PITTSBURG — It was a clean sweep for the Purple Dragons, as the Pittsburg High School boys’ and girls’ track and field teams each won the Southeast Kansas League meet Thursday.
The PHS girls’ team finished with 203 points to come in ahead of Chanute’s second-place score of 132. On the boys’ side, the Purple Dragons took first with 173 points. The Blue Comets placed with 112.50 points, while Fort Scott rounded out the top three with 83.
For Pittsburg’s girls, PHS’ Daeshia Turner took first place in the girls’ 200-meter in a time of 26.51 seconds. She took second in the 100, crossing the line in 12.75.
Abbie Casper had a first-place finish in the 400 with a time of 1:00.66.
She also had a top finish in the long jump, leaping 16-feet, 2 1/2-inches.
PHS’ Jayden Hammond took fourth in the event with a mark of 15-1 1/2.
Pittsburg’s McKenzie Wilks took first in the 800 after finishing in 2:28.91. Lupita Sanchez took second in the event with a time of 2:31.12, while Logan Lord placed fourth in 2:36.63.
Wilks took second in the 1600 (5:36.38) and fourth in the 3200 with a time of 13:17.58.
Taylor Muff had a pair of first-place finishes in running events, coming in the with the fastest times in the 100-meter hurdles (14.80) and 300-meter hurdles (46.48).
She finished first in the discus with a distance of 138-3, while Sam Bollinger placed second at 126-1 and Kamryn Kelley finished in sixth at 89-2.
Muff finished second place in the girls’ high jump with a clearance of 4-8.
Kiera Miller took fifth in the event after a mark of 4-6.
The Pittsburg girls swept the relays.
After being the only team to finish in the 4x100, Pittsburg’s 4x400 team finished first in 4:12.69, and the 4x800 team crossed the line in 10:27.35.
Turner took first in the triple jump with a distance of 37-6, while Hammond placed second at 33-6.
Ashlee Beitzinger finished in first place in the pole vault after clearing the bar at 8-6. She placed fourth in the triple jump with a distance of 31-8.
Beitzinger took second in the javelin with a distance of 118-3, while Mary Garrett placed third at 112-5.
Bollinger placed fourth in the shot put with a distance of 33-11 1/2.
On the boys’ side, Sherrick Rogers took second in the 200 with a time of 23.31.
Pittsburg’s Connor Southard took first in the 800 with a time of 1:57.10, while Cade Southard placed first in the 1600 at 4:46.04.
Andres Arriola finished in second for the Dragons in the 800 with a time of 2:06.86.
Cade Southard took fourth in the event, crossing the line in a time of 2:13.23.
Reece Watson took third place in the boys’ 3200 with a finishing time of 10:52.03, while Gumaro Rodriguez took fourth in the 110-meter hurdles at 16.50.
Derrick Sumner took second in the 300 hurdles (41.37), while Rodriguez took third in a time of 42.02.
The PHS 4x400 (3:32.93) and 4x800 (8:48.50) relay teams took first place, while the 4x100 team placed second with a time of 44.63, collectively.
Rogers (5-8) and Dillion Williams (5-6) took second and third in the high jump, while Joel Kafka (10-6) and Arriola (9-0) finished fourth and sixth in the pole vault.
The Purple Dragons swept the triple jump, with Lukas McConnell (43-4 1/2), Williams (43-5 1/2) and Rogers (37-8) finishing as the first, second and third-place finishers.
McConnell took second in the long jump, clearing a distance of 21-11 1/2 in the event.
Dylan Untereker had a pair of first-place finishes in field events, earning a mark of 44-11 1/2 in the shot put and 164-10 in the discus.
Jose Estrada placed fifth in the shot put with a distance of 40-6 1/2.
PHS’ Reese Willis took fourth in the discus with a toss of 124-4, while Estrada took fifth at 124-1.
Wrapping up the boys’ meet for the Purple Dragons, Ben Blessent finished in fifth place in the jevelin with a distance of 121-5.
Lucas Davis is the sports editor of the Pittsburg Morning Sun. E-mail him at email@example.com and follow him on twitter @LDsportswriter.