DODGE CITY — The Hays High School track and field teams recorded a handful of individual champions Thursday when it competed at the Western Athletic Conference meet in Dodge City.
On the boys’ side, senior Hayden Kreutzer won the pole vault with a height of 14 feet, which he cleared in one attempt. Freshman Ethan Nunnery was the boys’ triple jump champion, hitting a distance of 41 feet, 11 inches, which came on the first of his six attempts.
HHS sophomore Shane Berens was second in the discus with a mark of 157-1, Great Bend senior Jayce Brack winning with a throw of 170-4. Senior Craig Dreiling was third in the javelin with a distance of 152-6.
On the girls’ side, HHS senior Kali Pitcock was the 100-meter hurdles champion with a time of 15.89 seconds. She also was third in the 100-meter dash in 12.73 seconds. Senior Ashlyn Parrish was second in the 300-meter hurdles in 48.86 seconds, losing by only .11 seconds to Dodge City junior Brianna Bradshaw. Parrish was third in the 100-meter hurdles in 16.27 seconds.
HHS senior Lexi Summers won the girls’ long jump with a distance of 16-10. She also took second in the triple jump with a distance of 34-2. Senior Mattie Schlaefli was second in the javelin with a throw of 113-0.5.
The girls’ 3,200-meter relay team was second in 10 minutes, 11.88 seconds.
As a team, the HHS boys took fifth with 33 points, Liberal’s 105 points taking first. The HHS girls were third with 53 points, Garden City’s 128 points taking the title.
Hays High’s Class 4A regional will take place in Holcomb next Friday.