August 27, 2014

Kyle Wait vaults to top spot at state meet

Gardner Edgerton High School senior Kyle Wait made the most of his final state appearance winning first place in the 5A pole vault with a season best 15’6″ clearance.

Wait battled back from a nagging injury to top the 5A field. Teammate Casey Bowen also returned from an injury and took second place clearing 15’0″.

Tommy Brady cleared 14’0″ and took fourth place. All told, GEHS totaled 22 points int he vault.

“Nice way to finish the season with a 1-2-4 in the vault,” said Coach Brian

McGee. “Kyle and Casey battled through injury and Tommy had another great effort.”

McGee also liked the effort of sophomore Tim Seymour who placed eighth in the 300 hurdles in a time of 43.8.

Taking sixth in the 3200 relay was the foursome of Preston Pyle, Caleb Laird, David Gardiner, and Dewey Molenda in a time of 8:18.

Although not placing, long jumpers Marcus Williams and Deion Shump turned in encouraging efforts.

“We lose a top group of seniors in Wait, Pyle, Laird, and Gardiner but return a solid group of underclassmen who have experience,” added McGee.

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