Four-time State qualifiers for Brown, Adkins

Udall High School senior Riley Goodson was runner-up in the pole vault in 2017 at the Class 2A Regional Championships at Herington High School. Goodson’s mark of nine feet even is tied for second in Class 2A entering the Big Show.

GODDARD — Arkansas City High School junior Halie Brown qualified for State in four events Friday at the Class 5A Regional Championships at Goddard District Stadium.

Brown also collected the only gold medal for the Bulldogs while punching her ticket to the KSHSAA Class 5A State Championships.

Brown threw the javelin 134 feet, 2 inches to take home the Regional title in the event. That’s the highest mark in Class 5A this season.

Brown was runner-up in the triple jump, hitting 33-1. Brown collected the bronze medal in the discus, throwing the orb 121-0. She also finished third in the shot put, throwing that orb 35-1 1/2.

ACHS junior Jacob Beeson was runner-up in the boys 400-meter run in 50.91. Senior Taran Taylor threw the javelin 167-6 to place third.


Gold for Adkins

LeROY — Cedar Vale High School senior Demetrius Adkins single-handedly led the Broncos to a third-place finish Friday at the Class 1A Regional Championships at Southern Coffey County High School, winning four gold medals.

Adkins won the 100-meter dash in 11.77 seconds and took the 200 in 23.76 seconds.

He won the 300 hurdles in 42.09 seconds and leaped 21 feet, 2 1/4 inches to win the long jump.

South Haven High School sent two competitors to the State meet in the 110 hurdles.

Senior Braydyn Wilkey was runner-up in 16.77 seconds. Teammate Dallas Anderson also will end his high school career at the Big Show after placing fourth in 17.4 seconds.

South Haven senior Jennifer Gradoleon was runner-up in the 100-meter dash in 13.69 seconds. The Lady Cardinals also qualified in the 4x100 relay, placing fourth in 54.72 seconds.


Fielder nabs three

Udall High School sophomore Joshua Fielder qualified for State in three individual events. The Eagles’ boys 4x800-meter relay team also reached the Big Show.

Fielder was runner-up in the 400-meter run, finishing in 52.47 seconds. Fielder also placed second in the triple jump, hitting 40 feet, 3 inches, and settled for third in the long jump (18-8 1/2).

Central of Burden senior Cody Jimenez and sophomore Clayton Cook punched their tickets to State, joining junior Caitlin Mannon and sophomore Breanna Williams for the Lady Raiders.

Cook was right behind Fielder in the discus (131-5). Jimenez finished two spots behind Fielder in the triple jump (37-0 1/2). Mannon placed third in the girls shot put (33-9). Sanchez punched her ticket to the Big Show with a third-place finish in the 400 (1:10.19).

Udall senior Riley Goodson will compete in two individual events. Goodson was the runner-up in the pole vault (9-0), and was two spots behind Goodson in fourth (8-0). Goodson placed fourth in the 100 hurdles (18.22).

Udall sophomore Whitney Leiblie was runner-up in the high jump (4-8), while senior Tavia Hart qualified in the 3,200 by placing third (13:43.42). Senior Sarah Patteson took the final spot in the 1,600 (6:14.04), but had to edge Hart out of the running (6:24.89).


Top 20 finish

EMPORIA — Arkansas City High School freshman Trent Sutherland finished in a four-way tie for 17th place Monday at the KSHSAA Class 4A State Boys Golf Championships at Emporia Municipal Golf Course.

Sutherland fired a 76 in his first taste of State competition to earn a State medal.


Three-peat for Jimenez

CLAFLIN — The Central of Burden High School powerlifting team brought home several medals and a plaque May 4 at the state Kansas Eight-Man Football Association State Powerlifting Championships.

Jimenez swept the categories, winning in bench by lifting 215 pounds, clean at 175, squat at 235 and total weight of 625. Jimenez set a state record in the bench, and he still owns the state record in the 114-pound weight class.

Competing at 220, Clayton Cook won with a 300-pound clean and a 415-pound squat. Heavyweight Payton Edwards won with a 310-pound clean.

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