WICHITA — The Hesston High School boys’ track team placed ninth and the girls placed 11th to lead the area teams competing in the Class 3A state meet, which finished Saturday at Cessna Stadium.

Scott Community won the boys’ title with 74 points, followed by Garden Plain with 45, Kingman with 42, Riverton with 34 and Colby with 34.

Hesston scored 24 points, followed by Halstead in 17th with 15 points.

Nemaha Central won the girls’ title with 77 points, followed by Sterling at 46.5, Beloit at 40.5, Cheney at 39 and Wellsville with 37.

Hesston scored 24 points. Remington was 13th with 20 points, Sedgwick was 17th with 15 points. Halstead was tied for 36th with five points.

Hesston’s Parker Roth took second in the 100-meter dash, missing the title by .01 seconds.

Roth took fourth in the 200-meter dash in 23.04.

The team of Joshua Roth, Ayden Fleming, Mitchell Martin and Parker Roth placed fourth in the 4x100-meter relay in 44.31.

Reese Nebel was seventh in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles in 41.36.

The team of Jordyn Vogt, Jesus Arroyo-Ramirez, Reese Nebel and Chase McDonald took eighth in the 4x800-meter relay in 8:32.86.

Hesston’s Celbi Richardson took fourth in the shot put at 38-9. Elise Kaiser was fourth in the 400-meter dash in 1:00.05.

The team of Connie Schott, Emily Koehn, Marisa Vogt and Kaiser finished fifth in the 4x400-meter relay in 4:10.65.

Halstead was led by the team of Dakota Blaylock, Andrew O’Brien, Braden Gerber and Joshua Talbott, which took second in the 4x800-meter relay in 8:15.27, moving up from the middle of the pack as the race went on.

Talbott finished fifth in the 800-meter run in 2:02.75. Graber was 12th in 2:08.77 and Blaylock was 15th in 2:21.46.

Scoring for the Halstead girls were the team of Madison McClain, Karenna Gerber, Kaytlynn Millspaugh and Magdalena McKee, which took fourth in the 4x100-meter relay in 50.45.

The Remington Broncos brought just three girls to the state meet and claimed four medals.

Senior Hope Thiel led the Bronco attack by winning the 400-meter dash in a school-record time of 56.94.

“There were a lot of emotions in that race,” Thiel said. “This is my last race of high school. It was a great race. I met my goal. It was my best time. It was a school record. Now my little sister wants to beat it. She’ll be a freshman next year.”

Thiel finished fifth in the 100-meter dash, followed by Kimalee Cook in sixth at 12.73.

“I got fifth,” Thiel said. “The 400 was my meat and potatoes. The 100 was the gravy. I didn’t matter to me how I finish there.”

Sienna Schmidt took 10th in the 1,600-meter run in 5:46.98. Schmidt placed sixth in the 3,200-meter run Friday.

“We have a pretty small team,” Thiel said. “We just restarted our baseball and softball program, so a lot of people chose that over track. We’re growing again, which is good. It was a building year, but we have a lot of young kids. Kimalee is a freshman and she got sixth in the 100. I think she’ll be really good.”

Thiel will attend Washburn in the fall, which is in their second year of track competition.

“They’re still growing,” Thiel said. “I really love the coach. I think it will be a really good program. I’m excited about it.”

For the Sedgwick girls, Grace Thompson finished fifth in the 200-meter dash in 26.59. Thompson took 10th in the shot put in 36-1 1/4.

Emma Rogers was fifth in the 400-meter dash in 1:00.09.

Sydney Hilliard finished eighth in the 300-meter low hurdles in 48.90.

Area results

(Hal.-Halstead, Hes.-Hesston, R-Remington, S-Sedgwick)


Team scores — Nemaha Central 77, Sterling 46.5, Beloit 40.5, Cheney 39, Wellsville 37, Garden Plain 31, Scott Community 29, Colby 28, Council Grove 27, Norton Community 25, Hesston 24, Chaparral 23, Remington 20, St. Marys 18, Thomas More Prep-Marian 17.5, Cimarron 16, Sedgwick 15, Hutchinson Trinity 12.5, Sabetha 12, Hiawatha 12, Lakin 11, Riverton 11, Jayhawk Linn 11, Neodesha 10, Humboldt 10, Riley County 10, Hoisington 9, West Franklin 8, Haven 7, Erie 6, Mission Valley 6, Royal Valley 6, Oskaloosa 6, Perry-Lecompton 5.5, Silver Lake 5.5, Ellsworth 5, Belle Plaine 5, Halstead 5, Osage City 4, Easton-Pleasant Ridge 3, Caney Valley 2, Minneapolis 2, Russell 2, Phillipsburg 1, Conway Springs 1.

100-m. dash prelims — 5. Kimalee Cook R 12.81-q, 6. Hope Thiel R 12.81-q.

100-m. dash finals — 5. Hope Thiel R 12.69, 6. Kimalee Cook R 12.73.

1,600-m. run — 10. Sienna Schmidt R 5:46.98.

4x100-m. relay — 4. Halstead (Madison McClain, Karenna Gerber, Kaytlynn Millspaugh, Magdalena McKee) 50.45.

400-m. dash — 1. Hope Thiel R 56.92, 4. Elise Kaiser Hes. 1:00.05, 5. Emma Rogers S 1:00.09.

300-m. LH — 8. Sydney Hilliard S 48.90.

200-m. dash — 5. Grace Thompson S 26.59.

4x400-m. relay — 5. Hesston (Connie Schott, Emily Koehn, Marisa Vogt, Elise Kaiser) 4:10.65.

Shot put — 4. Celbi Richardson Hes. 38-9, 10. Grace Thompson S 36-1 1/4.


Team scores — Scott Community 74, Garden Plain 45, Kingman 42, Riverton 34, Colby 34, Perry-Lecompton 31, Cherryvale 25, Norton Community 25, Hesston 24, Lakin 22, Ellsworth 20, Nemaha Central 20, Caney Valley 20, Council Grove 20, Wichita Independent 20, Hoisington 17, Halstead 15, Cimarron 14, Phillipsburg 14, Sabetha 13, Cheney 13, Southeast of Saline 11, Osage City 10, Pleasant Ridge 10, Sterling 10, Jayhawk Linn 9, Beloit 9, West Franklin 9, St. Marys 8, Horton 8, Conway Springs 7, Royal Valley 7, Hiawatha 7, Wellsville 6, Riley County 6, Silver Lake 6, Southwestern Heights 6, Central Heights 5, Rossville 5, Humboldt 5, Douglass 5, Eureka 3, Thomas More Prep-Marian 3, Hutchinson Trinity 2, Cherokee Southeast 1, Arma Northeast 1.

100-m. dash prelims — 1. Parker Roth Hes. 11.17-q.

4x800-m. relay — 2. Halstead (Dakota Blaylock, Andrew O’Brien, Braden Gerber, Joshua Talbott) 8:15.27, 8. Hesston (Jordyn Vogt, Jesus Arroyo-Ramirez, Reese Nebel, Chase McDonald) 8:32.86.

100-m. dash finals — 2. Parker Roth Hes. 10.91.

4x100-m. relay — 4. Hesston (Joshua Roth, Ayden Fleming, Mitchell Martin, Parker Roth) 44.31.

300-m. IH — 7. Reese Nebel Hes. 41.36.

800m. run — 5. Joshua Talbott Hal. 2:02.75, 12. Braden Gerber Hal. 2:08.77, 15. Dakota Blaylock Hal. 2:21.46.

200-m. dash — 4. Parker Roth Hes. 23.04.