The Kansas Relays wrapped up on Saturday and a number of local athletes ended their weekend in the top three.
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In the long jump, Wichita Collegiate’s Jewell Bolden came out on top. The freshman’s longest jump was 17-2 ¾, which actually tied with Raymore-Peculiar’s Kiarrah Moore. However, Bolden’s second best jump, 16-11 ½ beat Moore’s 16-10 for the win. Kylia Flloyd of Emporia took third at 17-2 ¼
The women’s high jump ended in a jump-off between Wichita Home School’s Mona Gottschaemmer and North Kansas City’s Kiesha Bailey. After clearing their first four jumps on their first try, neither athlete could clear 5-7 ¼. When the bar was brought back down to 5-6 in the jump off, Bailey was able to clear it while Gottschaemmer did not. Summit Christian’s Carlie Queen took third.
Great Bend Junior Jayce Brack finished third overall in the boys shot put. His best throw was a 57-1 ½ in that he threw in his third attempt. Ottawa standout Kord Ferguson won the event with a 62-9 ½ mark. Olathe South’s Braden Smith took second at 58-0 ¼.
Amber Petersen of Hillsboro, OK also took third in the 400-meter dash. She finished with a time of 59.00. Amanda Dillon led the back at 56.33 and Prather finished just ahead of Petersen at 58.12.
Other notable local performances include, Kapaun’s Devin Dempsey who finished fourth overall in the boy’s 100-meter dash with a wind-assisted time of 10.92. Michael Wells of Cleveland NJROTC won that race at 10.49.
Ellinwood’s Sophie Hayes who ran a 15.28 to take fifth in the 100 meter hurdles. The top finisher in that race was Payton Stumbaugh of Har-Ber. Haye’s best time so far this season was 15.73.
Mulvane’s Grant Geschwenter took sixth overall in the boys’ Javelin. He threw a 176-08 which was about eight feet farther than his best throw so far this season. Paola’s Andrew Henn won the event with a throw of 192-00.