PITTSBURG, Kan. — The Neosho Wildcats and the McDonald County Mustangs competed Friday in the Jock’s Nitch/PSU Gorilla Relays on the campus of Pittsburg State University, a NCAA Division II track powerhouse on both the boys and girls sides.
On the boys side Friday, Neosho senior Isaac Johnston placed fourth with a toss of 48 feet, 9 inches in the shot put.
The 4x100 and 4x200 relays finished 10th overall in 45.26 seconds and 1:35.18, while the 4x400 came in 11th in 3:38.57 and the 4x800 rounded out the efforts in 12th in 9:00.90.
Dylan Collins finished 19th in the 300-meter hurdles in 44.05 and 24th in the 110 hurdles in 17.66.
Jarvis Funk finished in the top 10 in three events — sixth in the 400 in 52.19 and ninth in both the 100 and the 200 in respective times of 11.23 and 23.55.
On the girls side for Neosho, Madison Flynn and Mariah Welch finished in the top six in the long jump, Flynn fourth with a leap of 16-4 and Welch sixth with a mark of 16-3.
Flynn finished in the top 16 in three events, adding a 14th in the triple jump at 31-2 and a 16th in the 300 hurdles in 52.16.
Jayden Browning also contributed to a strong showing for the Lady Wildcats in the jumps, finishing 14th in the long jump at 15-7 3/4 and 16th in the triple at 30-10 1/2.
Jewel Kivett placed 21st in the discus at 84-11, 47th in the javelin at 74-11, and 34th in the shot put at 27-7 1/2.
Taylor Ebbinghaus finished 16th in the 200 in 28.37 and 38th in the javelin at 82-1.
Meanwhile, for the Mustangs of McDonald County, Zachary Woods finished third in the pole vault with a clearance of 13-0 and Huechi Xiong took 13th with a 12-0 mark.
Michael Williams placed fourth in the long jump at 20-10 1/2, while Peyton Barton and Nolan Baisch finished 23rd and 25th in the discus at 124-10 and 123-1, respectively.
The 4x800 finished 10th in 8:58.94, the 4x200 took 18th in 1:40.77, and the 4x100 finished 24th in 48.73.
David Lazalde finished 17th in the steeplechase in 7:47.70, 24th in the 3,200 in 10:45.81, and 40th in the 1,600 in 5:01.57.
John Howard took 21st in the 400 in 54.51.
On the girls side, McDonald County’s Addy Mick finished 13th in the steeplechase in 9:47.59 and 32nd in the 1,600 in 6:19.09.
Ruby Palomo took 13th in the 100 hurdles in 17.55 and 28th in the 300 hurdles in 53.98.
Ragan Wilson finished 17th in the 800 in 2:34.95 and Cassadi Dowd took 21st in the 800 in 2:37.73, while Rita Santillan placed 21st in the 100 in 13.59.
The 4x800 finished seventh in 11:11.54, the 4x200 14th in 1:56.12, and the 4x100 21st in 56.88.
Jordan Witt placed 18th in the triple jump at 30-7 and 34th in the long jump at 14-2.
Chloe Teague and Caitlyn Barton finished 16th and 17th in the pole vault and both had clearance at 8-0.
Jackie Grider finished 17th in the javelin at 94-8, 20th in the shot put at 29-9 1/2, and 29th in the discus at 80-9.
Britannie Serr placed 20th in the discus at 85-0, 46th in the javelin at 75-1, and 42nd in the shot at 25-8.
Rebecca Green took 32nd in the javelin at 85-8, 37th in the shot at 26-11, and 55th in the discus at 61-7.
According to MileSplit, the meet featured 37 elite performances.