Boys and Girls Sweep Olathe Invite! Plus upcoming week’s activities!
Congratulations to both the Boys and Girls Varsity teams for taking 1st at the Olathe Invitational on Friday, April 6th!!! Both teams really stepped it up and looked great in both field and running events!! You can find all the results under the 2012 Results heading.
The girls team used several strong performances and considerable depth to distance themselves from last year’s 5A state runner-up Gardner-Edgerton in the team race by outscoring them 213.75 points to 134. Junior Brenna McDannold deserves special recognition for her 5:16.82 finish in the 1600 which is #3 all time on the Olathe East performance list and a personal best. Sophomore Jasmine Thomas once again was an individual double winner with victories in the 100m and the 200m and also was a member of the victorious 4×100 relay team. Jenny Pinkston won the long jump and the senior also anchored the winning 4×400 relay team. Senior Kaitlin Stein won the discus by over 20′ and just missed setting a new personal record. Sophomore Kelsey Quiring outpaced teammates Brenna McDannold and freshman Natalie Kopplin as they finished 1-2-3 in the 800. Way to go, girls!!!
The boys team won a tight team race over the teams from Olathe North, Gardner-Edgerton and Olathe South. Sam McReynolds led the way by sweeping both the 110 high hurdles and the 300 intermediate races. In his first ever individual 800, Jacob Schultze held off a strong finish from an Olathe Northwest runner to claim first for the Hawks in 2:00.91. Junior John Blazevic won the javelin with a throw of 158′-10″. Schultze also ran a blazing fast 400 on the anchor leg of 4×400 relay, but ran out of track as he couldn’t quite catch the runner from Olathe North.
This week, we have 3 meets scheduled!!! The first one is Baker Relays on Tuesday, April 10th in Baldwin. The schedule is now available and directions to the track at Baker can be found on the right hand side of the screen. JV will compete on Thursday, April 12th at Shawnee Mission Northwest and the varsity will compete on Friday, April 13th at Lawrence Free State. Directions can be found at the right hand side of this page and the detailed schedules for each meet is posted under the 2012 Schedule tab above.
Also, the Board will be meeting with all seniors right after school on Wednesday in the commons area. We would will be handing out information on the senior scholarship applications and having each one of them fill out a short bio to be featured on the website in the coming weeks!!! Be ready to smile as we will be taking your picture, too!!!