IOLA, Kan. -- Katren Rienbolt won two titles while Brady Fink claimed the boys' 400-meter crown for Fort Scott High School at the Southeast Kansas League Relays here Thursday.
Pittsburg won its third consecutive girls title and its eighth overall, which tied the league record for number of titles with Iola. This was the last SEK meet for Iola before it moves to the Pioneer League next season. Pittsburg scored 145 points to 106 for Chanute and 100 for Iola. Fort Scott was fourth with 52.
Chanute broke a four-year run for Pittsburg's boys, scoring 125 points in winning. Fort Scott was second with 93 points and Labette County was third with 84.
Rienbolt won the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs. In the former, she finished with a time of 5:18.54, beating out Parsons' Kaylee Krull, who ran 5:24.85. In the 3,200, Rienbolt finished in 11:32.90 while Michaela Ozier of Labette County ran the only other sub-12-minute time of 11:51.58.
Fink ran a 51.63 in winning the boys' 400, followed by teammate Dezmund Willard in 52.61. Fink finished second in triple jump with a mark of 40 feet, 9 inches and was one of just two competitors to clear 40 feet. He was also fourth in high jump, clearing 6 feet even.
Willard was second in the 200 in 23.48 while Fink was fourth in 23.94. Willard also took second in the 100 meters in 11.29 with teammate Nick Nuzum third in 11.63.
Race Kastl was third in the 110-meter hurdles for the Tigers with a time of 16.59. The 4x100-meter relay team of Nuzum, David Goff, Kastl and Willard took third in 45.31.
Cody McGehee's third-place effort of 144' 8" was good for third in discus while Goff took fourth at 144' 3".
Fort Scott finished fifth in the 4x800 relay in 9:35.29 with John Hughes, Robert Sellers, Zach Wheeler and Jonathan Stark. The Tigers 4x400 relay of Nuzum, Goff, Kastl and Stark was sixth in 3:50.24.
The final medal result for the boys has McGehee sixth in shot put with an effort of 42' 11".
Fort Scott's girls did not have any second-place finishes. Paige Denton picked up the first of three Tiger thirds in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:34.11. She was also fourth in the 1,600 in 5:36.60.
The other thirds were in field events. Jillian Lattimer was third in shot with a mark of 36' 2" and javelin with a throw of 115' 8".
Mallory Shelton was fourth in high jump, clearing 4' 8". Maddie Barbour was fifth in the triple jump at 29' 6". The Tigers' 4x100 relay with Michaela Webb, Barbour, Shelton and Sierra Willard was fifth in 54.85. Finally, Brianne Lawrence was sixth in discus at 93' 4".
The Tigers will be at the Girard Class 4A Regional Meet Friday. Field events are scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. with track preliminaries getting underway at 4:30. Track finals are expected to begin at 7 p.m.
NOTES -- In addition to Iola, this was also the final SEK Relays for Columbus, which will move to the Crawford-Neosho-Cherokee League next season. In 83 years of boys' competition and 36 years of girls', Columbus never won a league track and field team championship....