BLHS girls track first, BSHS boys third at Bonner Springs Invitational
The weather finally cooperated on Tuesday for the Bonner Springs Invitational track and field meet.
The meet was postponed two times prior and had the weather not cooperated on Tuesday, the meet would have been cancelled for good this season.
Basehor-Linwood had a strong showing. The girls took first with 151 points, while the boys took fourth with 70 points.
Sophomore Katey Trower had an exceptional day, winning both the discus and javelin with throws of 98 feet, 6 inches and 100 feet, one inch, respectively. Junior Victoria Smith took second in the discus with a throw of 97 feet, 9 inches and third in the javelin with a throw of 95 feet, 2 inches.
Senior Ben Johnson placed second in the boys discus with a season-best 152 feet, 8 inches.
Senior Matt Ogilivie won the 110-meter hurdles in 16.22 seconds. Freshman Hunter Taylor took third in 18.06 seconds. Taylor also placed third in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 47.05 seconds.
Junior Rebecca Carroll won the girls 1-mile run in 6:22.12.
The girls 4-x-100-meter relay consisting of sophomore Marriah Clayton, who placed third in the individual 100-meter dash, Trower, freshman Madison Wheeler and senior Maecy Cooper placed second with a time of 52.19 seconds.
The boys 4-x-800-meter relay took first in 9: 10.09. Juniors Johnny Fulkerson, Tanner Travis, Mark Vitt and senior Eli Elliot won by more than two seconds.
Bonner Springs boys place third, girls eighth
Junior Austin Schuler and Senior Brandon Moore went one, two in the boys 800-meter run with times of 2:10.98 and 2:11.41, respectively. Schuler also won the one-mile run in 5:03.37.
Sophomore Jonah Freese took third in the high jump with a height of 5 feet, 10 inches.
Junior Kyle Dumler took third in the discus with a throw of 151 feet, 4 inches. He was edged by BLHS’ Johnson on the last throw.
Senior Mandy Ballou placed third in the girls 3,200-meter run with a time of 14:33.90. She cross the finish line nearly 40 seconds ahead of the fourth-place finisher.
Junior Tre Scott placed second in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 44.55 seconds.
The boys relay teams had a good showing. The 4-x-800-meter relay team took third in 9:12.83. Freshman Riley Ballou-Lingstadt, senior Brandon Moore, Scott and senior TJ Kimbrough-French crossed the finish line 15 seconds before fourth.
Freese, senior Kalim Razakhan, junior Deion McQuarters and Schuler won the 4-x-400-meter relay in 3.39.66.