Track girls second at Lansing Invitational
LHS boys third
The Lansing High girls' track team made a strong showing Tuesday at the Lansing Invitational as the Lions placed second as a team and had five first-place finishers.
Freshman hurdler and sprinter Takeisha Jenkins lowered her school record in the 300-meter hurdles as the blazed to a time of 46.86 seconds. Jenkins previously broke the school record on Friday at Baldwin in her first high school meet as she raced to a time of 49.05. Jenkins later added a first-place finish Tuesday in the 200 meters as she cruised to a time of 26.92 seconds.
Senior Sara Eustice won the pole vault with a jump of 8-foot-6. Junior Erin Eustice won the 1,600 meters in 6:19. Senior Tiffany Turner also was strong as she won the shot put with a throw of 35-3.
On the boys' side LHS had no first-place finishers, but the Lions did have six second-place finishers. Junior Jeff Slater was the runner-up in the 200-meter dash in 22.97 seconds and Ethan Nalker placed second in the 110-meter hurdles in 17.56 seconds and second in the 300-meter hurdles (44.98 seconds). Other second-place Lions were freshman Zach Bell (pole vault), sophomore Chris Mann (400 meters) and the 400-meter relay team (Mike Griffin, Lance Fink, Slater, E.J. Corinealdi).
The Lions next compete Friday at Basehor-Linwood.
For more on Lansing track and additional results from the Lansing Invitational, pick up the April 7 edition of The Current.