LINDSBORG —The McPherson High School track and field team was at Smoky Valley High School over the weekend as the Bullpups swept the Smoky Valley Invitational.  

The boys' team scored a total of 136 points, outlasting both Buhler High School and Scott Community High School, in which they tied for second with 122 points. Smoky Valley finished in fourth with 77 points.

For the girls, McPherson was sitting pretty with 144.5 points while everyone else scored in double-digits. Scott Community was the closest with 88 points.

“It was great to get two first-place team finishes in Lindsborg. It wasn't a great night to compete, but our kids got after it. I have been proud all year of how mentally tough our athletes have been in some difficult conditions,” head coach Jace Pavlovich said.

The boys were led by Devin Cape, Brandon Yowell and Tyson Stites as all three earned first-place finishes. Cape won goal at the triple jump with a 43-1 measurement. Yowell came in first in the 100 m. with the time of 11.22. Stites received first-place finish in the 110 hurdles with a time of 15.09. McPherson also won the sprint medley relay with the time of 49.81. Smoky Valley's Timmy Lambert was the lone first-place finisher at the 300 hurdles.

Both Elle Barrett (long and triple jumps) and Emma Ruddle (100, 100 hurdles) received first-place finishes in their events, doubling McPherson's points for the girls' side. Emma Malm also won gold in the 400 with the time of 1.03.13. So did the 4x100 relay team at the time of 45.02. Elise Peterson came in first in the 1,600 for Smoky Valley with a time of 5:38.96.

McPherson's next meet will be on Friday at Abilene High School on Friday at 3 p.m. The Vikings will head over to Halstead for their meet.  

McPherson and Smoky Valley Results

GIRLS

Pole vault — 2. Peters (SV) 11-0. 

300 hurdles — 2. Haxton (SV) 49.54. 4. Pyle (M) 51.99. 6. Whorton (M) 52.51.

Sprint Medley — 4. Smoky Valley, 1:03.58.

Shot put — 4. Pyle (M) 32-1 1/2. 7. Eisenbarth (M) 31-1.

Javelin — 5. Jost (M)  92-2.

Discus — 2. Eisenbarth (M) 90-4.

Long jump — 1. Barrett (M) 18-3 1/4. 3. Schroeder (M) 16-4 1/4. 4. Goering (M) 16-4 1/4). 

100 — 1. Ruddle (M) 12.81. 2. Behanna (SV) 12.97. 5. Yowell (M) 13.3.

4 x 400 relay — 3. MHS, 4:25.9. 4. Smoky Valley, 4:29.84.

4 x 800 relay — 7. McPherson, 11:58.35.

3200 — 5. Lott (SV) 13:08.87. 

800 — 3. Kas. Beam (M) 2:41.4.

200 — 2. Malm (M) 27.88. 3. Behanna (SV) 28.3. 8. Yowell (M) 29.4.

1600 — 1. Peterson (SV) 5:38.96. 8. Priddy (SV) 6:13.96.

Triple jump — 1. Barrett (M) 36-5 3/4. 2. Peterson (SV) 33:4 1/4. 3. Goering (M) 32-9. 8. Johnson (M) 30-7 3/4.

4 x 100 relay — 1. MHS, 45.02. 3. Smoky Valley, 45.53.

100 hurdles — 1. Ruddle (M) 15.36. 2. Peters (SV) 15.94. 4. Howard (M) 16.13. 5. Haxton (SV) 16.56.

High jump — T4. Sweat (M) 4-8. 6. Goering (M) 4-8. 7. Johnson (M) 4-8. 8. Heitschmidt (SV) 4-6.

4 x 100 relay — 2. MHS, 52.11. 3. Smoky Valley, 52.31.

400 — 1. Malm (M) 1:03.13. 8. Heitschmidt (SV) 1:08.35.

• BOYS •

3200 — 2. Peterson (SV) 11:00.46. 3. Heline (SV) 11:05.3. 4. Achilles (M) 11:08.56.

Long jump — 6. Stites (M) 19-8. 7. Powell (M) 19-5 1/4.

1600 — 2. Heline (SV) 4:57.41. 7. Achilles (M) 5:13.66. 8. Moyer (M) 4:19.41.

Javelin — 3. Stufflebean (M) 162-2. 

200 — 5. Shook (M) 24.6.

Pole vault — 2. Peters (SV) 12-6. 7. Simon Steinert (M) 10-6.

4 x 400 relay — 3. Smoky Valley, 3:34.15. 4. McPherson, 3:41.75.

Triple jump — 1. Cape (M) 43-1. 6. Windholz (SV) 40-1/4. 7. D. Labertew (M) 39-8.

110 hurdles — 1. Stites (M) 15.09. 4. Lambert (SV) 16.43. 5. D. Labertew (M) 16.55. 7. Nikkel (M) 17.41.

300 hurdles — 1. Lambert (SV) 41.04. 2. Trost (M) 42.31. 6. B. Labertew (M) 46.81. 7. Vontz (M) 47.0.

Shot — 4. Stufflebean (M) 44-0. 5. Avila (M) 41-11. 7. D. VanGoethem (M) 41-7 3/4. 8. Wampler (SV) 40-7.

100 — 1. Yowell (M) 11.22. 6. Huff (M) 11.66. 8. Kinnamon (M) 11.74.

Sprint medley — 1. MHS, 49.81.

4 x 800 relay — 2. Smoky Valley, 8:42.55. 3. MHS, 8:51.68.

Discus — 3. D. VanGoethem (M) 144-6. 4. Stufflebean (M) 136-5 1/2. 8. Wampler (SV) 120-9.

800 — 3. Couchman (SV) 2:09.79. 6. Armstrong (M) 2:13.94.

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