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St. John boys track places third, girls fourth at Kinsley Invitational
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KINSLEY- St. John’s boys wrapped up competition with 47 team point and a third place team finish while the girls team placed fourth with 41 points at Thursday’s Kinsley Invitational. A total of nine school competed in both boys and girls meets.

Central Plains was the top seed with 74 points in boys competition followed by Jetmore with 55.

Central Plains also took the crown in the girls meet with 75 team points followed by Skyline (61) and Kinsley (52).

St. John boys won gold in all three relay competitions. Clay Cooper, Dean Wade, Jorge Calleros and Cole Kinnamon polled the top spot with a time of 47.63 in the 4x100 meter relay. Cooper, Wade, Calleros and Quincy Smith finished first in the 4X400 relay at 3:51.78 while Calleros, Smith, Cooper and Triston Long were the top finishers in the 4x800 with a time of 9:28.65.

Long took third place in the 3200 meter run timing in at 11:47.01.

In the field, Dean Wade posted a first place throw of 44.10 ft. in the shot put. While Chase Fisher nabbed a second place finish with a leap of 5.8 ft. in the high jump.

In girls competition, the 4x800 relay team of Brandi Hanson, Torre Fisher, Bailey Burns and Katrena Brown took the win with a time of 11:32.30. Burns Fisher, Miranda Gardner and Baley Doggett finished in second place at 4:41.63 in the 4x400 relay.

Fisher sprinted to a first place finish with a time of 1:07.35 in the 400 meter dash.

In the hurdles division, Burns took bronze with a time of 53.50 in the 300 meter.

In field events, Teresa Christie placed third in the shot with a throw of 30 ft. while Doggett and Tara Nelson finished third and fourth respectively in the discus throwing at 82.11 and 77 ft.

St. John boys and girls will compete in Lyons next Friday, April 10.