LHS Sponsors Elementary Track Meet

Elementary Track Meet Held at Center High School
Posted on 05/07/2018
Track Meet 2018

Lutheran High School hosted its annual Elementary Track Meet on Saturday, April 28th. Students in grades 4 through 8 traveled  from as far away as Topeka, Kansas and Concordia and Alma, Missouri to compete in the event.

Athletes competed according to grade level and gender in both track and field events. Events include races from 100 m through 1600 m and 4 x 100m Relays. Last year the 100m Hurdles was added for 6th through 8th grades. Athletes also competed in the field events of Shot Put, Discus, Turbo Javelin, Triple Jump, Running Long Jump, and High Jump. Younger athletes also participated in Standing Broad Jump and Softball Throw.

Scores are given to the top six finalist in each event and at the end of the event an overall winner is announced. This year, Christ Lutheran School from Overland Park, KS was the Meet Champion. This was Christ Lutheran’s first year as Meet Champion

The fifteen schools competing in the meet included Bethany Lutheran School (Overland Park, KS), Calvary Lutheran School (Kansas City, MO), Christ Lutheran (Overland Park, KS), Clinton Christian (Clinton, MO), Hope Lutheran School (Shawnee, KS), Immanuel Lutheran School, (Higginsville, MO), Martin Luther Academy (KCMO), Messiah Lutheran (Independence, MO), Our Savior Christian Academy (Platte City, MO), St. Paul Lutheran (Concordia, MO), St. Paul Lutheran (St. Joseph, MO), Timothy Lutheran (Blue Springs, MO), Topeka Lutheran (Topeka, KS), Trinity Lutheran (Alma), and Trinity Lutheran (Atchison, KS).

The Elementary Track meet was first held in 1975 and has been held every year since with the exception of one meet. In 2005, the meet was cancelled because of rain for the first and only time in its 43-year history. It was originally sponsored by Immanuel Lutheran School, but the Lutheran High School of Kansas City began hosting it when Immanuel closed. The track meet is currently held at Center High School in Kansas City, MO.