Basehor-Linwood athletes enjoy home meet
Senior participants win three events during 2008 installment of Bobcat Relays last Friday
Competing in the final Bobcat Relays of their careers, three seniors won events on Friday.
Ethan Douglass won the discus with a throw of 131-feet-9-inches. Coach Steve Hopkins said Douglass didn't throw especially well in the event, but that it was nice to see him pick up a victory, .
Scott Ogilvie won the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 43 seconds.
In girls competition, Kayla Peterson placed first in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 13 minutes 15 seconds, which is 20 seconds off the school record.
Bobby Courtney a sophomore won the high jump by clearing 6-2 inches, which is six inches higher than his previous best mark.
With those performances, the Basehor-Linwood boys team finished in fourth place with 56 points. The girls team finished in fifth place with 63 points.
"Our team results were in the middle of the pack, but we feel like we are getting kids into the right spots," Hopkins said.
The meet also featured some impressive team results.
Tonganoxie won the girls competition with 189 points. The other teams and their places in the meet were Sumner Academy, 90; Piper, 85; Perry-Lecompton, 68; Basehor-Linwood, 63; Turner, 26; Bonner Springs, 24.
In the boys competition, Tonganoxie won with 131 points to edge out Bonner Springs who had 127 points.
The other teams were Sumner Academy, 64; Basehor-Linwood, 56; Perry-Lecompton, 49; Pleasant Ridge, 46; Turner 43; Piper 41; Bishop Ward, 29.
The Bobcats other individual placers in the boys meet included Swede Johnson who placed sixth in the discus with a toss of 113-5.
Johnson also placed fourth in the javelin with a toss of 136-3.
Stephen Millison placed fifth in the pole vault by clearing a height of 9-0.
Basehor-Linwood placed sixth in the 1,600-meter relay with a time of 3:49.59. Basehor-Linwood also placed fourth in the 3,200-meter relay with a time of 9:08.45.
Scott Ogilvie placed third in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 16.3.
Douglas placed fifth in the shot put with a toss of 41-10. Johnson placed sixth with a throw of 39-8.
The team placed fifth in the 400 relay with a time of 47.70.
In girls competition, Bailey Kraus placed sixth in the javelin with a distance of 74-4. She placed fifth in the discus with a toss of 78-0.
Melissa Seaman placed fourth in the high jump by clearing 4-8. Kraus also placed fifth in the pole vault by clearing 6-6.
Basehor-Linwood placed second in the throwers relay with a time of 1:02.
The team placed third in the 1,600 relay with a time of 4:36.55. Cassie Bever, Shelby Equels, Macyn Sanders and Seaman ran legs in the event.
Sanders placed sixth in the 300 hurdles with a time of 55.12.
Equels placed fourth in the long jump with a distance of 14-8.