney Championships

On Saturday the McKinney Track and Field team competed in an intramural meet to crown a McKinney boys and girls champion. Rhona Marion won the girls category with a new school record of 191 points, a single point more than the old school record held by Kennedy Harshaw. In the boys competition Kaner Butler won with 193 points, runner up was Ed Johnson with 192 points. The coaches and parent category was won by Coach Isabelle Dierauer with 241 points. Zane Pergram tied the school record in the pole vault with a jump of 7-6.

The McKinney championship was introduced several years ago by middle school coach Peter Dierauer, a former decathlonist. Every competitor competes in a sprint (100m dash or 100m/110m hurdles), a jump (high jump, pole vault or long jump) a throw (shot put or discus) and a middle distance run (800m or 1600m).

Rhona Marion ran the 100m hurdles in 19.45, the fastest time of the day and Kaner Buttler had the fastest 110m hurdle time with a 20.25. The fastest 100m dash time of the day was Edward Johnson with a 13.13. Kelwin White (parents category) had, with 5-0 , the best high jump performance. Edward Johnson had the best long jump with a jump to 15–3.5. The top shot put of the day had Oplot Okia (parents category) with a throw of 38-7 and the farthest discus was coach Isabelle Dierauer with a throw of 87-10. The fastest 1600m time had Ed Johnson with a time of 6:17.36 and the 800m top time went to Charlotte Walkey with a time of 3:00.96.

The McKinney Track and Field team hosts the Bulldog Invitational on Thursday at 5 p.m.

Photos by Megan Bachman

Kaner Butler arches over the bar in the high jump.

Kaner Butler won the high jump and the boys championship.


Edward Johnson charges out to the front of the pack in the 100-meter dash, with (from left) Oluka Okia, Bryce White and Matt Conner behind.

Edward Johnson charged out to the front of the pack in the 100-meter dash, with (from left) Oluka Okia, Bryce White and Matt Conner behind.


Ashlyn Burch arches over the high jump in the girls competition.

Ashlyn Burch arched over the pole in the girls high jump competition.

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2 Responses to “Marion and Butler win McKinney Championships”

  1. Megan Bachman says:

    Thanks, Carol!

  2. Carol Cottom says:

    I think you mean it was an ‘intramural’ event since all participants were from the same place. Intermural means competition among different schools or towns.

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