LINDSBORG—Both McPherson High School and Smoky Valley High School track and field team met again, but this time, it was in the Smoky Valley Invitational at Bethany College on Friday. Even though the Vikings had the home-field advantage, the Bullpups were victorious from both the boys' (164) and girls' side(114.5). Smoky Valley girls ended up as a runner-up behind the Lady Pups with 91 points, and boys finished third with 89 points.
The Lady Pups dominated in the tracks led by Emma Ruddle. Ruddle took first place in 100 meters and 100-meter hurdles. Jordan Bailey and Autumn Allen were right behind Ruddle, finishing second and third in the 100. The 4x100 relay team of Allen, Shelby Yowell, Janae Spaich and Bailey were also victorious in their event. Rhian Swanson took gold in the high jump, and Allen won the triple jump. Kallie Jost won the Javelin throw, and both Katie Berg and Grace Pyle finished in the top three.
For Smoky Valley girls, Abby Rose took first in 400 meters, Belle Peters received two first-place finishes in the pole vault and the long jump. She also came in second in the 100-meter hurdles. Kerington Haxton also earned gold in the 300-meter hurdles.
On the McPherson boys' side, Cody Stufflebean brought home two victories in the Javelin throw and shot put. Dawson Van Goethem won in the discus. Also earning first is the 4x100 relay team of Brandon Yowell, Jace Kinnamon, Tayln Huff and Gage Shook.
Smoky Valley's Tim Lambert continues to collect more golds in track before he leaves for Kansas State. Lambert captured three first-place finishes in the 100, 200 and 300-meter hurdles.
Carson Windholz collected two more in both the long jump and triple jump. Andrew Peters won the pole vault.
Next meet for McPherson will be on Thursday at Abilene at 3 p.m. Smoky Valley will be at Halstead that same day at 2:30 p.m.
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