WICHITA — Hoisington High School had an exceptional Class 3A state track meet on Friday and Saturday, according to the Cardinals’ head coach Mike Richter.
Hoisington claims a state champion in Savannah Rose, a second-place finisher in the 300-meter hurdles and a couple fourth-places finishes in Wichita.
“We had an outstanding state meet,” Richter said. “I think with exception of the relays, everyone else medalled. It was a great meet for the number of kids we brought. We just had an amazing meet.”
Aside from Class 3A state champion Rose, who took first place in the long jump on Friday, Hoisington High School’s top performer was Ben Stacey.
Stacey finished in second place in the 300-meter hurdles on Saturday with a time of 39.85. He qualified for finals with a time of 40.41.
Austin Stout took sixth place in the 300 hurdles, clocking in at 41.77, but his top finish came in the 110 hurdles, where he finished in fourth place with a time of 15.48.
Dustin Broeder finished in fourth place in the boys’ shot put, throwing for a distance of 48 feet, eight inches.
Broeder also finished in sixth place in the discus on Friday with a distance of 140-2.
The Hoisington boys’ 4x400 relay, which consisted of Brannon Donovan, Dalton Bell, Austin Stout and Ben Stacey, missed qualifying for the final heat on Friday, taking fourth in its preliminary heat with a time of 3:34.04.
Carrie Kellie broke a Larned High School record in the triple jump on Saturday at the Class 3A state track and field meet in Wichita — for the third time this season.
Kellie’s distance of 36-3 was long enough for fourth place at Cessna Stadium.
Kellie also took home a silver medal for her 16-11 jump in the long jump on Friday.
“She had a tremendous weekend,” Larned head coach Gary Wagner said. “She’s a tactician. She just gets dialed in at the track meets.
“She’s very focused. She gets worked up, but she knows how to use it in a positive way.”
Josh Wise took home the silver medal in the boys high jump with a height of 6-4, matching his personal best.
“It came down to the last two in the high jump,” Wagner said. “He missed his first attempt at 6-2, which put him in second place. If he could have cleared 6-6, he would have won.
“He was a little frustrated he didn’t reach 6-6. That would have been his personal best and a new school record. I’m very happy for him and how he did.”
Wise finished in ninth place in the triple jump on Friday with a distance of 41-7.
Mark Wysong turned in a time of 24.06 in the preliminary heat, missing the finals in the 200 dash.
“He did pretty good for his first time,” Wagner said. “He’s only a sophomore, so I’m looking forward to him getting back to the state meet. He went in ranked 16th. He was the lowest seed, but I think he turned in the 11th-best time in the prelims.”
Amanda Haberman, who will be throwing nuext year at Hutchinson Community College, threw a distance of 33-5 1/2 in the girls shot put on Friday, putting her in eighth place.