ABILENE — The Hays High track and field team earned nine gold medals at the Abilene Invitational on Friday.

Senior Keith Dryden brought home a pair of first-place finishes in the 200-meter and 400-meter dash. He added second-place finishes in the 100 and 400-meter relay.

Junior Shane Berens racked up another gold in the shot put, throwing a distance of 53 feet, 6 inches. Jake Gaughan also placed fifth in the event with a toss of 46-8.5. The pair also finished 1-2 in the discus with Denton Rathke placing fourth.

Sophomore Ethan Nunnery completed the triple jump with a leap of 42-5.5, securing four gold medals for the boys’ side.

Junior Marie Reveles notched an 800 time of 2:30.84 to take home gold in the event. She also placed third in the 1,600.

The 1,600-meter relay team finished in 4:12.48 for gold.

Audra Schmeider (36-6.5) and Haley George (5-4) earned the top spots in shot put and high jump, respectively.

The Indians are back in action Thursday in McPherson.

Abilene Invitational

Team scores not available

Individual medalists

Boys

100 — 1. Bender, Abilene, 11.00; 2. Dryden, Hays High, 11.16.

200 — 1. Dryden, Hays High, 22.36.

400 — 1. Dryden, Hays High, 50.33.

800 — 1. Schwarting, Abilene, 1:56.99; 6. Shippy, Hays High, 2:12.00.

110HH — 1. Bender, Abilene, 14.66; 2. Winter, Hays High, 14.78.

300IH — 1. Broxterman, Royal Valley, 41.93; 4. Winter, Hays High, 43.72.

1,600 — 1. Carson, El Dorado, 4:31.51; 4. Shippy, Hays High, 4:49.28.

3,200 — 1. Kemboi, El Dorado, 10:02.83; 2. Cunningham, Hays High, 10:37.77; 3. Hopp, Hays High, 10:37.92.

400R — 1. Clay Center, 43.98; 2. Hays High, 44.83.

1600R — 1. Abilene, 3:27.86; 2. Hays High, 3:34.55.

3200R — 1. Abilene, 8:31.00; 4. Hays High, 8:53.00.

SHOT — 1. Berens, Hays High, 53-6; 5. Gaughan, Hays High, 46-8.5.

DISC — 1. Broxterman, Royal Valley, 19-8; 3. Blackmon, Hays High, 19-2.

TJ — 1. Nunnery, Hays High, 42-5.5.

Girls

400 — 1. Robbins, Clay Center, 1:02.74; 2. Dickinson, Hays High, 1:03.43; 5. George, Hays High, 1:05.15.

800 — 1. Reveles, Hays High, 2:30.84.

100HH — 1. Howard, McPherson, 15.01; 3. Brungardt, Hays High, 17.06; 5. Schaben, Hays High, 17.98.

1,600 — 1. Chestnut, Clay Center, 5:35.61; 3. Reveles, Hays High, 5:42.35.

400R — 1. Smoky Valley, 50.67; 6. Hays High, 53.68.

1600R — 1. Hays High, 4:12.48.

SHOT — 1. Schmeidler, Hays High, 36-6.5.

DISC — 1. Myers, Abilene, 105-5.5; 5. Steckel, Hays High, 93-10.0; 6. Humphrey, Hays High, 92-6.5.

PV — 1. Fowles, Clay Center, 10-2; 6. Potter, Hays High, 7-8.

HJ — 1. George, Hays High, 5-4.

Twins strike out 18 times in loss to Roark, Nationals

WASHINGTON (TNS)

— Tanner Roark does not have imposing stuff. His sinking fastball is good, but it’s not supposed to miss bats as often as it did Saturday.

But the Twins made the Washington right-hander look like Walter Johnson.

The Twins were the strikeout artists on Saturday as they were beaten, 2-0, by the Nationals. With 18 strikeouts, the Twins tied a club record for most strikeouts in a nine-inning game. The last time it was done was against Seattle on Sept. 13, 1995.

Roark racked up a career-high 15 strikeouts. He had nine strikeouts over his three previous starts combined. Blake Treinen and Oliver Perez each struck out a batter.

When Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon struck out Miguel Sano to start the ninth, it was No. 18 on the day for the Twins, putting them in the club record book.