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Simoneau Claims 1A Discus Title

Posted 5/31/2018

SAMANTHA Simoneau earned the 1A girls discus title at the state track and field meet last Friday. SAMANTHA Simoneau earned the 1A girls discus title at the state track and field meet last Friday. BURRTON—Samantha Simoneau brought home a state title for Burrton High School from state track and field meet last Friday. She threw the discus 122 feet, 6 inches to best the competition, beating the second-place finisher by only four inches.

“It feels amazing, like a weight has been lifted,” she said. “I feel so excited.”

Simoneau had set a goal for herself to win state in the discus early in her high school career, and she has steadily made progress toward that goal. As a freshman she finished 15th at state; as a sophomore she was ninth with a throw of 101-06, and last year as a junior she was sixth with a toss of 109-03.

Simoneau also took 12th in shot put this year with a throw of 31 feet, 11 inches. For the boys, Michael Rimbey was 12th in the 200-meter run (24.34).

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Dragons Collect Hardware At State Track

Posted 5/31/2018

KARENNA Gerber receives the baton from Madison McClain during finals of the 4x100 relay. The girls won fourth place. KARENNA Gerber receives the baton from Madison McClain during finals of the 4x100 relay. The girls won fourth place. HALSTEAD—Halstead athletes medaled in four events at the state track and field meet last weekend at Wichita State University.

The Dragons’ best finish at state was the boys 4x800 relay team, which claimed second (8:15.27). Members of this relay were Dakota Blaylock, Andrew O’Brien, Braden Gerber and Josh Talbott. This time was more than a second faster than Halstead’s first-place state finish in the event last year (8:16.88), which Gerber and Talbott had both been part of.

The girls 4x100 team of Madison McClain, Karenna Gerber, Katylynn Millspaugh and Magdalena McKee won a fourth-place medal (50.45), while Kason O’Neal medaled in sixth place in the triple jump with a leap of 41 feet, 11 inches.

In the 800-meter run, Talbott finished fifth (2:02.75), while B. Gerber was 12th (2:08.77) and Blaylock was 15th (2:21.46).

Both of Halstead’s 4x400 relay teams took ninth. The girls squad of K. Gerber, McClain, Lydia Johnson and McKee finished in 9:14.35, and the boys team of B. Gerber, Kameron Freeman and Talbott had a time of 3:33.50.

The boys 4x100 team of Freeman, Aric Propst, Scott Grider and O’Neal took 11th (45.02).

Freeman also finished 11th in the 300-meter hurdles (41.89).

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Sedgwick Earns State Track Medals

Posted 5/31/2018

EMMA Rogers ran to a fifth place finish in the 400-meter race.EMMA Rogers ran to a fifth place finish in the 400-meter race.SEDGWICK—Sedgwick High School’s track and field team did themselves proud at the state meet in Wichita this past Friday and Saturday. Sedgwick sent seven athletes to the event.

Sydney Hilliard took eighth in the 300 hurdles. Corbin Ramsey took ninth place in the 110-meter hurdles. Emma Rogers took fifth place in the 400. Garrison Harris was tenth in the 3200. Grace Thompson took third in the discus, fifth in the 200, and tenth in shot put.

The girls 4x100 relay team of Mallory Croxton, Parker Schroeder, Hilliard and Rogers placed eleventh in the preliminaries but did not qualify for the finals.

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