Mustangs take second, Fillies are third at Fredonia Relays

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

FREDONIA — Iola High’s Mustangs scored 95 points at the 2009 Fredonia Relays Friday. They came up one point shy of the large school division championship and was one point better than third-place Andover Central.
Coffeyville piled up 96 points for the boys’ title. There were eight schools in the large school division.
“We had good marks for the conditions of strong wind. It was disappointing to miss the trophy by one point but that sure makes every athlete reflect on their performance to see where we could have gotten that one point,” said Marvin Smith, Iola High head coach.
Iola High’s Fillies were working without two varsity athletes then Brittney Jacobs came up lame after the 4x100-meter relay Friday. Smith said the coaches pulled Jamie Spears and Abby Works from the 800-meter run so the Fillies could run the 4x400-meter relay race.
“Even short-handed, the girls competed very well. It will be so nice if we get all of the girls healthy at the same time,” Smith said.
Girard won the girls’ championship with 125 points. Chanute was second with 87 points and Iola was third with 80 points. Independence scored 74 points.
Going 1-2 in two events helped boost the Mustangs. Ethan and Aaron Fulton claimed the gold and silver medals in the 110-meter high hurdle race. Ethan Fulton posted a winning time of 15.1 seconds, which put him sixth on the IHS honor roll of the event. Aaron Fulton was second in 16.3 seconds.
Aaron Fulton captured the gold in the javelin with a throw of 145 feet, 9 inches. Teammate Dylan Allen was the silver medalist with a distance of 140’2”.
Darin Hutton was steady in the throwing events taking second in the discus with a toss of 136’8” and third in the shot put at 44’6”. Kyle Heffern was fifth in the discus in his first varsity meet with a throw of 119’6” and Drew Lower was sixth in the event at 114’6”.
Keith Bateman was one inch from winning the triple jump. Bateman finished second with a leap of 41’5”. He took fifth in the long jump at 18’3”.
Seth Browning placed fourth in the 400-meter dash in 54.2 seconds. Joel Tidd and Ryan Weir went fourth and fifth in the 800-meter run. Tidd’s time was 2 minutes, 13.6 seconds and Weir crossed the line in 2:14.9. Ethan Fulton was fifth in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles in 44.8 seconds.
Tidd, Weir and Browning teamed up with Aaron Cheung ran second in the 4x800-meter relay in 8:49.8. The Mustangs’ 4x400-meter relay team of Browning, Keagan Luttrell, Bateman and Shane Snavely claimed second in 3:48.6.
Keagan Luttrell, Bateman, Snavely and Ethan Fulton combined to place fourth in 45.8 seconds in the 4x100-meter relay race.
Leading the way for the Fillies was Susan Loving as she won the shot put with a throw of 34’ 3/4”. Loving earned the bronze medal in the discus with a distance of 100’8”.
Kirstin McGuffin made a bid to win the javelin and finished second with a throw of 107’7”. Jacobs took fourth in the long jump, leaping 15’9 3/4”, and was fifth in the triple jump at 32’7 1/2”.
Kendra Taiclet ran second in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles in 52.5 seconds and Molly Maxwell was fourth in 53.1. Maxwell earned the bronze medal in the 100-meter high hurdles in 17.7 seconds and Taiclet was sixth in 19 seconds.
Jazmyne Honeycutt took the bronze medal in the 100-meter dash in 13.2 seconds and was fourth in the 200-meter dash in 27.4 seconds. Suzanne Wood placed sixth in the 400-meter dash in 1:14.4.
Honeycutt combined with Kelsey Larson, Jacobs and Taiclet to win the 4x100 silver medal in 53.4 seconds.
The Fillies’ 4x800-meter relay ream of Spears, Larson, Works and Wood combined for a third-place finish in 11:22.2. Larson, Taiclet, Works and Spears teamed for third in the 4x400-meter relay race in 4:34.5.
The Mustangs and Fillies travel to Osawatomie Thursday.