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Tigers' Carlson 1st, 2nd, 2nd, 4th at state track
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WICHITA — Alec Carlson of Pawnee Heights had some track business to take care of before he starts his basketball career at Colby Community College.

Carlson captured a gold medal in the long jump (22-63/4) with a career-best leap, finished runner-up in the triple jump (44-91/2) and fourth in the javelin (160-5), an inch off his season best throw. He'll added a silver medal in Saturday's 1A high jump (6-2) after a career best of 6-9.

Carlson's was close to breaking the Tigers' school long jump record (22-81/2) and possibly the 1A record (23-0) by Baileyville's Ed Broxterman.

"That's the best I've long jumped all year," Carlson said. "I hit the board just right all day, so it went really good. I wanted the school record. I popped a great jump in the finals, but it was a scratch. I might've had 23 feet."

Carlson was off his season-best triple jump (46-6), but held the lead until Madison's Bryson Turner soared 45-31/2 in the finals.

"That's the best Bryson was jumped all year," Carlson said. "It wasn't my best jump today. But it was a good day. I was fighting a little quad problem running down the runway, but I pushed through it."

PAWNEE HEIGHTS GIRLS — Tiger Olivia Hands is ranked second in the 1A discus (113-8).

ST. JOHN BOYS —  Quade Smith is ranked third in the 1A 800 meters (2:03.19).

1A BOYS STATE *season best


100m—9—Hickel, CP, 11.53

200m—9—Hickel, CP, 23.27; Q5—Hickel, CP, 23.27

800m—6—Smith, SJ, 2:02.56

1,600m—12—Nelson, L, 4:52.36

400m relay—x—Macksville, 44.46 (Gomez, Lickiss, Esparza,  Guevera); Q3—Macksville, 44.46

1,600m relay—3—Macksville, 3:35.26 (Lickiss, Guevara, Esparza, Kuckelman); Q5—Macksville, 3:34.98; 11—St. John, 3:42.3 (Reyes, McCandless, Alpers, Quade Smith)

3,200m relay—5—La Crosse, *8:46.79 (Maneth, Steinert, Nelson, Holopirek); 7—Macksville, 8:48.96 (Barron, Guevara, Nava, Lickiss); 8—St. John, 8:48.99 (Alpers, Valenzuela, Reyes, Smith) 

High jump—2—Alec Carlson, PH, 6-2; 7—Brady Carlson, PH, *6-0; 12—Haselhorst, OB, 5-8; 12—Lickiss, M, 5-8

Triple jump—2—Alec Carlson, PH, 44-91/2

Long jump—1—Alec Carlson, PH, *22-63/4

Shot put—7—Hamby, PH, 45-23/4; 11—Harter, Stafford, 42-91/2

Javelin—4—Alec Carlson, PH, 160-5

100m wheelchair—6—Wilhelm, L, 20.88

400m wheelchair—3—Wilhelm, L, 1:23.87

1A GIRLS STATE *season best


100m hurdles—4—Steinert, L, *16.19; Q4—Steinert, L, 16.64

300m hurdles—16—Cordero, PH, 51.81

400m—14—Kenyon, OB, *1:04.02

800m—15—Thielenhaus, L, 2:39.87

3,200m—6—Mitchell, OB, *12:25.79

400m relay—8—Macksville, 53.04 (Black, L. Butler, Figger, Ortiz); Q7—Macksville, 52.31; 9—St. John, 52.44 (H. Fisher, Reed, Meyer, Bonner); 10—La Crosse, 52.57 (Parrott, Werth, Patterson, Morgan)

1,600m relay—7—St. John, 4:21.63 (Bonner, Meyer, H. Fisher, Reed); Q7—St. John, 4:17.4; 11—La Crosse, 4:25.46 (Parrott, Werth, Morgan, Steinert)

Discus—2—Olivia Hands, PH, 111-6

High jump—7—Mitchell, OB, 5-0

Long jump—13—Blanton, Stafford, 15-101/2

Shot put—6—Galan, Macksville, *36-31/2

Javelin—1—Russell, M, *144-3; 5—Oeser, CP, 127-11; 14—McGaughey, L, 106-11; 15—McMillian, OB, 100-0