Hurdles no sweat for BLHS’ Ogilvie
Bobby Courtney won the high jump, and Kayla Peterson and Scott Ogilvie each placed second in two events to lead the Basehor-Linwood track team Friday at the Marysville Invitational.
Peterson was second in both the 1600- and 3200-meter runs, although her times were down due to the weather conditions. Ogilvie placed second in the 110 and 300 hurdles.
BLHS coach Steve Hopkins said Ogilvie is making progress on his hurdle form, especially in the 300s.
The Bobcats competed at Marysville after the Wyandotte Invitational, originally scheduled for Friday, was rescheduled to a time the team could not attend, March 31.
BLHS sent a smaller, varsity-only team to Marysville.
The Bobcats had success in the field events, led by Courtney, who won the high jump with a 6-foot leap. He also finished third in the long jump. Ethan Douglas took second in the shotput and third in the discus. Baily Kraus was forced to vault in a steady drizzle but took second.
"She competed well," Hopkins said.
The highlight of the day on the track side was the boys 400 relay team, which won the event with a time of 45.3, one-tenth of a second off the school record. The team consisted of Kyle Allen, Bruce Tyner, Stephen Millison and Ogilvie.
Tyner, back for his first full meet since being injured, was second in the 100 and third in the 200.
The Bobcats also competed Tuesday at the Piper Relays. The boys team tied for fourth and the girls were seventh.
Ogilvie won both hurdles races, taking the 110s in 16.19 seconds and the 300s in 43.20.
Hopkins said the Piper meet was the first time the team was able to compete with a full squad in everyone's best events. He said it was a good tune-up for the Kaw Valley League championships on Wednesday, May 7, at Santa Fe Trail.
"Our conditioning is improving and we hope to have a full week of practice from Wednesday through next Tuesday," Hopkins said. "Also, we will cut back on our weight workouts for the first time. This we believe will lead to peak performances the last month."