Bulldog girls have good relays
Baldwin High School competed April 13 in the Baker Relays and Saturday in the Kansas Relays.
At KU, seven girls represented BHS in seven different events and captured four bronze medals in the most competitive meet of the season. The meet turned out to be a huge success for BHS.
Third-place medals were given to Kelsey Verhaghe, Amanda Vandertuig, Jessica Hill and Erica Ogle who ran in the 4x1600-meter relay and earned a new school record at 23:26.54.
The 4x800-meter relay placed 13th. Jamie Lawrenz placed 17th in pole vault and seventh in the 300-meter hurdles.
Freshman Amanda Vandertuig had her best high jump of the season at 5-0.25 and placed 16th.
"The competition was fierce," coach Ted Zuzzio said. "I'm extremely proud of the girls' efforts and to them bringing home some medals."
At Baker, the Baldwin girls track team captured the Baker Relays team title and 51 medals, 29 of which were gold.
Lawrenz and Kim Lester took third place in the 110-meter hurdles relay.
In the 300-meter hurdles relay, Missy Westgate and Lawrenz took first place.
The 4x100-meter throwers relay placed second, with Dara Shuck, Katie Sigvaldson, Lori Ikenberry and Rebecca Verhaeghe.
Marie Ruona, Kyleigh Garman, Westgate and Miles received gold medals for the 4x100-meter relay.
The girls 4x200-meter relay placed first, with Ruona, Leah Clay, Westgate and Miles.
Keisha Collins, Ruona, Heckathorne and Lesley Haeffner all earned second place medals for their performance in the 4x400-meter relay.
The 4x800-meter run placed first, with Ogle, Heckathorne, Haeffner and Vander Tuig.
The 4x1600-meter relay placed second with Verhaeghe, Vander Tuig, Hill and Ogle.
Ruona, Garman, Clay and Miles competed in the sprint medley, earning second place medals. The B team finished in ninth.
The distance medley team, consisting of Verhaeghe, Vander Tuig, Miles and Ogle, finished in first place.
The high jump relay also finished first, with Vander Tuig, Lester and Katie Beall.
The pole vault relay earned first place medals, with Annie Parr and Lawrenz.
The long jump relay also earned first place medals, with Heckathorne, Trisha Cox and Katie Frank all jumping well. The B team finished in third, with Garman, Kara Everett and Ashley Snedeger.
Cox, Beall and Parr all jumped well in the triple jump, earning second place medals.
Shuck, Verhaeghe and Sigvaldson earned fifth place in the shot put relay.
The discus throw relay earned fourth place, with Shuck, Sigvaldson and Carly Young.
Westgate, Ogle and Haeffner earned fourth place in the javelin throw relay.