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Area athletes ratchet up competition at state meet
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WICHITA — Austin Stout captured a pair of fourth-place finishes at the Class 6-1A state track and field championships for the Hoisington High School boys — one in the 300-meter hurdles (41.12 seconds) and one in the high jump (six feet, two inches).
The Lady Cardinals 4x400 relay team — Savannah Rose, Abbi Demel, Jordin Greer and Lexi Sanders — finished fourth (4:17.26) at Cessna Stadium on the Wichita State University campus.
“The team did well,” Hoisington head coach Mike Richter said. “They all competed well. Austin got fourth in the high jump. He had a little trouble in the 110 hurdles, but he bounced back to get fourth in the 300 hurdles.
“Our 4x400 relay competed well. They all did a heck of a job.”

Sophie Hayes finished runner-up in 2A in both the 100 hurdles (15.69) and the 300 hurdles (47.18).
“She had a great day,” Ellinwood head coach Lyles Lashley said. “To come away with three second-place medals as a sophomore is pretty good.”
She competed with Chelsea Day, Becky Elsen and McKenna Rugan in a 4x100 relay team that finished second (51.33).
Pedro Montoya led the Eagles with a fourth-place finish in the 3,200 run (9:55.87).
Ellinwood’s 4x800 relay team — Kyle Oglesbee, Patrick Ringering, Montoya and Derek Ward — finished fourth (8:27.61).
“That was a 10-second PR for Pedro on the 3,200,” Lashley said, “and he ran a great leg in the 4x800 relay.
“The relay finished 12 seconds faster than we’ve ran all year, so we were pretty pleased with that.”

The Macksville boys finished second as a 1A team, tied with Centralia with 38 points.
LaCrosse finished first with 84.
Senior Seth Filbert finished third in the 1,600 run (4:38.87), as well as 14th in the 800.
Lisa Penner finished second in the 1,600 (5:30.37) and fourth in the 800 run (2:29.74).
Isaac Seibert finished third in the pole vault (12-6). He also competed in the 110 hurdles, finishing seventh.

St. John
Teresa Wade led St. John with a fourth-place finish in the shot put (37-7). She also finished 15th in the javelin.
Haley Falk took fifth place in the 300 hurdles (48.64).
The Lady Tigers’ 4x800 relay team — Taylor Woodward, Tia Smith, Ashlyn Fisher and Jamie Waters — finished in seventh place (10:34.89).

Central Plains
Lindsey Woodmansee finished second in the 800 run (2:25.86) for the Lady Oilers, who competed in the 2A portion of the state meet.
Julie Demel finished fourth in the triple jump (35-2 1/2).

Kristen Lumpkins led the Lady Trojans in 1A competition with a third-place finish in the 800 run (2:28.08) on Saturday.
She also finished seventh in the 1,600 (5:35.92).
The Trojans 4x800 relay team — Dustin McClure, Derek McClure, Andy Flores and Austin Ceniti — finished third (8:31.40).
Derek McClure finished fourth in the 3,200 run (10:12.98).

Janel Tammen was the only Otis-Bison athlete to qualify for the finals at the state meet.
She finished third in the discus (117-6), sixth in the shot put (36-0 1/2) and sixth in the javelin (115-2).

On top of Carrie Kellie’s state title in the triple jump, Brenden Lewis finished fifth in the triple jump (44-1 1/2) for Larned in 4A competition.