BLHS, BSHS track and field await regionals on Friday
Basehor-Linwood’s girls track team placed fourth at the May 9 Kaw Valley League track meet at Piper High School. The Bobcats’ boys team also narrowly missed out on a fourth-place finish, finishing just three points behind Tonganoxie.
Bonner Springs’ track teams placed in the lower half of the league with an eight-place finish by the girls (14 points) and seventh-place finish by the boys (47). Basehor-Linwood senior Dakkota Edmonds led the Bobcats with a first-place finish in the 200-meter dash (0:26.41) second-place finish in the 100-meter dash (0:12.69).
The Bobcats were well represented in field events as senior Bailey Hooker gave her team a KVL title in the shot put with her first-place, 35-10 finish. Junior Ben Johnson won the discus event with a 149-03 throw and senior Jesse Hiss tossed a 49-06.25 shot put to win his event.
In the 110-meter hurdles, Basehor-Linwood junior Matt Ogilvie won with a 0:15.99 finish. For Bonner Springs, sophomore Travis Dooley led the way with a 0:43.30 first-place finish in the 300-meter hurdles, less than a quarter of a second ahead of Ogilvie.
Bonner Springs junior Bethany Bailey placed second in the pole vault event with a 10-foot vault. In the boys 3,200-meter run, Bonner Springs senior Matt Coffman placed third (10:35.50). Sophomores Anthony Kubas (41-06) and Jordan Jackson (40) placed third and fourth, respectively, in the triple jump.
Next up is the 4A regional track meet on Friday at Baker University in Baldwin City. Field events begin at 3:30 p.m. and prelims start at 5:15 p.m. Finals are scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m.