Archive for Saturday, November 1, 2008

Back-to-back state champs

BHS girls win 4A state title; boys place third

Baldwin High School's girls' cross country team won its second straight Class 4A state championship Saturday at Wamego. Kneeling in the front row are seniors, from left, Calleigh Durr and Corinna Papps. Back row are sophomore Heather Karlin, coach Mike Spielman, junior Julie Hill, junior Connor Twombly, freshman Abi Hartzell, junior Misty Emery and freshman Elizabeth Sigvaldson.

Baldwin High School's girls' cross country team won its second straight Class 4A state championship Saturday at Wamego. Kneeling in the front row are seniors, from left, Calleigh Durr and Corinna Papps. Back row are sophomore Heather Karlin, coach Mike Spielman, junior Julie Hill, junior Connor Twombly, freshman Abi Hartzell, junior Misty Emery and freshman Elizabeth Sigvaldson.

November 1, 2008

Baldwin High School senior Connor Wright takes a deep breath as he walks through the finish line chute after Saturday's 5-kilometer race.

Baldwin High School senior Connor Wright takes a deep breath as he walks through the finish line chute after Saturday's 5-kilometer race.

WAMEGO — For the second straight year, the Baldwin High School girls’ cross country teams left here with a state title.

The Bulldogs are now back-to-back Class 4A state champions. They have now won the 4A championship five times during the last seven years.

Baldwin cruised to the team victory as it scored 46 points. Frontier League rival De Soto was the 4A runner-up with 96 points. Wamego placed third with 101.

Four BHS girls medaled Saturday. They were senior Corinna Papps (3rd), junior Connor Twombly (4th), senior Calleigh Durr (10th) and freshman Elizabeth Sigvaldson (19th).

On the boys’ side, Baldwin placed third as a team. The Bulldogs scored 105 points. Mulvane won the state title for the second straight year with 43 points. Wamego finished runner-up with 63.

BHS sophomore Tony Weiss led the Bulldogs with a runner-up finish. Senior Connor Wright was the other medalist for Baldwin as he placed seventh.

For complete results, go to http://www.usd320.com/HighSchool/Activities/CrossCountry/State.aspx.

There will be complete stories and photos in Thursday’s Signal from the state meet.

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