HHS boys win WAC, girls third
By The Hays Daily News
DODGE CITY — The Hays High School boys' track and field team won its fifth straight Western Athletic Conference championship Thursday.
The Indians put up 105 points while Liberal finished second with 96.5. Dodge City was third with 83, Garden City fourth with 47.5 and Great Bend fifth with 43.
The Indian girls finished third with 62 points — behind Garden City (183.66) and Dodge City (104.33). Liberal was fourth with 14 and Great Bend fifth with 9.
Junior Alex Delton came away with three gold medals, and senior Clayton Riedel two for the HHS boys.
Delton won the 100-meter dash in 11.13 seconds, won the 200 in 22.73, and was part of the Indians' title-winning 400-meter relay team. Riedel also participated on the 400 relay, and won the 400-meter dash in 49.59. Senior Shawn Herrman ran a leg of the 400 relay and was third in the 100 and 200. Also, senior Jordan Windholz ran a leg of the title relay.
Senior Landon Munsch, Herrman, Delton and Riedel teamed up to finish second in the 1,600 meter relay. Munsch also was third in the 800 in 1 minute, 59.23 seconds.
Junior Hayden Kreutzer won the WAC crown in the pole vault, clearing 13 feet, 6 inches, and senior Aaron Voss collected the gold in the high jump with a 6-2 jump.
Windholz was second in the triple jump (44-3) and third in the long jump (21-10.25).
Sophomore Maddux Winter was third in the 110 high hurdles and fifth in the 300 intermediate hurdles.
The Indians claimed six medals in the throwing events. Senior Vincent Bailey (49-4.75) finished second and junior Brandon Hardwick (48-11.75) third in the shot put. Junior Peyton Harris (46-1.5) finished fifth in the event.
Harris also was second in the discus with a throw of 145-2. Freshman Shane Berens finished fifth in the discus. Junior Craig Dreiling was fifth in the javelin.
On the girls' side, junior Mattie Schlaefli captured gold in the javelin competition. She threw 130-9, more than four feet better than the runner-up finisher from Dodge City. Schlaefli also was second in the 100-meter hurdles and third in the 300 hurdles.
Sophomore Haley George placed second in the high jump on misses after she cleared 5-0.
Sophomore Audra Schmeidler took second place in the shot put at 34-1.75, and was third in the discus at 103-5.
Hays High next competes in the Class 5A regional in Salina May 23.