Cardinal track team competes at Manhattan

Wetmore continues to build on each meets performances and moves closer toward the culmination of their season efforts with another test at Manhattan High’s Small School Invite on Thursday, April 27. There were 11 different schools from around the region that competed, with the Cardinal boys finishing in sixth place. Schools attending included Frankfort, Hanover, Manhattan, Wetmore, Linn, Wakefield School, Randolph Blue Valley, Rural Vista, Flint Hills Christian, St. Xaviers and Riley County.


For the Lady Cardinals, sophomore Kaylee Foote had a new personal record in the discus event with her throw of 76 feet, three inches to put her in seventh place overall in the category.


For the Wetmore boys, senior Grant Fulkerson captured a third-place finish in the 400-meter race, setting a new personal record finishing with 56.18 seconds. Freshman Gavin Fulkerson grabbed a sixth-place finish in the 800-meter race finishing with a time of two minutes, 17.16 seconds for a new personal record.

In the distance races for the Cardinals, freshman Kristopher Fulkerson brought home a silver medal in the 1600-meter run with a time of five minutes, 1.91 seconds and earned another silver in the 3200-meter race with a finishing mark of 10-minutes, 56.54 seconds.

In the field events, sophomore Kaden Claycamp scored for his team in the shot put with a mark of 35 feet, six inches to put him in eighth place. Senior Kyler Wommack finished with the bronze in the discus with a throw and a new personal record of 123 feet, 11 inches, with teammate Claycamp finishing in fifth place with a throw of 120 feet. Wommack also earned points for his team in the javelin with a mark of 125 feet, nine inches.

Manhattan boys finished in first place with 217 points, Rural Vista placed second with 96, Frankfort placed third with 79, Linn placed fourth with 68 points, Randolph Blue Valley placed fifth with 57 points and Wetmore finished in sixth place tallying 39 points.

Wetmore’s next competition will be at the Sabetha Invitational on Thursday, May 4.

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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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