Baldwin boys 1st, girls 2nd in season’s first track meet
The Baldwin High School boys were first and girls second in their first competition of the 2014 season.
The teams opened the year at Liston Stadium on an afternoon temperatures topped out at 50 degrees in the 12-team Baldwin Invitational. The boys scored 113 points to edge Blue Valley Southwest, which finished with 111 points. The defending 4A state champion Bulldog girls racked up 124 points or 13 fewer than first-place Basehor-Linwood.
The throwing events proved strong for the girls. Junior Alexia Stein won both the shot put (41 foot, 6 inches) and discuss (140-07), and sophomore Kelsey Kehl won gold in the javelin (125-06) and was second in the discus (109-01.5) and fourth in the shot (34-07.5).
The relays have been a strength for Baldwin girls teams in recent years and that proved true in the inaugural event. The girls won the 4x400 and 4x800 meter relays and were second to Pittsburg in the 4x100.
Senior Morgan Lober won the 400 meters with a time of 1:01.60 with sophomore teammate Kyna Smith finishing second (1:03.92). De Soto’s Tori Mashall 27.68) edged Baldwin sophomore Carlyn Cole by .02 seconds in the 200 meters.
The 2,000-meter steeple chase, which is only part of the Baldwin Invitational and Baker and Kansas University relays, proved to be the difference of Basehor-Linwood, whose runners finished first, second and sixth, picking up 21 points.
Baldwin senior Ethan Hartzell earned gold in both the 1,600 (4:49.06) and 3,200 (10:07.77) meters with sophomore George Letner fourth in the 3,200 (10:19.79).
Senior Quinn Twombly won gold in the javelin with a mark of 159 feet, finished third in the shot (47-05.5) and fifth in the discus (132-04). Junior teammate Christian Gaylord was second in the shot put (48-09.5) and discus (144-09).
The Bulldog boys also were strong in the sprints, finishing first in the 4x400-meter relay and second in the 4x100- and 4x800-meter relays.
Baldwin results (top-eight finishers)
Girls: Shot put - Stein, first, 41-06; Kelsey Kehl, fourth, 34-07.25; Discus - A. Stein, first, 140-07; K. Kehl, fourth, 109-01.5; Javelin - K. Kehl, first, 125-06; 4x800 meters- first, 10:41.71; 100-meter hurdles - Maddie Ogle, fourth, 17.94; 100-meters - Carlyn Cole, fifth, 13.73; 1,600 meters - Addie Dick, fourth, 5:53.18; 4x100 meter relay - second, 52.50; 400 meters - Morgan Lober, first, 1:01.6, Kyna Smith, second, 1:03.92; 300 meter hurdles - Maddie Ogle, fourth, 51.32; 800 meters - Hannah Hutton, fifth, 2:40.24; 200 meters - Carlyn Cole, second, 27.88; 4x400 meters - Baldwin, first, 4:14.36
Boys: Shot put – Christian Gaylord, second, 48-09.5, Quinn Twombly, third, 47-05.5; Discus – C. Gaylord, second, 144-09; Q. Twombly, fifth, 132-04; Javelin – Q. Twombly, first, 159; 4x800 - Baldwin, second, 8:37.5; 100 meters – Chad Berg, third, 11.64, Darius Johnson, eighth, 12.06; 300-meter hurdles – Karily Fiske, fifth, 46.77; 1,600 meters – Ethan Hartzell, first, 4:29.6; 4x400 meter relay – Baldwn, second, 45.25; 800 meters – Zach Smith, eighth, 2:15.57; 200 meters – Caden Carmack, sixth, 24.42; 3,200 meters – E. Hartzell, first, 10:07.77, George Letner, fourth, 10:19.79, 4x400 meter relay – Baldwin, first, 3:36.26