Crest, SCCH track athletes qualify for state


May 25, 2010 - 12:00 AM

MADISON — Shayla Stephens of Crest High and Jenna Witteman and Shelby Birk of Southern Coffey County High have something in common. These three claimed 2010 Kansas Kansas Class 1A Regional Track event championships Friday.
The Class 1A track meet was hosted by Central Burden High School.
Witteman set a new SCCH girls’ record in winning the regional 200-meter crown. She ran the race in 26.94 seconds. Witteman nailed down a qualifying spot for the 100-meter dash, taking third in 13.15 seconds.
Shelby Birk is the 1A regional long jump champion with a winning leap of 15 feet 13⁄4 inches. Birk missed out going to state in the triple jump, finishing fifth at 32’1”.
Witteman and Birk combined with Ashton Gudenkauf and Kristin Stephens to qualify in the 4×100-meter relay race. They had a third-place time of 53.63 seconds. Birk, Gudenkauf and Witteman joined with Kandace Shields for a second-place finish in the 4×400-meter relay race in 4:32.64.
The top four places in each event at the regional advanced to the state meet.
Crest’s Shayla Stephens won the 1A regional javelin championship with a toss of 114’10”.
Crest’s Amanda Strickler took third, 11’5”, to qualify.
Kurston Gilliland of Crest is on to state in the girls’ shot put. Gilliland was second at the regional at 34’10”. Amanda Strickler was sixth in the discus at 93’10”. Italy Loving missed going to state by one spot, finishing fifth in the 3200-meter run in 13:29.06.
In the javelin, Southern Coffey County’s Katelyn Rogers and Keasha Parks were fifth and sixth, respectively, 103’2” and 100’4”.

Crest’s boys qualified their 4×800-meter relay team to state. Dustin Davis-Jones, Chris Brallier, Trevor Holman and David Womelsdorf combined for a fourth place finish in 9:09.62.
Holman placed sixth in the 800-meter run in 2:15.12. Dakota Ramsey took sixth in the javelin at 147’7”.
Southern Coffey County’s Trevor Smith claimed second, qualified for state and set a new school record in the 200 meters. He ran the race in 23.38 seconds. Smith was also second in the 100-meter dash in 11.20.
Aaron Ludolph took second in the high jump, clearing the bar at 6 feet, which was a SCCH record. Colin Kraft qualified with a third-place finish in the 110-meter high hurdles in 15.59 seconds and in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles, after taking fourth in 41.79 seconds.
Kraft will also compete in the 1A state triple jump. He was fourth at regional with a leap of 40’41⁄2”. He was fifth in the long jump at 19’23⁄4”.
Ryan True took third in the regional javelin throw with a distance of 161’8”. The Titan 4×100-meter relay team of R.J. Snovelle, A. Ludolph, Charlie Patterson and Smith posted a qualifying time, placing fourth, in 47.23 seconds.

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