The Hays High School boys’ track and field team won the McPherson Invitational on Friday behind a strong showing from senior sprinter Keith Dryden.
The Indians’ 118 points topped second place Salina South by 10 points, while no other team in the nine-team field passed 100.
Dryden swept the sprints, winning the 100-, 200- and 400-meter races. The Fort Hays State University track signee was first in 400 by more than 1 second, finishing in 50.42 seconds.
Maddux Winter added another first-place finish in the 110 hurdles, crossing in 15.04. The senior added a fifth-place finish in the 300 hurdles.
Junior Shane Berens added Hays High’s only other individual gold medal, taking the discus with a throw of 171 feet. Berens also placed second in the shot put while teammate Jake Gaughan finished third.
The Indians were also victorious in the 1,600-meter relay with a time of 3 minutes, 29.81 seconds and placed second in the 3,200 relay.
On the girls’ side, the Indians placed sixth out of nine teams with 53 points. The host Bullpups took the team title with 102 points to Goddard Eisenhower’s 95. Valley Center rounded out the top three with 94.
Junior Marie Reveles won the 1,600 with a time of 5:38.05.
Senior Haley George added a second gold medal for the team with a winning high jump of 5-4 while freshman teammate Jaycee Dale placed fourth in the event.
The Indian girls’ best relay result came in the 1600-meter relay team which took third in 4:17.96.
Hays High returns to action on Wednesday at the Salina Central meet.