McLouth’s Scarlett sixth in tight 3,200
Matt Scarlett wrapped up his high school career with a sixth-place effort at state in the Class 2A 3,200 meter run, but he was oh so close to a gold medal.
In fact, the top seven placers all had legitimate shots.
In the tightest 3,200 race Saturday in Wichita, about five seconds separated first place from seventh.
Stanton County's Calen Lucas won the event with a 10:22.25 time. Sam Kracht of Valley Heights (Blue Rapids), finished second in 10:24.22, Salina-Sacred Heart's Drew Falcon placed third with a 10:25.53 time , and
Whitewater-Remington's Ben Tyson finished fifth in 10:25.55.
That left Scarlett in sixth with a 10:26.09 time and Quinter's Levi Simon in seventh at 10:27.97.
Scarlett was the only member of the Bulldogs' boys team to advance to Wichita.
For the girls, McLouth's Hallie Watson finished 14th in the 800 with a 2:40.66 time. And the MHS 4x800 relay placed 12th. The squad of Neva Gardner, Christy Gunther, Liz Tuner and Erin Watson finished in 10:53.21.
Olpe won the girls meet with 51 points, while Hoxie was second with 50 and Washington third with 37.
In the boys team scores, Oxford won with 48, Inman was second with 42 and Meade third at 40.
Horton and Valley Falls were the only other Delaware Valley League teams to score in 2A for the girls. HHS scored three and VFHS two.
Jeff County North (19), Valley Falls (4) and Jackson Heights (1) scored on the boys side.