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State Track, Day 2

BY TAYLOR ELDRIDGE

10:05 a.m. — Time to get our update on for the finals of the boys’ 110-meter high hurdles for all classes.

Class 1A — South Haven’s Blake Wilkey placed third in an extremely close race and South Barber’s Stephen Lebeda took fourth in a race that was decided by less than a tenth of a second for the top four.

Class 2A — A pair of Inman teammates took second and third in Jason Friesen and Sam Martin.

Class 3A — Independent’s Brian Ray took third in a time of 15.83 and was closely followed by Collegiate’s Josh Barrett for fourth. Conway Springs’ Tyler Martin also took sixth.

Class 4A — Not much here, besides Haven’s Sean Covalcine taking second in the race.

Class 5A — Newton’s Miguel Johns didn’t get out very well in this race, but recovered to take fifth place in a time of 15.17. That was it from the area.

Class 6A — Northwest senior Andrew Etheridge hit the first hurdle to start the race, but didn’t let it slow him down and pulled away after the last hurdle to win the state title in a time of 14.22. Maize’s Miles Ukaoma and Derby’s Meshach Kennedy were neck-and-neck the whole race, but Ukaoma pulled away for second place in 14.41 to Kennedy’s 14.45. Heights’ Lewis Taylor finished in eighth.

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