CHANUTE — The Winfield High School boys track and field team captured five individual gold medals and one relay en route to the team title Friday at the Class 4A Regional Championships.
The Vikings scored 119 points to edge runner-up Parsons by 12 points in the nine-team meet, winning the first Regional track and field title for either Winfield team since 1996.
Seniors Matt Everett and Jack Mull brought home two gold medals apiece in individual competition.
Everett threw the discus a season-best 192 feet, 6 inches. Everett won the shot put by heaving the orb 50-9
Mull swept the hurdles events, winning the 110-meter hurdles in a school-record 14.34 seconds. Mull took the 300 intermediate hurdles in 40.16 seconds.
Mull also punched his ticket to the Big Show in the pole vault, clearing 12-6 to finish second.
WHS sophomore Craig LaBrue won the 3,200-meter run in 10:31.33. LaBrue was runner-up in the 1,600 in 4:48.56.
The Vikings placed three of their distance runners in the top nine in the 3,200, so it stood to reason they were one of the favorites in the 4x800 relay. They didn’t disappoint, taking the gold in 8:51.82.
The Vikings were runners-up in the boys 4x400 relay in 3:34.38 in a close finish with Regional champ Parsons (3:34.13).
Senior Landon Davis was the favorite to win the 200 after recording the best time in preliminaries (23.31). He slipped to second in the finals in 23.48.
Senior John Kaiser will battle in the 400 at State after placing second in 52.75. Sophomore Camilo Tarin punched his ticket to the Show with a third-place finish in the 800 (2:13.42).
The highest finish for the Lady Vikings belonged to sophomore Rhea Anderson, who finished third in the 300 low hurdles (50.64).
Four golds for Udall
BURLINGTON — The Udall High School track and field team captured four gold medals Friday at the Class 1A Regional Championships.
Central of Burden took home one Regional title in individual competition.
Udall senior Joshua Fielder will end a stellar high school career by competing in four events at the State meet.
Fielder captured the gold medal in the triple jump, leaping 43 feet, 4 inches. Fielder was runner-up in the long jump with a leap of 21-1 3/4 and the 400-meter run (53.67).
Teammate Michaela Mosqueda also will end her high school career at the Big Show after clearing 8-6 in the pole vault. Runner-up Breanna Williams of Central of Burden cleared 8-0 to punch her ticket to State.
Udall freshman Mercedes Cruse brought home the gold medal in the girls discus with a throw of 102-9.
Central junior Chance Cook cleared 14 feet even to win the boys pole vault.
The Eagles also won the boys 4x400-meter relay. Fielder, Brayden Sadler, Trevor Whiteman and Koby Mackey completed the race in 3:38.28 seconds.
Corbin Goodson will end her senior year with a trip to Wichita after clearing 33-8 in the triple jump, good for second place.
Goodson also qualified in the long jump, but she had to eliminate Mosqueda to do so. Goodson took the fourth-place spot by leaping 15-8 3/4, exactly two inches farther than Mosqueda (15-6 3/4).
Udall senior Whitney Leiblie tied for third by clearing 4-10 to qualify for State in the girls high jump.
The Lady Eagles qualified in the 4x400 relay after running a fourth-place 4:33.89. Leiblie, Goodson, Mosqueda and Layna Adams ran the race.
Central senior Clayton Cook was runner-up in the boys shot put, heaving the orb 47 feet even. Cook also qualified in the javelin after throwing the spear 155-9, good for fourth.
Senior Clark Loewer will represent the Raiders at State in the 3,200 after placing third in Regionals in 10:52.8.
Dexter junior Kristian Fossum qualified with a third-place finish in the 110 hurdles (17.12).
Central freshman Bridgette Lawson will head to the Big Show in her first taste of high school track after finishing fourth in the 200 in 28.9 seconds.
The Raiders qualified in the boys 4x800 relay by placing fourth in 9:07.2, with Loewer joining Austin Henderson, Raymond Vaughn and Challen Jimenez. Central was sixth in the 4x100 relay (47.83).
Dexter sophomore Kyndel Randall punched her ticket to the Big Show in the 100 hurdles, placing fourth in 17.56 seconds.
Tigers return to The Show
WICHITA — The Cowley College baseball team is returning to the Big Show.
In a battle between the top two seeds Saturday at the NJCAA Division I Region VI Tournament, the second-seeded Tigers whipped top-seeded Hutchinson 14-1 at Eck Stadium to capture the Region VI Central District title for the third time in the past four seasons and advance to the NJCAA Juco World Series, set for May 25 to June 1 in Grand Junction, Colo.
The Tigers (45-12) went undefeated in Wichita and were stellar in all phases of the game, outscoring four opponents 42-4.