Powell takes 5th at state in shot put
BLHS sprinters dazzle in prelims
Wichita It was a memorable opening day at the Class 4A track and field state championships for Basehor-Linwood High School.
The Bobcats turned in numerous stellar performances in the preliminary races, and they produced their first medalist of the weekend in the field events.
Senior Jacob Powell stepped onto the awards stand in his final high school track meet after posting a fifth-place finish in the shot put. His best mark of the day was 50 feet, 4 inches. It came on his first throw of finals.
Powell’s powerful throw capped a day of strong performances for the Bobcats. In particular, the sprinters shined.
The 400-meter relay team of Trey Kinchloe, Lane Young, Miles Brown and Daniel Prioleau smashed their own school record and produced the fastest preliminary time of the day in Class 4A as they won in 42.94 seconds.
Prioleau also raced in the 200 preliminaries and posted the fourth best qualifying time in 22.53. He earned a berth in Saturday’s finals.
In girls competition, Dakkota Edmonds — a fourth-place medalist last year in the 200 — clocked the second fastest preliminary time in 25.60 Friday and earned a berth in Saturday’s finals.
In addition for BLHS, Ben Johnson placed 14th in the high jump with a clearance of 5-10.