Taylor, Rutoh take gold Pioneer League track

Jesse Taylor and Japheth Rutoh were crowned Pioneer League champions in the 3200 and high jump, respectively. Several other Mustang athletes also found themselves atop the medal stand.


May 13, 2022 - 3:15 PM

Iola High’s Jesse Taylor runs in the 3200-meter at the 2021 Class 4A State Track meet in Wichita. On Thursday, he won the same event at the Pioneer League Meet. Register file photo

LA CYGNE — Iola High’s Jesse Taylor and Japheth Rutoh brought home some gold Thursday.

Both won individual league championships at the Pioneer League Track Meet, hosted by Prairie View High School.

Taylor won the 3200-meter run, completing the jaunt in 10 minutes, 59.94 seconds, while Rutoh cleared 5 feet, 10 inches to win the high jump.

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