State track update: No milers place for BHS
Baldwin High School’s distance runners were unable to earn a state medal in the 1,600-meter run. On the boys’ side, Brian Wright finished eighth in a time of 4:33.1, while Tony Weiss placed 12th, running 4:40.05.
In the girls’ race, Heather Karlin (5:43.96) placed 11th and Abi Hartzell (5:49.83) finished 13th. The BHS girls’ 400 relay finished eighth in the finals.
Baldwin will have two girls in the 300-meter hurdles very shortly, followed by the 800-meter run.
Baldwin High School boys’ track team earned its second state medal of the weekend. The Bulldogs placed fourth in the 3,200-meter relay in a time of 8:11.21.
Mulvane won the event. BHS senior Connor Wright received the baton for his anchor leg in fourth place and too far out of third to move up. He cruised in to a fourth-place finish. He will run in the 800-meter run and 1,600-meter relay later today.
BHS girls’ Heather Karlin and Abi Hartzell are due up in the 1,600-meter run in about 10 minutes. Brian Wright and Tony Weiss will be in the boys’ 1,600 run about 30 minutes after the girls. Then the girls’ 400-meter relay will run in the finals.
WICHITA — Two races down this morning and a pair of medals for the Baldwin High School girls’ track team.
Just a bit ago, the Bulldogs’ 3,200-meter relay finished runner-up behind Wamego. The Bulldogs nearly defended their state title, but Wamego’s Breanna Briggs ran a great anchor leg to beat BHS.
Baldwin still ran a 16-second season best time this morning as they ran 9:44.20. Running for BHS were senior Calleigh Durr, senior Corinna Papps, junior Connor Twombly and freshman Carol Whaley.
The Bulldogs’ other medal this morning came in the 100-meter hurdles. Sophomore Lyndsey Lober placed seventh to earn her first state medal. She ran 16.47 in the race.
The BHS boys’ 3,200 relay is about to run in a few minutes. More updates will be coming throughout the day.