BUHLER—The McPherson High School track and field team left Buhler High School with the girls claiming the AVCTL Division III championship, and the boys taking second on Friday.

The girls finished the meet with 177.5 points, surpassing Circle High School by 33.5 points. The Bullpups had a boost from the jumping events led by Elle Barrett, Laynee Schroeder, and Kenzie Goering getting the top three finishes in the long jump. Barrett, who won gold, broke the school record in the triple jump with 38-11 1/4. Autumn Allen and Goering fell right behind Barrett in second and third place. Kallie Jost also received first place finish in the javelin throw.

On the tracks, Emma Ruddle added more first-place finishes in the Bullpups' collection in the 100 meters and 100-meter hurdles. The 4x100 relay team also claimed first place.

For the boys, the Bullpups fell 36.5 points short to the Buhler track team (163). Brandon Yowell dominated in the tracks, winning in the 100 and 200. Tyson Stites was victorious in the 100 hurdle, and 4 x100 relay team was also successful. Here's what head coach Jace Pavlovich had to say about his team performance:

"Our kids performed at their best on Friday night with a ton of PR's.We also had two school records fall. Elle Barret in the triple jump, and Cody Stufflebean in the javelin. Ty Stites is just over a tenth of a second away from the 110 Hurdles school record. This is a special bunch that is a blast to coach. Our focus changes completely from team based scores at our league meet to the individual. "We now focus on how to get each kid qualified for the state meet. Its going to be a tough regional in Andale, but our kids are up for the task."

State regionals will begin this Thursday, May 17 at 2 p.m

McPherson Results:

Girls

Team Scores:

McPherson 177.5

Circle 144,

Buhler 90,

Augusta 75.5

Winfield 39,

El Dorado 23

MHS Results

800 — 2. Ka. Beam, 2:36.43.

4 x 100 relay — 1. MHS, 50.73 

Shot — 2. Pyle 32-6.

Javelin — 1. Jost, 103-10. 

4 x 400 relay — 2. MHS, 4:22.64 

Pole vault — 3. Miller, 7-5.

Discus — 4. Eisenbarth, 95-2.

4 x 800 relay — 3. MHS, 13:32 

100 — 1. Ruddle, 12.51. 4. Spaich, 13.09. 5. Bailey, 13.25.

Long jump — 1. Barrett, 17-7 3/4. 2. Schroeder, 16-6. 3. Goering, 16-4 3/4. 

200 — 4. Spaich, 27.53. 6. Yowell, 27.91.

1600 — 5. Bahr, 6:12.8.

Triple jump — 1. Barrett, 38-11 1/4. 2. Allen, 35-2. 3. Goering, 34-11 3/4.

100 hurdles — 1. Ruddle, 14.49. 3. Howard, 15.43.

High jump — 4. Goering, 4-11. 5. Johnson, 4-11. 

300 hurdles — 2. Pyle, 50.38. 3. Whorton, 51.54.

400 — 2. Malm, 1:02.46. 

3200 — 5. Bahr, 14:07.16.

Boys

Team Scores:

Buhler 163

McPherson 127.5

El Dorado 72,

Circle 69,

Winfield 63,

Augusta 60.

MHS Results:

Long jump — 4. Powell, 20-1/4.

4 x 400 relay — 4. MHS, 3:39.16 

Javelin — 2. Stufflebean, 181-4. 3. Hastings, 157-4.

Triple jump — 2. Cape, 43-10 1/4. 4. D. Labertew, 41-3 3/4.

Pole vault — 5. Steinert, 11-0. 6. Vontz, 10-6.

3200 — 4. Achilles, 11:29.22. 5. Timson, 11:33.49.

Discus — 4. D. VanGoethem, 137-9. 5. Stufflebean, 132-11.

200 — 1. Yowell, 23.01. 3. Shook, 23.52.

400 — 3. Hansen, 54.04.

High jump — 6. Powell, 5-6.

100 hurdles — 1. Stites, 14.67. 4. D. Labertew, 15.69. 5. Nikkel, 16.27.

4 x 800 relay — 3. MHS, 8:46.9 

300 hurdles — 3. Trost, 41.34.5. Nikkel, 42.85.

100 — 1. Yowell, 10.88. 4. Goering, 11.39.

Shot — 5. Stufflebean, 46-11 1/2.

4 x 100 relay — 1. MHS, 43.89 

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