MHS' Cooks breaks school shot record

By Steve Sell
April 05, 2014

JUNCTION CITY — McPherson High’s Bri Cooks started the track and field season in spectacular fashion for the Bullpups Friday by breaking the school record in the shot put in the Junction City Invitational.

Cooks heaved the shot put 40-9 1/2 to win the event and etch her name into the MHS record book. Also earning a gold was Christina Wankum, who won the 3,200 (12:27.9).

Chris Stoppel had a good day on the boys’ side, taking second in the 100 and third in the 200, while running a leg on the second-place 4 x 100 relay team.

The Bullpup girls took third while the boys finished back in the pack. MHS coach Jace Pavlovich said the team held its own against mainly Class 6A and 5A competition.

Here are the results:

GIRLS

Alisa Becker — 2nd in javelin (104-3); 3rd in discus (102-7)

Kamryn Collins — 3rd in 200 (27.5)

Bri Cooks — 1st in shot (40-9 1/2); 6th in discus (91-3)

Emma Ellet — 5th in shot (31-8)

Morgan Howard — 3rd in triple jump (30-8 1/2)

Laynie Moore — 5th in long jump (15-6); 5th in 100 (13.5)

Ivanna Moyer — 2nd in discus (106-5); 3rd in shot put (36-6)

Megan Pedersen — 2nd in high jump (4-10); 3rd in 100 hurdles (16.4)

Kaitlyn Ruth — 5th in javelin

Christina Wankum — 1st in 3200 (12:237.9); 2nd in 1600 (5:51.9)

4 x 100 relay — 3. MHS (Howard, O’Quinn, Collins and Moore), 53.5

BOYS

Collin Harvey — 6th in 100 (11.6)

Kyler Jost — 4th in 110 hurdles (16.2)

Jaxon Jumonville — 5th in 300 hurdles (44.7)

Chris Kirchner — 6th in 3200 (11:40.4)

Jackson Lloyd — 3rd in 3200 (11:33.8)

Dylan Shook — 5th in 200 (23.7)

Chris Stoppel — 2nd in 100 (11.0); 3rd in 200 (22.7)

Ryen Trost — 4th in 800 (2:13.7)

4 x 800 relay — 5. MHS (Kirchner, Stiebens, Lloyd and Trost), 9:04

4 x 100 relay — 2. MHS (Shook, Harvey, Wine and Stoppel), 45.4

4 x 400 relay — 6. MHS (Harvey, Trost, Jumonville and Kynaston), 3:50.8


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