BHS track teams performing well in Wichita
The Baldwin High School track and field teams had a successful first day at the Shocker Pre-State Invitational, formerly the KT Woodman Invitational, in Wichita.
On Thursday night, the Bulldogs competed in several distance races, most of which were in the new elite division. Leading the way for BHS was the girls’ 2,000-meter steeplechase. Seniors Corinna Papps and Calleigh Durr finished first and second, with Papps winning in a time of 8:16. Durr’s time was 8:53.9.
Two Bulldogs competed in the boys’ elite distance races. Freshman Brian Wright finished runner-up in the 1,600-meter run in a time of 4:36.94. Sophomore Tony Weiss battled a tough 3,200-meter run crowd and narrowly finished fourth, running 10:06.9.
Baldwin’s other competitors on Thursday were sophomore Heather Karlin and freshman Tosh Mihesuah. Karlin placed second in the Class 4A-6A girls’ 3,200 in a time of 12:43.87. Mihesuah ran the 4A-6A boys’ 3,200 and finished ninth in a personal-best time of 10:53.84.
The Bulldogs are competing in the rest of the meet today. They’ve already had success in the 3,200-meter relays. The BHS boys won the elite 3,200 relay (8:25.24) and the girls finished runner-up in the elite 3,200 relay (10:28.62).
In the 4A-6A girls’ 100-meter hurdles, Ramie Burkhart won the race in a time of 17.38 seconds. Senior Olivia Catloth placed fourth in the same race, running 17.85.
The Signal will try to update the Web site with more results as they become available. The live results can be found at http://halfmiletiming.com/Datafiles/Spring2009/WichitaState/ShockerPreStateChallengeResults/Results/.