MMS girl thinclads dominate meet

By Steve Sell
April 17, 2017

There’s some serious power in track and field at McPherson Middle School.

The Bullpups hosted a meet last Thursday at McPherson Stadium and the Bullpup girls tore it up by winning both divisions, while the boys were both second to Andover.

The MMS seventh-grade girls scored 150 points to more than double Salina South (68). The eighth-grade girls piled up 149 1/3 points, with Circle (93) a distant second.

For the boys, the eighth-graders scored 104 to trail only the 151 by Andover. The seventh-grade boys totaled 97 to trail the 159 by Andover.

Lauren Labertew led the seventh-grade girls by doubling in the 100 hurdles and 200 hurdles. Cameron Pelzel won the discus and Rhian Swanson captured the high jump. The 4 x 200 relay team of Swanson, Harper Smith, Tiana McGill and Peyton Howard also took first.

The eighth-grade girls had a whopping nine firsts. Grace Pyle tripled individually in the 100 hurdles, 100 hurdles and shot. Also winning events were Shelby Yowell (100), Emma Malm (400) and Kenzee Godwin (long jump). MMS also won the 4 x 1 (Godwin, Yowell, Lexi Kynaston and Berkley Schwartz), the sprint medley (Malm, Schwartz, Kassidy Beam and Kyla Hageman) and 4 x 4 (Beam, Pyle, Malm and Taylor Casebeer).

The seventh-grade boys received a double from Seth Madron in the high jump and 100 hurdles. The 4 x 400 relay of Augustus Ruddle, Javon Mattox, Collin Pearson and Sky Schriner also won.

The eighth-grade boys were led by Aaron Powell, who won the high jump and long jump. Adam Elliott won the shot and Cody Achilles was the best in the 3,200.

• MMS Results •

• Top 6 •

• 7th Grade Girls •

1600 — 5. Pearcy, 6:24.14. 6. Lawrence, 6:26.39.

100 hurdles — 1. Labertew, 18.55. 2. Schmid, 19.01. 5. Lopez, 20.08. 6. Smith, 20.38.

100 — 2. Howard, 14.19. 4. Achilles, 14.97. 5. Schmid, 14.99.

4 x 100 relay — 2. MMS (Achilles, Whorton, Lopez and McGill), 57.65.

400 — 6. Whorton, 1:10.26.

4 x 200 relay — 1. MMS (Swanson, Smith, McGill and Howard), 2:01.93.

Sprint medley — 3. MMS (Witte, Unruh, Swanson and McGill), 2:18.89.

200 — 1. Howard, 30.19. 6. Whorton, 31.36.

4 x 400 relay — 4. MMS (Pelzel, Labertew, Courtney and Achilles), 4:56.75.

800 — 4. Pearcy, 2:53.13.

200 hurdles — 1. Labertew, 34.09. 3. Swanson, 35.21. 4. Schmid, 35.36.

Shot — 4. Pelzel, 28-1.

Discus — 1. Pelzel, 71-10 1/2. 4. Rausch, 59-5 1/2.  6. Giddings, 57-11.

High jump — 1. Swanson, 4-6. 2. Labertew, 4-6. 5. Whorton, 4-4.

Long jump — 3. Achilles, 12-8. 4. Witte, 12-3. 6. Buehrle, 11-10.

• 7th Grade Boys •

100 hurdles — 1. Madron, 16.1. 2. Ruddle, 16.82. 5. Ediger, 18.92. 6. Harman, 19.25.

100 — 2. Ruddle, 13.17. 

4 x 100 relay — 2. MMS (Conquest, Hoover, Madron and Schriner), 52.66.

400 — 2. Ruddle, 1:00.73. 6. Buckbee, 1:04.29.

 4 x 200 relay — 3. MMS (Conquest, Hartman, Hoover and Mattox), 1:55.23.

Sprint medley — 3. MMS (Ediger, Mattox, Pearson and Schriner), 2:05.79.

4 x 400 relay — 1. MMS (Mattox, Pearson, Ruddle and Schriner), 4:19.19.

200 — 2. Schriner, 2:28.87. 5. Hardgrave, 2:40.33.

Shot — 5. Bailey, 27-1 1/2.

Discus — 6. Bailey, 72-10 1/2.

High jump — 1. Madron, 5-4. 

Long jump — 3. Madron, 16-0. 6. Hoover, 14-6 1/2.

• 8th Grade Girls •

100 hurdles — 1. Pyle, 17.98. 6. Henson, 19.42.

100 — 1. Yowell, 13.87. 2. Malm, 13.93. 4. Godwin, 14.38.

1600 — 5. Beam, 6:26.59.

4 x 100 relay — 1. MMS (Godwin, Kynaston, Schwartz and Yowell), 54.18.

400 — 1. Malm, 1:02.2. 

Sprint medley — 1. MMS (Beam, Hageman, Malm and Schwartz), 5:01.09.

200 — 3. Yowell, 29.43. 4. Kynaston, 29.789.

4 x 400 relay — 1. MMS (Beam, Pyle, Malm and Casebeer), 4:34.17.

200 hurdles — 1. Pyle, 33.10. 4. Henson, 34.74.

Shot — 1. Pyle, 36-2. 2. Berg, 33-7. 3. Diggs, 31-9.

Discus — 3. Berg, 66-0.

High jump — 3. Kynaston, 4-6.

Long jump — 1. Godwin, 15-5. 3. Hageman, 14-4. 

• 8th-Grade Boys •

3200 — 1. Achilles 11:29.75. 

100 hurdles — 3. Labertew, 15.69.

100 — 3. Powell, 12.81. 4. Labertew, 12.96.

1600 — 4. Achilles, 5:36.72. 6. Vanderhoof, 5:45.54.

4 x 100 relay — 2. MMS (Kaufman, Labertew, Lippelman and Moreno), 51.27.

4 x 200 relay — 5. MMS (Elliott, Frantz, Raymond and Scott), 1:55.78.

Sprint medley — 6. MMS (Bauer, Kaufman, Moreno and Vanderhoof), 4:57.83.

200 — 3. Powell, 26.02.

4 x 400 relay — 5. MMS (Achilles, Bauer, Raymond and Vanderhoof), 4:21.31.

200 hurdles — 2. Labertew, 28.4.

Shot — 1. Elliott, 37-6. 2. Wallace, 35-7 1/2. 

Discus — 3. Elliott, 116-9. 5. Wallace, 101-1.

High jump — 1. Powell, 5-6.

Long jump — 1. Powell, 19-3. 


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