Redskins Win WAC Track Title
Brock Kappelmann - May 12, 2017 7:22 am
Liberal wins the Western Athletic Conference track and field title. The Redskins finished on top in Dodge City Thursday. Here is what coach Tyson McGuire had to say.
Some risk payed off on the guys side. We jumped Austin Mullens in the Long
Jump for the first time ever to try to steal some points and he placed
second, we also sat him out of the 4×4 since we figured we could win
without him and they still won and it allowed us to put him in the 200
which he won the race.
Jesse Alvarado also was a huge shock for us in the triple jump. Coming
into the meet he was sitting 7th and he had never had a jump over 40′ and
he had 5 over that distance today to take 3rd place.
Off of the meet entries the boys were sitting in second place behind Dodge
City and only a couple points in front of Garden City, so we told the team
it was going to be whoever showed up and out competed themselves would win.
The girls started out the day a little rough and were sitting in last place
but they fought back hard on the track and passed Hays and almost caught
Great Bend. The numbers for Garden and Dodge City are currently just too
much to overcome at this time.
On the boys side this was absolutely a total team effort, we needed to stop
Garden and Dodge from scoring points in a lot of different events and they
stepped up and put themselves in great positions.
Austin Mullens was voted the Male WAC Track and Field athlete of the year,
with his impressive 2nd place long jump, 1st place 200, 1st place 110
hurdles, and 1st place 300 hurdles. The award is voted on by all the head
The Redskin will travel to Goddard Kansas to compete in the Track and Field
Regionals hosted by Goddard Eisenhower next Friday.
Here are the results:
Garden City 93
Dodge City 89
Great Bend 47
100- Dusty Torres 1st 10.85 and Syris Dunlap 3rd 11.1
200- Austin Mullens 1st 23.08, Dusty Torres 2nd 23.12, and Syris Dunlap 24.01 4th
400- Dusty Torres 1st 49.36 and Sergio Chavez 5th 53.62
300 H- Austin Mullens 1st 40.27 and Tyrique Chandler 41.75
100 H- Austin Mullens 1st 14.41 and Tyrique Chandler 5th 16.02
Triple Jump- Markalyn Eatmon 1st 43’2″, Jesse Alvarado 3rd 41’1.5″, and Syris Dunlap 4th 40’11”
Long Jump- Markalyn Eatmon 1st 22’9″, Austin Mullens 2nd 21’7″, and John Aung 4th 20’3″
4×400- 1st 3:29 Dusty Torres, Keylan Cruz, Josh Arafol, and Sergio Chavez
800- Josh Arafol 2nd 2:05 and Keylan Cruz 4th 2:08
4×100- 2nd 44.59 Markalyn Eatmon, Syris Dunlap, Josh Arafol, and Sergio Chavez
Javelin- Misael Monarrez 4th 135’8″
Discus- Alex Nguyen 5th 115’01”
Garden City 137
Dodge City 85
Great Bend 60
3200- Cam Slatten 2nd 12:11 and Katie Horyna 3rd 12:47
1600- Cam Slatten 2nd 5:33 and Katie Horyna 3rd 5:37
100 HH- Kambri Garrett 2nd 16.52
Shot Put- Jada Mickens 2nd 33’7″
4×100- 3rd 53.18 Amira Coleman, Emma Shellenberger, Katiara Polvon, and Jada Mickens
4×400- 3rd 4:21 Audrey Gilmore, Saw Ahmara, Jada Mickens, and Kelsey Ramsey
4×800- 3rd 10:23 Saw Ahmara, Whitney Hay, Audrey Gilmore, and Kelsey Ramsey
800- Saw Ahmara 4th 2:34
Discus- Michelle Herring 4th 96’2″ and Stephanie Paz 5th 95’11”
Triple Jump- Katiara Polvon 5th 31’9.5″
Javelin Aysha Porras 6th 96’7″
Long Jump- Machia Mullens 6th 14’10”
Photo by Kaden Classen