Published in the Iola Register on Feb. 18, 2013.

T-Birds finish in top 5 at Region 6 indoor

LAWRENCE — The Cloud County Community College men’s and women’s track and field teams recorded top five finishes in the Region 6 Indoor Championships at Anshutz Pavilion.
Getting first-place finishes from Vanessa Resh and Tameca Wallace, the Cloud County women placed fourth as a team with 85 points.
Butler County captured the team title with 128 points. Cowley was second with 117.5 and Coffeyville was third with 87.
The Cloud County women were second in the Jayhawk Conference Western Division with 165 points. Butler County was first with 209.
Cloud County, with two first-place finishes from George Gathuru and one each from Wayne Northover and David Hall, placed fifth in the men’s division with 83 points.
Coffeyville claimed the men’s title with 127.5 points. Colby was second with 104. Hutchinson was third with 90 and Cowley was fourth with 88.
The Cloud County men were third in the Jayhawk West with 152 points. Hutchinson was first with 211 and Colby was second with 159.5.
Resh ran 2:25.13 to win the 800 for the Cloud County women. She was also second in the 1,000 in 3:07.60.
Wallace took first in the triple jump for the T-Birds with a best of 37-9 1/2. She was fourth in the long jump with a leap of 17-9.
Chioma Agwunobi placed in four individual events and ran on the 4x400 relay team that finished third.
Agwunobi finished second in the long jump (18-6 1/2) and 400 dash (58.73). She was third in the triple jump (37-1 3/4) and the 200 (25.23).
Cloud County’s 4x400 relay team of Agwunobi, Wallace, Roxanne Tyrell and Brenda Barnett placed third in 4:06.83.
Tyrell finished third in the 600 (1:41.99) and Kendra Zabokrtsky was sixth (1:44.09).
Kaitlyn Orr placed fifth in the 5,000 (20:45.74) and eight in the 3,000 (12:08.74) for the T-Birds.
Barnett finished seventh in the 400 (1:02.79).
Ilesha Boyles was eighth in the 60-meter dash (7.99).
Gathuru ran 8:48.70 to win the 3,000 for the Cloud County men. He was first in the 5,000 in 15:21.96 and second in the mile in 4:25.32.
Northover went 49-1 to take first in the triple jump. He was seventh in the long jump (22-1).
Hall won the high jump by clearing 6-8 3/4. He was eighth in the 60-meter hurdles (8.78).
Josh Charles placed second in the 600 for the T-Birds (1:21.778).
Cloud County’s 4x400 relay team of Charles, Denray Ottey, Denroy Ottey and Dennis Barfield placed second (3:21.63).
Denroy Ottey finished fourth in the 400 (50.40).
Sanjer Pantry placed fifth in the 800 (1:58.09).
Dakota Weber was sixth in the shot put (49-6 1/2) and qualified for the NJCAA Indoor Championships.
Cloud County’s 4x80 relay team of Pantry, Denray Ottey, Shilo Goracke and Desi Thomas placed seventh (8:11.37).
The T-Birds’ distance medley relay team of Thomas, Barfield, Phillip Alcorn and Jovan Inyard was seventh (11:17.63).