In the 54th SME Quad Track and Field meet the Boys and Girls teams won convincingly. The Girls team won by 23.5 points while the Boys also came on top winning by 36 points. The other schools that competed in this meet were Shawnee Mission West, Saint Thomas Aquinas and Topeka High School.
In both the boys and girls competitions Shawnee Mission West took second place. In the girls meet Aquinas took third and Topeka came in fourth while in the boys meet those two schools were reversed with Topeka in third and Aquinas coming in fourth.
Early in the field events junior Grace Pickell smashed the school record in the girls high jump. The previous record was 5 feet 5 inches but Tuesday Pickell soared past that with a leap of 5 feet 8 inches.
The Lancers finished the meet with back-to-back first place finishes in the Boys and Girls 4×400 relays.
“It was a real team effort and it is obvious that the road to state definitely started with this big win today,” Hurdlers coach David Pennington said to the team in an email Tuesday night.
The Lancers next meet will be this Saturday at the annual Shawnee Mission South Relays meet.
Photos from 2012 SME Quad
Full list of meet results
SME Quad Champions from East
1) Alic Erpelding
1) Ben Williams
1) Grace Pickell
1) Bennett Uhl
1) Blake Hill, Carter Olander, Evan Nichols, Mitch Daniel
100 Meter Hurdles-Girls
1) Chloe Stradinger
400 Meter Dash-Girls
1) Abby Dunn
800 Meter Run-Girls
1) Grace Quinlan
1600 Sprint Medley-Boys
1) Connor Rellihan, Clint Dunn, Tucker Styrkowitz, Jake McCoy
300 Meter hurdles-Girls
1) Chloe Stradinger
300 Meter Hurdles-Boys
1) Devin Burton
200 Meter Dash-Girls
1) Toni Aguiar
4×400 Meter Relay-Girls
1) Toni Aguiar, Annie Kuklenski, Grace Quinlan, Abby Dunn
4×400 Meter Relay-Boys
1) Joe Lewis, Carter Olander, Clint Dunn, Juan Ramos
To view a gallery of the meet, click here.
For more inside information on the Track and Field team visit the official website or follow the team on twitter at @SMETrack