BHS girls take first at Girard
The Baldwin High School girls track had an amazing week winning meets, medals, setting personal records and defeating tough competition from around Kansas and Missouri.
The Bulldogs started their week with a very impressive first-place finish at the Spring Hill Triangular meet April 28, defeating both Spring Hill and Osawatomie by finishing with a 104 total team points. Individuals also set records, including junior Jamie Lawrenz who set a school record in the pole vault, and personal records were both set in pole vault by freshmen Annie Parr and junior Kalie Harris. The girls walked away with 39 medals -- 20 gold, 12 silver and seven bronze.
"I thought we had good effort for a Monday meet following a Friday meet and prom," said coach Ted Zuzzio.
The Baldwin girls had an even more impressive showing at the Girard Invitational Friday, which included 20 schools from all over Kansas and Missouri. The Bulldogs finished in first place with 96 total points against tough big school competition from Carthage, Fort Scott, Chanute, Pittsburg, Independence, Nevada, Parsons and many others. Baldwin collected 25 medals from 13 of the 18 events and had individuals set personal records in a season-high nine events.
"It was a great meet with girls setting personal bests in times and distances, the competition was outstanding and we beat good large schools from Kansas and Missouri, which makes it that much sweeter," said Zuzzio.
The team will continue its season Friday at Wellsville. There was a sophomore-freshman meet Monday at Gardner, too, but results weren't available by press time.