Brown captures 5A State javelin title

Arkansas City High School junior Halie Brown wears a mask of intensity as she lets fly with the javelin in 2017 afternoon at the KSHSAA Class 5A State Championships at Cessna Stadium in Wichita. Brown won the State title, throwing the spear 146 feet even.

WICHITA — Arkansas City High School junior Halie Brown captured the State title late Friday afternoon at the KSHSAA Class 5A State Championships at Cessna Stadium, on the campus of Wichita State University.

Brown threw the spear 146 feet even, beating runner-up Alyssa Conway of Shawnee Heights by 8 feet, 1 inch.

Brown probably wishes the State meet had a different schedule than what the organizers have enacted.

She was forced to compete in two events at the same time late Friday afternoon after competing earlier in the day in a third event.

While also competing in arguably her best event, the javelin, Brown was criss-crossing Cessna Stadium en route to the triple-jump pits. She finished 13th in the triple jump, hitting 33-4 1/2.

Brown earned the medal for fourth place in the discus early Friday morning. Brown threw the orb 118 feet, 2 inches.

ACHS senior Taran Taylor narrowly missed a gold medal Friday in the javelin, settling for third. Taylor threw the spear 192-3 for the bronze medal.

 

Silver for Everett

WICHITA — Winfield High School sophomore Matt Everett collected the silver medal in the discus late Friday afternoon at the KSHSAA Class 4A State Championships at Cessna Stadium on the campus of Wichita State University.

Everett threw the orb 159 feet, 9 inches to finish second in the State in 4A.

The WHS boys 4x100-meter relay team lived to run another day.

Landon Davis, Adam Keller, Jayden Tate and Rigan Stoll squeaked in with the eighth and final spot in today’s finals after the preliminary round Friday morning. The quartet finished the race in 43.75 seconds.

Adkins alive at State

WICHITA — After earning four medals in individual competition at last year’s State meet and after taking home four gold medals at last weekend’s Class 1A Regionals, Cedar Vale High School senior Demetrius Adkins qualified for the finals in the 300-meter hurdles after placing a solid third in Friday’s preliminaries in a season-best 41.4 seconds.

Adkins also placed third in Friday’s preliminaries of the 200-meter dash in a season-best 22.44 seconds.

Adkins placed eighth in the long jump, hitting 19-7 1/2 in one of the first events Friday morning.

South Haven High School senior Braydyn Wilkey turned in the third-fastest time in 1A in the 110-meter hurdles Friday morning of 16.27 seconds.

 

Lady Vikes ousted

SALINA — The Winfield High School softball team ran into a buzzsaw Thursday in the quarterfinals of the KSHSAA Class 4A Division I State Tournament.

Paola junior Jordan Johnson shut down the seventh-seeded Lady Vikings on just two hits in a 4-1 victory.

The loss ended Winfield’s season with a 15-7 record and their first trip to the State tourney in 12 years.

Both of Winfield’s hits were by freshman leadoff batter Aleigha Gale, who went 2 for 3 with a double. She scored the lone run for the Lady Vikings, in the top of the fourth inning.

 

Wildcats end at State

GREAT BEND — The Oxford High School baseball team’s season to remember came crashing down Thursday with an 8-1 loss to Leon-Bluestem in the quarterfinals of the KSHSAA Class 2-1A State Tournament at the Great Bend Sports Complex.

The pitching that produced several no-hitters throughout the season was there, with three Oxford pitchers limiting the Lions (17-4) to just seven hits.

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