BUHLER — As it turned out, Great Bend High School took home fourth-place finishes on Friday at the Buhler Invitational track and field meet.
Salina Central (87 points) edged Hays (80) for first place inthe girls division, and Hays (221) ran away with the boys division as second-place Buhler finished with 100 1/2 points.
Great Bend’s girls had two athletes take home first place in Selam Ball winning the pole vault, clearing nine feet, six inches, and Jacy Quade winning the discus (131-6).
Quade also was a second-place finisher in the shot put (38-6), while Hannah Middleton of the Lady Panthers took second in the pole vault (9-0). Hannah Wondra took second in the 400-meter dash (1:01.80), and finished fourth in the 800 (2:30.83).
The Lady Panthers 4x800 relay team, featuring Mariah Stein, Mary Williams, Kaitlynn Tuey and Wondra, took home second at 10:38.57.
Williams placed sixth in the 3,200 (13:00.86), Abby Mitchell finished sixth in the discus (94-0), Sarah Niederee took seventh in the triple jump (29-11 1/2), Alex Eye took eighth in the high jump (4-8) and Liz Swigart placed eighth in the triple jump (29-11).
For Great Bend’s boys, Matt Moyd won the 200-meter dash (23.18) and took second in both the 110 high hurdles (14.90) and the 100 (11.15). Moyd also ran a leg on the Panthers’ fourth-place 4x100 relay team (45.26), which also included Chris Burley, Mauricio Uribe and Darion Yager.
Burley won first place in the pole vault (13-6), and Yager took second in the 300 intermediate hurdles (42.27).
The Panthers’ 4x800 relay team, featuring Kole Stiner, Burley, Cristian Garcia and Chon Chavez, placed second (8:30.15).
Chavez took third in the 3,200 (10.20.68) and fifth in the 1,600 (4:36.28).
Jayce Brack finished seventh in the discus with a heave of 129-2 1/2.
— Mack McClure