A short-lived Bowman Meet
By Caleb Ploeger
On April 16, the Baker Spartan track team traveled to Bowman to compete in the Bowman Meet. Already a windy day, the forecast showed a high chance for rain. And it didn’t disappoint. After the 100m dash and the 3200m relay, it started to rain. Over the course of the next events the rain only worsened leading to the cancelation of the meet. Now for the results of the placers in the events that went. In the 100m dash Riley O’Donnell took 6th, Wrenzi Wrzesinski took 1st and Katie Wang took 5th. In the 400m dash Jayden Allen took 5th, Emilia Cuppy took 7th and Ashlyn Lutts took the gold. In the 1600m run Caleb Ploeger placed 4th and Anika Ploeger placed 3rd. In the 300m hurdles Sean Shelhamer took bronze. In the 4×100 relay the boys team took silver and the girls took gold.
For field events Jayden Allen placed second, Sean Shelhamer took 4th and Sady Harbaugh placed 6th in high jump. For javelin Andie Batchelor took 4th, Emily Shumaker took 7th and Hannah Gonsioroski took 8th. In pole vault Trevor Lingle took silver. And in boys long jump Donnie Steen took 6th.
Freshman Emily Shumaker commented, “It was miserable. The wind however did help us jumpers since we jumped with the wind. Unfortunately the track meet was soon canceled after we all jumped, so we didn’t get to do finals. Therefore no one placed which was disappointing. But I think we were all happy to go home.”
Sidney track meet
The BHS track teams traveled to Sidney on April 18 to compete at a very crowded and competitive meet. Overall, the men’s team placed 11th and the women’s team placed 4th.
Individually, Jayden Allen finished in 3rd place in the 400 meters with a time of 55.74; Sean Shelhamer came in 6th in the 110m hurdles; Jayden Allen brought home 4th place in the high jump at 5’08; Colter Peterson was 6th in the long jump with a distance of 19’6”.
For the women, Wrenzi Wrzesinski finished in 1st place in the 100 meters with a time of 12.68, 1st in the 100m hurdles with a time of 15.47; 1st in the long jump with a distance of 16.09. Wrenzi was also part of the 4 x 100 relay team that finished 1st with a time of 53.45; the remaining members of the relay team are Peyton Janeway, Ashlyn Lutts and Katie Wang. Ashlyn Lutts also placed 4th in the 400 meters with a time of 1:07.73 and 6th in the 800 meters with a time of 2:33.77.