Archive for Saturday, May 28, 2011

Dakkota’s turn: Edmonds wins 200 state championship

Basehor-Linwood junior Dakkota Edmonds crosses the finish line in the in 25.18 seconds in the 200-meter dash. Edmonds won the Class 4A state championship, edging Sumner Academy's Tyler Sloan who finished in 25.32.

Basehor-Linwood junior Dakkota Edmonds crosses the finish line in the in 25.18 seconds in the 200-meter dash. Edmonds won the Class 4A state championship, edging Sumner Academy's Tyler Sloan who finished in 25.32.

May 28, 2011

— Dakkota Edmonds couldn't stop smiling as she watched the Basehor-Linwood boys' 400-meter relay team stand atop the awards stand as state champions.

Basehor-Linwood junior Dakkota Edmonds chats with a television reporter after winning the Class 4A state championship in the 200-meter dash.

Basehor-Linwood junior Dakkota Edmonds chats with a television reporter after winning the Class 4A state championship in the 200-meter dash.

The sight of her friends receiving gold medals stuck with her. She already had a silver in the 100-meter dash earlier Saturday at the Class 4A track and field state championships at Cessna Stadium.

But the Basehor-Linwood junior wanted gold.

She got her wish about two hours later.

Edmonds was neck and neck with Sumner Academy's Tyler Sloan — the 100 state champ — every step of the way, but in the end it was Edmonds who claimed victory in 25.18 seconds. Sloan was a very close second in 25.32.

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