Wind doesn’t slow BHS track at relays
It may have been a little windy for the Baker Relays last Tuesday, but the Baldwin High School track teams were still able to perform well.
The BHS girls finished second with 121.5 points, just behind Mill Valley's 134.3. On the boys' side, BHS was fourth with 93 points. Kansas City Central was first with 131.3, Mill Valley second with 99.3 and Blue Valley North third with 98.6. There were eight teams entered in the girls' competition and 10 for the boys.
"It was a very windy meet," said BHS girls coach Ted Zuzzio. "The wind was a factor in a lot of our events. Everyone had the opportunity to compete in more than one event and the relays gave us a chance to compete on our home track."
Boys coach Mike Spielman was also pleased with the relays.
"We had a really good meet," said Spielman. "I thought the kids performed well. We had good overall performances in both the running and field events."
The girls were led by junior Jamie Lawrenz who was first in the 100-meter hurdles at 17.92, second in pole vault and third in the 300-meter hurdles. Sophomore Kelli Harris also scored major points with a fourth-place in the 100 hurdles, fifth in the 300 hurdles and second in pole vault. Freshman Denise Orloff was second in the high jump.
Also placing high for the girls were: Andrea Hamilton, fifth, 100 hurdles, fourth, high jump; Trisha Cox, fourth, high jump, fifth, triple jump; Kyleigh Garman, fourth, long jump; Kelsey Heckathorne, sixth, long jump; Lindsay Gastelum, seventh, shot put, fifth, discus; Missy Westgate, seventh, javelin; and Leslie Haeffner, eighth, javelin.
In the relays, the girls were first in the 4x200 and 4x400; second in the 4x800, 800 sprint relay and 4x1,600; and third in the 4x100.
For the boys, Keith Cowart's first-place showing in the 2,000-meter steeplechase led the way. Spencer Wilson was second and Grant Catloth fourth in the steeplechase. Micah Mason was third in the long jump. Luke Halford finished third in the discus.
Other placers were: Bart Ruckman, seventh, pole vault, and sixth, triple jump; Kyle Young, eighth, pole vault; Kyle Ruona, seventh, shot put and discus; Dan Musgrave, sixth, javelin; Brad Wilson, seventh, javelin; and Drew Bolt, eighth, javelin.
In the relays, the boys finished first in the 4x100 throwers relay; second in the 4x200, distance medley and 4x1,600; and fourth in the 4x400 and 4x1,600.
Also, the boys' distance medley team finished 26th out of 32 teams at the Kansas Relays Saturday.
Next up is the Cardinal Relays at Eudora Friday.