IHS track teams finish second

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

OSAWATOMIE — No throwing events hampered Iola High’s Mustangs in scoring enough points to win the Osawatomie High track meet Thursday.
The situation also took points away from Iola High’s Fillies but not enough to effect the outcome of team scoring Thursday.
Osawatomie held its annual track meet but with all the rain, the throwing event grounds were too wet to compete on. Running and jumping events were contested Thursday.
Osawatomie won the boys’ division title with 124 points with Iola in second at 109 and Kansas City Harmon in third with 64 points. There were eight schools competing.
Christ Prep from Kansas City won the girls’ division with 108 points. The Fillies took second with 80 points and Burlington was third with 63 points.
“I’m sure we left over 40 points home for the boys with just Darin Hutton and the javelin throwers. We would have scored backup points in the shot and discus as well,” said Marvin Smith, IHS track coach.
“We did not leave enough points home from the throwing events for the girls to overtake Christ Prep but Susan Loving and Kirstin McGuffin would have been big points. Having Maggie Wilson out with a stress facture is holding us back also.”
Keith Bateman claimed the gold medal in the triple jump with a leap of 40 feet, 3 1/4 inches. He also placed fifth in the long jump at 17’11 1/4”.
Drew Shepherd won the pole vault by clearing 10 feet. Dylan Lower went over 8 feet for fifth place.
Ethan Fulton and Aaron Fulton went 1-2 in the 110-meter high hurdles. Ethan’s winning time of 15 seconds put him sixth on the IHS honor roll in the event. Aaron was second in 16.2 seconds.
Ethan placed fourth in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles in 44 seconds and Aaron was sixth in 45.9.
Seth Browning took the silver in the 800-meter run in 2 minutes, 3.7 seconds. Teammate Joel Tidd was fourth in 2:12.3.
Roman Yocham was third in the 1600-meter run in 4:56.4. Nate Pope ran third in the 3200-meter run in 11:08 and Kyle Carswell was fourth in 11:15.4.
Keagan Luttrell placed third in the 400-meter run in 54.5 seconds. Chad Rourk was fourth in the 200-meter dash in 24.4 seconds and fifth in the 100-meter dash in 11.7.
The Mustangs’ 4x800-meter relay team of Ryan Weir, Aaron Cheung, Eli Johns and Tidd was second in 8:51.1. The 4x100-meter relay team of Keag. Luttrell, Rourk, Shane Snavely and E. Fulton was second in 45 seconds. The 4x400-meter relay team of Tidd, Keag. Luttrell, Sh. Snavely and Browning was third.
Three junior varsity relays were run by the Mustangs but no points scored. The foursome of Adam Morrell, John Shapel, Christian Kauth and Kiefer Luttrell took first in a 4x200-meter relay in 1:41.8. Second place went to a 4x100-meter relay team of Morrell, Kauth, Dy. Lower and Cheung in 51.9. A 4x400-meter relay team of Kauth,
Cheung, Morrell and Seth Kristalyn was third in 4:01.5.
For the Fillies, Brittney Jacobs won the triple jump with a leap of 32’ 1/4”. She placed fourth in the long jump at 15’5 1/4”.
Kelsey Larson claimed gold in the 400-meter dash in 61.1 seconds. Larson and Jacobs combined with Jazmyne Honeycutt and Kendra Taiclet to win the 4x100-meter relay race in 53.2 seconds. The same foursome placed second in th 4x400-meter relay race in 4:20.7.
Molly Maxwell took the silver medal in the high jump, clearing the bar at 4’8”. Larson was fifth at 4’6”. Taiclet took fifth in the pole vault, going 6’6”.
Honeycutt finished second in the 100-meter dash in a “photo finish” in 13 seconds. Maxwell was second in the 100-meter high hurdles in 17.5 seconds and Taiclet placed third in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles in 52.5 seconds.
Iola's 4x800-meter relay team of Jamie Spears, Abby Works, Kristen Linn and Suzanne Wood was fourth in 11:49.5.
In junior varsity races, Wood, Maxwell, Carly Mulsow and Spears took third in the 4x100-meter relay in 58.2 seconds and the 4x400-meter relay team of Works, Spears, Linn and Wood was third in 4:54.7.
The Mustangs and Fillies go to Burlington High’s Invitational Tuesday. Field events start at 3:30 p.m.