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Cardinals' Josiah Ball wins four events
Josiah Ball
Hoisington Cardinal Josiah Ball

LINDSBORG — Hoisington Cardinal Josiah Ball swept the 110-meter hurdles (15.77), 300-meter hurdles (40.59) and pole vault (13-6) while helping the Cardinals to first place in the 400-meter relay (44.0) at Friday's Smoky Valley Track Invitational.

Ball joined Brier Thompson, Mason Alderdice and Courtney Bryant, Jr. on the relay. Hoisington's Taylen Morales placed runner-up in the pole vault  (12-0).

"Josiah Ball had a super day on the boys side," said Hoisington coach Dan Schmidt. "For the second time this season, he earned four gold medals. The relay broke the 44-second time, making it one of the fastest times in 3A."

Defending 3A pole vault champion Shellamae Farmer (12-0)  broke her own school record with a state-best height. Smoky Valley's Breanna Peters and Hesston's Ashley Lehman will provide 3A competition.

"This puts her in a  special class of girl vaulters in the history of the state," Schmidt said. "No girl has cleared 12-feet this season. She will have to jump higher. She'll see Peters and Lehman at the highest levels at state."

Farmer teamed with Mallory Mooney, Kelsi Maier and Marley Bittel on the runner-up 400-meyter relay (50.84). Bittel placed runner-up in the 200 (26.37).

"A huge congratulations to our team on a competitive showing at a really tough meet," Schmidt said. "Many of our athletes hit season and personal bests. The coaching staff is proud of their accomplishments. The team continues to make improvements as the season moves on." 



100m—3—Bittel, 13.24

200m—2—Bittel, 26.37

400m—6—Bittel, 1:05.15

800m—6—Lutters, 2:38.59

1 mile—6—Compton, 6:08.15

400m relay—2—Hoisington, 50.84 (Farmer, Mooney, Maier, Bittel)

High jump—5—Simic, 4-10

Long jump—6—Mooney, 15-91/4

Triple jump—4—Mooney, 33-113/4; 6—Wilkens, 32-3

Pole vault—1—Farmer, 12-0

Javelin—6—Hanzlick, 99-7



100m—4—Bryant, Jr. 11.71

200m—4—Bryant, Jr. 23.92

1 mile—5—Tarlton, 4:47.5

3,200m—6—Tarlton, 10:20.82

110m hurdles—1—Ball, 15.77

300m hurdles—1—Ball, 40.59

400m relay—1—Hoisington, 44.0 (Ball, Brier Thompson, Mason Alderdice, Bryant, Jr)

400m weight relay—6—Hoisington, 54.19 (Chambers, C. Hofman, L. Hoffman, Mater)

3,200m relay—6—Hoisington, 9:21.99 (Wyant, Hekele, Turner, Holinde)

Triple jump—6—Morales, 38-01/4

Shot put—2—Caiden Hoffman, 48-01/2

Discus—4—Layton Hoffman, 123-5

Pole vault—1—Ball, 13-6; 2—Morales, 12-0