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Bulldogs run away with Redbud meet

May 12, 2005

The Baldwin High School boys track team had a very successful day on Friday at the Redbud Relays in Wellsville.

The Bulldogs took first as a team and two Bulldogs broke school records.

"I was very happy with our performance on Friday," coach Mike Spielman said. "We are improving each day and setting ourselves up to be very competitive at league, regional, and state."

The Bulldogs won the meet with 108 points, 43 more than second-place Spring Hill. The Bulldogs only scored points in one field event, but scored atleast six points in every running event.

Sophomore Aaron Mills broke the long jump record with a 21-9 jump. Michael Curran, BHS graduate of 1999, previously held the record at 21-8 1/2.

"This was the first meet that we've had nice weather this year," Mills said.

Junior Jeremy Wright broke the 100-meter dash record with a 10.9 second run, but took second at the meet. The old school record was held by four people at 11.0.

"I was surprised that my time was that good," Wright said. "I wasn't expecting to be that fast this year. Wellsville has a really nice track which helped me run better."

Spielman said he was happy for Mills and Wright.

"The sprints and jumps have been a big plus for us this year," Spielman said. "It is really neat for the kids to have their hard work pay off."

Wright also won the 400-meter dash in a time of 51.8. Other Bulldog victories came in the 3,200-meter relay and the 1,600-meter relay. The 1,600 relay team won the annual traveling plaque for its victory.

The boys track team is hoping to continue its success at the league, regionals and state to finish the year strong.

"It seems like we are coming together very well as a team," junior Spencer Wilson said. "The Wellsville meet shows this. The postseason is looking to have potential for us."

The Bulldogs will host the Frontier League Championship at 3:30 p.m today at Liston Stadium. The prelims for the running events start a 5 p.m. and the finals at 6:30 p.m.

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