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Kugler leads pack of Bulldogs to state track meet

By Russ Green-Sports Editor

ctional champs to their 2014 track resume following Saturday’s meet held in Fayette. The Bulldogs will be well represented at this weekend’s Class 1 state meet that will be held at Reed Stadium in Jefferson City.

The Dawgs had five individual champions as they ended the afternoon with 126 points – 20 points ahead of runner-up Glasgow. Green City finished third with 62.

Clif Kugler won three individual titles. The sophomore won the long jump with a distance of 19 feet, 8½ inches and cleared 6-2 to win the high jump. Kugler also took first place in the triple jump with 41-6½, and qualified for state with a third-place throw of 42-11 ¾ in the shot put.

Wyatt Craven set a new meet record in winning the 400 meters with a time of 51.48 seconds and Rhyler Estenbaum won the 800-meter run with 2:54. Craven also took second place in the 200 with 23.46.

Bulldog freshman Riley Gorham had a pair of runner-up finishes. He ran the 1,600 in 4:36.26, but was second to Derek Wilson of Linn County, who set a new meet record of 4:34.06. Gorham also was a runner-up in the 3,200 with 10:58.53, and missed a state berth in the 800 meters when he placed fifth with 2:10.76.

The complete story is in the Monday, May 19, 2014 Richmond News.

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