Mustangs win LCHS Invitational track meet

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

ALTAMONT — Darin Hutton led Iola High’s Mustangs to a season-opening victory in track and field. Hutton won both the shot put and discus events at Friday’s Labette County High Invitational.
The LCHS meet has a varsity and junior varsity division — the Mustangs won both. The Mustang varsity scored 114 points in the 10-team meet with Coffeyville in second with 91 points.
Iola’s junior varsity boys had 110 points to get past Fort Scott with 106 points.
Iola High’s Fillies were without several competitors on Friday. They finished fifth in the varsity division with 47 points. Girard won the team title with 125 points and Chanute was second with 111 points.
A computer problem led to no official results from the junior varsity girls’ division available at press time.
Hutton won the shot put with a throw of 43 feet, 6 inches. Orion Leigh took the bronze medal with a toss of 42’5”. Hutton won the discus with a throw of 142’7” and Drew Lower was sixth in the event at 118’2”.
Ethan Fulton won the 110-meter high hurdle race in 16 seconds with his brother Aaron Fulton in third at 17.3 seconds. Ethan Fulton was third in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles in 44 seconds.
Ethan Fulton also grabbed the bronze medal in the javelin with a throw of 143’10”. Aaron Fulton was fourth in the event at 143’7”.
Keith Bateman earned silver in the triple jump with a leap of 42’1 3/4”. He was fourth in the long jump at 19’5 1/2”.
Back on the track, the Mustangs’ 4x800-meter relay team of Ryan Weir, Seth Browning, Aaron
Cheung and Joel Tidd earned the gold. Their time was 8 minutes, 56 seconds.
Iola’s 4x400-meter relay team of Marcus Sullivan, Keagan Luttrell, Bateman and Shane Snavely took second in 3:44.1. Sullivan, Keagan Luttrell, Snavely and Ethan Fulton combined for third in the 4x100-meter relay race in 46.5 seconds.
Bateman placed third in the 400-meter dash in 56.5 seconds. Sullivan was fourth in the 200-meter dash in 24.1 seconds and Shane Snavely was fifth in 24.2.
Kyle Carswell took fourth in the 3200-meter run in 11:13. Weir was fifth in the 800 in 2:12.1 and Tidd placed sixth in 2:13.7.
For the Fillies, Susan Loving captured gold in the shot put event with a toss of 34.5”. She was fourth in the discus at 91”3 with teammate Katlyn Cleaver in the fifth at 88’10”.
Molly Maxwell took the bronze in the 100-meter high hurdles in 17.9 seconds. Maxwell was fourth in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles in 55.7 seconds.
Brittney Jacobs placed fourth in the triple jump with a leap of 31’4 1/2” and fourth in the long jump at 15’5 3/4”.
Jazmyne Honeycutt grabbed the bronze medal in the 100-meter dash in 13.6 seconds. She was fifth in the 200 meters in 29.6 seconds and sixth in the high jump, clearing the bar at 4’10”.
Iola’s 4x100-meter relay team of Suzanne Wood, Kelsey Larson, Jacobs and Kendra Taiclet took fourth. No time was given.
The Fillies were without pole vaulter and sprinter Maggie Wilson because of an injury. Two 800-meter runners — Baley LaHaye and Jennica Rausch were unable to compete Friday leading to breakup of a couple other relay teams, according to IHS head track coach Marvin Smith.
The junior varsity results will be in Tuesday’s Register.