FRANKLIN — The Blanchester girls track and field team set two school records Friday at the Fenwick Invitational.
The 4×800-meter relay team of Mckenzie Hamm, Olivia Gundler, Emma Gundler and Savannah Rhodes ran 10:23.9 to win the event and break their own school record.
The 4×400-meter relay also set a BHS record with 4:18.3 run. Hamm and the Gundler sisters teamed with Asia Baldwin to establish a new mark and finish second in the race.
“They had been chasing the 4×400 (record) and told me they were going to break it that night,” said BHS coach Tony Blevins.
Blevins said Hamm set the tone for the record-breaking performance with a personal-best 63.5 first lap.
As a team, Blanchester finished seventh. Butler won the meet, followed by Fenwick, Mt. Healthy and Madison in the top four.
On the boys side, the Wildcats were 12th overall. Mt. Healthy won the meet and was followed by Fenwick, Badin and Butler in the top four.
“We had a blank spot on our schedule and added a meet,” Blevins said. “A lot of our runners already had commitments, so we went to Fenwick a little shorthanded. We saw some good competition and got to see some of the teams from our district.”
In the girls 1,600-meter run, Rhodes was seventh in 6:03.4. Emma Gundler was runnerup in the 400-meter dash, clocking a 64.0. Baldwin was fifth in 65.2.
“I have been trying to get (Emma) to run track for two years,” Blevins said. “She’s had a great season.”
Regan Ostermeier — who is having a very good season, Blevins said — was third in the shot put (32-1) and fourth in the discus (92-7).
Joe Holcomb was first in the discus (134-8), despite fouling on his first three attempts. Holcomb also was second in the shot put (46-6).
Derrick Bowman was sixth in the 300-meter hurdles, finishing in 45.7 seconds.
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