MHS girls take 7th at state

By Steve Sell
May 31, 2015
Jacob Doerksen

WICHITA — It was a weekend of highs and lows for the McPherson High track and field team at the Kansas State Championships at Cessna Stadium.

The Bullpup girls, tied for third place in Class 4A after Friday, didn’t have enough entries to remain in the running for a plaque, but nevertheless took seventh place.

The Bullpups, who had 18 points on Friday, scored seven more Saturday to finish with 25. Baldwin was the runaway winner with 85, while Independence scored its points in chunks to finish second with 65 and Andale was third with 61. 

The Bullpups were able to place fifth in the 4 x 100 relay in 50.64, which was a PR. Members included Kamryn Collins, Rilynn Anderson, Elle Barrett and Laynie Moore.

Barrett accounted for the other MHS second-day points by taking sixth in the triple jump in 35-0.

The MHS boys finished in a tie for 15th, but it would have been higher if not for an injury suffered by star sprinter Chris Stoppel.

Stoppel ran a 10.95 in the 100 meters to take second to Miege’s Denvoir Griffin, who ran 10.88. However while running the 4 x 100 relay, he was injured and had to withdraw from the 200 after being one of the favorites going in.

That relay team posted a strong 43.89 to take third behind Miege and Andale. Other members were Oscar Westerblom, Dylan Shook and Taylor Kynaston.

Spenser Wine took seventh in the 100 hurdles with a 15.83 for the other MHS points on the day. Andric McGill took 15th in the high jump with a mark of 5-10.

The future looks bright for the Bullpups as most of their standouts return next year.