Archive for Monday, April 30, 2007

LHS track competes at Gardner

April 30, 2007

Lansing High freshman Sarah Nielsen competes Friday during the 3,200-meter relay at the Gardner Invitational. LHS placed fourth in the event.

Lansing High freshman Sarah Nielsen competes Friday during the 3,200-meter relay at the Gardner Invitational. LHS placed fourth in the event.

The Lansing High track team sent a partial squad to the Gardner Invitational on Friday at Gardner-Edgerton High School, and the Lions had top-six finishes in six events.

Junior Alex Twitchel was the top placer for the LHS boys. He placed fourth in the triple jump with a distance of 38 feet, 1 inch.

Also for the boys, freshman Brandon Craig placed fifth in the 1,600-meter run in 4:58.35. In addition, Craig teamed with Jim Mayes, Griffin Davis and Brandon Mills to place fifth in the 3,200-meter relay in 9:18.61.

Freshman Lauren Jaqua highlighted the Lansing girls' day with a runner-up finish in the 1,600 in 5:48.45. Cali George of Gardner won the race in 5:10.74. Fellow Lansing freshman Sarah Nielsen placed fifth in the event in 6:11.18.

Senior Riann Deere placed fifth in the 200-meter dash in 28.03.

The 3,200-meter relay team also placed fourth.

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