WICHITA — The McPherson area has its first state track and field champion of 2015.
Hesston’s Justin Smith bounded 44-4 1/4 today to take first place in the Class 3A triple jump.
Here’s what’s happening thus far in results that have been posted:
Moundridge’s Joel Holloway took third in the Class 2A long jump in 19-11 1/4. Wildcats who have qualified for Saturday’s finals at current time include:
• 4 x 100 girls relay team (2nd in 51.63)
• Anna Stucky in the 400 (5th 1:00.73)
• DeShawn Pfeiff in the 400 (4th in 51.19)
• Cassidy Siemens in the 200 (6th in 27.49)
• 4 x 400 girls relay (2nd in 4:11.68)
• Peri Lange in the 300 hurdles (48.21)
• 4 x 400 boys relay (8th in 3:33.58)
Those not qualifying for the finals were Lange in the 100 hurdles (9th in 16.99) and the boys 4 x 100 relay (9th in 45.67).
Note — A couple of events not available at time of this post.
Hesston’s Olivia Brubacher was sixth in the Class 3A long jump (16-4), while Mikala Heddin took seventh in the girls 3,200 (11:56.69).
The Swathers also have advanced their two 4 x 400 relay teams, the boys running fourth in the prelims (3:32.6) and the girls were fifth (4:10.96).
Elsewhere, Little River’s Zach Galyon qualified for the Class 2A 400 finals by taking seventh in 51.8, but missed in the 100 (10th in 23.69). Canton-Galva’s Trey Moddelmog was 10th in the 2A high jump (5-10).
The bigger classes are just getting under way. McPherson High’s Spenser Wine ran a 15.65 to qualify for the 110 hurdle finals in one of the initial events.