Vaulters shine at Perry
The Basehor-Linwood track team competed on Wednesday at the Perry-Lecompton Invitational, then received a nearly week-long break after their Friday competition in Tonganoxie was rescheduled due to the weather.
The boys team placed third and the girls took fifth at Perry.
Baily Kraus paced the team, shattering the school record with an 8-foot clearance in the pole vault. The old record was 7-6.
It was an all-around good day in the pole vault as two male vaulters - freshman Brady Blackwood (9 feet) and sophomore Brian Pemberton (9-6) - each set personal records by more than a foot.
Scott Ogilvie won the 110-meter hurdles. He also was narrowly edged out in the 300 hurdles by .002.
"He had an excellent meet," coach Steve Hopkins said.
Ogilvie also anchored the 1,600-meter relay team - which also featured sophomore Richard Everley, and freshmen Miles Brown and Chandler King - to a second-place finish. Bobby Courtney won the high jump with a height of 5-8. This came after he hustled to the meet from an all-day golf match.
The girls' 3,200-meter relay team of freshman Jessica Farris, seniors Shanna Couch and Emily Lackner and sophomore Kayla Peterson, also took first place.
The meet ended in steady rain, forcing the final events to be contested in tough conditions. Hopkins said the athletes did well competing.
The team will head to Bonner Springs for a meet today.