Noonan leads girls to 16th
Wichita It was a perfect day for a perfect race for Megan Noonan.
She scored the Baldwin High School girls team's only points with her first-place finish in the 3,200-meter run. Her 10 points earned the team a 16th-place finish at the state meet here Saturday.
"Everything went exactly how I planned it in the race," said Noonan. "I was really surprised that I was able to pull it off. It just seemed like it was a gimme to come in behind Culbertson. Now I have some confidence"
Noonan and Trisha Culbertson of Burlington went back and forth with the lead throughout the race. On the sixth lap Noonan made some distance and she never looked back, finishing in a personal best of 11:32.42.
Noonan also came back in the mile, but just missed a two-medal day with a seventh-place finish.
The girls 4X100-meter relay team of seniors Janae Nuspl and Liz Stockdale, junior Melanie Pelot and freshman Erica Johnson finished their season with their second best time of the season. The team finished 12th, completing the careers of Nuspl and Stockdale, who each had four trips to state track.
Sophomore Casey Millstein, also competed, placing 13th in the triple jump.