August 10, 2022

Garden City and Dodge City State Track Results


Wichita, KS (westernkansasnews.com) The Garden City boys and girls track teams notched fourth place finishes in the 6A State Championships this weekend. The girls scored 39 points with the boys scoring just a shade less at 38. The Dodge City boys finished 11th with 25 points while the girls finished 22nd with 10.

Both schools had multiple athletes place including two state champions from Garden City and one from Dodge City.

Garden City’s Demarcus Elliott won the state championship in the shot put throwing 52 feet 6.5 inches. Also winning a state championship for the Buffaloes was Ruben Huerta in the pole vault clearing 15 ft and winning the tiebreaker, Brian Rodriguez was third clearing 14 ft 6 inches.

Also placing for the Lady Buffaloes was Taylor Savolt in multiple events. Savolt placed second in the 300 hurdles, fifth in the long jump and sixth in the triple jump. Raegan Linnenberger placed fourth in the high jump clearing 5 ft 6 inches. Also bolstering the girls performance was the 4×400 relay’s third place finish.

For the Red Demons Erick Villa-Valverde won the state championship in the discus with 158-05. Marcelo Cruz placed fourth in the two-mile running it in 9:53. Samuel Unruh placed in two events finishing fourth in the 300 hurdles and fifth in the 110 hurdles.

The Red Demon girls were led by Chia Okoro who placed sixth in the girl’s 400 meter dash. Ezinne Okoro finished in the girls triple jump with a distance of 35-04.75.

Full list of results

Girls Long Jump- Taylor Savolt, Garden City, 5th 17.5

Boys Shot Put- Demarcus Elliott, Garden City, 1st 52’6.5

Girls Pole Vault- Annie Gerber, Garden City, 6th 10 ft

Saleen Wears, Garden City, 10th

Kaylee Bridges, Garden City, 13th

Girls Discus- Katie Reed, Garden City, 10th

Makayla Burton, Dodge City, 12th

Kylee Smith, Dodge City, 16th

Girls Triple Jump- Taylor Savolt, Garden City, 6th 36-04.5

Ezinne Okoro, Dodge City, 8th 35-04.75

Boys Javelin- Elijah Murrison, Garden City, 13th 155-04

Boys 3200- Marcelo Cruz, Dodge City, 4th 9:53

Erik Chaparro, Garden City, 6th 9:57

Boys Discus- Erik Villa-Valverde, Dodge City, 1st 158.05

Boys 110 hurdles- Samuel Unruh, Dodge City, 5th 15.08

Girls 4×800- Garden City, 5th 9:55.54

Dodge City, 9th 10:18.83

Girls High Jump- Raegan Linnenberger, Garden City, 4th 5’06

Boys Pole Vault- Ruben Huerta, Garden City, 1st 15 ft

Brian Rodriguez, Garden City, 3rd 14’6

Boys 4×800- Garden City 6th 8:13

Dodge City 8th 8:13.76

Boys 1600- Garret Doll, Garden City, 3rd 4:27

Jason Luft, Dodge City, 11th 4:40

Girls 400- Chia Okoro, Dodge City, 6th 1:00.05

Aileen Gurrola, Garden City, 7th 1:01.45

Girls 300 Hurdles- Taylor Savolt, Garden City, 2nd 45.83

Audrey Phelps, Dodge City, 8th 49.12

Boys 300 Hurdles- Samuel Unruh, Dodge City, 4th 39.32

Girls 800- Aileen Gurrola, Garden City, 6th 2:20.57

Ayanna Hensley, Dodge City, 11th 2:26.87

Boys 800- Garret Doll, Garden City, 11th 2:02.30

Jason Luft, Dodge City, 14th 2:03.47

Girls 4×400- Garden City, 3rd 4:01.48

Dodge City, 7th 4:04.51

Boys Team Standings

1.      Hutchinson 65

2.      Manhattan 50

3.      Wichita-South 48

4.      Garden City 38

5.      Op-Blue Valley 37

6.      Shawnee Mission-Northwest 37

7.      Derby 35

8.      Olathe-South 35

9.      Topeka High 34

10.  Gardner-Edgerton 30

11.  Dodge City 25

12.  Olathe-Northwest 24

13.  Haysville-Campus 23

14.  Shawnee Mission-North 23

15.  Shawnee Mission-West 23

16.  Olathe-North 21

17.  Wichita-East 20

18.  Wichita-Northwest 20

19.  Topeka-Washburn Rural 15

20.  Wichita-Southeast 15

21.  Op-Blue Valley North 13

22.  Shawnee Mission-East 12

23.  Shawnee Mission-South 12

24.  Lawrence 11

25.  Lawrence Free State 10

26.  Olathe-East 9

27.  Junction City 8

28.  Op-Blue Valley West 5

29.  Wichita-West

Girls Standings

1.      Junction City 68

2.      Olathe-Northwest 66

3.      Hutchinson 57

4.      Garden City 39

5.      Olathe-South 39

6.      Op-Blue Valley North 39

7.      Shawnee Mission-East 38

8.      Lawrence Free State 35

9.      Manhattan 32

10.  Olathe-North 26

11.  Shawnee Mission-North 26

12.  Wichita-Southeast 26

13.  Olathe-East 24

14.  Shawnee Mission-South 22

15.  Lawrence 21

16.  Op-Blue Valley West 21

17.  Gardner-Edgerton 20

18.  Wichita-East 19

19.  Topeka-Washburn Rural 18

20.  Shawnee Mission-West 14

21.  Shawnee Mission-Northwest 13

22.  Dodge City 10

23.  Haysville-Campus 8

24.  Op-Blue Valley Northwest 8

25.  Op-Blue Valley 7

26.  Wichita-Northwest 4

27.  Wichita-North