BURLINGTON — The Olpe girls got five state qualifiers while the boys had six advance to next week’s state meet in Wichita.
That came to pass after the two placed third and second, respectively, at the 1A Burlington Regional Meet on Friday.
Macy Smith was second in the 1,600-meter run and 3,200-meter run, while finishing third in the 300-meter hurdles, advancing to state in all three events.
She was also joined by Mallory Kueser, Addie Scheve and Marley Heins in the girls’ 4x800 relay that finished second with a time of 10:58.89.
Heins also qualified once as an individual, placing second in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:32.11.
In the field, Carrie Sleezer advanced in a pair of throwing events, tossing the discus 101-01 to take second and placing fourth in the shot put with a lead mark of 33-00.
For the boys, Carter Cox won the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.23, finishing second in the 100-meter dash and third in the 300-meter hurdles.
Camden Hoelting won both middle-distance races, taking first in the 800-meter run and 1,600-meter run. He also led off for the boys’ 4x800 relay team that was second with a time of 8:54.30.
Nolan Redeker qualified in the 1,600-meter run (second) and 3,200-meter run (second) as well as holding down the second leg of the qualifying distance relay, preceding Damon Redeker and Derek Hoelting.
Max Blaufuss was the sole Eagle to qualify in a field event, taking second in the javelin with a long throw of 171-06.
Chase County sending 14 to state
The Chase County Bulldogs will be sending 14 student-athletes to compete in nine events at the state meet next weekend after both teams placed seventh at the Burlington regional Friday.
Makenzie Higgs and Maya Eidman each will compete at least three times. Higgs was fourth in the 100-meter dash prelims with a mark of 13.60, but finished third in the finals with a 13.91. Eidman will challenge in the 400-meter run at state after finishing third with a 1:04.26. She fell just a quarter-second short in the finals of the 200-meter dash, placing fifth.
The CCHS girls will also send three relays to state, as the 4x100, 4x400 and 4x800 quartets each took third. That will include Kali Anderson, Courtney Butter, Brylee Potter, Landry Hinkson, Laura Koch, Belinda Scoville, Higgs and Eidman.
The boys saw three individuals qualify for the state meet as Braydon Schroer cleared 6-0 to place second in the high jump. Tanner Koch was fourth in the 110-meter hurdle prelims and finals, cutting his time to 18:09 for his final race, putting him in the field for state.
Cory Johnson was second in the 800-meter run, finishing second, while also joining Owen Eidman, Lane Gilbreath and Brock Lauer in the Bulldogs’ 4x800 relay that took third.
Buettner leads field of 11 Madison/Hamilton state qualifications
Kelton Buettner qualified for the state meet in four different events, headlining a lengthy list from the Madison/Hamilton high schools.
Buettner cleared 6-0 in the high jump to take first, but also was the runner up in the triple jump with a top mark of 42-09 and finishing as the runner up in the 110-meter hurdle finals with a time of 15.93 after winning the prelims in an even 16 seconds. He also placed fourth in the long jump with a 20-05.25.
Nasun Wasson was fourth in the 100-meter dash finals with a time of 12.12 to advance and, though qualifying for the 200-meter dash finals, opted instead to rest for the 4x400 relay, a move that paid dividends as the quartet of Wasson, Austin Watts, George Gonzalez and Ryan Wolgram took second, qualifying for state.
Gonzalez also qualified as an individual with a fourth-place time of 43.76 in the 300-meter hurdles. The boys 4x100 relay team of Wolgram, Duke Beyer, Hunter Engle and Wasson also advanced with a second-place finish. Casey Helm will join his fellow Bulldogs at state after a discus throw of 147-05 placed second at Friday’s regional.
Madison will send three girls to state after Emily Farrow won the high jump after clearing 5-02. Reese Farrow was third in the event, clearing the bar at 4-10 and Sydney Talkington placed third in the shot put with a top heave of 35-09.75.
Two Wolves qualify for state
Two members of the Lebo track squad will compete at the state meet next week after Kyle Reese and Abby Peek each had strong performances Friday. Peek was third in the girls pole vault, clearing 8-00, while Reese cleared 12-02 in the boys’ pole vault for a second-place height and also reached 20-08.5 in the long jump to take third.