Complete team results
GARDEN CITY— In what coach Todd Kaiser described as a tough and competitive outing, Great Bend nailed down 18 All WAC performances at Thursday’s conference meet at Garden City.
“That just shows how tough the competition is in the WAC,” said Kaiser. “To have that many All Conference performances and you still end up placing fourth as a team.”
Both the boys and girls finished the day in fourth place.
In the boys meet, Liberal took the top spot with 105 team points edging runner up Garden City by just two points. Dodge City, Great Bend and Hays rounded out the final placings with 68, 66 and 33 points.
The girls meet saw host Garden City place as the top finisher with 128 points. Dodge City (118), Hays (53), Great Bend (40) and Liberal (37) followed in order in the final standings.
All medal winners for Great Bend received All Conference recognition.
In boys field events, Jayce Brack posted throws in the shot put and discus winning both events with distances of 54.5 and 170.4 ft. respectively.
Kerby Depenbusch won the 3200 meter run with a time of 10.00.98. He then took silver in the 1600 meter at 4:39.60. Jeffery Muiruri won a pair of medals placing second and third in the 300 intermediate (41.34) and 110 meter high hurdles timing in at 15.64.
In the sprints, Ty Yager finished third in the 100 meter at 11.31 while Antonio Carrasco won bronze in the 400 meter at 52.37.
The Panthers won two bronze pieces and a silver in the relays.
In the 4x800, Eric Vasquez, Mason YellowWolf, Quinton Elliot and Isaiah Davis placed third in a time of 8:28.01. Cal Marshall, Trey Hurd, Yager and Andrew Morss finished in third place in the 4x100 at 44.48. Muiruri, Antonio Carrasco, Marshall and Yager pulled together to place third in the 4x400 at 3:30.28.
In girls events, LaCora Bryant won two silvers in the 100 and 200 meter sprints. Bryant timed in at 12.68 in the 100 and finished with a time of 26.22 in the 200. Kaylan Lagerman placed third in the 800 meter clocking in at 2:26.30.
The Panther girls won bronze in all three relay events. Bryant joined Makayla Johnson, Stevee Nily and Shelby Tracy in the 4x100 and polled a time of 53.45. In the 4x400, Camryn Dunekack, Macy Moyers, Lagerman and Baleigh Fry placed third in a time of 4:14.65. Mariah Stein, Fry, Moyers and Lagerman were the third finishers in the 4x800 at 10:20.18.
In the field, Kate Warren had a third place throw in the discus of 114.10 ft.
“Now we have to get ready for our most important meet of the season, regionals,” said Kaiser. “We are going to do everything we can to get as many of our kids qualified for the state meet. We have some opportunities to do just that. We just have to prepare and have a great week of practice so we can take advantage of those opportunities,” he said.
Liberal will host the regional meet next Friday, May 22.