Cardinal boys finish second at Doniphan West Relays

The Wetmore Cardinals traveled to Highland on Tuesday, April 25, to compete in the Doniphan West Relays that had been postponed a week ago due to inclement weather. Moderate temperatures with overcast skies and a calm wind greeted participants from Doniphan West, Wetmore, Horton and Troy. The Cardinal boys battled for points during the meet and finished in second place behind Horton, with just five points separating the two.

“I am very proud of them,”said Head Coach Seth Stiers. “We brought home a lot of medals and we got a lot of PRs [personal records] also. We are getting better as the season goes on, and that is exactly what we want.”


For the Lady Cardinals, junior Rylie Nichols placed fifth in the 100-meter race, finishing with a time of 14.6 seconds to earn points for her team. Nichols also placed second in the triple jump with a mark of 27 feet, six inches.

In the field events, junior Karis Larson finished in sixth place in the shot put with a throw of 25 feet, six inches. Larson also brought home the gold in the discus event with a throw of 85 feet, 11 inches, besting her nearest competitor by more than four feet, and she placed second in the javelin with a throw of 91 feet, eight inches. Senior Kaitlyn Claycamp took sixth in the discus event with a throw of 76 feet, two inches.

In the girls’ team placings, Doniphan West finished first with a score of 103, followed by Troy with 74, Horton with 20 and Wetmore with 15.


In the sprint races for the Wetmore boys, senior Grant Fulkerson brought home the bronze in the 100-meter race with a time of 12.2 seconds, with junior teammate Denis Speck taking sixth place with a time of 12.6 seconds. Grant Fulkerson finished second in the 200-meter with a time of 24.9 seconds, and he placed second in the 400-meter race running a time of 54.8 seconds.

Freshman Gavin Fulkerson took the gold in the 800-meter run with a time of two minutes, 21.2 seconds, with junior Weston Schultejans grabbing the bronze in the event with a time of two minutes, 32.2 seconds.

In the distance events, freshman Kristopher Fulkerson set a new personal record in the 1600-meter race with a time of five minutes, 9.3 seconds to finish second, and then set another personal record in the 3200-meter race, finishing second with a time of 11 minutes, 12.9 seconds.

The team of K. Fulkerson, Gavin Fulkerson, Schultejans and freshman Landon Heller took the gold in the 4×800-meter relay, crossing the finish line in 10 minutes, 28.1 seconds.

In the throwing events, sophomore Kaden Claycamp took top billing in the shot put with a heave of 37 feet, four inches. Senior Kyler Wommack took the gold in the discus event with a throw of 121 feet, two inches, with Claycamp taking third place with a throw of 107 feet, nine inches. Wommack took second in the javelin with a throw of 127 feet, seven inches, with Claycamp placing fifth with 99 feet, one inch.

Heller finished sixth in the long jump with a distance of 15 feet, one inch, and first in the triple jump with a mark of 30 feet, four inches.

In the boys’ team placings, Horton finished first with 65 points, Wetmore placed second with 60, Doniphan West placed third with 50 and Troy placed fourth with 38 points.

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Pete Schuetz is a reporter for The Sabetha Herald, where he has been on staff since 2022. Pete is a retired teacher from the USD 113 Prairie Hills School district. He lives in Sabetha with his wife and one of his two sons.


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