HOLCOMB — McPherson High’s girls jumpers performed as expected to advance to state as the Bullpups competed Friday in what was an incredibly difficult Class 4A regional track and field meet.
“Our kids were not intimidated at all by competing at what is widely known as the toughest regional in the state,” MHS coach Jace Pavlovich said.
“We had several kids finish fifth, which is placing just shy of state qualification,” Pavlovich added. “We had to see some great careers end today on the track.”
On the girls’ side, MHS qualified Amy Suenram, Elle Barrett and Kenzie Goering in the long jump, while Suenram and Barrett moved on the triple jump.
High jumpers Mandi Cooks and Megan Pedersen got in, with this being Pedersen’s fourth straight year to qualify.
Also for the girls, Morgan Howard advanced in the 100 hurdles and Goering qualified in the 200.
It was a tough day for the MHS boys, as Andric McGill qualified in the high jump and Spenser Wine outlasted teammate Klayton Goering for the fourth and final spot in the 110 hurdles.
The state meet is Friday and Saturday at Wichita State.