EL DORADO, Kan.—The Douglass track team headed to the El Dorado Invitational track meet Friday and were met by gusty winds. The winds did not stop the Bulldogs as they competed well with the bigger-class schools.
On the girls’ side, the 3200- meter relay took first while the 1600- meter relay took third with a time of 4 minutes and 18 seconds.
Sarah Wright took second in the 400- meter dash with a time of 61.55 seconds.
“Today went really well,” said Wright. “The back stretch was tough when we had to fight against the wind.”
In the 1600-meter race, Savannah Wright took first with a time of 5:24.03. Sister and teammate Suzie Wright followed behind in third with a time of 5:44.
Douglass proved to be dominant in the 3200- meter race as they racked up 17 points in the single race. Savannah Wright took first place in a time of 12:03 as Suzie Wright followed in third place with a time of 12:08. Mackenzie McBeth followed in sixth place with a time of 12:30.
Zoey Green tied for second in high jump with a height of 4-11. Green also took fourth in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 16.42 seconds.
Kapaun won the meet with 137.5 points, Andale took second with 109 and Newton barely edged Douglass with 87.5 points to Douglass’ 87.
On the boys’ side, Douglass’ Avery McNelly won the 400-meter dash with a time of 50.86.
Douglass’ Kyle Troxler mixed things up as he took on the 300-meter high hurdles and won easily with a time of 40.13. Troxler also put up the fastest time in the state in the 110-meter high hurdles with a time of 14.19 to win the event.
The Bulldogs will compete next at 4 p.m. at the Hesston Invitational on Thursday, May 3.