PITTSBURG, Kan. — McDonald County senior Emily High established a school record in the 1,600 to earn the Lady Mustangs’ only points at the 27th annual Jock’s Nitch Gorilla Relays on Friday at Prentice Gudgen Track/Carnie Smith Stadium.

PITTSBURG, Kan. — McDonald County senior Emily High established a school record in the 1,600 to earn the Lady Mustangs’ only points at the 27th annual Jock’s Nitch Gorilla Relays on Friday at Prentice Gudgen Track/Carnie Smith Stadium.
High placed fifth with a time of 5 minutes, 29.94 seconds, finishing behind three elite Kansas runners and one from Missouri. The former school record of 5:34 by Katy Brady stood since 1994.
McDonald County earned seven points on the boys side.
Cole Cooper placed fifth in the pole vault with a height of 12 feet, 6 inches, a mark he shared with Grove juniors Jesse Martin and Gavin Honeycutt and Ozark senior Jacob Haake. Joplin’s Hamza Kamran took first at 13-6.
Miguel Carbajal earned the Mustangs’ other three points with a sixth in the discus, as he tossed the implement 135-5. Lamar’s Cooper Lucas won the event with a mark of 166-6 and Pittsburg’s Dylan Untereker took second at 165-8.
Webb City won the boys side with 105 points, with Lamar second at 89, Carthage third at 66.5, Carl Junction fourth at 64 and Joplin fifth at 62.5. McDonald County’s seven points ranked 22nd among 24 teams.
Webb City made it a clean sweep of the titles with 87 points on the girls side, followed by Pittsburg at 74, Bolivar 72, Wichita Southeast 69 and Lincoln Christian 54. McDonald County’s four points ranked 24th among 26 teams.