WICHITA — Macksville Mustang junior Macey Russell broke the 1A state record by one inch while winning the 1A javelin. Centralia's Madison Lueger (144-2) set the previous record in 2018.
Russell, who was seeded eighth in 1A, threw a career best 141-10 on her second attempt in perfect weather conditions. Her final throw was 144-3, 18 feet better than her best throw entering the state meet.
Russell's feat was hard to believe.
"I am still in shock — the best feeling I have ever felt," she said. "I didn't think I was going to be here at this position because last year I got eighth. It felt good to get where I want to be by my senior year. I accomplished it my junior year. I have one more year to do better and break my state record next year."
Pawnee Heights Tiger Alec Carlson earned a runner-up high jump medal (6-2) to go with first, long jump (22-63/4), second, triple jump (44-91/2) and fourth, javelin (160-5).
Pawnee Heights' Olivia Hands earned a runner-up discus medal (111-6).
The Macksville boys earned a third-place 1,600-meter relay medal (3:35.26) with Lance Lickiss, Orion Guevara, Diego Esparza and Ryan Kuckelman.
1A BOYS STATE *season best
1A AREA BOYS SQ
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—5—Macksville, 44.43 (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
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
1A AREA GIRLS SQ
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