BHS girls finish a close second
The Baldwin High School girls track squad competed Thursday at the Frontier League competition in Gardner and finished second to Louisburg by just eight points, 115-107.
Baldwin placed first in the 4x100-meter relay with a time of 51:82 and took second in the 4x800-meter relay with a time of 10.27. Baldwin also received fourth in the 4x400-meter relay with a time of 4:17.21.
BHS also had many members of the team that placed individually.
Freshman Emily Brown received second in the high jump with a height of 5-2 and won the javelin event.
Freshman Erica Ogle won second place in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 12:16:38, and second in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 5:44.
Senior Megan Noonan won first place in the 3,200 meter with a time of 12:22:3. Noonan also won first in the 1,600 meter with a time of 5:39, and fourth in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:34:32.
"The thing I love about track is the only thing you have to think about while you're running is to turn left," said Noonan.
Senior Melanie Pelot won fourth place in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.83, and third in the 200-meter dash with a time of 27.19.
Junior Casey Millstein took fifth in the high jump with a height of 4-10. Millstein also took sixth in the triple jump with a distance of 32-4 and fourth in the 100-meter high hurdles with a time of 17.5
"I sure wish I could jump higher and farther, and run a bit faster, but placing in three out of my four events was pretty nice. I just need to throw that discus a bit farther and I'll be a happy bunny," said Millstein, a state qualifier in the triple jump last year.
Freshmen Kalie Harris took sixth in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 18.89, and sixth in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 54.33.
Freshman Jamie Lawrenz took sixth in the pole vault with a height of 7-6.
Next for the track team is the regional competition Friday at Tonganoxie. The top three in each event qualify for the Class 4A State championships to be held in Wichita on Friday and Saturday, May 25-26.