GREENSBURG — The Ellinwood High School girls track and field team finished runners-up at a Class 2A regional on Friday.
The boys finished third.
The Lady Eagles had two regional champions in the 4x100-meter relay team and Becky Elsen.
The relay team, consisting of Chelsea Day, McKenna Rugan, Sophie Hayes and Becky Elsen, finished with a time of 51.43, a new school record.
They are ranked second among state qualifiers behind a relay team from Washington County, which qualified with a time of 51.31.
“We just threw that group together last week,” Ellinwood head coach Lyles Lashley said. “My hurdler hasn’t run that event all year, but the four girls are running really well together.”
Elsen cleared eight feet, six inches in the pole vault.
“We just stopped there,” Lashley said. “Her personal best is 9-2. She won it, so we just stopped there so she could run in the 100 preliminaries.”
The boys 4x800 relay team — Derek Ward, Kyle Oglesbee, Pedro Montoya and Patrick Ringering — won a regional championship with a time of 8:47.10.
“They haven’t been dominant all year, but they’ve won a lot of meets,” Lashley said.
Ellinwood will be taking 21 athletes to compete in the Class 2A portion of the state meet, beginning on Friday, May 25, at Cessna Stadium on the Wichita State University campus in Wichita.
Larned’s Kellie wins pair of regional titles
BUHLER — Carrie Kellie will lead Larned High School in Class 4A at the state track and field meet in Wichita.
Kellie, a senior who will be heading to the state meet for the third time, qualified in both the long jump and the triple jump after winning Class 4A regional championships in both events on Friday.
“She won the long jump and the triple jump,” Larned head coach Al Troyer said. “She had a distance of 16-9 1/4 in the long jump and 36-4 1/2 in the triple jump.”
Kellie is ranked second in the triple jump behind Nicole Kinser of Hugoton.
Reagan Quick finished second in the javelin with a distance of 108-2. She is ranked 12th among state qualifiers.
Brenden Lewis. who transferred to Larned from Lyons for his senior year, finished third in the triple jump with a distance of 42-9. He is ranked seventh among state qualifiers.
“Lewis went to state last year with Lyons,” Troyer said. “This is Carrie’s third trip to state, and Reagan is a junior. She’s going for her first time.”
The state meet will be held at Cessna Stadium on the Wichita State University campus this weekend.
Lady Oilers qualify seven athletes for state meet
SMITH CENTER — The Central Plains High School girls’ 4x100-meter relay team won a Class 2A regional championship with a time of 51.93 on Friday.
The time leaves the team, which consists of Tarilynn Hickel, Julie Demel, Sydney Rugan and Lindsey Woodmansee, ranked fifth among state qualifiers.
“These are the same group of girls who have been running together all year long,” Central Plains head coach Britney Tenbrink said. “I think this was their best time of the year. They are three seniors and a freshman and they really run hard for each other.”
Maddy Demel finished second in the discus with a distance of 110-1.
“For the weather factor, it went well for us,” Tenbrink said. “Maddie Demel had a PR in the discus, and Miranda Burton had a PR in the javelin. Both of those girls qualified for state.”
Burton finished third in the Javelin with a distance of 120-8. She is ranked fifth among state qualifiers.
The Lady Oilers captured third and fourth places in the triple jump at the regional meet.
Julie Demel reached a distance of 33-2 1/2 for third, and Breanna Holmes finished fourth at 33-1 3/4.
Rose leads Lady Cards at regional track meet
BELOIT — Hoisington High School will be sending four girls and two boys to compete in the Class 3A portion of the state track meet in Wichita, beginning Friday, May 25.
Austin Stout and Savannah Rose won regional championships at a regional meet to lead Hoisington.
Anthony Broeder finished in the top 4 in two events to qualify for the state meet, and the Lady Cardinals 4x400-meter relay finished in third place to advance.
Rose, who ran a leg in the girls 4x400 relay, won regional championships in the long jump (17 feet, three inches) and the triple jump (37-9).
Rose also qualified in the 400 dash with a time of 1:00.9. Joining her on the relay team is Abbi Demel, Jordin Greer and Lexi Sanders.
Stout topped his regional competition in the high jump (6-4). He finished fourth in the 110 hurdles (14.71) and the 300 hurdles (39.63).
Broeder finished as regional runner-up in the discus (145-10) and captured fourth in the shot put (45-2 1/2).
— Kevin Price