Lutheran High Hosts Elementary Track Meet

Fifteen Grade Schools compete at LHSKC Track Meet
Posted on 05/10/2017
Elementary Track Meet

On Saturday, May 6th athletes from 15 grade schools – Kansas City and beyond – met at Center High School for the 42nd Annual Kansas City Lutheran High School Elementary Track Meet. Students in grades 4 through 8 traveled  from as far away as Wichita and 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, 4 x 100m Relays, and 100 m Hurdles. Athletes also competed in the field events of Shot Put, Discus, Turbo Javelin, Triple Jump, Running Long Jump, and High Jump. Younger athletes 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, St. Paul Lutheran School for Concordia was the Meet Champion. St. Paul had never won the meet in its 42 year history. The school beat out reigning Champion Calvary Lutheran and second place Hope Lutheran (Shawnee, KS) who had held the position for 9 consecutive years prior to last year. Christ Lutheran School (Overland Park, KS) won the boys’ division.

The fifteen school competing in the meet included Bethany, Calvary, Christ Lutheran (Overland Park, KS), Clinton Christian (Clinton, MO), Holy Cross Lutheran (Wichita, KS), Hope, 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 42-year history. It was originally sponsored by Immanuel Lutheran School, but the Lutheran High School of Kansas City began hosting the meet when Immanuel closed.