Vikings set school record in 4x100-meter relay

ABOVE: Winfield High School senior Rigan Stoll, left, takes the baton from junior Jayden Tate during the finals of the Class 4A boys 4x100-meter relay in 2017 at the KSHSAA All-Classes State Championships at Cessna Stadium in Wichita. The Vikings, including senior Adam Keller and sophomore Landon Davis, broke their own school record in the event, earning the third-place medals in 43.52 seconds.

WICHITA — The Winfield High School boys 4x100-meter relay team took home bronze medals Saturday on Day 2 of the KSHSAA All-Classes State Track & Field Championships at Cessna Stadium.

Landon Davis, Adam Keller, Jayden Tate and Rigan Stoll broke their own school record, finishing the race in 43.52 seconds.

The quartet set the school mark of 43.68 seconds at last week’s 4A Regional meet.

ACHS junior Halie Brown placed ninth in the 5A girls shot put Saturday afternoon, throwing the sphere 35 feet even on her first try.

The Ark City boys took home the fourth-place medals in the 5A 4x100 relay.

Tryee Watkins, Andrew Wilson, Jacob Beeson and Taran Taylor ran the race in 43.61 seconds.

South Haven senior Braydyn Wilkey ended his high school career with the bronze medal in the 1A 110-meter hurdles.

Wilkey ran the event in a season-best 16.07 seconds to finish third.

Cedar Vale senior Demetrius Adkins ran the final event of his high school career Saturday, but he had to do it twice.

Adkins opened the morning by qualifying for the finals in the 100-meter dash, finishing fifth in 11.25 seconds. Adkins moved up a spot in the finals, running an 11.19 to take the fourth-place medal.

Udall senior Riley Goodson placed ninth in the 2A girls pole vault, clearing 8-6. Central sophomore Breanna Williams cleared 8-0 on her first try Saturday, but was unable to reach 8-6, settling for 14th place.

Udall sophomore Joshua Fielder finished ninth in the 2A boys triple jump, leaping 41-2 1/2. Central of Burden senior Cody Jimenez placed 16th, leaping 35-11 1/4.

Fielder placed 13th in the long jump Saturday, reaching 18-10.

Udall senior Sarah Patteson placed 13th in the 2A girls 1,600, finishing the race in 6:07.8.

The Eagles placed 15th in the 2A boys 4x800 relay. Kermit Fielder, Joshua Fielder, Philip Howe and Hunter Hart finished in a season-best 8:58.58.

The Lady Eagles were seeded 14th in the 2A 4x800 relay, but finished 16th. Alyssa Mosqueda, Tavia Hart, Elexis Bates and Patteson finished in 11:22.79.


Tigers take WS opener

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Powered by sophomore starting pitcher Garrett Hutson and back-to-back home runs by Kea’von Edwards and Ross Messina, the No. 6-ranked Cowley College baseball team run-ruled Wallace-Dothan Community College (Ala.) 13-5 in front of 6,860 fans Saturday morning at the JUCO World Series on Sam Suplizio Field. 

After retiring the first 10 batters he faced, Wallace-Dothan’s Philip Sieli walked Brett Means, allowed a single to Brooks Zimmerman and a three-run home run to Edwards to put Cowley in front. Messina followed with a homer for a 4-0 lead. 


Going to the Show

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — University of Portland redshirt freshman Riley Osen produced a national-qualifying time in the first heat of the 3,000-meter steeplechase Friday night at the NCAA West Preliminary Round at Hornet Stadium on the campus of Cal State-Sacramento.

The Winfield High School standout recorded a new personal record, finishing in 8 minutes, 44.09 seconds, topping his previous best of 8:52.7.

Osen, who was seeded 20th, finished with the 10th-best time out of the field of 47 runners. He also jumped up to sixth all-time in the University of Portland record books.


The Big Show, Part 2

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — University of Minnesota senior Nicolle Murphy was one of 13 members of the No. 11-ranked Lady Gopher women’s track and field team to qualify for the NCAA National Championships, set for June 6-9 at Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon.

Murphy, an Arkansas City High School standout, finished in fourth place in the women’s javelin May 24 on Day 1 of the NCAA West Preliminary Round at Hornet Stadium on the campus of Cal State-Sacramento.

Murphy threw the spear 52.22 meters (171 feet, 4 inches) to secure her third NCAA Championship berth.


Top assistant

Cowley College assistant track and field coach Dan Adler was named the USTFCCCA Women’s Assistant Coach of the Year for Outdoor Track in the Central Region.

Adler, in his second year coaching the distance runners at Cowley, helped his athletes to victories at the Region VI meet in the 5,000- and 10,000-meter runs, as well as the 3,000 steeplechase and the 4x800 relay.

The 4x800 relay team placed third at nationals in a school-record 9 minutes, 19.5 seconds. The Lady Tigers also had All-Americans in the 1,500 and 3,000 steeplechase.


Golf honors

Southwestern College senior Troy Fort and sophomore Abby Bertholf have been selected to the Google Cloud Academic All-District 3 At-Large Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Fort was the No. 3 player on the men’s golf team. He posted an 83.7 stroke average during his senior campaign, and carded his low round of the season on Sept. 11, 2017, when he fired a 78 at the Ottawa Fall Classic.

Bertholf carried an 85.3 average as the leader of the women’s golf team.

The Winfield High School standout shot her low score of 78 on Sept. 11, 2017 Ottawa Fall Invitational. She also helped to lead her team to the championship of the Moundbuilder Spring Invitational on April 3 at Quail Ridge Golf Course.


All-league honors

Area softball teams placed 25 players on the all-league team in voting by South Central Border League coaches, including 13 on the first team.

South Haven senior Cynae Wiley, Udall sophomore Emma Enderud, Lauren Payne of Oxford, Central’s Makenna Foley and the Cedar Vale/Dexter duo of Riley Ferguson and Kaitlynn Anderson all saw time in the circle this season.

Other area players on the first team included Whitney Liebau and Emma Garrison of Central; Aubrey Eilers and Maddie Loos of Udall; Brittney Byers of South Haven, Kyndel Randall of Cedar Vale/Dexter, and Clarice Terry of Oxford.


Season over

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — The Cowley College baseball team finally ran out of pitching Tuesday at the 2019 Alpine Bank Juco World Series.

Eight pitchers combined to allow a pair of grand slams and three home runs in a 16-5 run-rule loss to Navarro (Texas) College.

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