Baldwin High girls qualify nine for state
Throughout this track season the Baldwin High School girls team has fought hard to win many titles. They placed at all of their meets and are now looking towards this Friday and Saturday for the State Championships in Wichita.
"I am excited for the young ladies we have competing in state. We're hoping to bring home some hardware and a lot of great memories!" said head girls track coach Ted Zuzzio.
Friday the Bulldogs went to regionals at Tonganoxie and had nine girls place in six different events. In order to qualify for state, they had to place in the top three of an event.
In the girls high jump, freshmen Emily Brown cleared a height of 5-2 and placed second. The 4x800-meter relay team made up of freshman Erica Ogle, sophomore Abby Hofmeier and seniors Shawna Trarbach and Megan Noonan placed third in their heat. The 4x100-meter relay made up of freshmen Leah Clay and Rachel Miles, sophomore Erica Johnson and senior Melanie Pelot took first. They recently broke the school record and have continually won gold medals this season and will continue to strive high this weekend at state.
Miles won the 400-meter dash, and Noonan and Ogle took first and second place in the 3,200-meter run, respectively.
Several Bulldogs placed but just missed qualifying for state. Junior Casey Millstein got fourth place in both the high jump and triple jump. Both freshmen Kalie Harris and Jamie Lawrenz got personal records in the 300-meter hurdles. The 4x400-meter relay team made up of Miles, Hofmeier, Johnson and Clay got sixth place. Pelot ran a very fast 200-meter dash and got fourth. She also ran hard and barely fell short in the 100-meter dash.
The Bulldogs placed second out of 16 schools at the regional. They hope to do just as well at State this weekend, which will be held at the Wichita State University track. Events will be all day on Friday and Saturday.