BHS girls dominate league track meet
The Baldwin High School girls track team dominated the Frontier League meet on Friday. The meet was originally scheduled for Thursday, but was postponed because of storms.
The Bulldogs won the meet by a landslide with 150 points, with Gardner-Edgerton placing second with 90.5 and Eudora third with 74.5. This is the third consecutive year the Bulldogs have won league. Eight out of the past 10 years they have won the conference title.
The Bulldogs captured 29 medals overall and scored in 14 out of 17 events, including all 10 running events.
In the girls 100-meter dash, Rachel Miles placed first and Kyleigh Garman placed eighth.
Miles also placed first in the 200-meter dash and second in the 400-meter dash. Marie Ruona placed seventh in the 200-meter dash and fourth in the 400-meter dash. Keisha Collins placed 15th in the 400-meter dash.
The Bulldogs dominated the 800-meter run, with three runners in the top four. Kelsey Heckathorne placed second, Amanda Vander Tuig placed third and Amy Craig placed fourth.
Erica Ogle and Kelsey Verhaeghe placed second and third in the 1,600-meter dash, respectively. Jessica Hill placed 12th.
Ogle and Verhaeghe also dominated the 3,200-meter run, placing second and third, respectively, and Hill placed seventh.
Jamie Lawrenz placed second in the 100-meter hurdles, and Missy Westgate placed sixth.
Westgate placed first in the 300-meter hurdles and Lawrenz placed third.
The 4x100-meter relay team placed first. The relay consisted of Ruona, Garman, Westgate and Miles. The relay ran its fastest time of the year at 50.8 seconds.
The 4x400-meter relay, consisting of Leah Clay, Westgate, Vander Tuig and Heckathorne, placed fourth.
The 4x800-meter relay placed second behind Paola. The relay consisted of Craig, Vander Tuig, Heckathorne and Ogle.
Vander Tuig placed well in the high jump, taking home a second-place medal. Kara Everett placed ninth, and Kim Lester placed 10th.
Lawrenz had a good day pole vaulting, placing second.
Trisha Cox placed third in long jump, Clay placed eighth and Katie Frank placed 13th.
Cox placed eighth in triple jump and Ashley Snedeger placed 12th.
Dara Shuck, Rebecca Verhaeghe and Carly Young all threw shot put. They placed 20th, 23rd and 24th, respectively.
Shuck placed 14th in discus, Katie Sigvaldson placed 17th and Verhaeghe placed 20th.
Kim Gilges placed 23rd in javelin, Carly Young placed 24th and Sigvaldson placed 25th.
"I'm overwhelmed and pleased by how well our entire team competed and captured the league title. It was one of our goals," said coach Ted Zuzzio.
The team will be in regional action Friday at Tonganoxie and qualifiers from that meet will advance to the state meet in Wichita May 28-29.