HHS boys win at Salina -- girls fourth
By The Hays Daily News
SALINA -- The Hays High School boys' track and field team collected six first-place medals en route to a team title Friday at the Salina Central Invitational. The Indian girls finished fourth.
Individually, junior Alex Delton took top honors in the 100-meter dash (11.05 seconds) and the 200-meter dash (22.70), while senior Jordan Windholz won the long jump (21 feet, 6.25 inches) and triple jump (44-11.5). Junior Hayden Kreutzer also matched his season-best of 13 feet, 6 inches to win the pole vault, and the Indians' 1,600-meter relay team (Delton, senior Clayton Riedel, senior Landon Munsch and senior Shawn Herrman) finished first in 3 minutes, 25.12 seconds to lead Hays High to 137 points, 23 ahead of runner-up Manhattan.
The Indians 400 relay team of Windholz, Riedel, Herrman and Delton ended up second place in 42.46.
Herrman also finished third in the 200 (23.05) and 5th in the 100 (11.53), while Riedel was fourth in the 200 (23.11) and second in the 400 (49.86). Munsch also was third in the 800 (1:59.85).
Senior Aaron Voss took third place in the high jump at 6-0, and sophomore Riley Zimmerman was third in the pole vault at 12-0. Senior Vincent Bailey ended up third in the shot put with a throw of 49-5, and junior Peyton Harris was fourth in the discus (135-0).
The Indian girls scored 75 points to finish in fourth place, led by a trio of individual medals for junior Mattie Schlaefli. Schlaefli won the javelin with a throw of 126-11. She took fourth place in the 100-meter hurdles (16.54), right behind junior teammate Kali Pitcock (16.41). Hays High was third, fourth and fifth in the event with junior Ashlyn Parish running a 16.58 in fifth.
Schlaefli finished third in the 300s in 48.69.
Hays High's 3,200-meter relay team of freshman Marie Reveles, junior Summer Smith, sophomore Annie Gonzales and senior Wendy Zimmerman claimed second place in 10:06.16.
Junior Lexi Summers finished second in the triple jump at 34-5.5. Sophomore Haley George was third in the high jump at 5-0.
Hays High next competes in Thursday's Western Athletic Conference Championships at Dodge City.