The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

High School Sports

May 25, 2013

Baxter's Elias places second in 400 meters

WICHITA, Kan. — Baxter Springs senior Kacey Elias just couldn’t quite outrun Rose Hill’s Colton Mays.

Mays edged Elias by one-hundreth of a second for first place in the 400 meters, and he beat Elias for second place in the 200 at the Kansas Class 4A state track and field championships on Saturday at Cessna Stadium.

The Rose Hill senior ran the 400 in 49.28 seconds, just ahead of Elias’ 49.29. Elias beat Mays by less than a second during preliminaries on Friday.

Ulysses senior Tate Annis won the 200 in 22.52 seconds. Mays was second in 22.84, and Elias was third in 22.92.

Girard freshman Drew Davied won the high jump with a leap of 6-8.

On the girls’ side, Pittsburg was 15th in the team standings with 18 points. Pittsburg’s Sarah Jewett was seventh in the 800 meters. Nicole Striplin, Jewett, Chelsea Baker and Andie Casper took sixth in the 4x100 relay. Baker finished fourth in the 100-meter hurdles.

Girard’s 4x800 relay team of Hayden Bauer, Christian Provence, Kendra Samuels and Schyler Nepote took eighth.

Class 3A

Riverton claimed five medals on the final day of competition.

MacKenzie Dunbar finished fourth in the 800 meters and seventh in the 1600 for the Rams’ girls.

The Rams picked up two medals in the boys high jump as Grant North placed seventh and Andrew Pennington tied for eighth. The Rams’ 4x800 relay team of Blake Burlingame, Jacob Qualls, Trystan Allen and Benjamin Roote finished eighth.

Galena sprinter Jessica Henson took seventh place in the 100 meters.

St. Mary’s-Colgan, which wound up 13th in the boys standings with 18 points, grabbed three medals Saturday. Jonathan Adamson was fifth in the 1600, the 4x100 relay team of Alexander Gilmore, Conner Dayton, Tucker Hoffman and Austin Commons was seventh, and Dayton was eighth in the 100.

Southeast’s Ryan Rakestraw took fourth in the high jump, giving the CNC three medalists in the event.

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