Winfield High School junior Jayden Tate and sophomore Matt Everett did more than punch their tickets to the Big Show.
They are Class 4A Regional champions.
Along with a record-setting relay team, Tate and Everett captured gold medals Thursday at the Class 4A Regional Championships at Richard L. Jantz Stadium on the campus of Southwestern College.
Senior Rigan Stoll, sophomore Jack Mull and freshman Ethan Owen also qualified for the KSHSAA Class 4A State Championships, set for May 26-27 at Cessna Stadium on the campus of Wichita State University.
Stoll joined Tate, senior Adam Keller, and sophomore Landon Davis to break the school record while winning the gold medal in the 4x100-meter relay.
The foursome finished the race in 43.68 seconds, breaking the school record of 43.81 seconds set in 2014 at the 4A State meet. Stoll and Keller ran legs on that team as freshmen.
Everett won the gold medal in the discus, throwing the orb 163 feet, 9 inches.
Tate leaped 21-9 1/2 to win the long jump. Stoll also qualified for State in the 200-meter dash after placing second in 23.16 seconds.
Mull qualified for State with a third-place finish in the 110 hurdles in a season-best 15.14. Owen cracked the top four in the 100-meter dash, finishing in 11.12 seconds.
Lady Tigers fifth
CLINTON, Miss. — The Cowley College softball team suffered a pair of defeats Friday at the NJCAA Division II Tournament at Traceway Park and was eliminated from the tourney.
The Lady Tigers finished in a tie for fifth place with a 46-17 record.
Cowley stunned No. 2 seed Kirkwood Community College on Thursday, but suffered a 9-4 loss to third-seeded Phoenix College (54-7) before falling to top-seeded Jones County 7-2 in an elimination game. The Lady Tigers led Jones County 2-1 before the Lady Bobcats scored six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Fox ties for lead
WICHITA — Southwestern College senior Landon Fox and Lake Quivira’s Josh Weems tied for co-medalists and took the two qualifying spots at Wednesday’s U.S. Open local qualifier at Wichita Country Club.
Fox and Weems both posted even par rounds of 71 in very windy conditions to advance to U.S. Open sectional qualifying June 5.
Fox recorded birdies on the Nos. 2 and 4 holes, but a bogey on No. 6 left him at 1-under at the turn.
He had his third birdie on No. 12, but three consecutive bogeys left him at 1-over entering the 16th hole. Fox had par on that par-five hole, then picked up his last birdie to finish at even par.
Fox is a 2013 Winfield High School grad.