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Braves, Cyclones set high marks at Bonner Springs Invitational meet
by Brian Turrel
Bonner Springs High School played host to 10 other local track and field teams, including Bishop Ward, Schlagle and Wyandotte, at the Bonner Springs Invitational on Thursday.
A passing thunderstorm delayed the meet for a half-hour due to lightning, but once the storm passed, weather conditions were beautiful for the athletes and spectators.
The Basehor-Linwood Bobcats won both the boys’ and girls’ team competitions, while Bonner Springs took third in the boys’ standings and fourth in the girls’.
Bonner’s Mariyah Noel, last year’s 5A state champion in girls’ discus, made a throw of 132-feet, 9-inches, the best 5A throw and second-best overall in Kansas this season. Jenna Knight won the girls’ 100- and 300-meter hurdles.
The Braves’ Noah Doss took first in the boys’ 100-meter dash, and Jason McConico won the boys’ 110-meter hurdles. Cooper McWilliams won the boys’ high jump and set a personal best jump of 6-feet.
K.J. Smith led the Bishop Ward Cyclones to a seventh place showing, winning the boys’ long jump and taking second in the 100-meter dash. Smith’s jump of 21-feet, 9-inches is the best by a 3A athlete this year.
Washington finished eighth in the girls’ standings and 10th in the boys’. Freshman Kylnn Lawrence took third in the girls’ 300-meter hurdles, and the girls’ 4×100-meter relay team also placed third.