Ladycats strong on track, win Blanchester Invitational


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BLANCHESTER — With a strong showing on the track, the Blanchester High School girls track and field team won the Blanchester Invitational Friday at the Barbour Memorial Field track complex.

The Ladycats won seven events — all on the track — and finished with 124 points while runnerup Eastern Brown finished with 87 points. East Clinton was 10th with 23 points.

The top showing for East Clinton was by a pair of relay teams. The 4×800-meter team of Rebecca Bevan, Hannah Pickering, Carli Ellis and Alex Hughes finished fourth (13:24.08) as did the 4×100-meter team of Emma Malone, Veronica Brewer, Mindy Bean and Emilee Cross. They ran 57.1.

For Blanchester, the 4×800 team of Mckenzie Hamm, Olivia Gundler, Savannah Rhodes and Emma Gundler ran 10:44.42 and started things in the running events with a victory.

Hamm, the Gundler sisters and Alley Davis won the final track event, the 4×400-meter relay, in 4:32.65.

In the 4×200 relay, Hamm, Davis, Emma Gundler and Mandy Gerlach claimed first in 1:56.

Olivia Gundler clocked a personal best of 5:45.45 and won the 1,600-meter run. Emma Gundler went 1:03.68 and hit the line first in the 400-meter dash. Hamm was a winner in the 800-meter run in 2:34.29. Rhodes was triumphant in the 3,200-meter run in 12:38.98.

SUMMARY

April 28, 2017

Blanchester Invitational

@Barbour Memorial Field

TEAM SCORES: Blanchester 124 Eastern Brown 87 Georgetown 64 Bethel-Tate 57 Clermont NE 51 Western Brown 47 Batavia 41 Miami Valley Christian 27 Whiteoak 27 East Clinton 23 Fayetteville 22 Goshen 13

4×800 RELAY: 1, Blanchester (Mckenzie Hamm, Olivia Gundler, Savannah Rhodes, Emma Gundler) 10:44.42; 4, East Clinton (Rebecca Bevan, Hannah Pickering, Carli Ellis, Alex Hughes) 13:24.08

100 HURDLES: 1, Staggs (EB) 17.41; 2, Megan Highlander (BL) 18.39; 7, Veronica Brewer (EC) 21.61

100 DASH: 1, Hopkins (EB) 13.44; 6, Asia Baldwin (BL) 13.9; 9, Emma Malone (EC) 14.36; 12, Megan Highlander (BL) 14.68; 17, Mindy Bean (EC) 15.63

4×200 RELAY: 1, Blanchester (Mckenzie Hamm, Alley Davis, Mandy Gerlach, Emma Gundler) 1:56; 7, East Clinton (Emilee Cross, Mindy Bean, Sarah Ross, Veronica Brewer) 2:18.62

1600 RUN: 1, Olivia Gundler (BL) 5:45.45 (PR); 3, Savannah Rhodes (BL) 5:53.22; 11, Rebecca Bevan (EC) 6:50.58

4×100 RELAY: 1, Georgetown 55.85; 4, East Clinton (Emma Malone, Veronica Brewer, Mindy Bean, Emilee Cross) 57.1

400 DASH: 1, Emma Gundler (BL) 1:03.68; 4, Alley Davis (BL) 1:05.54

300 HURDLES: 1, Staggs (EC) 50.37; 2, Asia Baldwin (BL) 50.68; 3, Mandy Gerlach (BL) 55.41

800 RUN: 1, Mckenzie Hamm (BL) 2:34.29; 11, Hannah Pickering (EC) 3:12.51; 15, Alex Hughes (EC) 3:38.65

200 DASH: 1, Bailey (WO) 27.65; 6, Asia Baldwin (BL) 29.7; 9, Emma Malone (EC) 30.39; 14, Emilee Cross (EC) 32.45

3200 RUN: 1, Savannah Rhodes (BL) 12:38.98

4×400 RELAY: 1, Blanchester (Mckenzie Hamm, Olivia Gundler, Alley Davis, Emma Gundler) 4:32.65

SHOT PUT: 1, Laney (FA) 31-9.5; 3, Morgan Deless (BL) 29-2; 6, Cassie Parks (EC) 26-0.5;

DISCUS: 1, Farris (EB) 108-6; 2, Morgan Deless (BL) 101-0; 6, Cassie Parks (EC) 64-10

LONG JUMP: 1, Hopkins (EB) 17-5; 6, Emma Malone (EC) 14-6; 8, Asia Baldwin (BL) 13-5.5; 9, Mindy Bean (EC) 13-1.5; 10, Mandy Gerlach (BL) 13-1

HIGH JUMP: 1, Leonard (BT) 4-10

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