BHS boys snare regional title
The Baldwin High School boys track team swept regional track by storm, taking first place at the meet. BHS qualified eight boys for the State Track Meet in Wichita.
Junior Hugh Murphy placed first in shot put, fourth in discus and second in javelin. Junior Matt Noonan placed first in the 3,200-meter run, first in the 1,600-meter run and first in the 800-meter run.
"This is my third year going to state track. Nevertheless, it's an honor. As long as I stay well and the team stays healthy we should do really well. Injury and sickness are the only things that can stop us now," said Noonan, a defending state champion who helped lead the Bulldogs to a third-place trophy last year.
Junior Eric Black placed sixth in the 110-meter high hurdles, second in the 800-meter run and second in the high jump. Junior Eric Brown placed first in the javelin throw. Senior Wesley Broyles placed sixth in javelin. Glen Stansberry, a junior, placed third in the 3,200-meter run. It is his third year competing at state track.
"Usually everyone does their best at state and we try to keep that going. Coach Spielman does a great job. Hopefully we'll do well as a team," said Stansberry.
Freshman Andy Hannon placed sixth in the long jump.
BHS also placed first in the 4x800 meter relay and third in the 4x100 meter relay .
"We had a great meet, qualifying 12 boys to state. Everybody is improving and getting ready for state," said head track coach Mike Spielman.
BHS will compete at State Track on Friday and Saturday in Wichita.