Wellington claims four Catchy Awards and is recognized for having top athletes in Kansas

Greg Williams
Wellington Daily News
Junior Deitrek Gill getting ready to putt on hole 18 to claim the KSHSAA Individual Title and 4A State Title for Wellington at Mariah Hills Golf Course in Dodge City, Kansas

As student-athletes get ready for the upcoming season, Catch it Kansas wraps up the 2020-21 school year with their Catchy Award show, which gives recognition to all the top athletes in the state. 

Wellington athletes shined during the award show as they won in four categories. Those categories included:

  • Top Girls Golfer - Payton Ginter
  • Top Boys Golfer - Deitrek Gill
  • Top Girls Multi-Sport Athlete: Anna Cullens
  • 4A Team of the Year: Wellington Varsity Boys Golf

Ginter, who will be attending Dodge City Community College this season, came back and won the 4A KSHAA individual title by a stroke. She finished with 158 total in the two-day. Gill as a junior won the 4A KSHSAA individual title with a two-day score of 142.

Cullens won state titles as a sophomore in wrestling and track and field. In wrestling, she won the state title at 109 with a 34-1 record. Cullens defeated the second, third and fourth wrestler in the state. She is ranked as the 22nd wrestler in the county.

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In track and field, Cullens took gold in the 100m hurdles and the 300m hurdles. She finished the 100-meter hurdles in 14.39, which would be her personal record and the fastest time this season in that event. In the 300-meter hurdles, she finished with a time of 45.05.

The Wellington Varsity Boys Golf team won the KSHSAA 4A State Golf Tournament. It was their first golfing title since 1982. 

The Crusaders finished with a 610 total in the two-day tournament. The nearest team was State Runner-up Wamego with 642 points.