STEPHENSON, LAFFERTY TOP PERFORMERS
WICHITA – The youth movement dipped their toes into state level action on Saturday for the Little River track/field teams when a freshman and sophomore led the team at the Class 1A state track/field meet in Wichita.
Freshman Ashley Stephenson score the only points for the Lady Redskins when she finished fifth in the 800 meters while just missing points with a ninth-place finish in the triple jump.
For the Redskin boys, sophomore Braxton Lafferty placed seventh in the triple jump while missing out on points but getting close with a tenth place in the javelin.
Of the seven Little River athletes that competed at the state meet, only Lily Boughfman was considered an upperclassman as a junior with the majority of the group being freshman.
LITTLE RIVER REDSKIN TRACK/FIELD RESULTS at CLASS 1A STATE MEET
(Top 8 Finishes Earn Team Points)
LITTLE RIVER LADY REDSKINS RESULTS =
Team = T-43rd with 4 points along with Bucklin, Macksville, & Cunningham. Overall Team Top-10 = 1st Kiowa County 64; 2nd Hodgeman County 35; T-3rd Decatur Community 34; T-3rd Beloit/St. John’s 34; 5th Doniphan West 32.5; 6th Hanover 32; 7th Rexford/Golden Plains 31; 8th Claflin/Central Plains 24; 9th Burlingame 23; T-10th Lincoln 21; T-10th Randolph/Blue Valley 21.
100 Meter Hurdles = 15th Kate Ellwood 18.29.
300 Meter Hurdles = 16th Aubrey Olander 55.56.
800 Meters = 5th Ashley Stephenson 2:28.29.
Discus = 13th Lily Boughfman 90’ 9”.
High Jump = 14th Kate Ellwood 4’ 6”.
Triple Jump = 9th Ashley Stephenson 32’ 7”; 12th Alaina Eck 31’ 11.25”.
4×100 Meter Relay = 13th Lady Redskins 54.76 (Lily Boughfman, Kate Ellwood, Ashley Stephenson, Alaina Eck).
4×400 Meter Relay = 11th Lady Redskins 4:24.59 (Aubrey Olander, Kami Grasser, Alaina Eck, Ashley Stephenson).
LITTLE RIVER REDSKIN BOYS RESULTS =
Team = T-49th with 2 points along with Wichita Classical & Southern Coffee County. Overall Team Top-10 = 1st Hanover 55; 2nd Madison 48; 3rd Osborne 42; 4th Hamilton 41; 5th Olpe 36; 6th Beloit/St. John’s 35; 7th Macksville 34; 8th Meade 32; 9th La Crosse 30; 10th Jackson Heights 23.
Javelin = 10th Braxton Lafferty 147’ 11”.
Triple Jump = 7th Braxton Lafferty 41’ 5.25”.