GCHS girls 1st, boys 2nd at Buhler


By The Telegram

By The Telegram

Garden City High School's girls track and field team swept to the Buhler Invitational title on Friday night while the Buffaloes' boys tied with Wichita Southeast for second.

The Lady Buffs scored 146 points to outdistance runner-up Dodge City's 89 points. On the boys side, the Buffs scored 73 points to share second with Southeast, well behind champion Hays High, which totaled 98 points.

Coach Mike Smith said in a telephone interview that the Lady Buffs' winning 4x800-meter relay team went under the 10-minute barrier for the first time this year (9:54.07), as the defending state 6A champion remained unbeaten.

Seniors Kayla Doll (5:14.48) and Alex Miller (5:15.49) went 1-2 in the 1,600-meters while Miller (11:41.91), Chelsea Jackson (11:54.98) and Katy Doll (12:16.05) finished 1-2-4 in the 3,200-meter run. Kaylee Kipp won the girls shot put with a heave of 40-02.50 while Taryn Tempel went under the 1-minute mark in the 400-meters with a time of 59.85 seconds in placing third. The 4x400-meter relay team also grabbed a gold medal by clocking a 4:12.50. Kipp placed third in the discus at 110-06. Katy Doll was fourth in the high jump at 5-00. Tempel also took second in the long jump at 16-05.75.

Dusty Tempel won the long jump at 21-09.25 after tying with Ira Hines of Wichita Southeast. He took the tiebreaker with the second best jump of the two.

Jesus Reyes finished second in the high jump with a leap of 6-02. Dusty Tempel also took third in the triple jump at 41-07. Nick Jauche had a third in the pole vault at 13-00.

Two of the GCHS boys relay teams placed, the 4x100-meter taking second in 43.99 seconds while the 4x800-meter team was third in 8:43.29.

More detailed information will be available in Monday's Garden City Telegram, or go online to www.gctelegram.com.

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