OBERLIN, KS — The weather might not of had been ideal for the Northwest Kansas League track meet by the Hoxie ladies and St. Francis men made the most of it taking home team titles.
The Lady Indians of Hoxie dominated the field placing 30 athletes inside the top six of events and had six girls themselves earn the first place gold. Some of there top performers included Emily Dierks who won the mile and two mile. Morgan Keith placed inside the top two of the triple and high jump, winning the high jump. And their 4×800 relay team dominated the field winning by 35 seconds.
Wallace County girls came in second in the team standings with 19 events placing. Leah Ayers won the pole vault. Hayley Hennick placed in the top two in the discus and the javelin, winning the discus. Aubrey Kulman also took first in the 100 meter hurdles.
Past the Hoxie & Wallace County ladies the final standings had Rawlins County placing 3rd, Quinter 4th, Decatur Community 5th, St. Francis 6th, Dighton & Greeley County going 7th & 8th respectively.
It was pretty much a two horse race in the mens final team standings with St. Francis and Hoxie running away from the field. Sainty men won 7 of the 18 events and placed 26 athletes. Brady Dinkel & Jordan Raby dominated the sprints placing in the top three or winning the 100, 200 & 400. They also went 1-2 in the shot put thanks to Shadyron Blanka & Jesse Baxter.
Hoxie only took gold in two events, the discus thanks to Harlan Obioha and the 4×800. But they did have great showings in the distance runs placing at least two or more in the 800, 1600 & 3200 meter runs.
Wallace County came in third mostly thanks to the performances of Trevor Medina & Trevor Fischer. Medina won the 800, long & triple jumps. While Fischer won the mile and two mile races.
After Wallace County it was Dighton in 4th, Greeley County 5th, Quinter 6th, Decatur Community 7th & Rawlins County in 8th.
All teams will next compete on May 17th at regionals. 2A schools will be at Smith Center while 1A schools will go to Hill City.