Noonans pace BHS tracksters
Wichita It was another big day for the Noonans at the K.T. Woodman Track meet here Friday. Matt Noonan won both the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs and Megan Noonan was first in the 3,200 and second in the 1,600 for Baldwin High School.
"He had a great day," said coach Mike Spielman of Matt Noonan's performance. "Anytime you can go down there and win two races and be right at your personal record, it's pretty good."
Girls' coach Ted Zuzzio had similar remarks about Megan Noonan.
"Of course, Megan Noonan was steady," said Zuzzio.
Matt Noonan won the 1,600 with a time of 4:36 and the 3,200 in 9:53. Megan Noonan ran an 11:55 3,200 and a 5:42 in the 1,600.
All in all, it was a good day all around for the BHS track squads, especially considering the competition of schools through Class 6A.
"It wasn't bad," said Spielman. "It's a high-quality meet. It's a long day, from 9 to 7. It's a good chance for the kids to get in shape."
"It was a good day and it was great to run on the track where the state meet is. It was a little windy, but other than that the weather was nice and it was fun to be there," said Zuzzio. "We were a couple 10ths of a second off bringing four other medals home."
Other top finishes were turned in by the boys' 3,200-meter relay team which finished third and Melanie Pelot, who was third in the 200-meter dash with a 28.2 time. The 3,200 team of Eric Black, Cole Gladhart, Glen Stansberry and Sam McCall were clocked in 8:45.
Finishing fourth were Janae Nuspl in the 100-meter hurdles (16.9) and the 4x100-meter relay team of Erica Johnson, Liz Stockdale, Nuspl and Pelot. Their time of 53 seconds was less than a second off the school record.
The 4x100 team of Taylor Reed, Bo Donora, Evan Durnal and Tyler Inzer finished fifth with a 45.0 clocking. Black was fifth in the high jump at 5-10. Casey Millstein finished sixth in the triple jump at 31-6. Reed was seventh in the 100-meter dash (12.08) and eighth in the pole vault at 11-6.
Finishes were unavailable in other events, but times or distances for others were: 4x400 relay (Matt Noonan, McCall, Inzer, Durnal), 3:45; Black, 100 high hurdles (19.0) and 300 intermediate hurdles (44.9); Donora, long jump (18-7) and 200 (25.4); Eric Brown, javelin (154-9) and discus (107); Hugh Murphy, javelin (134-7), shot put (39-9) and discus (123-0); Durnal, 200 (24.8); Inzer, 100 (12.17); McCall, 400 (56.4); Stansberry, 800 (2:13.8); and Gladhart, 800 (2:13.9).
Next up for the Bulldog track teams is the Eudora Relays on Thursday. For those that qualified, Friday's KU Relays follows that.