MHS thinclads place 3rd, 6th

By Steve Sell
April 05, 2016

NEWTON — McPherson High’s girls track and field team again scored heavily in the jumping events to come away with a third-place finish Monday in the Newton Invitational.

The host Railers piled up 187 points to easily win the title, with Kapaun (117) and MHS (99) finishing 2-3. There were eight teams in all.

Amy Suenram earned the lone Bullpup gold by winning the long jump in 17-9. MHS had a 1-2-4 finish in that event and a 2-3-4 finish in the triple jump with Elle Barrett and Kenzie Goering the other jumpers.

Morgan Howard (100 hurdles) and Mandi Cooks (high jump) grabbed individual silvers as well, and the 4 x 100 relay team of Barrett, Kamryn Collins, Rilynn Anderson and Laynie Moore also placed second.

The MHS boys scored 67 points to place sixth out of eight teams. Kapaun (144) outdueled Newton (134 1/2) for the title. 

Andric McGill came away with a gold medal by clearing 6-2 to win the high jump. The 4 x 100 relay team of Tyson Stites, Austen Hunt, Darrius Armstrong and McGill took second.

“It was great to get to compete against mostly 5As and 6As that we don't normally see,” MHS coach Jace Pavlovich said. “It was great weather as well. We had some strong performances from the usual suspects, but we had some kids step up and perform well.  Tyson Stites ran a great 110 hurdles time, our 4 x 1s, and 4x4, and our 4x8s all drastically dropped their times.”

MHS goes to Marion on Friday. 

• MHS Results •

• Top 8 •

• Girls •

100 hurdles – 2. Howard, 16.5. 

4 x 800 relay — 4. MHS (Bahr, Brooks, Spaich and Miller), 11:15.64.

100 — 6. Moore, 13.9. 8. Stoppel, 14.0.

4 x 100 — 2. MHS (Barrett, Collins, Anderson and Moore), 52.1.

200 — 5. Goering, 27.6. 6. Stoppel, 28.8.

4 x 400 relay — 3. MHS (Collins, Brooks, Miller and Spaich), 4:31.

Long jump — 1. Suenram, 17-9. 2. Barrett, 17-1/2. 4. Goering, 16-1 1/2.

Discus — 8. Ruth, 83-0.

High jump — 2. Cooks, 5-2. 3. Pedersen, 5-0. 5. Slechta, 4-8.

Triple jump — 2. Barrett, 35-10. 3. Suenram, 35-2 1/2. 4. Goering, 34-3 1/2.

• Boys •

110 hurdles — 3. Wine, 16.2. 4. Goering, 16.2. 6. Stites, 16.8.

4 x 800 relay — 7. MHS (Armstrong, Moyer, Hansen and Kirchner), 9:11.8.

100 — 5. Stites, 12.0. 

4 x 100 — 2. MHS (Stites, Hunt, Armstrong and McGill), 44.8.

300 hurdles — 7. Jost, 44.5.

3200 — 4. Lloyd, 10:50.7.

4 x 400 relay — 7. MHS (Smith, Cape, Armstrong and Kirchner), 3:44.2.

Javelin — 8. Mendez, 138-0.

Long jump — 6. Armstrong, 18-6.

Shot put — 5. Bate, 43-2. 7. Ruth, 41-0.

Discus — 3. Jirgens, 135-0. 

High jump — 1. McGill, 6-2.

Triple jump — 5. Cape, 40-6.


Close