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WHS gets 2nd in Denny White Relays

GTNS photo by Andy Krutsinger

Spencer Sotelo hands off to Washington teammate Luke Turner in the 4x100 meter relay Thursday at Mt. Pleasant.
GTNS photo by Andy Krutsinger Spencer Sotelo hands off to Washington teammate Luke Turner in the 4x100 meter relay Thursday at Mt. Pleasant.

MT. PLEASANT - Nobody remembers how many points are scored at a meet in April, but Washington High School took second in the large school class Thursday at the Denny White Relays.

Ethan Hunt won the 400-meter hurdles in 56.76 seconds. Cade Henigan, Jacob Miller, Mitchell Driscoll and Hunt won the 800-meter sprint medley in 1 minute, 37.98 seconds. Driscoll was second in the 400 in 50.84 and fourth in the 200 at 24.05.

“I’m very pumped about how we competed against some stiff competition,” WHS coach Steve Roth said. “I was pleased with how everyone ran, especially Hunt and Driscoll. Hunt’s time was the fastest of his career. The sprint med’s time was close to the time we went to state with last year and it has three different people.”

The shuttle hurdle was second in 1:03.84 with Lincoln Kleese, Ben Sciefer, Spencer Sotelo and Hennigan. Sotelo, Miller, Hunt and Trevor Quigley were second in the 4x2 in 1:37.96.

“That was the shuttle’s best time this year because Hennigan had a great anchor leg,” Roth said.

Sotelo was second in the long jump with a distance of 20 feet, 6 inches.

“He is getting over an injury so that was great to see,” Roth said.

Justin Simmering was second in the 800 with a time of 2:06.64. Hennigan was third in the 110 hurdles in 16.28 and Kleese was sixth in 17.22. Sam Hall was fifth in the shot with a put of 40-10. Evan Horak was fifth in the 1600 with a time of 4:58.09 and sixth in the 3200 in 10:48.51. Adam Kael was sixth in the discus at 128-1.

“We had a plan and it worked,” Roth said. “There were so many positives. I’m looking forward to things down the road.”

WACO’s Colton Horak won the 110 hurdles in 16.78.

WACO’s shuttle hurdle was second with Drew Kissell, Elijah McGohan, Nik Coble and Horak in 1:09.93.