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Panthers relay captures fourth
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Kerby Depenbusch

LAWRENCE — The Great Bend distance medley relay finished fourth beating every team from Kansas, and the 3,200-meter relay placed seventh in the Kansas Relays. 

The Panthers’ distance medley relay team of Eric Vazquez, Nick Reed, Mason YellowWolf and Kerby Depenbusch ran a time of 10:47.75 to finish as the fastest Kansas team in the relay. Blue Springs, Mo., Omaha Creighton Prep and St. Louis High finished first, second and third. 

The Panthers’ 3,200-meter relay finished seventh (8;15.36) as the second-fastest Kansas finisher behind Maize South. Competing were Eric Vazquez (2:05.02), Connor Griffith (2:05.19), Mason YellowWolf (2:02.95) and Kerby Depenbusch (2:02.21).

Depenbusch finished 14th in the 1,600 meters (4:28.76) as the fourth fastest Kansas finisher.

The Kansas Relays attracts some of the top runners and field event competitors from a multi-state area. 

Distance medley relay—1—Blue Springs, Mo. 10:32.63; 2—Omaha Creighton Prep, 10:43.09; 3—St. Louis High, 10:46.62; 4—Great Bend, 10:47.75 (Eric Vazquez, Nick Reed, Mason YellowWolf, Kerby Depenbusch)

3,200 boys relay—1—LaCrosse Central, 8:01.71; 7—Great Bend, 8:15.36 (Eric Vazquez 2:05.02, Connor Griffith 2:05.19, Mason YellowWolf 2:02.95, Kerby Depenbusch 2:02.21)

100 meters—17—LaCora Bryant, 12.67, 5th in heat

3,200 girls relay—19—Great Bend, 10:16.24 (Baleigh Fry 2:31.1, Karen Razo 2:35.6, Paloma Sandoval 2:36.22, McKenna Esfeld 2:33.33)

Girls discus—Kate Warren, no distance recorded

1,600—1—Kyler True Olpe, 4:13.85; 14—Kerby Depenbusch, 4:28.76