Butler County Times Gazette
  • El Dorado girls take 4th, boys 5th at track invitational

  • El Dorado’s girls team took fourth place and the boys took fifth in the nine-team El Dorado Track Invitational held Friday at BG Products Veterans Stadium.
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  • El Dorado’s girls team took fourth place and the boys took fifth in the nine-team El Dorado Track Invitational held Friday at BG Products Veterans Stadium.
    The El Dorado girls came in behind Andale, Newton and Kapaun Mount Carmel. They placed ahead of Andover, Buhler, Douglass, Wichita Heights and Augusta.
    The boys’ team title was won by Kapaun Mount Carmel, followed by Andale, Newton and Wichita Heights. After El Dorado at fifth came Andover, Buhler, Augusta, and Douglass.
    The Wildcats’s top performers included the 4x800 meter relay teams. Both the boys and girls won those events. The girls team is composed of Sidney and Jolie Howland, Tara Fisher and Lakyn Anders. They beat the second place Douglass team of Suzannah Wright, Kendra Howell, Starla Goodman and Hailey Braddy by more than 24 seconds.
    The El Dorado boys 4x800 team also won easily. Jacob Anders, Brandon Triboletti, Travis House and Jacob Harding won by 11 seconds.
    Andover’s team of Jackson Moore, Travis Lenz, Alex Moen and Logan Wampler came in third.
    Sidney Howland also won the 400-meter dash by three seconds, coming in just under a minute. Gloria Mares o Andover came in third and Katie Cox of Augusta placed sixth.
    Travis House placed fourth in the boys 400 meter and Isaac Suster of Andover placed fifth.
    Jolie Howland of El Dorado won the 800-meter run. Nicole Zielinski of Andover placed third and Braddy of Douglass came in fifth.
    In the boys 800 meter, El Dorado had three of the eight best times.
    Jacob Anders placed second in the event and Dylan McAdoo and Tim Kemboi came in at seventh and eighth.
    El Dorado also outpaced the field in the 4x400 relay. Sidney and Jolie Howland, Kaylyn Beel along with Lakyn Anders won the event by more 15 seconds.
    Augusta placed fifth in the event with Bailey Reichardt, Riley Zerr, Maddie Hallmark and Katie Cox. The Douglass team of Sarah Hajdukovich, Hailey Braddy, Emily Valentine and Kendra Howell placed sixth.
    El Dorado’s team of Travis House, Matt Harvey, Garrett Howland and Jacob Anders placed third in the 4x400.
    Andover’s girls got off to a good start in the field events with a sweep of the top two spots in the high jump. Two-time defending 5A State Champion Jaylyn Agnew won the girls high jump with a 5’6” effort. Teammate Nicole Klusener came in second with a jump of five feet even. Naomi Bader of Douglass came in fifth.
    Kyler Steinkamp of Augusta won the boys’ side with a 6’2” effort. Landon Cuskelly came in fourth at 6 feet even.
    Page 2 of 2 - The Wildcats had two of the top six boys pole vaulters. Garrett Howland came in second clearing a height of 12’10” and Jake Leckliter came in sixth with 11’10”.
    El Dorado’s Destiny Smith was the runner-up in the long jump. She flew 15’8”. Eli Renoux of Andover won the boys long jump with a leap of 21’2”. Cadin Gustafson placed sixth with a jump of 19’8.5”.
    Kaylyn Beel of l Dorado came in fourth in the triple jump. Charlie Kellogg came in eighth in the boys triple jump.
    Hajdukovich of Douglass came in third in the girls discus with El Dorado’s Sally Rowell just behind her in fourth place. Justice Rice came in sixth in the discus.
    Douglass’ Dustin Biggs was second in the boys discus and Isaac Johnson of El Dorado was third.
    Brabender Cabrerra came in fourth in the boys javelin. Douglass’ Coleman Hart came in seventh.
    Austin Willis of Augusta came in seventh in the boys shot put. Justice Rice of El Dorado placed fourth in the girls’ shot put.
    In the 100 meter dash, Augusta’s state qualifier from 2013 Chaydon Carter came in fourth in a great race where the top four were separated by less than a tenth of a second.
    Gloria Mares of Andover ran away with the girls 100-meter dash. She won with a time of 12.82, 13 one-hundredths of second ahead of the runner-up.
    Augusta’s Carter also placed third in the 200-meter dash. Sidney Howland of El Dorado placed fourth in the girls’ race.
    Matt Harvey of El Dorado came in third in the 110-meter hurdles followed by teammate Alex Hildreth in sixth. Drew Hantla of Andover came in seventh.
    On the girls side, Riley Zerr of Augusta placed sixth.
    Grace Ball of Andover came in second in the girls 1600 meter run. Sydney Williams of Augusta placed sixth. Katelyn Estes of Douglass was seventh.
    Andover placed three of the top six in the boys 1600. Alex Moen won the race followed by teammate Jackson Moore in second. Jared Lenz of Andover came in sixth. El Dorado’s Tim Kemboi placed fourth in the race.
    El Dorado’s Harvey came in fourth in the 330 meter hurdles.

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