LAWRENCE, Kan. — The Kearney High boys set the 4x1-mile relay record at the Kansas Relays on Saturday.
The quartet of Tim Smith, Dillon Graff, Nolan Zimmer and Jacob Olson ran a time of 18 minutes, 2.82 seconds to win the race by nearly 17 seconds over Rock Bridge, Mo.
KHS coach Roger Mathiesen said the performance is the third Kansas Relays record set by the Bearcats. Hurdler Drew Anderson and distance runner Colby Wissel also set KU Relays records which have since been broken.
The distance medley relay team of Smith, Isaac Brown, Zimmer and Olson finished sixth (10:51.82) as did Kearney High's girls distance medley team of Brenna McFadden, Megan Sughroue, Hannah Loseke and Jade Cook (10:51.82).
Individually, Luke McNitt placed sixth in the shot put with a throw of 55-2 ¼.
And Kearney's 4x100 relay team of Tyler Gillen, Trey Anderson and Isaac Brown qualified for today's finals with the fourth-fastest time of 43.18.
In other events
>> Garrett Arnold finished second in his heat of the 110-meter high hurdles (15.28), but didn't qualify for the finals. John Kingsley was fifth in the same heat (15.50).
>> Victoria Heineman clearned 9-6 ¼ in the pole vault but did not place.
>> Shot putters Grady Kowalski (50-11) and Nick Petersen (48-6 ¾) did not qual-ify for the finals.