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Fort Scott boys take second at Columbus

Thursday, April 19, 2012

COLUMBUS -- Fort Scott High's boys track team finished in second place at the Columbus Invitational here Tuesday, missing out on first place by just one point.

Tiger girls finished third behind Pittsburg and Labette County.

Labette County won the boys' team title with 99 points while Fort Scott finished with 98. The Tigers won 17 medals and three events.

Dezmund Willard won two events for Fort Scott. He won the 100-meter dash in 10.92 seconds and the 200 in 23.05. Brady Fink took the 400 meters in 51.95.

Willard finished second in the 400 in 52.07. Cody McGehee was second in javelin with a throw of 145 feet even. Fink took second in triple jump with a mark of 38 feet, 9 inches. And the 4x100-meter relay team was second in 3:39.72.

McGehee was the third-place finisher in shot put with a heave of 42' 2" and Fink was third in high jump at 6 feet even.

Nick Nuzum finished fourth in two events. He cleared 17' 11" in long jump and 35' 11" in triple jump. Daniel Durbin was fourth in shot at 41' 7" and Brendan Blackburn was fourth in discus at 113 feet. David Goff was fourth in javelin at 136' 4".

Aaron Cowlishaw took fifth in the 800 meters in 2:16.76. McGehee was sixth in high jump, clearing 5' 8'. Race Kastl ran the 110-meter hurdles in 17.63 seconds to finish sixth as he returned from an injury suffered during wrestling season.

Pittsburg dominated the girls' side of the meet, finishing with 148 points. Labette County finished with 76 points while the Tigers scored 62, winning three events and nine medals.

Katren Rienbolt won two events. She ran 5:35.20 in the 1,600-meter run and 11:46.90 in the 3,200. Jillian Lattimer won the javelin at 108' 4" -- nearly 20 feet better than the runner-up -- and also finished second in shot put with a mark of 33' 10 1/2".

Brianne Lawrence finished second in discus at 101' 3" and Paige Denton took second in the 800 meters in 2:31.84. Mallory Shelton cleared 5' 2" to finish fourth in high jump. Lawrence was fifth in the shot put at 30' 11 1/2". Sierra Willard was fifth in the 200 to round out Fort Scott's results in 29.60.

The Tigers will host the annual Fort Scott Relays at Frary Field Friday beginning at 4 p.m. Some field events will be held at the football practice field on the east side of the high school.

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