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Broncs Qualify for State Track
Broncs Qualify for State Track
Media Tech
Monday, May 24, 2021

   After missing the state track meet experience last year, the Lakin track team is set to compete Friday in Wichita.

   At the Class 3A regional meet in Holcomb last Friday, the Broncs qualified seven entries in the boys division and two in the girls.

   Lawson Beymer captured two individual title to lead the Broncs contingent.

   He won the 800-meter run in 2:06.75, just a quarter of a second ahead of the runner-up in a tight race.

   The sophomore also won the 1600-meter run, taking the gold by two seconds in 4:52.49.

    Juniors Brady Hendrix and Servando Gonzalez qualified in the 200-meter dash, with Hendrix taking second (22.13 seconds) and Gonzalez fourth (22.57).

   Ty Davidson qualified third in the 400-meter dash, running 52.83 seconds.

   Tyler Tarpley finished third in the 300-meter hurdles in 42.01 seconds.

   Lakin qualified two relay teams.

   The 4x100-meter team of Tarpley, Davidson, Hendrix and Gonzalez finished third in 43.56 seconds.

   The quartet need the meet by finishing third in the 4x400-meter relay, running 3:33.95.

   The girls team qualified two entries.

   Sophomore Anne Sophie Van Der Knaap finished second in the high jump, clearing 5-2, a personal best by four inches.

   She also ran a leg on the 4x400-meter relay team that finished fourth (4:21.23).

   Joining her are Tiana Gonzalez, Grace Ostberg and Josiah Ortiz.

   Scoring points for the girls but not qualifying were Ostberg in the 400-meter dash (fifth, 1:04.77), Van Der Knaap in the triple jump (sixth, 33-01.25), and exchange student Melissa Minetti, who finished sixth in both the 1600 meters (6:05.49) and the 3200 meters (13:24.65).

   Scoring points for the boys but not qualifying were the 4x800 relay of Beymer, Davidson, Edwin Garcia and Ethan Horton (fifth, 8:50.65).

   The boys finished fourth among 15 teams with 58.3 points. Scott City won the team title with 96 points.

   The girls tied for 13th with 17 points. Colby was the winner with 78.8 points.

   The state meet will be a one-day affair Friday at Cessna Stadium on the campus of Wichita State University.