WICHITA — Great Bend’s Kerby Depenbusch placed sixth in the Class 5A 3,200 meters (9:45.78) Friday at Cessna Stadium. Depenbusch improved his regional time by 23 seconds.
Hurdler Jeffery Muiruri led several Great Bend athletes into the state track finals in prelims Friday. Muiruri (39.58) qualified as the fourth-fastest heading to Saturday’s 10 a.m. finals.
Kate Warren placed ninth in the shot put (35-2).
Also qualifying for the finals was sprinter LaCora Bryant (26.64), who finished seventh in the 200-meter prelims.
The Panthers’ 400-meter relay (43.59) qualified seventh as Ramses Lopez, Trey Hurd, Nick Reed and Jeffery Muiriri competed.
Most finals will be contested Saturday.
GREAT BEND STATE QUALIFIERS
Shot put FINAL—9. Kate Warren, 35-2
200m PRELIM—7. LaCora Bryant, 26.64
1,600m relay PRELIM—13. Great Bend 4:16.72 (Bryant, Baleigh Fry, Macy Moyers, Kaylan Lagerman)
High jump—2. Camryn Dunekack, 5-3 (8 a.m. Saturday)
100m PRELIM—5. LaCora Bryant, 12.34 (8:50 a.m. Saturday)
3,200m relay FINAL—13. Great Bend 10:14.13 (Moyers, Karen Razo, Fry, Lagerman) (11:15 a.m. Saturday)
Discus—6. Kate Warren, 124-4 (11:30 a.m. Saturday)
3,200m FINAL—6. Depenbusch, 9:45.78
200m PRELIM—16. Trey Hurd, 23.82
300m hurdles PRELIM—4. Jeffery Muiruri, GB, 39.58 (10 a,m. Saturday)
400m relay PRELIM—7. Great Bend, 43.59 (Ramses Lopez, Trey Hurd, Nick Reed, Jeffery Muiruri) (3:20 p.m. Saturday)
1,600m relay PRELIM—13. Great Bend 3:30.79 (Muiruri, Hurd, Mason YellowWolf, Reed)
3,200m relay FINAL—10. Great Bend, 8:29.05 (Depenbusch, Vazquez, Quinton Elliott, Mason YellowWolf) (12:20 p.m. Saturday)
1,600m FINAL—12. Kerby Depenbusch, 4:34.76 (2:30 p.m. Saturday)
800m FINAL—14. Eric Vazquez, 2:03.06 (5:40 p.m. Saturday)