BJHS girls finish with third place at league meet
The Baldwin Junior High School girls track team came out of the season with a third place finish at league on May 2 in Prairie View. The team had many good athletes this season with many personal records broken.
"We came in second at the invitational and third at league. Those were probably our hardest meets," said coach Eric Toot.
"I think everybody did their best and worked their hardest. I think I did pretty good. I beat my personal records," said eighth grader Kim Gilges.
Their first track meet was at Baldwin and they took first place, their second was at Wheatridge and they took second place. Their third was at Louisburg and they placed first. Their fourth one was at Wellsville and they placed fifth. Their fifth was at Paola and they placed second. Their last meet which was league was in Prairie View and they placed third.
"It was a great season and an outstanding group of kids," said Toot.
"I thought we did pretty good. We worked as a team, practiced as a team, warmed up as a team and competed as a team. I did pretty good until I got injured. Telling the team they did good and wishing the seventh graders good luck next year," said eighth grader Randi Kennedy.
"Our times and throws improved all together and we did okay. My times improved from last year and I am excited about high school track," said eighth grader Marie Ruona.
"We did really good and set a lot of records. I did okay, but I could have done better, but we all did good as a team," said eighth grader Danielle Hanson.