Ethan Fulton sets new mark at Burlington

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

Register File Photo/Jocelyn Sheets
A year ago Iola High’s Ethan Fulton established himself as the Mustangs’ top hurdler. On Tuesday in a light rain, Fulton tied the IHS record and set a new meet record in winning the 110-meter high hurdles at the 2009 Burlington High Invitational track meet.

BURLINGTON — “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”
No, not the postal workers but Iola High’s Ethan and Aaron Fulton. The junior twin brothers had their best outing of the season Tuesday in light rain at the Burlington High Invitational track meet.
Ethan Fulton tied the IHS school record and broke the meet record in winning the 110-meter high hurdle race. He ran 14.7 seconds in the preliminaries then came back to post a first-place time of 14.6 seconds in the final.
The IHS school record is jointly held now by Ethan Fulton, Dale Remsberg (1955) and Don Nickels (1972). The meet mark was set in 1997.
Aaron Fulton ran a 15.4 in the preliminaries which put him fourth on the IHS event honor roll. He ran the final in 16 seconds, hitting several hurdles and finished third. Aaron also placed fourth in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles in 45.5 seconds.
Ethan Fulton turned around and ran the 100-meter dash for the first time and earned the third-place medal in 11.2 seconds. That time put him 14th on the IHS honor roll list He also took fourth in the javelin with a throw of 141 feet, 6 inches.
The Fulton brothers helped the Iola High Mustangs claim the third-place trophy at Tuesday’s track meet. Santa Fe Trail won the team title with 95 points followed by Fort Scott with 75.5 points. Iola scored 73 points.
Medals were given to the top four finishers in each event.
Darin Hutton won the silver medal in the discus with a throw of 128’6”. Hutton also took the third-place medal in the shot put with a toss of 46’6”.
Keith Bateman finished second in the triple jump with a leap of 40’61⁄2” and was sixth in the long jump at 19’21⁄2”.
Ethan Fulton and Bateman combined with Keagan and Kiefer Luttrell to place third in the 4x100-meter relay race in 46.4 seconds. Iola’s 4x800-meter relay team of Roman Yocham, Joel Tidd, Ryan Weir and Seth Browning placed third in 9 minutes, 3 seconds.
Browning finished sixth in the 800-meter run in 2:08.6. Aaron Cheung ran the 1600-meter race in 5:01.7 for eighth place.
The Mustangs compete in the Chanute High Invitational Friday. Field events start at 3:30 p.m.