BHS boys third at league track meet
The Baldwin High School boys track placed third overall with 72 points at the Frontier League Track Meet Friday. The Bulldogs finished behind second place Paola by three points. In first place was Gardner-Edgerton with 119 team points.
"I was happy with the third place finish," said coach Mike Spielman. "We competed really well and were able to separate ourselves from some really close teams."
Jeremy Wright took third place in the 400-meter dash and second in the long jump. Spencer Wilson placed second in the 800-meter run, while Sam Hinton was right behind him in third. In the 1,600-meter run, Grant Catloth placed fifth and Chris Elniff placed sixth. Keith Cowart placed fourth in the 3,200-meter run, while fellow runners Brian Gerstner and Catloth placed sixth and seventh. Matt James placed seventh in both the 110-meter hurdles and the 300-meter hurdles. Luke Halford placed third in the discus.
"League is a time at the end of the year to showcase your best abilities in our event. Unfortunately, I was unable to do so," said junior Kyle Ruona.
The Bulldogs also placed third in the 4x400-meter relay and won the 4x800-meter relay.
"My league experience was disappointing because I couldn't help my team get a higher placing," said sophomore John Brown, who injured his hamstring.
Brown was a runner in the 4x100 meter relay team when he unexpectedly felt pain in the hamstring area and was forced to stop short of a hand-off.
The team will compete again on Friday at Tonganoxie in regionals.