MADISON — The Madison boys had three event champions and scored 23 more points than runner-up Olpe in the Bulldogs’ home invitational track meet Friday afternoon.
The Madison girls finished fourth, behind West Elk, Olpe and Eureka, sliding in ahead of Waverly.
Leading the way for the Bulldog boys was Kelton Buettner, who scored 20 of his team’s total, including a top time in the 110-meter hurdles of 15.47 seconds. He also cleared 6-0 in the high jump, finishing second, while a mark of 18-4 was good for fifth in the long jump.
In the sprints, Nasun Wasson and Ryan Wolgram took charge, as Wasson placed first in the 200-meter dash and second in the 100, while Wolgram was second and third, respectively, finishing less than a half-second behind in both races.
The Bulldogs 4x100 relay team also placed first, while the 4x400 quartet took second.
George Gonzales also aided Madison on the track with the fourth-best time in the 300-meter hurdles, finishing in 45.18. Hunter Engle, who was sixth in the 300-meter hurdles, also recorded the fourth-best throw in the discus with a 136-7 and sixth mark in the shot put.
Madison also had finalists aplenty in the field as Casey Helm joined Engle atop the discus leaders, placing second with a 147-8. Drew Stutesman also scored a point, finishing in sixth.
Trustyn Wilks cleared 10-3 in the pole vault to place second and Braden Foltz and Chase Harrison both recorded the final scoring marks in the high jump and javelin throw respectively.
Helm placed third in the shot put with a toss of 43-4.5, while Foltz and Austin Watts were second and third in the triple jump.
Layne Turner was sixth in the 400-meter run and Aiden Miller scored the final point for Madison with a sixth place distance in the triple jump.
The Bulldog girls had a pair of top marks, en route to their total of 63 points.
Emily Farrow narrowly missed a new P.R. in the high jump, settling for a first-place mark by clearing an even 5-0.
The throws also served Madison well. Sydney Talkington led the field in the shot put with a top toss of 36-7.25, while her lead throw of 107-9 in the javelin placed her third. Elizabeth Buchman placed third in the shot put and fourth in the discus, while Auber Stutesman’s lead mark of 94-2 placed third in the disc.
Reese Farrow cleared 4-8 to finish fourth in the high jump and added a mark of 14-5.5 in the long jump to finish sixth. She also placed fourth in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 18.55. Taylor Williams placed sixth in the 300-hurdles.
Madison’s 4x100 relay team was third and Makayla Rockhill made it over 6-0 in the pole vault to take third.
Olpe boys, girls both finish runner up
The Olpe boys had 98 points and the girls scored 83 at Madison’s Invitational meet on Friday, both good for second place among team scores.
For the boys, it was Carter Cox who led the way, earning a pair of top-tier finishes on the track. His time of 41.35 in the 300-meter hurdles led the pack before he added a second-place mark of 16.44 in the 110-meter high hurdles. Cam Hoelting was the top finisher in the 1,600-meter run, also anchoring the 4x400 relay which finished in first.
Nolan Redeker and Seth Wright were second and sixth, respectively, in the 1,600-meter run, while Hayden Rhodes took fourth in the 200-meter dash. Redeker also placed second in the 800-meter run, while Derek Hoelting was third. Noah Clark also took third in the 400-meter run and the 4x800 relay team was first with a time of 9:5.98.
Max Blaufuss had the second-best throw in the javelin, a 158-1, while Jacob Argabright took fourth. Angel Rios-Cortez was sixth in the pole vault after clearing 8-0 and Jordan Barnard took fourth in the triple jump.
Olpe’s Macy Smith had 28 points as an individual after winning the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs on Friday. She also had a best of 16-0 in the long jump to place second.
Also placing atop their events were Marley Heins, who won the 800-meter run with a 2:34.64 and Carrie Sleezer, who had the best toss in the discus of 103-7.5. Sleezer also had a shot put mark of 31-11.75, good for fourth.
Olpe’s 4x400 relay team placed second with a time of 4:39.42.
Addie Scheve took third in the 200- and 400-meter dashes, while Macy Wecker was fifth in the 100. Mallory Kueser was also fourth in the 400. Jojo Samuels rounded out the Eagles’ scoring by clearing 6-0 in the pole vault, good for third.
Blankley vaults to first for Jaguars
Hartford’s Sebastian Blankley had the Jaguars’ sole event title, clearing 10-6 to win the pole vault. Alan Blankley was fifth in the 3,200-meter run, finishing in 12:45.03. Ben Westhoff took sixth in the 3,200-meter run.
For the girls, Bailey Darbyshire was fifth in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 14:54.95 and Brianna Sapp was sixth in the shot put with a best throw of 28-8.75.
Miller leads way for Wolves
The Lebo boys got a top finish, from Mathew Miller in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 11:23.07. He also placed third in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 5:19.12. Wyatt Weiss was third in the 3,200, finishing in 12:21.91.
The boys’ 4x800 relay took third with a time of 10:29.49.
Lebo’s sole scorer on the girls side was Melanie Reeves, who took sixth in the 1,600-meter run.