WICHITA — The Inman girls had speed to burn on Saturday.
The Teutons won three gold medals in sprint events at the Class 2A State Track and Field Championships at Cessna Stadium and rode that lightning to 41 points and a fourth-place state finish.
Krystal Miller won the 100 meters (12.99), Emma Aberg won the 200 (26.29), and the Teutons’ 4 x 100 relay team of Aberg, Krystal Miller, Krystan Miller and Nicole Neufeldt completed the gold-medal trifecta (50.5).
Inman wound up one place shy of a plaque. Maranatha Academy was first with 62, Ellinwood took second with 52 and Meade tallied 48 1/2 for the final plaque.
The Teutons ruled the 100. In addition to Krystal Miller taking first, Aberg was third in 13.14 and Krystan Miller was fifth in 13.32. Moundridge’s Anna Stucky, who turned in 13.11, was second.
So Inman scored whopping 20 points in that event to go along with the 10 by Aberg in the 200 and the 10 in the 4 x 100. Another point came from Krystan Miller in the 200 as she was eighth in 27.74.
Aberg, Neufeldt and the three Millers are all juniors, though Aberg will not return next year as the Swedish sensation will return to her home land.
It was a good meet for the Moundridge girls as well. The Wildcats scored 28 1/2 points to tie for eighth with West Elk and Jefferson County North.
In addition to Stucky’s second in the 100 as well as her sixth in the long jump (16-5), the 4 x 400 relay team of Stucky, Ashley Holler, Cassidy Siemens and Peri Lange took third (4:09.57). Rylie Dick cleared 5-0 in the high jump to tie for third, while Lange was fourth in the 300 hurdles (47.63). The Wildcats added a seventh in the 4 x 100 relay in 51.85, with runners including Siemens, Lange, Stucky and Bailey Strausz.
The Moundridge boys scored 10 points, but it was in one event with a spectacular performance. DeShawn Pfeiff cleared 13-0 in the pole vault to bring home the gold medal and stand at the top of the podium.
The Inman boys picked up a couple of points from triple jumper Tyler Cottam, who bounded 40-7 3/4 for seventh.
Elsewhere for the area:
• Canton-Galva — Cody Savage had an excellent weekend by scoring 14 points, taking second in the 2A 100 (11.62) and third in the 200 (23.48).
• Little River — Emily Baldwin closed her career by placing in three events, including a second in the 2A shot put (38-2 1/2), a seventh in the discus (104-1) and seventh in the javelin (114-6).
• Smoky Valley — The Viking girls scored eight Class 4A points with Emily Deterding having a hand in placing in three events. She was seventh in the triple jump individually (34-0), while running on two placing relays. The 4 x 800 (10:05.83) was fifth and also included Sophia Peterson, Telea Peterson and Allison Rose. The 4 x 400 team (4:11.89) was seventh and other runners were Kate Deterding, Telea Peterson and Taylor Tiani.
The Viking boys’ lone point came from Mason Weiss, who was eighth in in the 300 hurdles (42.93).
A separate story will be posted later about Hesston.