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High school track and field: New Bloomfield's Ambler, Distler both win pair of state medals

High school track and field: New Bloomfield's Ambler, Distler both win pair of state medals

May 19th, 2019 by Ryan Boland in Sports Prep

JEFFERSON CITY — New Bloomfield junior Easton Ambler and sophomore Caleb Distler delivered in dual fashion.

Ambler procured a pair of state medals Saturday by finishing fourth in the boys' 300-meter hurdles and eighth in the 110 hurdles at the Class 2 state track and field championships at Jefferson City High School's Adkins Stadium.

Distler matched that medal feat by taking fifth in the boys' 3,200 on Saturday and sixth in the 800 on Friday.

Ambler posted a time of 41.19 seconds in the 300 hurdles Saturday, topping his seventh-place qualifying time of :41.72 in Friday's preliminaries. South Shelby senior Brock Wood won the state title in :38.62.

Ambler clocked in at :16.16 in the 110 hurdles Saturday after advancing by taking seventh in :15.96 in the prelims Friday. Woods completed a sweep of the state championships in the hurdles with a time of :14.89.

Distler recorded a time of 10:32.49 in the 3,200 on Saturday, while Clark County junior Nathan Frazee collected the state title in 9:55.57. Distler logged a time of 2:02.70 in the 800 on Friday, with Principia senior Nathan Babcock winning the state championship in 1:57.71.

The South Callaway girls' 400 relay — consisting of freshmen Adah Siegel, Hailee Potter and Raegan Brown, and sophomore Paige Clubb — produced a medal finish by taking sixth in :51.61 on Saturday. The group qualified by placing seventh in :51.61 in Friday's prelims.

Caruthersville won the state title in the 400 relay in :48.87.

The South Callaway boys' 800 relay of sophomores Holden Adams, Hunter Martin Hay and Hayden Vaught, and junior Noah Reece medalled Saturday with a seventh-place time of 1:35.39. The quartet reached the finals by coming in seventh in 1:34.40 in the preliminaries Friday.

Monroe City nailed down the state championship in the 800 relay in 1:29.63.

Martin Hay, Vaught and Reece teamed with junior Devin Borghardt to pick up a state medal in the boys' 400 relay with an eighth-place time of :44.76 on Saturday. The unit was sixth in :44.28 in Friday's prelims to advance to the finals.

Hayti won the state title in the 400 relay in :43.02.

Vaught also collected a state medal in the boys' high jump Saturday, coming in eighth at 5 feet, 11 inches. Cleveland NJROTC junior Deablo McGee captured the state championship at 6-4.

South Callaway sophomore DeLaney Horstman logged a state medal by taking seventh at 9-6 in the girls' pole vault Friday. South Harrison senior Summer Beaty secured the state title with a height of 10-9.

New Bloomfield sophomore Auburn Feather also locked up medalist honors Friday with an eighth-place heave of 110-4 in the girls' discus. Plattsburg senior Sydney Stephens won the state championship at 122-9.

New Bloomfield's unit of Distler, freshman Nathan Hinrichs, senior Aliczander Nikonowicz and freshman Brian Figard took 13th in 8:49.86 in the boys' 3,200 relay on Saturday.

Brown just missed out on making it into the finals of the girls' 200, coming in 10th overall in :26.70 in Friday's prelims. New Bloomfield junior Madi Branch placed 13th with a throw of 88-9 in the girls' javelin Friday and South Callaway junior Raeghan Meyer followed in 14th at 87-4.

South Callaway's quartet of Vaught, senior Daniel McDonald, Martin Hay and Reece failed to advance to the finals in the 1,600 relay, finishing 15th in 3:43.45 in Friday's preliminaries.

Also on Friday, South Callaway freshman Jasper Rees was 16th at 114-3 in the boys' discus, Nikonowicz placed 16th in :45.90 in the preliminaries for the boys' 300 hurdles and Siegel finished 16th in :13.44 in the prelims for the girls' 100.