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Rienbolt, Lattimer each win events at Pitt State

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

PITTSBURG -- With Independence's track meet rained out early on Friday, Fort Scott High School head girls' track coach decided to take some of her athletes to the Pittsburg State Relays.

Although Pitt State's event was not completed as the rain eventually reached there, two Tiger sophomores won events.

Katren Rienbolt won the 1,600-meter run with a time 5:22.32. She beat out Mackenzie Dunbar of Riverton, who turned in a time of 5:25.20, and Dierdre Sheets of Rogers (Ark.) Heritage, who finished third in 5:27.41. Fort Scott's Paige Denton was ninth in the field of 40 in 5:39.36.

Jillian Lattimer won javelin with a throw of 122 feet, 9 inches, beating out Maggie Highberger of Class 6A Blue Valley West by 3 inches. Haley Taylor of Chanute was third at 118' 1".

Lattimer took third place in shot put with a mark of 36', 7 1/2", which broke the school record of 36' 5" that was held by her sister-in-law Nicole (Brown) Lattimer. Michaela Depprich of Branson, Mo., was the winner at 38' 2" followed by Chanute sophomore Sierra Masoner at 37' 2 1/2."

Fort Scott boys' head coach B.J. Pruitt elected not to take any athletes to Pitt State.

Fort Scott hosts its annual home event Friday at Frary Field. Events are expected to begin at about 4 p.m.

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