MHS thinclads take 2nd at Smoky Valley

By Steve Sell
April 14, 2017

LINDSBORG — It hasn’t taken Emma Ruddle long to make an impact on the McPherson High girls track and field team.

A freshman, Ruddle ran a 14.94 to take over the state lead in the 100 hurdles during Thursday’s Smoky Valley Invitational, helping the Bullpups to a second-place finish behind Abilene.

Ruddle is approaching Angela Showalter’s school record of 14.5 as she is definitely one of the top hurdlers in Kansas in any class.

Also for the girls, Elle Barrett had her usual double in the long and triple jumps. Kenzie Goering helped Barrett to score big points in the jumps by taking second in the triple and third in the long.

Smoky Valley’s girls were seventh with 37 points. The top individual performance was a second by Meredith Galloway in the 300 hurdles.

The MHS boys also took second, trailing only Buhler. Tyson Stites won the 110 hurdles and Andric McGill snared the high jump to lead the Bullpups. Timmy Lambert led Smoky Valley, which placed fourth, by winning the 300 hurdles.

• MHS and Smoky Valley Results •

• Top 6 Finishers •

• Girls •

Team Scores •

Abilene 93, McPherson 87, Buhler 83, Concorida 77, Chapman 71, Ellsworth 66, Smoky Valley 37, Trinity Catholic 37, Southeast of Saline 19, Marion 17.

100 — 2. Ruddle (M) 12.53. 4. Behanna (SV) 12.77. 6. Bailey (M) 12.97.

200 — 3. Behanna (SV) 27.41. 4. Collins (M) 27.47. 5. Stoppel (M) 27.72.

400 — 5. Miller (M) 1:01.15.

1600 — 5. Priddy (SV) 5:44.5.

3200 — 4. Lott (SV) 13:08.22. 6. Bahr (M) 13:37.5.

100 hurdles — 1. Ruddle (M) 14.94. 3. M. Howard (M) 15.68. 

300 hurdles — 2. Galloway (SV) 48.47. 3. Deterding (SV) 50.04. 6. Garcia (M) 56.0.

4 x 100 relay — 2. MHS (Barrett, M. Howard, Anderson and Stoppel), 51.51. 4. Smoky Valley (Galloway, Deterding, Haller and Behanna), 52.41.

4 x 400 relay — 6. Smoky Valley (Galloway, Priddy, Behanna and Deterding), 4:52.52.

High jump — 6. Goering (M) 4-8.

Long jump — 1. Barrett (M) 16-11 3/4. 3. Goering (M) 15-11 1/2. 

Triple jump — 1. Barrett (M) 36-4 1/2. 2. Goering (M) 34-6. 5. Deterding (SV) 32-3 1/2.

Shot — 6. Eisenbarth (M) 31-11.

Discus — 4. Dossett (M) 93-7. 

Javelin — 6. Ediger (M) 89-3.

 • Boys •

• Team Scores •

Buhler 132, McPherson 80, Abilene 77 1/2, Smoky Valley 77, Chapman 49 1/2, Ellsworth 47 1/2, Marion 44 1/2, Trinity Catholic 37, Southeast of Saline, 23, Concordia 12.

400 — 3. Couchman (SV) 53.82.

800 — 3. L. Windholz (SV) 2:05.09. 4. Couchman (SV) 2:05.46.

1600 — 2. L. Windholz (SV) 4:43.47. 3. Peterson (SV) 4:43.65. 6. Leaf (M) 5:02.97.

3200 — 2. Peterson (SV) 10:35.59. 4. Hedlund (M) 11:05.12. 

110 hurdles — 1. Stites (M) 16.25. 2. Elliott (SV) 16.34. 5. Nikkel (M) 17.4. 6. A. Wampler (SV) 17.78.

300 hurdles — 1. Lambert (SV) 41.15. 5. Trost (M) 43.96.

4 x 100 relay — 2. MHS (Huff, Nikkel, Goering and McGill), 45.97.

4 x 400 relay — 2. Smoky Valley (Lambert, C. Windholz, L. Windholz and Couchman), 3:39.02. 5. MHS (Kirchner, Hansen, Trost and Armstrong), 3:43.52.

4 x 800 relay — 3. MHS (Moreno, Hansen, Moyer and Kirchner), 8:42.38.

Sprint medley — 4. Smoky Valley (Grosland, Mader, E. Wampler and Lilly), 58.98.

High jump — 1. McGill (M) 6-3. 

Pole vault — 3. Peters (SV) 12-6.

Long jump — 2. McGill (M) 19-11. 

Triple jump — 3. Cape (M) 42-5 1/2. 5. Nikkel (M) 39-1. 6. Huff (M) 39-0.

Shot put — 3. Bate (M) 46-8 1/2. 5. Ruth (M) 44-10 1/2.

Discus — 3. D. VanGoethem (M) 127-8. 4. Stufflebean (M) 120-10. 5. E. Wampler (SV) 118-3.


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