Kansas State Meet
May 28-29, 2004 at Cessna Stadium, Wichita KS


Complete Results
6A - 5A - 4A - 3A
2A - 1A

Trisa Nickoley triple in 5A -- 56.38, 2:11.41 and 5:29.65 (saving herself for the 800) -- makes it a record 17 state meet gold medals for her high school career, surpassing previous record holder Jackie Stiles' 15. Hutchinson sweeps 6A team titles, Liberal 5A, and Buhler 4A.

from Anthony Bozarth

Saturday meet was marred by major winds (20-30 mph) and heat.  Boys 4 x 400 could be not run due to tornado warnings (a Kansas cliche, but a scary one), and were scored according to Friday's prelim times.


6A -
Boys - Hutchinson 87, Wichita Heights 74, Blue Valley West 57
Girls - Hutchinson 92, Olathe East 58, Leavenworth 55

5A -
Boys - Liberal 78.5, Hays 78, Topeka Highland Park 63.5
Girls - Liberal 69, Shawnee Mission Bishop Miege 59, McPherson 55   (Liberal sweeps in Coach Gary Cornelson's final state meet).

Boys - Buhler 48, Ft. Scott 36, Mulvane 35
Girls - Buhler 54, Clay Center 45, Concordia 43

Boys - Hillsboro 48, Minneapolis 39, Norton 34.33
Girls - Garden Plain 62, Hillsboro 56, Burlington 47

Boys - Oxford 48, Inman 42, Meade 40
Girls - Olpe 51, Hoxie 50, Washington 37

Boys - Pike Valley 54, Burrton 45, Hanston 27
Girls - Baileyville B&B 93, Macksville 63, Coldwater South Central 32



6A Boys highlights
100 Mikey Moore (Wichita Heights) ran 10.65 to edge Keith Rainey (SM North) 10.70, with Byron Smith (Wichita Heights) a close third at 10.74.
200 Keith Rainey (SM North) bulled into the wind to run a 22.65, overhauling early leader Mikey Moore (Wichita Heights) 22.65.  Matt Ozor (Wichita Heights) was third at 22.80
400 Tevan Everett (Wichita Heights) ran a fast backstretch, then held off Matt Baysinger (Blue Valley West) down a wind-blown homestretch to win in 49.12 to 49.46.  Tevas Everett (Wichita Heights) was third at 49.85.
800  Jason Collett (Aquinas) ran 1:58.65 to take a solid victory, with Levi Cobb helping team champ Hutchinson in second at 1:59.67.  Nick Squier (Lawrence Free State) was third at 1:59.91.  To help gauge the effects of the wind, Collett had run a 1:52 800 at KU earlier this year.
1600  Tactical racing forced Paul Hefferon (Blue Valley West) to the front, where he led a tight field to the finish in 4;27.42.  Levi Cobb (Hutchinson 4:27.96), Matt Morton (Shawnee Mission Northwest 4:28.60), Jason Collett (Aquinas 4:28.64), Alex Umbarger (Maize 4;29.41) and Danny Schneider (Lawrence Free State 4:29;89) all traded positions in a homestretch run that brought the crowd of 25,000 to their feet.
3200   Paul Hefferon lept to the front in the first boy's final of the day and ran off to a 9:23.22 win.  Tucker Weems (Shawnee Mission Northwest 9:38.86) and Alex Umbarger (Maize 9:39.89) followed in second and third.
110 H:  Whoever said tailwinds help hurdlers has never been to Kansas.  With gusts bringing many hurdlers into the hurdles too quickly, the event required a cool head and great control.  Brice Wilson (Wichita Heights) and Kyle Roberts (Hutchinson) thrilled the crowd to a photo finish, with Wilson prevailing 14.54 to 14.58.  Gadren City's Anthony Brown was third at 14.90, edging Elbert Mack (Wichita North 14.95).
300H:  Kyle Roberts (Hutchinson) made a strong move off the turn and held off Derick Mims (Olathe North) by a mark of 38.99 to 39.59.  Anthony Brown (Garden City) was third at 40.15.
4 x 100:  Olathe North used precision passing to roll to a 42.65 victory.  Junction City (42.83) and Lawrence Free State (43.55) followed
4 x 400:  Wicihta Heights rolled to a 3:19.22 heat win Friday night.  Hutchinson ran 3:23.19, and SM South ran 3;25.59.
4 x 800:  Lawrence Free State (8:03.69)  overcame early leader Aquinas (8:11.67) and won their fourth 4 x 800 in a row.  Wichita Heights (8:15.92) placed third.
HJ:  Patrick O' Flynn (Blue Valley West) won at 6-6, with Sylvester Birdson (Lawrence) 6-4 second and Austin Turner (Olathe North) third at 6-2.
SP:  Hutchinson's Tyler Graham had the loudest yell at the SP, and also a series of comethrough throws to win in 54-11.5.  Wichita Southeast's T.P. Martin improved throughout his series to take second at 53-6.25, with Olathe East's Todd Haselhorst (52-11.5) third and Lawrence's Brad Penney (52-0.25) fourth.
Sylvester Birdsong (Lawrence) jumped out to 23-1 win, edging Jacob Fuller of Hutchinson at 22-10.25.  Olathe North's Alex Jone was third at 22-5.75.
TJ:  Jacob Fuller (Hutchinson) lept 46-9.75 to win with teammate Kyle Roberts second at 45-9.  Chuck Black (Emporia) was third at 44-6.
PV:  Derrick O' Keefe navigated over 14-6 to win the PV.  John Duesing (Garden City) was second at 14-0 and Tony Johnson (Blue Valley West) third at 16-6.
DT:  Josh Karr (Garden City) unleashed a 166-1.5 toss in still conditions to win.  Todd Haselhorst (Olathe East) was second at 155-0, and Dustin Linder (Leavenworth) third at 154-3.
JT:   Andrew Gerth (Manhattan) throw 184-0 to shade Joe Brown (Blue Valley Northwest 183-7).  Marques Singletary (Junction City)was third at 182-5.
evan Everett (Wichita Heights 48.91 400), Matt Baysinger (Blue Valley West 49.56 400), Wichita Heights 3:19.22 4 x 400

100:  Alyssa Smith (Olathe East) jumped to a quick lead, but was caught at about 60 meters by Lexi Beaudet (Hutchinson).  The two continue to hammer down the track, with Beaudet scoring a narrow 12.03 to 12.06 win.  Meg Ruan (SM South) ran 12.21 to  edge Felicia Fairley (Blue Valley Northwest 12.23) for third.
200:  In another tight race, the field bulled into a strong headwind, with Charity Stowers (Leavenworth) withstanding a late rush by Alyssa Smith (Olathe South) to win in a photo 26.58 to 26.60.  Early leader Lexi Beaudet (Hutchinson) was third at 27.69.
400:  Morgan Bonds (Hutchinson) left the crowd agape, and then in thunderous cheers as she stunned the field with a 55.74 win into heavy winds.  Bonds simply ran off from the field, then amazed the crowd by keeping her powerfull cadence down the homestretch while other runners struggled.  Charity Stowers (Leavenworth) ran a noteworthy in the conditions 57.58 for second, and Kendra Bradley (Leavenworth 59.31) edged Lauren Fockelman (SM North 59.87) for third.
800:  Once again Morgan Bonds (Hutchinson) amazed the crowd by simply ignoring the winds and rolling to a front-running 2:18.85 win.  Layne Moore (Emporia) ran 2:20.31 for second, edging Lauren Bonds (Hutchinson 2:20.85) and Kristen Wolkey (SM North 2:20.87).
1600:  Laura Kelley (Blue Valley North) attempted the same front running strategy that won the 3200 in the morning, but was jumped 300 from the finish by Lauren Bonds (Hutchinson) Bonds ran off to a 5;12.63 win despite the winds, with Kelley second at 5:15.78.  Taryn May (Blue Valley Northwest) was third at 5:19.88
3200:  Laura Kelley (Blue Valley North) broke from the field at midway and cruised on to a 11:14.59 win.  Jana Gwinn (Blue Valley North 11:24.16), Connie Abbott (SM South 11:27.43), Hayley Harbert (SM Northwest 11:30.19) and Alysha Valencia (Lawrence Free State 11:32.85) formed a fast chase pack.
110H:  Erica Mings (SM Northwest) moved late to win in 15.31 from Amy Magnuson (Lawrence 15.39), with Sasha Baugh (Huchinson 15.55) edging Crystal Cunningham (Emporia 15.61) for fourth
300H:  Desarea Griffith (Wichita Southeast) powered down the wind-filled homestretch to win in 46.80.  Shauna Fitz (Wichita East) was second at  47.25, with Natalie Kolarick (Hutchinson 47.71) and Kristen Erlich (SM Northwest 47.78) following.
4 x 100:  Leavenworth withstood constant pressure from Wichita Southeast throughout the race, and used smooth handoffs to win in 48.51, with WSE second at 48.81.  Third went to Blue Valley West (49.58)
4 x 400:  Leavenworth ran 3:59.66 to win from Hutchinson's 4:02.0 in the day's final race before tornado warnings ended the meet.  Aquinas was third at 4:09.28
4 x 800:  With many of the pre-race favorites struggling, Aquinas, only third in their regional, put it all together to win in 9:54.78.  Aquinas withstood the late challenge of Emporia (9:56.14), with Topeka Washburn Rural third at 10:00.13.
JT:  Ulrike Hinson (Maize) completed her second straight year of sweeping the throws with a toss of 149-7.  Lauren Abney (Lawrence Free State) was second at 138-9 and Bridget Moroney (Aquinas) third at 121-7.
TJ:  Morgan Bonds (Hutchinson) put her jump talents on display, winning in 38-6.25.  Danielle McCray (Olathe East) was second (36-8.5) and Allyson Conley (Blue Valley Northwest) third at 36-1, edging Olathe East's Alyssa Smith, who won her fourth medal of the day at 36-0.5
Fridays Finals: 
HJ:  Samantha Frisbie (Lawrence Free State) dominated competition, jumping 5-6 to win.  Hannah Love (Dodge City) was second a t 5-2, and Charity Stowers (Leavenworth) went 5-2 for third.
LJ:  In a great jump competion, three girls went over 18 feet.  Lataisha Brown (Garden City) won at 18-8.5.  Lexi Beaudet (Hutchinson) was second at 18-6, and Alysha Smith (Olathe East) third at 18-0.5.
PV:  Erica Culver (Garden City) vaulted 11-0 to win, with Chelsey Oburn (Lawrence) second at 10-6 and Laura Rodgers (Aquinas) third at 10-0.
SP:  Rivals Ulrike Hinson (Maize) and Rachel Falke (Olathe East) went at it shot-and-nail, with Hinson throwing 41-9 to win from Falke's 41-1.  Kristin Baker (Lawrence Free State) threw 39-8.5 for third with Danielle McCray (Olathe East) fourth at 38-6.5. 
DT:  Ulrike Hinson (Maize) threw 146-0 to win from Rachel Falke (Olathe East 134-7) with Kristin Baker (Lawrence Free State) third at 121-0.
NOTABLE FRIDAY PRELMINARY MARKS:  Lexi Beuadet (Hutchinson 12.18 100), Morgan Bonds (Huchinson 57.17 400), Leavenworth 48.18 4 x 100.  Hutchinson 3:58.07 4 x 400, Leavenworth 4:01.77 4 x 400


100:  Liberal's Kenny Wilson has turned in some of the nation's fastest wind-aided times and continued that trend today.  Wilson ran 10.56 with a powerful race, but had company the entire time from Wichita West's Odell Wilson (10.58).  Jared Huske (Topeka Highland Park), one of the country's top hurdlers, was third at 10.69 and Salina Central's Jake Stark was fourth at 10.79.

200:  Kenny Wilson (Liberal) completed his sprint double defense with one of the day's most impressive performance, running 22.65 into a wind of about 30 mph.  Kansas City Harmon's Brett Starr (a sub 49.0 400 man) ran 23.11 and Odell Harris (Wichita West, with earlier 21.5 credentials) ran 23.50, giving ample evidence of the wind.

400:  Brett Starr (Kansas City Harmon) roared to  powerfull 48.60, very impressive in the conditions.  Starr was followed by Tyler Penn (Great Bend) at 49.60 (following his 1600 championship run!).  Scott Benjamin (Wichita Carroll) was third at 50.25

800:  In a thrilling back and forth battle, Scott Rome (Hays) defended his title with a 1:56.63 run to edge past Ottawa's Jack Sachse (1:57.00) in the final thirty yards.  Tyler Penn (Great Bend) ran 1;59.99 for third.

1600:  Tyler Penn (Great Bend) used his speed to win a very tactical 1600.  Penn sprinted down the homestretch to win in 4;40.78 from Danny Rice (Wichita Carroll 4:42.10) and Salina South's Scott Thompson (4:42.58) with Topeka Seaman's Grant Cain fourth (4;42.59).

3200:  Grant Cain (Topeka Seaman 9:55.75) and Aaron Ballew (Gardner-Edgerton 9:57.05) moved past leader Danny Rice (Wichita Carroll 10:06.46) and powered down the homestretch best in high winds.

110H:  Jared Huske (Topeka Highland Park) might actually have been slowed by a strong tailwind, which appeared to push the smooth sprinting junior into hurdles.  Huske brought the crowd to it's feet with a 13.91 dash.  Brett Alstatt (Hays) was second at 14.68, with Jake Pierce (Wichita Carroll) third at 14.88.

300H:  Ample evidence of the wind's strength was shown here, as Jared Huske (Topeka Highland Park) ran 38.71 to win.  Huske has been consistently in the 37's all year.  Jake Pierce (Wichita Carroll) mad a tough run down the homestretch to take second at 39.54, with Dustin Dellerman (Pittsburg) third at 40.16.

4 x 100:  Kenny Wilson blistered down the homestretch to lead Liberal to a  42.54 victory, with Jared Huske taking Topeka Highland Park from sixth to second on the anchor 43.24.   Salina South was third at 43.46, edging Wichita West (43.48).

4 x 400:  Liberal's 3:25.03 from Friday's prelim was declared the winner as weather made the final impossible.  Topeka Seaman (3:26.20) and Great Bend (3:26.68) were second and third.

4 x 800:  In an exciting race Topeka Seaman (8:17.41) just edged Salina South (8:17.78) and Hays (8:17.88) for the title.

TJ:  Ken Sherman (Liberal) triple jumped a big 48-5.25 to dominate the event.  Paola's Noah Dumpert (46-8.25) and Hank Harris (Topeka Highland Park 46-7.5) followed.

Hays High's Brady Maska has been one of the state's top throwers the last few years, and really put on a show, throwing a 5A record 191-6.  Teamate Kyle Younger was second at 169-5, and Mike Lui (Blue Valley 168-5), Garrett Gretz (Great Bend 163-6), Bryan Tapia (Winfield 161-2) and Caleb Blakesly (Ottawa 161-2) all threw over 160 in one of the meet's top events.

Virgil Johnson (Kansas City Harmon) won at 6-4 on misses from Robbie Hephner (Haysville Campus, second) and Brett Alstatt (Hays, third)

JT:  Willie Cochrane (Gardner-Edgerton) threw 175-3 to win the event, with the Hays duo of Jordan Teeter (168-9) and Brady Maska (166-10) second and third.

LJ:  Salina Central's Jake Sharp popped a 23-3.5 to win the long jump.  Topeka Highland Park got big team points from the 2-3-4 finish of  Prince Braden  22-9.75, Naji Shinskia  22-2.75, and Hank Harris (22-1.5).

PV:  Liberal's Beau Morris handled the tricky tailwinds to vault 15-0 and defend his title.  Tyler Stinson (Winfield) was second at 14-6, and Nick Wakefield (Gardner-Edgerton) vaulted 14-0 to take third on misses from Casey Sanger (Hays) 14-0.

SP:  One of the meet's most anticapated event's lived up to it's billing.  Ottawa's Caleb Blakesly popped a 61-2 toss to win.  Following was one of the deepest fields in any meet event.  Kellen Johnson (Salina Central) was second at 56-6.75, and was followed by Brady Maska (Hays 55-3.25), Garrett Gretz (Great Bend 55-1.25), Aaron Lockwood (Topeka Seaman 55-0.25) and Tyeron Williams (Liberal 53-7).

100:  Chrisdell Harris (Wichita West) was quick out of the start and held off a tight pack for an 11.93 win.  Leslie Reynolds (SM Bishop Miege 12.14), Marsha Mason (Liberal 12.17), Bonnie Snyder (Salina Central 12.17), Shalisa Williams (Bishop Miege 12.18) and Ashley Findley (Winfield 12.19) finished in the proverbial blanket.

200:  Leslie Reynolds (Bishop Miege) powered the turn and fought the homestretch headwind to a 26.53 win.  Ashley Findley (Winfield 26.82) and Marsha Mason (Liberal 27.02) finished 2-3.

400:  Trisa Nickoley (Topeka Shawnee Heights) brought "OOHHHH"s  from the crowd with a powerful backstretch and turn in her 56.38 win, time significantly slowed by the wind.  Nickoley made up the staggers by the 250 mark and came home well ahead of Meshia Mason (Liberal 59.07).  Trichell Heard (Kansas City Wyandotte) was third at 59.67.

800:  In her final appearance in the state meet, Trisa Nickoley (Topeka Shawnee Heights) was given a standing ovation by the crowd of 25,000 spectators and athletes.  Nickoley blasted to the front and hoped the give the audience another state record, but the high winds literally blew away that hope.  Still Nickoley ran an outstanding 2:11.41 and soloed to well deserved applause.  Emiley Dittemore (Wichita Kaupan Mt. Carmel) an exciting race for second in 2:24.18, with Hayley Charles of Hays third at 2:25.65

1600:  Conserving her energy for later race, Trisa Nickoley (Topeka Shawnee Heights) cruised to the front with Lisa Morrisey (Ottawa) and Courtney Johnson (Wichita Kapaun Mt. Carmel) in attendance.  Johnson tried several moves to shake Nickoley, who moved to the lead for good with a 400 to go, Morrisey accompaning her.  In the homestretch, Nickoley shifted gears and sprinted to an 5:29.65 win, Morrisey second at 5;31.89.  Johnson took third in 5;35.31, withstanding a late charge from Elizabeth Hurford (Pittsburg 5:35.69).

3200:  Lisa Morrisey (Ottawa) moved away late in the race to win in 11:39.67.  Early pace setter Courtney Johnson (Wichita Kapaun Mt. Carmel) was second in 12:06.39 and Elizabeth Hurford (Pittsburg) third at 12:06.39.

110H:  In an exciting back and forth duel, Bonnie Snyder (Salina Central) ran 14.44 to win with Abri Houser (Newton 14.47) a close second.  Rhea Rollins (Kansas City Harmon) ran 14.83 for third ahead of a close pack.

300H:  Abri Houser (Newton) blasted to a backstretch lead, then held it into the wind for a 46.22 triumph.  Brette Ulsaker (McPherson) came home a strong second at 46.97 with Melesa Johnson (Bishop Miege) third at 47.22.

4 x 100:  Topeka Highland Park ran 49.17 with Sasha Spann running a powerful anchor to pull away from Bishop Miege (49.40).  Topeka West ran 50.63 to edge McPherson (50.67) for third.

4 x 400:  Bishop Miege took an early lead and held it to win in 4:06.20.  McPherson (4:10.06) was a clear second while Kansas City Wyandotte (4:12.66) shaded Paola (4;12.90) and Winfield (4;12.91) for third.  By this point in the meet, homestretch winds had become so strong you literally saw runners leaning foward from the race almost horizontally to finish their races.

4 x 800:  Paola jumped into the lead on the second leg and ran a smooth look 9:58.43 for convincing win.  Hays (10:04.45) came up strongest for second, ahead of Wichita Kapaun Mt. Carmel (10:05.86) and Great Bend (10:05.92).

LJ:  Sasha Spann (Topeka Highland Park) lept a powerful 18-10.25 to add this title to her TJ win.  Bonnie Snyder (Salina Central) was second with an excellent 18-7.25 and Chrisdell Harris (Wichita West) was also over 18 in third at 18-1.75.

PV:  Abbey Stockstill (McPherson) lept 10-6 to win on misses from Jessica Lane (Great Bend).  Lauren Kirsch (Wichita Kaupan Mt. Carmel) cleared 10-0 for third.

SP:  JoAnn Hamlin (Winfield) launched the shot 42-6.25 to win, with Ark Valley Leage rival Janae Voelker (Newton) also over 40 at 41-4.25.  Third went to Kellie Roberts (Liberal) at 38-9.25.

A close and exciting competion found Misty Peterson (McPherson) at the top with a throw of 128-10.  Stephanie Grote (Liberal) was second at 127-3, and Teri Anderson (Haysville Campus) was a tight battle for third at 126-8, with Raygan Bloom (Liberal 125-11) and Kellie VanFleet (125-2) close behind.

HJ:  Rachel Stevens (McPherson) negotiated tricky headwinds to a 5-4 triumph. Cherice Swopes (Topeka Highland Park) was second at 5-2 on her first attept, with third and fourth going to Angel Iluno (Kansas City Harmon) and Jenise Brown (Topeka West) at the same heigth.

JT:  Laura Hewitt (Ark City) threw 133-0 to win the gold, with Victoria Carlisle (Liberal 127-3 second.  Mirella Gaiten (Liberal 122-9) won the bronze from Janae Volker (Newton) on backup throws.

TJ:  In a meeting of two of state's top jumpers, Sasha Spann (Topeka Highland Park) flew out to 41-3.5 to win from Salina Central's Bonnie Snyder (38-.25).  Abbra Tallman (Wichita Carroll) was third at 36-3.5


100:  Ryan Beckett (Rose Hill) ran 10.89 for the win, with Braden Lysen (Andover Central 10.95) edging Fort Scott's Garrison Overstake (10.95) for second.

200:  Power was at a premium into the homestretch winds, and Braden Lysen (Andover Central) had the most, winning in 23.04.  Blake Buechtel (Topeka Hayden 23.35) and Augaio Guffin (Ft. Scott 23.39) followed.

400:  Gavin Snyder (Mulvane) roared to a big lead on the backstretch, and held on down the homestretch for a 50.82 win.  Chad Ammons (50.82 Ft. Scott) led the chasers and Hensley James (Rose Hill 51.38) edged Grant Snyder (Mulvane 51.51) for third.
800:  Casey Johnson (DeSoto) ran 1:58.69 and held off the big kick of Adam Reilly (Topeka Hayden 1:59.04) to win.  Ross Wildin (Buhler) scored critical points in third at 2:01.16

1600:  Ross Wildin  was key to Buhler's team chances and kicked home to a 4:29.44 victory with Hugoton's Bryce Foward (4:29.58) a very close second.  Vincent Reel (Chaparral) ran 4;30.90 for third ahead of Topeka Hayden's Adam Reilly (4:32.36).

3200:  Ross Wildin (Buhler) broke away from the pack and ran to a 9:48.44 win.  David Cox (Garnett) held on for a 9:55.66 second place finish from Jay Lindal (Clearwater 9:56.90).

110H:  James Carter (Concordia) had been 4A's top hurdler all season, and roared to a 14.19 victory here.  Tyler Antwine (Osawatomie) was second at 14.70 and Cooper Phillips (Wichita Collegiate) third at 15.07.

300H:  James Carter (Concordia) ran to an early lead and held on for a 38.47 win, impressive running in the wind.  Jacob Wade (Prarie View) was second at 39.60 with Jared Gillmore (Buhler) third at 39.20.

4 x 100:  Atchison pulled away from Ulysses down the homestretch and scored a 43.24-43.61 win.  Ft. Scott (43.70) edged Coffeyville (43.78) for third.

4 x 400:  With the finals cancelled Topeka Hayden's 3:24.77 prelim time was declared the winner.  Mulvane (3:25.21) was secodn and Andover Central (3:26.1) third over a tight pack of teams.

4 x 800:  Mulvane broke away late to win in 8:08.11, with Clearwater coming home second at 8:12.03.  Baldwin was third at 8:23.50 as the next four teams finished within two seconds.

DT:  A strong competition saw Kyle Reed (Larned) throw 177-8 to win.  Josh Postin (Andover) was second at 169-21 and Andrew Jones (Hiawatha) throw 166-0 for third.  Kale Katt (Scott City 164-9) and Gerard Spexarth (Andale 164-9) also threw over 160.

JT:  Gerard Spexarth (Andale) threw 188-4 to win  over Dusty Shartz (Larned 183-11).  Kale Katt (Scott City) was third at 182-9.  Cabe Halsey (Ft. Scott 175-5) and Bret Jarmin (Goodland 173-5) were strong fourth and fifth placers.

PV:  Jeremy Jones (Concordia) waited through the early heights and cleared 14-6 smoothly to win.  Jonathan Baalman (Andover) and Luke Vinze (Girard) cleared 14-0 for second and third.

Friday Finals:
Daniel Washburn (Chanute) dominated this competion, clearing 6-8 to win.  Michael Cunnigham (Independence) cleared 6-4 and took second on misses from Mike Sherman (Buhler)

LJ:  Thomas Galer (Pratt) popped a 23-2.5 winner, with Cody Annis (Ulysses) second at 22-7.  Bryan McMurtrey (Kansas City Sumner 21-9.75) took third on back up jumps from Jamario Kendrick (Parsons)

In a big (Literaly!) throws match-up, Kale Katt (Scott City) threw 56-9 to win from Kyle Reed (Larned 54-8.5).  Gerard Spexarth (Andale) won the first of three throws medals at thrid iwith a 52-6.75.

YJ:  Milton Henry (Kansas City Sumner) lept 46-2.25 to win.  Matt Koelling (Wamego) was second at 45-.05 and Jamario Kendrick (Parsons) third at 44-6.75


100:  Parson's Bridgette Kendricks ran to a narrow 12.14-12.24 win over Ft. Scott's Rosalyn Nelson, with Ashley Williams (Wellington 12.42) a clear third.

200:  Bridgette Kendricks (Parsons) completed her sprint double with a 26.45 win into the wind.  Rosalyn Nelson (Ft. Scott) was second at 26.66 and Kyrie Kinder (Circle) edged Rachel Miles (Baldwin) for third 26.92 to 26.96.

400:  In one of the closest races in state meet history, Rachel Miles (Baldwin) just outleaned Laiecha Bowles (Kansas City Sumner) for the title.  Finals times were read to the thousandth to determine the winner, Miles getting 58.953 and Bowles 58.958.  Almost as tight was the battle for third, with Megan Blalock (Eudora) running 60.33 and Kyrie Kinder (Circle) 60.36.

800:  Front-running Gus Newmeyer (Clay Center) went to the lead early, but was stalked by a tight chase pack that moved past at the 600.  In an exciting finish, Hali Mobley (Andale 2:23.53) and Erika Erikson (Colby 2:23.54) brought the crowd to their feet with a photo.  Moving very fast late was Clay Center's Abby Pierson at 2:23.84, Jenna Mullen (Clearwater placed fourth at 2:25.22 and Newmeyer fifth at 2;25.29

1600:  Mica Land (Andover) stalked front running Gus Newmeyer (Clay Center) and jumped to the lead with a 300 to go.  Land sprinted to a 5:18.65 win with Newmeyer second at 5;25.01.  Hali Mobley (Andover) ran 5:28.81 to edged Jessica Stephens (Colby 5:28.86) for third.

3200:  With winds howling, this was still the fastest race of the day!  Jessica Stephens (Colby) led through a 75 front 400, then front-running Gus Newmeyer (Clay Center) took over chores, leading the lead through a 2:34 800 and low 5;30 1600.  But Hugoton's Brittany Hill continued to stalk and with a 300 to go sprinted to an 11:17.86 win, phenomanel considering the wind.  Amy Pierson  sprinted past teammate Newmeyer as Clay Center went 2-3 at 11:24.0 and 11;27.60.

110H:  Libby Cornell (El Dorado) scored a clear 15.20 win, with Leslie Giesen (Chapparral) second at 15.37 and Brittany Thomas (Kansas City Sumner) third at 15.51.

300H:  Brooke Langdon (Abilene) broke to an early lead and held on for a 46.48 win, with Sheila Kuntzsch (Scott City) seconda at 46.90 and Leslie Giesen (Chapparral) third at 46.93.

4 x 100:  A tight race saw Concordia run to a 50.32 win, with Buhler (50.45), El Dorado (50.48) and Fort Scott (50.53) close behind.

4 x 400:  El Dorado (4:08.57) held off Andover Central (4:09.49) for the win, while Concordia (4;10.49) held off Clay Center (4:10.57 with Gus Newmeyer leading off for her fourth race of the day).

4 x 800:  Clay Center's Amy Pierson led off with a 2:21, and Clay Center held on to win in 9:54.45.  Fast closing Clearwater was second at 9:57.99 and Colby third at 10:01.33.

HJ:   Jennifer Robinson (Labette County) cleared 5-4 to win, with Leslie Giesen (Chapparral) and Kiley Lund (Buhler) clearing 5-2 to tie for second.

LJ:  A strong and close competition saw Tahnee Balerio (Buhler) leap 18-2.75 to edge Kyrie Kinder (Circle 18-1).  Ashley Bell (Wichita Collegiate) jumped 17-10.25 to shade Steph Beardslee (Buhler 17-9.5) for third.

Friday Finals: 
Kate Schaake (Wichita Collegiate) launched the disc 134-3 for a solid win.  Rachel Neufeldt (Buhler) was second at 121-4 and Lindi Conner (Kingman) threw 117-0 to edge Sara Hartshorn (Tonganoxie) for third by an inch.

JT:  Back and forth, back and forth Jenna Fast (Buhler) and Jessica Blackwell (Kingman) dueled as the last two throwers in a much anticipated match-up.  Fast threw 146-6 to win the title, with Blackwell second at 142-9.  Ashley Reider (Lansing) threw 131-4 for third, with strong throws from Ally Pistora (Tonganoxie 129-4) and Greta Tjaden (Clearwater 128-5) fourth and fifth.

PV:  Brooke Demo (El Dorado) was a relative newcomer to vault, but picked it up quickly enough this year to go 11-0 here to win the state title.  Abby James (Concordia) was second at 10-6 and Alyson Supienek (Marysville), Angie Ramsey (Andover) and Leah Eck (Andover) went 3-4-5, all clearing 10-0.

SP:  Another highly anticipated throws event that lived up to it's billing!  Kayla Smith (Concordia) threw 43-2.5 to win, with Kate Schaake (Wichita Collegiate) second at 41-10.5.  Great depth saw Candace Bratton (Atchison)  throw 40-6.5 for third, with Autumn Weaver (Jeff Co West 39-8.5) and Jenna Fast (Buhler) 38-9.25)  with good marks in fourth and fifth.

TJ:  Kelly Currie (Douglass) jumped 36-8 to win, with Kyrie Kinder (Circle) second at 35-5.25 and Ali Shaffer (Girard) 35-4.75 edging Steph Beardslee (Buhler) by an inch for third.


100: Josh Cooper (Neodesha 10.98) and Ryan Mortimer (Minneapolis 11.00) staged a tight duel for first.  Sterling Jackson (Atchison Maur Hill ran 11.08) to edge Eric Matthews (11.12 Conway Springs) for third.

200:  Ryan Mortimer (Minneapolis) powered through the homestretch wind for a 23.70 win.  Second went to Jared Foley (Norton) in 23.90, with Eric Matthews (Conway Springs) third at 24.01

400:  In an exciting three way finish that had the crowd of 24,000 screaming, Dakota Criqui (Pomona) won in 50.41, with Adam Valencia (Hutchinson Trinity) second at 50.42 and Daniel Yoder (Hillsboro) third at 50.44.

800:  Dakot Criqui (Pomona) moved away with authority down the homestretch to win in 1:59;07.  Andy Nichols (Kansas City Christian) was second at 2:02.36 with Daniel Yoder (Hillsboro) third at 2:02.63.

1600:  Aaron Yoder (Hillsboro) moved away from a tight pack on the last lap to win in 4:32.64.  Brock Glenn (Riley County) was second at 4;34.88 and Ryan Patrick (Mission Valley) third at 4:35.47.

3200:  Lane Boyer (Fredonia) stunned the field with his kick and won in 9:48.68.  Ryan Patrick (Mission Valley) was secondd at 9:51.88 and Brock Glenn (Riley County) third at 9:57.37.

110H:  Jared Sloan (Norton) was the odds-on favorite, and looked very smooth with a 14.39 win.  Sloan had pressure all the way from Chris Cox (Conway Springs), second at 14.49 with Jay Coles (Cimmaron) third at 15.16.

300H:  Jared Sloan (Norton) ran to a quick lead, then held on for a 39.93 win.  Jay Coles of Cimmaron was second at 40.59 and Nathaniel Porter (Fredonia) third at 40.82.

4 x 100:  Holcomb (44.07) and Minneapolis (44.11) staged a tight duel for first, and Hillboro (44.53) edged four teams within a tenth for third.

4 x 400:  Oakley's heat win of 3:27.47 was declared first as tornadoes cancelled the finals.  Ellsworth (3;28.37) and Hillsboro (3:28.70) were placed second and third.

4 x 800:  Ellsworth (8:19.66) just edged Northern Heights (8:19.98) for the win.  Belle Plaine (8:22.48) was a clear third.

DT:  Eric Thomas (Hays TMP-Marian) threw a class record 188-11 to win.  Matt Boss (Cherryvale) stretched his 6-8 frame to threw 171-7  and John Goldsmith (Cheney) was third at 168-3.

HJ:  Chris Cox (Conway Springs) and Ben O'Hare (Yates Center) both cleared 6-4, Cox winning on misses.  Jared Sloan (Norton) cleared 6-2 on his first attempt to win third.

LJ:  Caleb Marsh (Hillsboro) spanned 23-0 to win the long jump.  Brice Bernbeck (Lakin) jumped 22-3 for second and Jeff Schaper (Cherryvale) was third at 21-7.75.

Friday's Final:
JT:  One of the meet's highlight match-ups saw Cheney's John Goldsmith threw 193-4 to edge rival Miles Jennings (Garden Plain 192-7).  Cameron Traxson (Cheney) threw 185-8 for third with Kyle Gorton (Central Heights 180-1) also over 180.

PV:  In another marquee match-up, Vinnie Wuertz (Central Heights) vaulted 16-0 to win from John McDonald (Hays TMP-Marian) at 15-6. Nate McKee (Halstead) cleared 14-6 for third.

SP:  Eric Thomas (Hays TMP-Marian) threw 54-8.75 to win, with Cameron Knox (Minneapolis) second at 52-7.5 and Jerrod Hunt (Garden Plain 51-8.75) and Darrin Seiwert (Conway Springs 51-8.25) dueling close for third.

TJ:  Jeff Schaper (Cherryvale) lept 46-9 for two-foot plus win over Nathan Nonhoff (Holcomb 44-5.5).  Third wnet to Brice Bernbeck (Lakin 43-10.75)


100:  Anna Stadel (Osage City) was better known for her discus throwing, but showed great speed here, winning in 12.49 to edge Katie Guevel (Burlington 12.53).  Third went to Hanna Marsh (Hillsboro 12.71).

200: Anna Stadel (Osage City) powered to a 27.08 win into high winds, with Katie Guevel (Burlington) second at 27.27 and Katie Robben (Garden Plain) third at 27.41.

400: Katie Robben (Garden Plain) sprinted to a 59.57 win, with Tahnee Lazzers (Fredonia) second at 60.77 and Bethany Hurley (Belleville) third at 61.39

800:  Esther Mathias (Shawnee Maranatha Academy) moved late and drove to a 2:24.21 win.  Bethany Hurley (Belleville) was second at 2:26.66 and Hope Winkler (Sabetha) third at 2:27.16.

1600:  Kayla South (Erie) kicked to a 5:23.69 win past pace setter Stacy Kentzler (Atchison Maur Hill-Mount 5:25.61).  Lauren Eck (Belleville ran 5;28.60) to edge Hope Winkler (Sabetha 5;29.30) for third.

3200:  Leah Thompson (Lyons) erupted with a huge kick with a lap to go and won in 11:41.43.  Stacy Kentzler (Atchison Maur Hill-Mount) was second at 11:58.90 and Lindsay Perry (Minneapolis) was third at 12:18..04.

100H;  Katie Guevel (Burlington) pulled away to a 15.34 win, with team mate Heather Hayes second at 15.55.  Julianne Chisholm (Hillsboro) was third at 15.87.

300H:  Julianne Chisholm (Hillsboro 46.41) and Alyssa George (Minneapolis 46.45) staged an exciting duel for the title.  Darcy Jennings (Lakin) was a clear third at 47.18

4 x 100:  Wellsville ran 51.81 to edge Minneapolis (51.85).  Third went to Riley County (52.11).

4 x 400:  Hillsboro and Minneapolis staged a great duel, with Hillsboro narrowly winning 4:10.22 to 4:10.27.  Wichita Independent was third at 4;12.47.

4 x 800:  Garden Plain pulled away to a 10;03.31 victory, with Minneapolis second at 10:07.09 and Beloit third at 10:17.03.

DT:  Anna Stadel (Osage City) threw a bit 139-1 for the win.  Darcel Gronewoller (Belleville) was second at 129-8 and Liz Sowers (Hesston) threw 125-1 for third.

PV: Michelle Mitchell (Garden Plain) cleared 11-0 to win.  Elizabeth Wray (Hesston) was over 10-6 for second, and Kaitlyn Conner (Shawnee Maranatha Academy) cleared 10-0 to take third on misses from Laura Funke (Garden Plain).

SP:  Michala Hoff (Belleville) threw 39-7.5 to win the title.  Mandi Cox (Central Heights) threw 38-11.75 for second and Sierra Radke (Lyons) was third at 37-9.5.

TJ:  Megan Starnes (Riley County) jumed 36-8 to win from Heather Hayes (Burlington) 36-5.5.  Brooke Kent (Southeast of Saline) was third at 35-8.25.

Friday's Finals:
HJ:  Julianne Chisholm (Hillsboro) skied 5-7 to win in overwhelming fashion.  Kelly Fields (Northern Heights) was second a 5-2 on misses with Mandi Cox (Central Heights) also over that height in third.

JT:  Liz Sowers (Hesston) threw 130-6 to edge Rachel Pyle (Sabetha 130-2).  Kelsy Nelson (Riley County) was a close third at 128-8.

LJ:  Hannah Marsh (Hillsboro) jujped 18-1.75 to win the title.  Autum Knox (Minneapolis) was second at 17-7.25 with Kelsey Martin (Holcomb) third at 17-5.25.



100:  Adam Evans (Oxford) pulled away to an 11.00 victory.  Andrew Schroter (LaCrosse) edged Jared Kingsbury (Stanton Country) for second, both running 11.08.

200:  Jared Kinsbury (Stanton County) ran 23.39 to win over Kyle Weber (Southwestern Heights 23.65) and Brad Lind (Inman 23.70).

400:  Devin Nickel (Burden-Central) ran 50.32 to win.  Kyle Weber (Southwestern Heights) was second at 50.47 and Jared Kingsbury (Stanton County) third at 50.84

800:  In a tactical race James Hataway (Stanton County) moved late to win in 2;03.83.  Ore Klein (Valley Heights 2:04.25) and Jon Kilts (Oxford 2:05.06) followed.

1600:  Jon Kilts (Oxford) kicked from a tight pack to win in 4:44.80.  Nathan Thompson (Meade) was second at 4:46.61 and Thomas Bazemore (Leavenworth Immaculata) third at 4:47.53

3200:  Calen Lucas (Stanton County) kicked from the pack to win in 10:22.25, with Sam Kracht (Valley Heights) second at 10:24.22 and Robert Page (Jeff Co North) third at 10;25.24.

110H:  Teryn Grafel (Oberlin) moved away to win in 15.19.  Tyler Ediger (Meade 15.48) edged Chace Weis (Lakeside 15.54) for second.

300H;  Matt Rybern (St. John's) ran 41.27 and held off Andrew Schroter (Lacrosse 41.89) down the stretch. Teryn Grafel (Oberlin) was a close third at 41.90

4 x 100:  Inman ran 44.68 to win and Oxford (45.08) held off Stanton County (45.11) for second.

4 x 400:  Inman's 3:30.73 from the heats was the winner, with Smith Center (3:31.04) and Troy (3:31.58) placing second and third.

4 x 800:  Salina Sacred Heart moved away in mid-race to win in 8:28.31.  Sterling (8;35.33) was second and Valley Heights (8:41.28) third.

HJ:  Greg Clawson (Pittsburg Colgan) cleared 6-6 to win from Tristan Snyder (Pleasanton), second at 6-4.  Third went to Devon Krenzel (Wichita County) at 6-2.

JT:  Jeff Buller (Inman) powered the spear 180-10 to win.  Derek Gargile (Sedgwick) was second at 177-10 and Justin Trexler (Jeff Co North) was third at 174-1

SP:  Jayme Dunn (Satanta) threw 52-8.75 for the title.  Kevin Laudermilk (Sterling) was second at 50-0.25 and Adam Hoffman (Claflin) third at 49-0.5.

Friday Finals'
Kyle Newton (Pleasanton) threw 157-5 to win, with Kyle Buffington (St. Francis) second at 151-7 and Clay Kuhns (Meade) third at 149-3.

LJ:  Andrew Casey (Ellis) jumped 21-11.25 to narrowly win from Kyle Weber (Southwestern Heights 21-9.75).  Jared Sutherland (Troy) was third at 21-3.25.

PV:  Cordairo Hansen (Burden-Central) vaulted 13-9 to win.  Clayton Schultze (Osborne) cleared 13-6 to take second on misses from Luke Houser (Oxford).

TJ:  Daniel Wasson (Meade) jumped 45-3.25 to win. Jared Sutherland (Troy) was second at 44-7.75 and Egan Grafel (Oberlin) third at 43-3.5


100:  Anna Irvin (LaCrosse) moved away to a 12.30 win, with Jenny Paulsen (Onaga) second at 12.41 and Megan Klaassen (Whitewater Remington) 12.76 third.

200:  Anna Irvin (LaCrosse) finished her sprint double with a 27.19 win.  Crystal Follis (Hoxie) was second at 27.67 and Megan Klaassen (Whitewater Remington) third at 27.93.

400:  Crystal Follis (Hoxie) ran to a solid win in 60.26. Lindsay Mathias (Syracuse) was second at 61.34 and Lindsay Kraisinger (Claflin) third at 61.55.  Leading qualifier Roxanne Stiles (Claflin) was injured and did not run Saturday.

800:  Erin Locke (WaKeeney) moved strongly down the backstretch and ran to a 2:25.89 victory.  Olpe teammates Amanda Cole (2:28.16) and Michelle Stueve (2:28:18) followed in second and third.

1600:  Michelle Stueve (Olpe) ran 5:21.21 to win and withstood a late challenge from Erin Locke (WaKeeney 5:23.85).  Misty Reed (Meade) was third in 5;30.55.

3200: Michelle Stueve (Olpe) ran to a 11:46.32 win by breaking the field in the middle.  Melissa Iori (Pittsburg Colgan) was second at 12:08.64 and Brittani Wikoff (Wichita County) third at 12:09.51.

100H:  Shalee Lehning (Sublette) negotiated strong tailwinds to win in 15.22. Toni Fuller (Stanton County) edged Teri Baker (Washington) 15.72 to 15.74 for third.

300H:  Shalee Lehning (Sublette) scored a solid victory in 46.34, with Ashley Thurston (Wichita County) second at 47.17 and Teri Baker (Washington) third at 47.45.

4 x 100:  Hoxie moved away to win in 50.91, with Plainville (51.48) edging Onaga (51.50) and Meade (51.55).

4 x 400:  Hoxie ran 4:18.92 to win, with Wichita County (4:22.52) and Meade (4:23.39) second and third

4 x 800: Michelle Stueve led Olpe to the win in 10:12.60.  Osborne (10:21.35) edged St. Francis (10:23.15) for second

JT:  This was a tremendous competiton, with five throwers over 130!! Shalee Lehning (Sublette) added to her hurdle triumphs, throwing 138-10 to win.  Becky Zabel (Onaga) was a close second at 138-6.  Jamis Schmitz (Lyndon) was third at 134-4 and Heather Durham (Sterling 131-10) and Alexa Rodgers (Stockton 130-3) followed with strong marks.

LJ:  Taisha Voorhies (St. Francis) jumped 17-2.25 to just edge Renee Swisher (Inman 17-2).  Teri Baker (Washington 17-0.25) and Lindsay Thayer (Stockton 17-0) were a close third and fourth.

TJ:  Sarah Morton (Spearville) lept 36-11.5 for the win, with Becky Zabel (Onaga) second at 36-5.75.  Third went to Teri Baker (Washington 35-5.5).

Friday's Finals:
Sammi Phillips (South Barber) cleared 5-2 to win on misses from Meggie Patrick (Ellis second) and Anna Bohgard (Lakeside third).

PV:  Natasha Dechant (Stafford) and Abby Ream (Oberlin) cleared 9-0, Dechant winning on misses.  Emily Young (Syracuse) cleared 8-6 to take third  on misses from a pack.

DT:  Monica Adcock (Moundridge) threw 132-5 to win.  Second went to Shaylin Sealock (Hoxie) at 126-6 and Anna Miller (Valley Heights) was third at 117-8.

SP:  Stefanie Reifschneider (LaCrosse) tossed a big 40-10.5 to win.  Ashley Godfrey (Stanton County) was second at 39-10.5 and Krystal Schuetter (Washington) third at 38-8.


100:  Keith Blanding (Pike Valley) began his sprint triple with a 10.83 win over Mike Koss (North Central) pressing him at 10.92.  Third went to Bryce Reimer (South Central) at 11.01.

200:  Keith Blanding (Pike Valley) ran through the wind to win in 23.12.  Mike Koss (North Central) was second at 23.59 and Jeff Richeky (Cuba-Hillcrest) third at 23.84.

400:  In a very impressive race, Keith Blanding (Pike Valley) ran 49.69 despite the strong homestretch headwind.  Second went to Bryce Reimer (South Central) at 50.53.  Brian Fesler (Langdon-Fairfield) was third at 51.41.

800:  With the winds, the distances turned tactical.  Nick Beneke (Quivira Heights) moved late to win in 2:03.25 from Ryan Haug (Jetmore 2:03.88).  Third was Andrew Young (Burrton) in 2:04.29.

1600:  Andrew Young (Burrton) kicked to a 4:39.81 win.  Second was Mike Wanklyn (Jewell) in 4:44.35 and Anthony Bartlett (Minneola) third at 4:46.43.

3200:   Chad Herrera (Deerfield) moved away late to win in 10:15.33.  Justin Garrard (Centre) was second at 10:18.39 and Andre Santiago (Burrton) third at 10:20.86.

110H:  Chase Weber (Fowler 15.14) and Austin Rodgers (Hanston 15.15) thrilled the crowd with an inches apart duel for the title.  Third went to Jonathan Hilton (Hutchinson Central Christian) at 15.36.

300H:  Chase Weber (Fowler) completed this hurdles sweep wit ha 40.36 win. Jonathan Hilton (Hutchinson Central Christian) was a solid second at 40.62 and Drew Mahin (Pike Valley) was third at 41.46.

4 x 100:  Norwich ran 45.13 to edge Lebo (45.14) with Jetmore a clear third at 45.56.

4 x 400:  Hanston led the quaflifers at 3:29.78 and were declared champions with the 4 x 400's cancellations. Jetmore (3:33.39) and South Gray (3:33.68) were placed second and third.

4 x 800:  Burrton moved away late to win in 8:35.77, with Prarie Heights (8:39.92) second and Hanston (8:42.54) third.

DT:  Jeff Horinek (Atwood) threw a 1A class record 186-4 to win.  SEcond went to Andrew Reuber (Tribune-Greeley County) at 172-4 and Calbeb Monroe (South Central) threw 154-8 for third.

JT:  Shawn Stufflebean (Burrton) threw a 1A class record here, launching the spear 185-7.  Matthew Lawrenz (White City) was second at 178-7 and Tyler Holder (Norwich) third at 178-3.

LJ:  Keith Blanding (Pike Valley won his fourth title with a leap of 22-11.75.  Alex Kuhlman (Ness City) lep 22-3.25 for second and Bryce Hogan (Pratt-Skyline) was third at 21-5. 

PV:  Dustin Schwartz (Dighton) was the winner on misses, clearing 13-0.  Kevin Heyl (Sharon Springs) and Shawn Solie (Attica) also cleared 13-0 to tie for second, and Nathan Unruh  (Weskan) was fourth at the same height.

HJ:  Nathan Geist (Victoria) cleared 6-7 to win a deep competition.  The next three jumpers cleared 6-4 with Nate Kohake (Baileyville B&B) , Mike Koss (North Central) , and Eric Walsh (Denton-Midway) going 2-3-4.

TJ:  Alex Kuhlman (Ness City) stepped out 47-1.25 for a dominating win.  Second went to Scott Lackey (Wetmore) at 44-6.25 and third to Clayton Hoffman (Victoria) at 43-4.5.

SP:  Jeff Horinek (Atwood) threw 57-5.25 to win a tough competition from Nathan Brummet (Miltonvale 54-4.75) AND Aaron Ford (Cunningham 54-1.25).


100:  Darcie Schmitz (Baileyville B&B) started her sprint double with a 12.39 win.  Jenna Harminson (White City) was second at 12.56, narrowly ahead of Hayley Harvey (Moscow 12.59).

200:  Darcie Schmitz (Baileyville B&B) ran 27.68 to win with a stiff challenge from Jenna Harminson (White City 27.73) and Brandi Lundgren (Grainfield-Wheatland 27.75).

400; Kaci Rietzke (South Central) ran down early leader Brandi Lundgren (Grainfield-Wheatland) to iwin in 59.69 to Lundgren's 60.08.  Thrd went to Randi Grillot (St. Paul) at 61.03.

800:  Jenna Wood (Macksville) moved powerfully to a 2:25.18 win, with Lanee Lebb (Logan 2:28.18),  Molly Kuhlman (Ness City 2:28.43), and Terri Shriwise (Jetmore 2:28.51) forming a tight battle for second.

1600:  Jenna Wood (Macksville) moved away from the pack for a 5:28.62 win.  Briana Yost (South Gray was second at 5:33.24 and Molly Kuhlman (Ness City) third at 5:38.21.

3200:  Molly Kuhlman (Ness City 11:59,00) abd Briana Yost (South Gray 12:01.06) staged a spirited battle for the title.  Kaylaen Ditmer (Tribune-Greeley County) was third at 12:10,27).

Melissa Krehbiel (Macksville) ran 15.74 to pull away from Sarah Rezai (Burrton 15.85) and Samantha Niewald (Beloit St. John's 15.86).

300H;  Dara Dorhman (Quivira Heights) ran 46.66 to edge Emily Wolters (Atwood 46.76).  Ashley Dopita (Palco) placed third at 47.42.

4 x 100:  Dighton ran 52.05 to win from South Central (52.26) and Macksville (52.90).

4 x 400:  St. Paul (4:17.29) and Macksville (4;17.74) staged an exciting homestretch duel as strong headwinds literally stopped runners in their tracks.  South Central (4:20.02) edged Baileyville for third (4:20.58).

4 x 800:  Baileyville B&B (10:14.33) barley edged South Central (10:14.41) in a thrilling race.  Logan was a close third at 10:16.94.

HJ:  Kelsey Erb (Bucklin) skied over 5-6 to win.  Julie Sudbeck (Baileyville B&B ) cleared 5-2 to take second on misses from Jamie Pruter (Natoma) .

SP:  The smallest class had the biggest throw, with Moscow's Brandi Broadus tossing the ball 45-0.5 to win. Marcy Sudbeck (Baileyville B&B) was second at 39-9.5, with Kelsey Poljansek (Norwich) third at 39-0.5 and Amy Waterman (Jewell 38-3.25) and Hope Harris (Cuba-Hillcrest 38-2.25) also over 38.

TJ:  Cara Hass (South Coffey) lept 37-6 to shade Kelsey Erb (Bucklin 37-2.5).  Darcie Schmitz (Baileyville B&B) was third at 36-8.5

Friday Finals:
Darcie Schmitz (Baileyville B&B) jumped 18-3.25 for the title.  Jenna Harminson (White City) was second at 17-7 and Kelsey Erb (Bucklin) was third at 17-4.

PV:  Bethany Holste (Atwood) vaulted 9-9 to win.  Second went to Krista Schmitz (Baileyville B&B) at 9-6 and third to Macksville's Melissa Krehbiel (also at 9-6).

DT:  Hope Harris (Cuba-Hillcrest) tossed to platter a 1A record 140-3 to win.  Second went to Brandi Brouddus of Moscow at 121-10 and Marcy Sudbeck (Baileyville B&B) was third at 119-0.

JT:  Hope Harris (Cuba-Hillcrest) tossed the javelin 139-9, less than a foot off the 1A record.  Second went to Alisha Ridgley (Lucas-Luray) at 129-9 and third to Kendra Matteson (Eastern Heights 122-10) with Emily Morgan (White City) fourth at 122-0.


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