BHS boys track team had busy weekend
It was a busy four days for the Baldwin High School boys track team, as it competed in three different meets in Lawrence, Eudora and Spring Hill.
The Bulldogs sent a few relay teams to the Kansas Relays on Friday and Saturday. The Bulldogs competed against some tough competition and cold weather.
Meanwhile, the other members of the team traveled to Eudora on Friday to participate in the Cardinal Relays.
The Bulldogs placed in the middle of the pack in the team results, even without many of its best runners.
Junior Matt James claimed the only victory for the Bulldogs as he won the 300-meter hurdles in a time of 44.7 seconds. Sophomore Caj Kueffer finished runner-up in the 800-meter run in a time of 2:12.6. The Bulldogs' 3,200-meter and 1,600-meter relay teams also finished in second place.
After that action-packed weekend, Baldwin traveled to the Spring Hill Invitational on Monday afternoon. The Bulldogs competed against Spring Hill and Osawatomie.
Baldwin won the meet easily with 91 points, Spring Hill took second with 55 and Osawatomie totaled 40 points.
"We had a very good day," coach Mike Spielman said. "We could have done better in throwing, but it's understandable because of the rain."
One of the Bulldogs most competitive races came in the hurdles.
"The hurdles was the most competitive event of the day," Spielman said.
Junior Aaron Hannon won the 100-meter hurdles and placed second in the 300-meter hurdles. James won the 300, but finished second in the 100.
"The guys we ran against were very good," James said. "Aaron and I had to push each other to win."
Sophomore Blake Wieden won the long jump and triple jump events. Junior Jeremy Wright also won the 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash. Senior Zac Towns added another win in the 400-meter dash.
The next meet for the Bulldogs will be at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow at Girard.