Augusta’s boys and girls teams both placed in the top three on Tuesday afternoon at the Augusta Invitational. The girls team tied with Maize South for second with 85 points scored as a team, while the boys scored 88, but finished in third place behind Andover Central and Winfield.
The Augusta girls team had two individual champions, as well as two relays that took first. Nataleigh Cantu won the high jump, clearing 5 feet, 4 inches to take home the gold. Abbee Rhodes won the shot put with a distance of 37-11. The 4x100 meter relay team has one of the fastest times in 4A and was victorious on Tuesday with a time of 52.57. The Augusta girls also took first in the 4x400.
The Augusta boys team finished the meet with two first place finishes, both in throwing events. Braiden Allen won the discuss throw with a distance of 154-3, while his teammate Daelen Shupe won the shot put with a throw of 48-4.
The El Dorado girls team finished seventh out of ten and had one first place finisher. Jolie Howland won the 800m with a time of 2:30.16, beating her teammate Kylie McArdle by five tenths of a second.
The Wildcat boys team also had one first place finisher as Ezekiel Kemboi won the 400m with a time of 53.83
Andover Central girls team won the meet with 87 total points, while the boy’s team placed second with 92. Jewell Bolden won three events for the Jaguars. Bolden took first in the 100m and the 100m hurdles with times of 13.05 and 15.5 in those races. Bolden also took home the gold in the long jump with a leap of 18-0. Bolden took third at state last year and will be the favorite to win this year as her personal record of 19-4 is the farthest in the state by almost a foot and would break the state meet record. Lindsey Stinson won the 300m hurdles for the Jaguars with a time of 51.01. Rebecca Hurd out-threw the competition in the discuss throw, launching the discuss 106-0 to win the event for the Orioles.
For the Central boys, Andrew Rankin won the 110m hurdles with a time of 15.88. Cade Schoenhofer outran the other competitors in the 800m, finsihing in 2:07.52. The Jaguar boys team also won the 4x800 with a time of 8:24.61.
The Andover Trojan boys’ team finished with three indivdual champions. Parker McCafferty flew past the rest of the competition in the 100m, winning with a time of 11.56. Kale Rishel won the triple jump with a distance of 40-9.75. Asher Moen ran the 3200 in 9:52.75, one of the fastest times in the state in all classes.
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