Varsity Track and Field

Meet the Wichita Eagle's inaugural 2018 All-Metro Boys Track and Field Team

Highlights: Local athletes tear up the track at Kansas state meet

There were many winners from the Wichita are at the 2018 Kansas high school state track and field meet. Here are a few highlights from the finals on May 26.
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There were many winners from the Wichita are at the 2018 Kansas high school state track and field meet. Here are a few highlights from the finals on May 26.

For the first time, the Eagle and Varsity Kansas are pleased to introduce the All-Metro Boys Track and Field Team.

One male high school athlete was selected based on season-long performance and results at the Kansas high school state meet.

Here are the selections:

100-Meter Dash: Deron Dudley, South, Jr.

Dudley won the loaded Class 6A 100-meter dash in a blazing 10.59 seconds. His season-best was 10.49.

200-Meter Dash: Ollie McGee, Southeast, Sr.

McGee was perhaps Kansas' greatest athlete without a state championship until he ran a 21.47 in the Class 6A 200-meter dash.

400-Meter Dash: Philip Landrum, South, Sr.

One of Kansas' all-time greats finished his career in a race he had never run at state. He finished fourth in the Class 6A 400 meters with a personal best 48.70 seconds.

800-Meter Dash: Cale Carson, El Dorado, Sr.

Carson was Kansas' top 800-meter runner in 2018 with a season-best 1:53.41. He won the Class 4A race at 1:56.18 with a remarkable comeback.

1,600 Meters: Lakelin Conrad, Collegiate, Sr.

Conrad won the Class 4A 1,600 meters and 3,200 meters, earning his first state championships since his freshman year. He ran the 1,600 in 4:20.13.

3,200 Meters: Asher Moen, Andover, Jr.

Moen ran a personal-best 9:26.57 in the Class 5A 3,200 meters. He finished as the runner-up at state.

110-Meter Hurdles: Joseph Holthusen, Carroll, Sr.

Holthusen doubled down for his first state championships with 110- and 300-meter hurdles titles in Class 5A. He won the 110 in 14.55 seconds.

300-Meter Hurdles: Toby Penner, Berean Academy, Sr.

Penner won the Class 2A 300-meter hurdles in 39.56 seconds, which was his personal best and good enough for top 20 in Kansas.

4x100 Relay: South (Nicomus Craig, Deron Dudley, Martin Nguyen, Philip Landrum)

South's 4x100-meter relay team made history at the state meet, setting the Kansas record at 41.62 seconds for the Class 6A title.

4x400 Relay: Campus (David Howell, Dalton Rogers, Cameron Harvey, Federico Harvey)

The Colts' 4x400-meter relay team set a team best at the Class 6A meet, finishing in 3:21.37. Campus finished second.

4x800 Relay: Maize South (Dane Wedge, Brendon Becoat, Britte Magnuson, Bryce Merriman)

The Mavericks set a team best, winning the Class 5A 4x800-meter relay in 7:54.66. Bryce Merriman, committed to Wichita State, headlined the team.

High Jump: Austin Mernagh, Carroll, Sr.

Mernagh was all over the field at Cessna Stadium, but his best event was in the high jump. He was the runner-up in 5A at 6-foot-4.

Pole Vault: Ethan Hull, Carroll, Jr.

Hull won the Class 5A pole vault with a personal best 15-1. Carroll took first and second; Augustine McCormick was runner-up.

Long Jump: Federico Harvey, Campus, Sr.

Harvey won his second straight 6A triple jump title but was outstanding in the long jump, too. He finished runner-up at 21-9.

Triple Jump: Jack Ebright, Carroll, Jr.

Ebright was runner-up in the 5A triple jump with a personal-best 44-4. Later that day, he was the starting pitcher in Carroll's baseball state-championship game.

Shot Put: Sam Thimmesch, Garden Plain, Sr.

Thimmesch, a Fort Hays State commit, won the Class 3A shot put with a personal-best 56-0.5.

Discus: Jacob Schmitz, Kapaun, Sr.

In his second year of competition, Schmitz won the Class 5A discus title with a personal-best 165-9.

Javelin: Trey Patterson, Cheney, Jr.

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Cheney junior Trey Patterson finished fourth in the Class 3A javelin. @TreyPatterson12/Twitter

Patterson came into the state meet with a 202-5 throw, which was second-best in Kansas. He finished fourth in 3A at 183-6.

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