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Rose Hill's Mayes sets himself up for state track

WINFIELD — LaQua Mayes’ strategy was to get out the blocks as fast as possible Friday and hope to hold off the pack. He just wanted to qualify for the Class 4A meet. He figured by then, he would be in prime position to compete.

Mayes was the fastest out of the blocks in the 100-meter dash and held the lead until about the halfway mark. Trinity Academy’s Morgan Burns cruised by him to finish the race and take the regional championship in 10.76 seconds, and Maize South’s Brendan Criner (11.15) just edged Rose Hill’s Mayes (11.17) to take second.

He didn’t win the regional meet, but he put himself in position to accomplish his ultimate goal.

“A lot of people don’t know that I’m hurt,” Mayes said. “I haven’t ran for like two weeks. I’m not upset that I got third, because I know that I will be better for state. My strategy is to get out and hopefully I can hold them off. I might not have the top speed as some of these guys, but I have better quickness.”

Mayes tweaked his hamstring in the last 15 meters of the Goddard Invitational 100 final trying to run down Valley Center’s Joe Fisher. Mayes said he can see the light at the end of the tunnel and will do everything therapeutically possible to heal before the state meet to better compete with the likes of Burns.

Burns not only won the 100 with ease — he cruised to a 200 victory and was about a second and a half faster than the closest competitor in 400, running a 50.45. Since Fisher moved up to Class 5A, Burns doesn’t have his old sprinting rival, but he still has motivation to succeed.

“I’m running for God — that has been my biggest motivation,” Burns said. “It is fun. I’m just out here trying my best. I have great coaches too. So I’m going to see what happens at state.”

El Dorado’s Molly Milbourn, the defending girls 1600 and 3200 champion, placed first in both events. As usual, she left a huge gap between her and the second-place finisher, but the senior distance runner would like to take down her personalbest time.

Milbourn set a PR of 5:01 last season at the Kansas Relays and ran a 5:03.92 in the state meet. Her 1600 time at the regional was 5:16, and her best time this season was a 5:12.

“PR-ing at state is definitely a big goal,” Milbourn said. “Right now it’s just keeping my third and fourth laps on the mile down. My first lap I get out fast, but I have to keep the pace up for my third and fourth laps That’s what is hurting me right now and stopping me from getting down to my PR.”

Defending 4A pole vault champion Jaimie House of El Dorado cleared 11-6 Friday. House jumped a 12-1 to take the 4A title last season.

Girls Team—Andale 75, Maize South 60, Pratt 58, Cheney 57, El Dorado 53, Rose Hill 38, Clearwater 36, Kingman 35, Circle 30.5, Ulysses 26, Mulvane 25.5, Wellington 24, Hugoton 16, Winfield 14, Trinity 8, Augusta 2. 3200 relay — Rose Hill (Anderson, Decker, Bradley Slade) 10:11.83; Ulysses (Branscum, Chisolm, Calder wood, Rodriguez, Barlow) 10:26.59; Hugoon (goode Hamlin, Kinser, Hoskinson) 10:33.73; El Dorado (An ders, Clites, Hadley, Saltsman) 10:33.76. 100 hurldes — Tjaden, Clearwater, 15.24; Grubbs, Maize South 15.71; Mertens, Kingman, 15.73; Hoover, Pratt, 15.88 100— Grubbs, Maize South, 12.67; Allen, Mulvane 12.81;f Needham, Cheney, 12.82; Simon, Andale, 12.84 1600— Milbourn, El Dorado, 5:16.49; Poynter, Maize South, 5:28.71; Becker, Pratt, 5:30.76; Buffum, Win field, 5:51.35. 400 relay — Andale (Rowland, Simon Emberson, Lies) 50.31; Wellington (Adams, Page Ditch, Campbell) 50.85; Mulvane (Weaver, Melick Amber Allen, Alex Allen) 50.86; Pratt (Reh, Hoover Staats, Domann) 51.61. 400— Needham, Cheney 58.38; Staats, Pratt, 59.90; Grubs, Maize South 1:00.20; Slade, Rose Hill, 1:00.23. 300 hurdles — Grubbs, Maize South, 46.64; Tjaden, 47.35; House, Dorado, 47.72; Hoover, Pratt, 47.99. 800— Milbourn El Dorado, 2:22.12; Poynter, Maize South, 2:27.30 Staats, Pratt, 2:28.72; Bradley, Rose Hill, 2:29.09 200— Needham, Cheney, 26.89; Campbel, Wellington 27.64; Grubbs, Maize South, 27.29; Simon, Andale 27.56. 3200—Milbourn, El Dorado 11:23.23; Becker Pratt 12:07.46; Romine, Pratt, 12:27.93; Trumble Maize South, 12:30.97 . 1600 relay — .Cheney (Holt Dewey, Teague, Needham) 4:11.02; Andale ((Em berson, Pletcher, Orth, Ast) 4:13.27; Mulvane (Weaver Burkhart, Melick, Allen) 4:16.09; Pratt (Staats, Becker Reh, Domann) 4:16.11. High jump — Mumma, Clear water, 5-2; Bohm, Trinity, 5-0, Lewellen, Wellington, 4 10; Robinson, Cheney 4-10. Pole vault — House, El Do 10-6; Shiach, Andale, 10-0. Long jump — Braeunlich, Rose Hill, 16-5½; Walthers, Circle, 16-5½; Ortiz, Kingman, 16-3¾; Reh, Pratt, 16-1¾. Triple jump — Kinser, Hugoton, 35-11¼; Lies, Andale, 35-2½; Ortiz, Kingman, 34-9½; Eck, Andale,34-5¾. Discus — . Javelin— Orton, Circle, 119-10; Justice, Rose Hill, 113-11; Tjaden, Clearwater, 11-10; Hotl, Cheney, 108-8. Shot put — Britton, Ulysses, 40-4½; Govert, Kingman, 34-2½; Wright, Circle, 33-10½; Jenson, Pratt, 33-4¾.

Boys

Team—Rose Hill 94, Andale 55, Maize South 55, Clearwater 49, Trinity 41, Winfield 40, Ulysses 32, Hugoton 32, Cheney 31, Mulvane 28, El Dorado, 24, Pratt 23, Circle 22, Augusta 18, Kingman 10, Wellington 4. 3200 relay —El Dorado (Haines, Harvey, Nightengale, Nuckolls) 8:13.72; Hugoton (McLain, Hittle, Watkins, Weaver) 8:15.50; Maize South (Williams, Green, Wondra, Daniels) 8:19.81; Ulysses (Zerr, Widder, Galindo, Mendoza) 8:24.01 . 100 hurldes — Wisdom, Augusta 15.04; Martin, Rose Hill, 15.21; Nickelson, Clearwater, 15.21; Jarnagin, Ulysses, 15.46. 100—Burns, Trinity, 10.76; Criner, Maize South, 11.15; Mayes, Rose Hill, 11.13; Seidel, Pratt, 11.25 . 1600—.Landes, Mulvane, 4:28.08; Martin, Andale, 4:28.38; Nightengale, El Dorado, 4:30.67; Jimenez, Hugoton, 4:32.12 400 relay —Rose Hill (Mayes, Marting, Pearson, Kinnick) 43.18; Andale (Staab, T. Horsh, Staats, R. Horsch) 44.01; Prat (McClain, Eggelston, Callaway, Seidel) 44.95; Ulysses (Rodriguez, Jarnagin, Sandoval, Annis) 45.05 . 400— Burns, Trinity, 50.45; Shaffer, Rose Hill, 52.02; Criner, Maize South, 52.59; Williams, Maize South, 52.64. 300 hurdles — Nickelson, Clearwater, 39.66; Horsch, Andale, 40.41; Martin, Rose Hill, 40.69; Maydew, Pratt, 40.73. 800—Martin, Andale, 2:00.02; Hanna, Winfield, 2:00.32; Weaver, Hugoton, 2:00.62; Nuckolls, El Dorado, 2:00.93. 200— Burns, Trinity, 23.25; Annis, Ulysses, 23.40; Sizemore, Clearwater, 23.13; Criner, Maize South, 23.13. 3200— Landes, Mulvane, 9:33.04; Jimenez, Hugoton, 9:56.27; Weber, Rose Hill, 10.:00.33; Nightengale, El Dorado, 10:03.731600 relay—Rose Hill (Martin, Mays, Decker, Shaffer) 3:26.71; Maize South (Williams, Daniels, Criner, Wondra) 3:31.49; Trinity (Funk, Alexander, Brewer, Burns) 3:31.77; Pratt (McClain, Maydew, Swank, Seidel) 3:32.61. High jump — Graber, Maize South, 6-9; Budda, Augusta, 6-2; Mays, Rose Hill, 6-2; Miller, Trinity, 6-2. Pole vault — Dewey, Cheney, 14-0; Rowland, Andale, 13-6; Knight, Rose Hill, 13-6; Ungles, Andale, 13-0. Long jump — Kinnick, Rose Hill, 21-5¼; Nickelson, Clearwater, 20-9½’ Gardinier, Circle 20-8¾; Annis, Ulysses, 20-4½. Triple jump — Proctor, Winfield, 43-8½; Rinke, Clearwater, 42-8½; Hubener, Cheney, 41-2¼; Gardinier, Circle, 40-11. Discus — Groene, Winfield, 192-4; Foltz, Rose Hill, 167-4; Goldsmith, Cheney, 157-9; Swank, Pratt, 151-5. Javelin — Gardinier, Circle, 191-2; Groene, Winfield, 177-4; Hubener, Cheney, 177-0; Pote, Cheney, 166-7. Shot put — Bergkamp, Kingman, 50-6; Bowman, Clearwater, 50-4½; Thompson, Maize South, 48-7; Stegman, Hugoton, 46-8½.

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