Wolverines set two school marks
HINTON - The powerful Lawton-Bronson girls' track team scored 126 points to take first place in Class B at Monday's Blackhawk Invitational Girls' Track Meet here, as Gehlen Cathoic finished second with 105.5 points.
Area schools River Valley and Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn both competed in Class B as well, with the Wolverines finishing fifth with 54 points and the Eagles sixth, with 46 points.
Highlights for the area teams included two school records by the RV team. The shuttle hurdle relay team of Charlee Brewer, Katie Carnes, Amber Bauer and Emily Todd finished second to Gehlen, but did so in a school record time of 1:11.32. The other school mark, also in a second-place effort, was set by Kaysi Byers in the 1500 meters. Byers ran the event in a time of 5:31.59, second to Gehlen's Ellen Sitzmann's 5:22.35.
Kaysi Byers did win a gold, though, cruising the 3000 meters in a time of 11:56.97 - more than a minute ahead of her nearest competitor. River Valley also got a first place finish from Heather Husman in the 200 meter dash, where she edged rival Ashley Schneider of MMC. Husman ran the event in 27.57 and Schneider in 27.98.
Husman also took second place in the 100 meters, running in a time of 13.10. MMC's Jenna Mittelstadt was fourth, in 13.69.
The RV 4 x 100 relay team of Katie Carnes, Trisha Todd, Amber Bauer and Heather Husman finished second to LB, with a time of 54.53. MMC was right behind in third (55.06). MMC also took second in the 4 x 200 relay in 1:54.65.
RV's Katie Carnes took third in the 100 meter hurdles, with a time of 16.21