By Staff

            WICHITA – It was a great beginning of the holiday weekend at the Class 2A state track/field meet for the Inman track/field teams as the Tanner Heckel scored a pair of gold medals in leading the Teuton boys to the Class 2A state team title while the Lady Teutons finished sixth overall.

            The Teuton boys finished the meet with 51 team points in winning the state title. Garden Plain (48), Chase County (45), Ell-Saline (41), and Meade (40) rounded out the top five in the team standings.

            Individually, Tanner Heckel was the collector of medals as he scored 34 of the teams 51 points in earning four individual medals including a state title in both the long jump (22’11.50”) and triple jump (45’2.75”). Heckle also ran his personal best time in finishing second in the 100 meters before throwing the third best toss of the javelin.

            Eli Brunk accounted for 16 more team points as he just missed gold with a pair of second place runs in the 110- and 300-meter hurdles.

            The 4×400 meter relay team of Felix Farnebo, Eli Brunk, Kellen Schrag, and Josiah Buller ran eight to pick up the final team point of the meet.

            For the Lady Teutons, they placed sixth with 35 team points, a pace behind team champion Garden Plain with 54. Stanton County (47), Pittsburgh St. Marys/Colgan (46), Sterling (44) and Ellis (37) all finished ahead of Inman as well.

            Madilyn Heflin had the best finish of the meet for the Lady Teutons when she placed second in the 300-meter hurdles while Suttyn Harris finished third in the long jump and both Chloe Schmidt and Katie Nichols landed fifth in the discus and high jump, respectively.    

INMAN TEUTON TRACK/FIELD at Class 2A State Meet in Wichita

INMAN LADY TEUTONS RESULTS > 6th in team standings with 35 team points.


Marilyn Heflin > 100 Meter Hurdles – 7th with run of 29.68, 2 team points;  300 Meter Hurdles – 2nd with run of 46.05 (personal record), 8 team points.

Maider Fernandez > 100 Meters – 13th with run of 13.47.

Chloe Schmidt > Discus – 5th with throw of 116’ 9” (personal record), 4 team points.

Katie Nichols > High Jump – 5th with jump of 5’0” (personal record), 4 team points.

Suttyn Harris > Long Jump – 3rd with jump of 16’7” (personal record), 6 team points.

Brylee Mannebach – Triple Jump – 8th with jump of 32’10.75”, 1 team point.

4×100 Meter Relay (Rebecca Black, Madelyn Brunk, Maider Fernandez, Madilyn Heflin) – 7th with run of 52.19, 2 team points.

4×400 Meter Relay (Maider Fernandez, Rebecca Black, Madelyn Brunk, Madilyn Heflin) – 2nd with run of 4:11.29, 8 team points.

INMAN TEUTON BOYS RESULTS > 1st in team standings with 51 points.


Eli Brunk > 110 Meter Hurdles – 2nd with run of 15.65, 8 team points;  300 Meter Hurdles – 2nd with run of 40.19, 8 team points.

Tanner Heckel > 100 Meters – 2nd with run of 10.96 (personal record), 8 team points;  Long Jump – 1st with jump of 22’11.50”, 10 team points;  Triple Jump – 1st with jump of 45’2.75”, 10 team points;  Javelin – 3rd with throw of 178’4”, 6 team points.

4×100 Meter Relay (Felix Farnebo, Eli Brunk, Josiah Buller, Kellen Schrag) – 11th with run of 45.44.

4×400 Meter Relay (Felix Farnebo, Eli Brunk, Kellen Schrag, Josiah Buller) – 8th with run of 3:32.14, 1 team point.

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