Archive for Monday, April 13, 2015

Track and field athletes shine at Bobcat Relays

April 13, 2015

Several local track and field athletes produced successful showings at the Bobcats Relays on Friday at Basehor-Linwood High School.

The Basehor-Linwood girls won the meet with a total of 194 points. Bonner Springs took seventh with 39 points. The Bonner Springs boys took second, finishing with 109 points, and Basehor-Linwood took fourth with 97.5 points.

The Basehor-Linwood girls totaled seven first-place finishes at their home meet, including Marriah Clayton in the 100-meter dash (13.04), Quinnlyn Walcott in the 800-meter run (2:25.71), Madison Howard in the pole vault (7-11.75), Sierra Smith in the triple jump (34-10.50) and Katey Trower in the javelin (115-05.75) and shot put (36-00.00). The Lady Bobcats also took first place in the 4x100-meter relay (51.26).

Individual second-place finishers for Basehor-Linwood included Walcott in the 3,200-meter run (12:43.68) and Smith in the long jump (15-07.75). Basehor-Linwood also took second place in the 4x100-meter throwers relay (1:03.74) and the 4x800-meter relay (10:40.84).

The Lady Bobcats took third place in the 4x400-meter relay (4:27.17). Individual third-place finishers included Rylea Oliver in the 3,200-meter run (12:45.13) and Emily Vitt in the discus (89-10.00).

Bonner Springs’ Jonita Francis led the way for the Lady Braves, taking first place in the 200-meter dash (27.16) and second place in the 100-meter dash (13.22). Cassandra Beattie took second place in the 100-meter hurdles (17.26), and Shaunie Lanning took third place in the javelin (92-11.00).

Hunter Taylor led the way for the Basehor-Linwood boys, taking first place in the 110- and 300-meter hurdles (16.48, 42.40). Connor Smith claimed the Bobcats’ other first-place finish by winning the pole vault (11-00.00).

Basehor-Linwood’s 4x800-meter relay team took second place with a time of 9:01.26, and the Bobcats’ 4x100-meter throwers relay and 4x400-meter relay teams took third with times of 53.05 and 3:44.84, respectively. Chet Sarlls took third in the pole vault with a mark of 41-01.75.

Individual first-place finishers for Bonner Springs included Jonah Freese in the long jump (20-09.25) and Jacob Freese in the shot put (41-09.50). The Braves’ 4x100-meter relay team also took first with a time of 44.62.

Second-place finishers for Bonner Springs included Marcel Holmes in the 100-meter dash (11.43) and Jacob Dobbs in the discus (132-07.00). Third-place finishers included Michael Amayo in the long jump (20-03.75), Preston Pyles in the shot put (41-01.75) and Jonah Freese in the triple jump (40-00.00). The Braves’ 4x800-meter relay team also took third with a time of 9:06.57.


Jon Poorman is the sports editor at The Chieftain and The Sentinel. Follow him on Twitter at @JonPoorman for all of the latest community sports news.

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