Fillies, Mustangs run third at Chanute

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

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Iola High’s Kendra Taiclet (in the middle) takes off as teammate Brittney Jacobs comes up to hand off the baton during the 4x100-meter relay race at Friday’s Chanute High Thad Clements Invitational. The Fillies took third in the relay and at the meet.
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Iola High’s Darin Hutton puts the shot and on this throw of 45 feet, 10 1/2 inches, Hutton won the event at Friday’s Chanute High Thad Clements Invitational.

CHANUTE — Iola High’s Fillies and Mustangs ended up looking up to the same two teams in their respective divisions at Chanute High’s Thad Clements Invitational track meet Friday.
For the Fillies, their 76 points just weren’t enough. Pittsburg was second with 96 points and Chanute piled up 104 points to win its home meet.
The Mustangs amassed 83 points but that wasn’t enough. Chanute scored 94 points for second place and Pittsburg ran away from the field with 137 points.
Because of the severe weather that went through the southeast Kansas area earlier Friday morning, Fort Scott and Fredonia did not compete in the meet. Both of those schools cancelled classes due to power outages and flooding.
Also there were no long jump or triple jump events contested at Chanute because the sand pits were too wet.
“This meet gave a good look at what the SEK meet is going to be like,” said Marvin Smith, Iola head track coach. Only Fort Scott and Columbus were not in the Chanute meet as the teams prepare for the Southeast Kansas League meet at Coffeyville this Thursday.
Iola’s Kelsey Larson won the 200-meter dash for the Fillies Friday. She ran the race in 27.5 seconds. She also took second in the 400-meter dash in 61.9 seconds.
Susan Loving collected two silvers in the throwing events. She was second in the shot put at 35 feet, 2 1/2 innings and second in the discus at 97’1”.
Kirstin McGuffin placed second in the javelin with a throw of 107’8”. Maggie Wilson was second in the pole vault, clearing the bar at 9 feet. Molly Maxwell earned silver in the high jump at 4’10”.
Wilson and Larson combined with Brittney Jacobs and Kendra Taiclet to take third in the 4x100-meter relay race. The Fillies’ time was 52.3 seconds.
Taiclet placed fourth in the 100-meter dash in 13.7 seconds Maxwell was fifth in the 100-meter high hurdles in 17.3 seconds and in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles in 53.8 seconds.
The Fillies’ 4x400-meter relay team of Taiclet, Larson, Jamie Spears and Jacobs took fourth in 4 minutes, 26.7 seconds.
Darin Hutton got things started well for the Mustangs. Hutton claimed the gold medal in the shot put ring with a toss of 45’10 1/2”. He was second in the discus with a throw of 137’4”.
Ethan Fulton tied the Thad Clements Invitational record in winning the 110-meter high hurdles in 14.7 seconds. Aaron Fulton was third in the race in 15.4 seconds.
E. Fulton took second in the 100-meter dash in 11.3 seconds. He also earned silver in the javelin with a throw of 159’1”, which put him third on the IHS track honor roll for the event.A. Fulton was fifth in the javelin at 153 feet, moving to fifth on the IHS honor roll.
Seth Browning took fourth in the 400-meter dash in 53.5 seconds. Browning combined with Ryan Weir, Aaron Cheung and Joel Tidd for a second-place finish in the 4x800-meter relay race in 8:36.8.
The 4x100-meter relay team of Keagan Luttrell, Chad Rourk, Shane Snavely and E. Fulton placed third in 45.8 seconds. Keag. Luttrell (23.7) and Rourk (24.4) were fifth and sixth in the 200-meter dash.
Nate Pope ran fourth in the 1600-meter run in 5:03.7 seconds. Kyle Carswell was sixth in the 3200-meter run in 11:06.5.
The Mustangs’ 4x400-meter relay team of Tidd, Browning, Luttrell and Snavely was fourth in 3:40.2.
The Mustangs and Fillies are hosting a junior varsity track meet today at Iola’s Riverside Park. Field events begin at 4 p.m.
On Thursday, the Iola High varsity track teams are in the SEK league meet at Coffeyville. Field events begin at 3:30 p.m.