Archive for Wednesday, May 1, 2002

BHS girls have top track showings

May 1, 2002

The Baldwin High School girls track team dominated the Spring Hill relays April 22 with 13 first place finishes out of 18 possible events. Baldwin also had nine second place finishes at the meet.

"We competed well and earned many medals," said coach Ted Zuzzio.

Top placers for runners included sophomore Jamie Lawrenz in the 300-meter hurdles, junior Abby Hofmeier in the 800-meter run, and sophomore Rachel Miles in the 100-, 200- and 400-meter dashes. Freshman Missy Westgate, Hoffmeier, freshman Leslie Haeffner and sophomore Leah Clay won the 1,600-meter relay. Sophomore Erica Ogle was victorious in the 1,600-meter run, and partnered up with Westgate, freshman Katie Krysztof and Hoffmeier in the 3,200-meter relay to win that event. The 400-meter relay winners were Clay, Kyleigh Garman, Erica Johnson and Miles.

Friday was another big day for the Bulldogs when they traveled to Girard to compete in the Girard Invitational.

"This was a quality meet, with several of our kids getting their personal best times of the year. The competition was great and I was happy with our effort," said Zuzzio.

Miles had her best 200- and 400-meter times of the year, and team up with Clay, Westgate and Hoffmeier to run Baldwin's best 1,600-meter relay time of the year, and Clay, Garman and Johnson to run their best 400-meter of the year. Ogle also bested two of her times in the 800 and 1,600.

"I had some best times of the year, but I still want to get better. I haven't reached my goal yet this year for times. I have a ways to go," Ogle said about Friday's performance.

Other best timers were Lawrenz, out-running and jumping her previous times in the 100-meter and 300-meter high hurdles, and Michelle Pressgrove, upgrading on her 3,200-meter run time. The Bulldogs will look to continue to better themselves at the Red Bud Classic on Friday at Wellsville.

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