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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Moundridge girls second after day one

  • The Moundridge girls track and field team had a tremendous first day of the State Track and Field Championships at Wichita State University’s Cessna Stadium Friday, as the Wildcats sit in second place in the Class 2A team competition after six events.
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  • The Moundridge girls track and field team had a tremendous first day of the State Track and Field Championships at Wichita State University’s Cessna Stadium Friday, as the Wildcats sit in second place in the Class 2A team competition after six events.
    The Wildcats were propelled to the second place standing thanks, in part, to the freshman high jump duo of Rylie Dyck and Ashley Holler, who finished two-three in the event. Both jumpers hit a height of 5 feet, two inches, with the tie-breaker going to Dyck.
    Also grabbing some points for Moundridge was Anna Stucky, who finished seventh in the long jump with a height of 16 feet, 2 inches. Stucky was also a member of the 4x100 and 4x400 meter relays, both of whom qualified for today’s finals.
    The 4x100 relay of Cassidy Siemens, Peri Lange, Bailey Strausz and Stucky finished second in the preliminaries with a time of 52.07 seconds, only a tenth of a second off  from top-finishing Ellinwood.
    Moundridge accumulated 16 team points for second, tied with Washington County and just behind Bennington’s 18. Little River and Inman finished the day tied at 20th with four points.
    Other Class 2A girls results include Inman’s Savanah Case finishing fifth in the javelin with a throw of 115 feet, 7 inches. The winning throw from Madison Wolf of Bennington hit 137 feet, 9 inches.
    Little River’s Emily Baldwin also snagged a medal, as she finished fifth in the 2A discus throw with a hurl of 111 feet, 7 inches.
    On the boys side, Inman senior Grant Garst provided some excitement in the 4x400 preliminary, as the Teutons were in the middle of the pack before Garst turned on the afterburners on the anchor leg of the relay.
    Garst’s 50.05 fourth leg was the fastest of any competitor in either heat and led Inman to a second place preliminary finish with a cumulative time of 3:34.23.
    A whole slate of action involving area athletes from Class 2A is on tap for today. Inman’s Krystal Miller kicks things off at 8:35 a.m. in the 100-meter dash preliminaries. That will be followed by Moundridge’s Colby Badman and Little River’s Ethan Wright in the boys 100 dash at 9:05 a.m.
    The finals for the 100 will be at 12:47 p.m. and 1:07 p.m., respectively.
    Other highlights include Garst attempting his repeat as boys 1,600 state champion at 2:12 p.m. The Moundridge girls 4x100 chases the gold starting at 3:23 p.m.
    A full run-down of today’s events involving area athletes can be found in the scoreboard.
    Solomon led the boys competition after the first day with 23 points, followed by Pleasanton with 18. Sterling, Kiowa County and Ell-Saline round out the day one top five.
    Page 2 of 2 - Boys Results
    (Races preliminary unless otherwise noted)
    (Q — Qualified for Finals)
    200 — 5. Wright, Little River 23.52 (Q). 400 — 15. Bullinger, Canton-Galva 54.24. 4x100 — 3. Moundridge (Pfeiff, Johnson, Kaufman, Badman) 45.24 (Q); 6. Little River (Harvey, Smyres, Holler, Wright) 45.60 (Q). 4x400 — 2. Inman (Cottam, Ball-Yankey, Friesen, Garst) 3:34.23 (Q); 9. Moundridge (Kaufman, Pfeiff, Johnson, Badman) 3:35.58. Shot put — 10. Cordell, Little River 44-5 1/4.
    Girls Results
    (Races preliminary unless otherwise noted)
    (Q — Qualified for Finals)
    200 — 7. Miller, Inman 27.53 (Q). 300 hurdles — 3. Holler, Moundridge 48.72 (Q). 4x100 — 2. Moundridge (Siemens, Lange, Strausz, Stucky) 52.07 (Q). 4x400 — 8. Moundridge (Stucky, Lange, Siemens, Holler) 4:19.70 (Q). High jump — 2. Dyck, Moundridge J5-2; 3. Holler, Moundridge J5-2. Long jump — 7. Stucky, Moundride 16-2. Javelin — 5. Case, Inman 115-7. Discus — 5. Baldwin, Little River 111-7.

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