Two 1st place finishes for county thinclads at state meet
Photos by Matthew, Laura, and Katie Hirsch
Jefferson County competitors came home with two first-place awards from the state track meet at Wichita May 24 and 25.
Heather Polson, Jefferson County North, placed first in the high jump in 2A and the 4A Perry-Lecompton relay team won the 4×400-meter relay. Team members were Colin Coleman, Riley Davis, Seth Surface, and William Hinrichsen.
Following are those who placed in the finals from Jefferson County:
Jefferson County competitors at state 2A competition:
3200m run: 12th, Carissa McAfee, Jefferson County North.
4x800m relay: 13th, JCN, Carissa McAfee, Laramie Leakey, Jordyne Mize, Amanda Wistuba.
High jump: 1st, Heather Polson, JCN.
Long jump: 11th, Summer Cerny, McLouth.
Triple jump: 11th, Lauryn Baker, JCN.
Shot put: 13th, Kaitlyn Hullinger, McLouth.
Discus: 10th, Nicole Kruse, Oskaloosa.
1600m run: 7th, Dallas Edwards, JCN.
3200m run: 12th, Devon Wilson, JCN.
Long jump: 14th, Justin Sharp, Oskaloosa.
Triple jump: 11th, Sharp, OS; 15th, Bryce Noll, JCN.
Discus: 9th, Luke Pyle, JCN.
Javelin, 4th, Pyle, JCN.
Making the team ranking were the JCN girls, 22nd, and boys, 29th.
Jefferson County competitors at state 4A competition:
Pole vault: 12th, Kendal Holloman, Jefferson West.
300m hurdles: 8th, Emma Taylor, Perry-Lecompton.
Javelin: 13th, Taylor Fuller, PL.
High jump: 10th, Sean McMahon, JW.
Long jump: 9th, William Hinrichsen, PL.
4x100m relay: 7th, Perry-Lecompton, Cody Williams, Riley Davis, Colin Coleman, William Hinrichsen.
4x400m relay: 1st, Perry-Lecompton, Coleman, Davis, Seth Surface, and Hinrichsen.
4x400m dash: 3rd, Colin Coleman, PL.
The boys’ Perry-Lecompton team ranked 15th at state. The girls were 41st.
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