Mustangs capture title at LCHS Invitational

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April 2, 2010 - 12:00 AM

ALTAMONT — Winning five events helped boost Iola High’s Mustangs to a team title in their first track meet of the 2010 season.
The Mustangs scored 106 points in winning the Labette County Invitational  Thursday. Chanute was second with 96 points followed by Fort Scott with 68.
There were nine teams  in the varsity division of the meet. Seven of the nine Southeast Kansas League teams competed.
The track meet also had a junior varsity division. Results from that division were not available Thursday night and will be reported as soon as available.
“Other than a botched handoff in the 4×100-meter relay race, we had a very good start to the season,” said Marvin Smith, IHS track coach.
Ethan and Aaron Fulton continued blazing a trail through the 110-meter high hurdles. Ethan won the race in 14.6 seconds and Aaron finished third in 15.2 seconds, which moved him to eighth place on the Iola High honor roll.
The Fulton twins competed in the long jump for the first time Thursday. Ethan won the event with a leap of 22 feet, 1 1/2 inches, which is fourth on the IHS honor roll. Aaron was third at 20’9”. Dylan Allen was fourth in the event at 20’4 1/4”.
Aaron Fulton was second in the javelin with a throw of 155 feet. Ethan Fulton placed third at 154’4”.
Seth Browning’s performance on the track Thursday produced three gold medals. He won the 400-meter dash in 54.9 seconds.
Browning teamed up with Christian Kauth, Aaron Cheung and Ryan Weir to win the 4×800-meter relay in 9 minutes, 7 seconds. Kauth and Browning combined with Mikal Bossell and Shane Snavely to claim the gold in the 4×400-meter relay race in 3:48.9.
Kyler Thompson finished third in the discus with a throw of 124’9”. The Mustangs were without senior Darin Hutton in the throws because of illness.
Josh Spencer placed third in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles in 45.7 seconds. He was fifth in the high hurdle race in 16.9 seconds.
Allen took fourth in the 100-meter dash in 11.3 seconds. He combined with the Fulton brothers and Snavely for a fourth-place finish in the 4×100-meter relay race in 48.1 seconds.
Drew Shepherd scored fourth place points in the pole vault. He went over the bar at 10’6”.
“Seth Browning had three good races and had our fastest split times on the two relays,” Smith said.  “It was good start for Drew, Dylan and Josh in their events.”
The Mustang varsity goes to Paola next Friday. The junior varsity will compete at Chanute April 12.

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