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Cardinals' pole vaulters win at Beloit
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Hoisington Cardinal Josiah Ball

Cardinals win three events

BELOIT – Hoisington’s defending 3A state pole vault champions Josiah Ball (13-6) and Shellmae Farmer (11-6) captured gold medals at the 84th Beloit Relays.

"Shellamae Farmer and Josiah Ball came into the meet with state bests in the 3A pole vault. Both left the meet as champions," said Hoisington coach Dan Schmidt. "Beloit brings some of the best talent in Kansas track and field. This year's edition did not disappoint." 

Hoisington sprinter Marley Bittel won the 200 meters (26.42) and placed runner-up in the 100 (13.04).

The Hoisington girls were runner-up in the 400-meter relay (50.96). Ball was runner-up in the 110-meter hurdles (15.53) and 300-meter hurdles (39.94). Kamden Tarlton placed runner-up in the 3,200 meters (10:15.97). Taylen Morales placed second in the pole vault (12-6).

The Hoisington girls and boys had many personal bests despite tough weather conditions."

Cardinal season bests were recorded by Mallory Mooney,  triple jump, 36-2; Kinley Wilkens, 34-71/4; Farmer, 100 hurdles, 16.83, 300 hurdles, 49.78, Tianna Lutters, 300 hurdles, 51.2; Triston Compton, 3,200, 13:01.3; 1,600-meter relay, 4:27.92 (Farmer, Mooney, Kelsi Maier, Bittel); Addison Hanzlick, javelin, 107-2; and Bittel, 200, 26.28. 

Boys personal bests were recorded by Ball 300 hurdles, 39.94; Brier Thompson, 300 hurdles, 43.15; 200, 23.54;  Colin Mater, javelin 133-9; Kamden Tarlton, 3200, 10:15.97; Michael Hipp, 800, 2:19.71; and Taylen Morales, pole vault, 12-6.

"We were pleased with how our team," Schmidt said. "Our coaching staff is proud. They work hard trying to do their best. We are blessed with a group of athletes. Not all of them will appear on the medal stand, but their hard work is appreciated."

The Cardinals travel to Gypsum next week.



100m—2—Bittel, 13.04

100m hurdles—3—Farmer, 16.83

200m—1—Bittel, 26.42

300m hurdles—4—Farmer, 49.78; 6—Lutters, 51.2

3,200m—6--Compton, 13:03.3

400m relay—2—Hoisington, 50.96

1,600m relay—Hoisington, (Farmer, Mooney, Maier, Bittel)

3,200m relay—4—Hoisington, 10:44.05

High jump—6—Simic, 4-10

Triple jump—2—Mooney, 36-2; 3—Wilkens, 34-71/4

Pole vault—1—Farmer, 11-6



100m—5—Thompson, 11.94; 6—Bryant, Jr. 12.0

200m—4—Thompson, 24.1

3,200m—2—Tarlton, 10:15.97

110m hurdles—2—Ball, 15.53

300m hurdles—2—Ball, 39.94; 3—Thompson, 43.15

400m relay—4—Hoisington, 45.6

3,200m relay—3—Hoisington, 9:16.49

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

Discus—4—Caiden Hoffman, 128-6; 6—Layton Hoffman, 123-1

Shot put—6—Layton Hoffman, 123-1