Bobcat track tops at Perry: BLHS boys 1st, girls 2nd
The Basehor-Linwood High School track program has had plenty of good days this season, but suffice to say the Bobcats haven’t had a day quite as good as Tuesday in a long, long time.
The BLHS boys finished first as a team and the Bobcat girls soared to second place in the team standings Tuesday at the Perry-Lecompton Invitational.
The Basehor-Linwood boys missed a meet title Friday at the Bobcat Relays by just three points, and Tuesday marked their first meet title of the season. They compiled 159 points to runner-up Perry-Lecompton’s 122. For the BLHS girls, however, the accomplishment was particularly impressive considering just 11 Bobcats competed.
The Basehor-Linwood boys scored points in every event except for the 300-meter hurdles, a feat that showcased the team’s quality depth.
Daniel Prioleau led the way with first-place finishes in the 100 in 11.15 and the 200 in 22.67. This time in the 100 was a new meet record.
Prioleau also joined Trey Kinchloe, Lane Young and Miles Brown in winning the 400-meter relay in 44.6, a time that would have set the BLHS school record if the Bobcats hadn’t broken it four days earlier.
Kinchloe added a second-place finish in the 100.
Prioleau also delivered a monster anchor leg on the 1,600-meter relay, making up more than 35 yards on the leaders, and helped the squad place third. Corey McCleary, Bryce Garver and Nick Yanos also ran on the relay.
The Bobcats also scored major points in the field events. Ben Johnson won the high jump with a clearance of 5 feet, 8 inches, and Lane Young took first in the long jump (20-6 1/2) and triple jump (38-6 1/4). In addition, Brown was fourth in the long jump (18-9 1/2) and Tyler Simpson took third in the triple jump (38-2). Simpson also won the pole vault with a 10-0 clearance.
While Johnson won the high jump, he also stood out in the throws with a third-place finish in the discus at 117-10 and a fifth-place finish in the shot put (41-10).
Jesse Hiss had a big day throwing as he finished second in the shot put (47-8 1/2), third in the javelin (134-6) and sixth in the discus (108-5).
Jacob Powell was the shot put champion with a personal record of 48-6 — his best of two throws beyond 48 feet for the day.
Rounding out the point scorers for BLHS were Matt Ogilvie who took third in the 110 hurdles (17.7), Rob Peterson who placed third in the 3,200 (11:36), Jonathan Oliva who placed fourth in the 1,600 (5:05) and fifth in the 800 (2:21), Bryce Garver who was sixth in the 800 (2:23), Nick Yanos who finished fourth in the 400 (54.9), and Corey McCleary who was sixth in the 400 (57.2).
In addition, the 3,200-meter relay team of Yanos, Garver, Peterson and Oliva finished third in 9:07.
In the girls competition, PLHS won with 148 points and BLHS was the runner-up with 102.
Sprinting standout Dakkota Edmonds — who competed with the flu on Friday — ran like she was back at full strength Tuesday. She won first place in the 100 in 12.42 seconds and took first in the 200 in 26.7.
Edmonds also anchored the 400-meter relay that, along with Rachael Cook, Shelby Equels and Courtney Inlow, placed second in 54.3.
Inlow added a second-place finish in the 100 hurdles in 18.7, and Cook placed third in 20.0 to go with her fourth-place finish in the 300 hurdles in 59.8. Haley Robinson finished fourth in the 100 hurdles in 20.3.
Equels nabbed third-place finishes in the long jump (13-5) and triple jump (30-0 1/2).
Ally Laney took second in the 1,600 in 6:10 and also placed in the 3,200 in 13:33. She then teamed with Katy Eberth, Sarah Rehm and Haley Stallbaumer to take fourth in the 3,200-meter relay in 12:05.
Stallbaumer and Rehm both scored points in the 800 as Stallbaumer finished fourth in 2:58 and Rehm was sixth in 3:07.
Also for the BLHS girls, Victoria Smith placed second in the discus with a mark of 93-1 and Bailey Hooker was fifth at 87-2.
Breonna Yungeburg finished sixth in the 100 in 14.16 and scored her first varsity points for the Bobcats.