ANOTHER STATE CHAMP! Barrett wins the long jump

By Steve Sell
May 27, 2016

WICHITA — The McPherson High Wall of Fame is welcoming its second new member of the day.

On the heels of sophomore Mandi Cooks winning the Class 4A high jump this morning with a mark of 5-4, sophomore teammate Elle Barrett earned her spot on wall this afternoon by winning the long jump.

Barrett went 18-3 3/4 to win the event over Anderson County’s MaKayla Kramer, who was second with 18-2.

Barrett’s winning jump came on her very first attempt.

Past state champion Amy Suenram of the Bullpups came in fourth with a mark of 17-4 1/2. In her career, Suenram was first, second and fourth in the event.

The Bullpups’ Kenzie Goering scored a point by taking eighth in 15-6 1/2. She missed on qualifying for the finals in 20o meters, running a 27.75 for 14th.

The Bullpups have a chance for more big points on Saturday as Barrett and Suenram are expected to place high in the triple jump. Suenram is ranked No. 1, with Barrett right behind.

MHS’ Andric McGill was 12th in the high jump this afternoon with a mark of 6-0. Drew Davied of Girard soared 6-8 to win the title.

The MHS boys are done for the meet.

• VIKES EXCELLING — Also in Class 4A, it was a red-letter day for the Smoky Valley girls.

Maggie Lambert qualified No. 2 in the 300 hurdles in 47.05.

Smoky Valley’s 4 x 100 relay team of Lambert, Meredith Galloway, Allison Rose and Amanda Behanna qualified for the finals with the third-best mark of 50.37. The Vikes move on as well in the 4 x 400 as Galloway, Rose, Lambert and Kate Deterding had the No. 6 time with 4:08.41.