WICHITA — While Pedro Montoya took the center stage for Ellinwood High School, there was still some room for more in the limelight at Cessna Stadium on the Wichita State University campus.
Chief among them was the Lady Eagles 4x100-meter relay team, who won a Class 2A state title on Saturday at the 6-1A state track and field championships.
The team, which consists of Chelsea Day, McKenna Rugan, Becca Elsen and Sophie Hayes, crossed the finish line at 50.31 seconds for a school record.
“That was the three best hand offs we’ve had all year,” Ellinwood head coach Lyles Lashley said of the 4x100 relay team. “I think that’s the first relay for the girls to win at the state meet ever in school history.”
They beat second-place Moundridge, which finished at 51.34.
Kyle Oglesbee, who was part of the state champion 4x800 relay team, along with finishing second in the 800 run. He turned in a time of 1:59.81.
“He got out and ran great,” Lashley said. “He won all the big meets this year, and he went out and tried to compete.”
The Lady Eagles 4x800 relay team finished second. Rugan, Jenna Snell, Oma Thomas and Brooke Panning combined for a time of 10:12.18.
Hayes won an individual medal, taking fourth place in the 100 hurdles wit a time of 15.45.
Patrick Ringering finished with a time of 41.34 in the 300 hurdles.
The Eagles 4x400 relay, which consisted of Ringering, Cody Isern, Kyle Blakeslee and Oglesbee, took third place after Onaga was disqualified for stepping out their lane. They finished at 3:32.99.
• Trojans have good showing in distance events
Stafford sophomore Derek McClure turned in a second-place performance in the 1,600-meter run on Saturday.
He finished with a time of 4:33.85.
He also finished fourth in the 3,200 run at 9:56.38.
Stafford’s 4x800 relay team entered the state meet as the No. 1 seed, but finished in second place on Saturday.
The Trojans, comprised of Mikey Aguilar, Autin Ceniti, Dustin McClure and Derek McClure, turned in a time of 8:17.90.
Ceniti took fourth in the 800 run at 2:02.34, missing third place by two hundredths of a second.
• Macksville boasts several medalists
Macksville’s Henry Penner took third place in the 3,200 run, crossing the finish line at 9:51.98.
He finished fifth in the 1,600 run with a time of 4:34.97.
Lisa Penner finished fourth in the 1,600 run, clocking in at 5:29.72.
Tanner Tranbarger finished fifth in the 300 hurdles with a time of 42.17.
He opened the state meet with a sixth-place finish in the high jump. He cleared 6-0.
Tranbarger got fifth in the 110 hurdles, clocking in at 15,70. Isaac Seibert trailed him in seventh place with a time of 16.49 in the event.
Seibert finished third in the pole vault at 13-0.
Kenzie Pavlu finished 12th in the discus.
• Demel paces for Hoisington
Abbi Demel led the Hoisington Lady Cardinals with a fourth-place finish in the 300 hurdles.
She clocked in at 47.93.
The Lady Cardinals 4x400 relay team, consisting of Emily Hammond, Melissa Stout, Demel and Lexi Sanders, finished fifth with a time of 4:20.30.
Sanders narrowly made the podium at eighth place in the pole vault, clearing 9-0.
Hammond finished 13th in the 100 dash, Jordin Greer took 13th in the high jump and Rylie Koester captured 14th in the 1,600 run.
• Central Plains wins three individual medals
Breanna Holmes led Central Plains with a fifth-place finish in the triple jump (34-11).
Julie Demel finished seventh in the event at 34-7 1/4, and Taylor Rolfs finished ninth at 33-9 1/2.
Maddie Demel finished eighth in the shot put with a heave of 34-2.
• Larned’s Ochs places fourth in triple jump
Tahje Ochs’ fourth-place finish in the triple jump highlighted Larned’s weekend at the state meet.
Ochs launched herself to 36-4.
She finished 12th in the long jump and 14th in the 100 dash.
Delainee Gordon finished fifth in the 3,200 run, but didn’t finish in the 1,600 as another athletes’ shoes came down on her ankle from behind.
The Lady Indians had two relays. The 4x800, made up of Jorgie Kimble, Shaylynn Hoch, Corrine Quick and Gordon, took 15th.
The 4x100 relay of Alex Lessard, Quick, Shaylene Shepherd and Ochs finished 16th.
• Otis-Bison’s Hoffman sidelined by injury
After the preliminaries on Friday, Otis-Bison’s Jordan Hoffman was the top seed in the finals of the 200- and 400-meter dashes.
However, Hoffman pulled his groin in the 100 dash preliminaries on Saturday morning, and took fifth in the finals before scratching from the other two events.
With the injury, he finished with a time of 11.38 in the 100.
Hannah Bannister finished 13th in the 3,200 run.
• Both Pawnee Heights athletes win medal
Megan Milch finished fourth in the high jump on Saturday.
She cleared 5-2.
Jacob Hardiman took sixth place in the 400 dash, clocking in at 52.99
• St. John-Hudson has one relay take home medal
Of the four relay teams and one individual that St. John-Hudson took to the state meet, only one made the podium.
The Lady Tigers 4x100 relay team of Alexis Witt, Ashlyn Fisher, Teresa Christie and Tia Smith took seventh place. They finished at 53.72.
The girls’ 4x800 relay team of Smith, Tara Christie, Fisher and Taylor Woodward took ninth.
Ethan Allen finished 11th in the javelin.
The Tigers 4x100 team of Zuriel Reyes, Kade Kinnamon, Francisco Calleros and Clay Cooper finished 12th.
The 4x400 relay — Cooper, Kinnamon, Dean Wade and Reyes — placed 15th.