MHS girl thinclads win league; boys 2nd

By Steve Sell
May 13, 2017
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McPherson High track and field coach Jace Pavlovich had to be as creative as he could be.

Since the Bullpups don’t have considerable depth, he stretched out his teams on Friday in the AVCTL Division III Championships at McPherson Stadium and the result was a championship for the girls and a runner-up finish for the boys.

Pavlovich entered several of his standouts in the maximum number of events. The MHS girls outlasted Circle 144-138 for the title while the boys were the best of the rest after Buhler with 110 points. The Crusaders scored 177 as they are expected to contend for the 4A state title in Wichita in two weeks.

Pavlovich didn’t know much about the other girls’ teams in the field, but an individual triple by Emma Ruddle, a double by Elle Barrett and another win by Rachel Dossett gave the Bullpups just enough points.

“I knew they (Circle) had some good girls, but we hadn’t seem them (at a meet) before,” Pavlovich said. “I didn’t know what to expect. They’re a good team with a lot of good athletes.”

Ruddle won the 100, 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles, while Barrett won her specialties, the long and triple jumps. Dossett captured the discus.

For the boys, Andric McGill may be playing soccer collegiately, but he showed what a great athlete he is by winning the long and high jumps. He exploded in the long jump for a PR of 21-10 1/4. Tyson Stites won the 110 hurdles for the other Bullpup win.

“I feel really good how we did, minus some people who were injured,” Pavlovich said. “They all did a wonderful job today. We had some impressive marks.”

• GIRLS •

High jump — 4. M. Howard, 4-10.

Long jump — 1. Barrett, 16-11. 4. Goering, 16-2 1/2. 5. Schroeder, 14-6 3/4.

Triple jump — 1. Barrett, 37-1/4. 2. Goering, 35-4.

Discus — 1. Dossett, 99-3. 

Javelin – 3. Ediger, 96-2.

4 x 800 relay — 3. MHS (Spaich, Collins, Bahr and Miller), 11:22.57.

100 hurdles — 1. Ruddle, 15.04. 2. M. Howard, 15.08. 4. A. Howard, 16.35.

100 — 1. Ruddle, 12.91. 2. Stoppel, 13.11. 5. Bailey, 13.25.

4 x 100 relay — 2. MHS (Barrett, M. Howard, Anderson and Bailey), 51.1.4

400 — 5. Collins, 1:05.8.

300 hurdles — 1. Ruddle, 47.91. 5. E. Garcia, 53.11.

200 — 2. Stoppel, 27.13. 3. Goering, 27.35. 6. Ruddle, 28.08.

4 x 400 relay — 4. MHS (Collins, Miller, Spaich and Stoppel), 4:33.99.

• BOYS •

High jump — 1. McGill, 6-0.

Pole vault — 5. Simon Steinert, 10-0.

Long jump — 1. McGill, 21-10 1/4.

Triple jump — 3. Huff, 38-8 3/4.

Discus — 5. D. VanGoethem, 132-7.

Javelin — 3. Stufflebean, 153-9. 5. D. VanGoethem, 142-8.

Shot – 3. Ruth, 47-1 1/2. 5. Bate, 45-11.

4 x 800 relay — 3. MHS (Moreno, Hansen, Moyer and Kirchner), 8:52.14.

110 hurdles — 1. Stites, 15.38. 

100 — 5. Yowell, 11.59.

1600 — 3. Leaf, 4:57.17. 

4 x 100 relay — 3. MHS (Huff, Kinnamon, Yowell and McGill), 44.06.

400 — 3. Hansen, 54.49. 6. Kirchner, 55.56.

300 hurdles — 2. Trost, 41.79. 6. Nikkel, 43.46.

200 — 4. Huff, 23.69. 

3200 — 2. Leaf, 11:07.41. 4. Green, 11:43.89.

4 x 400 relay – 5. MHS (Kirchner, Armstrong, Trost and Yowell), 3:39.16.

• Team Scores •

• Girls •

1. McPherson, 144

2. Circle, 138

3. Buhler, 107

4. Augusta, 73

5. El Dorado, 56

6. Winfield, 35

• Boys •

1. Buhler, 177

2. McPherson, 110

3. Winfield, 101

4. Circle, 70

5. Augusta, 59

6. El Dorado, 38


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