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  • Broncos finish in middle of pack

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  • Lee’s Summit North’s track and field boys captured two relays and got a win from Jalen Ford in the high jump to pace its fourth-place finish at Friday’s Darwin Rold Invitational at North.
    Lee’s Summit West outdistanced Staley 128-121.5 for first place in the seven-team field. North finished with 89 points and Blue Springs South seventh with 59.5.
    The host Broncos won the 800-meter sprint medley (1 minute, 36.8 seconds) and the distance medley (11:06.6), while Ford cleared 6 feet, 4 inches to win the high jump. Also for the Broncos, Eric Haughey took in the 400 (51.2), and thirds came from Duane Hampton in the 100 (11.3), Matt Scaletty in the 400 (51.8), the 1,600 sprint medley relay (3:43.5).
    South’s top finish came from its runner-up distance medley team (11:17.8). Josiah Ward claimed third in the 110 hurdles (16.2).
    RAYMORE-PECULIAR INVITATIONAL: Area athletes won five events at the Ray-Pec Invitational, led by Lee’s Summit’s girls with three. No team scores were available.
    North’s Kelsey Lewis won the 200 meters in 26.51, teammate Jenny Krause won the 300 hurdles in 49.12 and the Broncos’ 4x800 relay took first in 10:06.43.
    Jesse Dinkins took second in the 1,600 (5:36.6) and third in the 800 (2:31.7). Other seconds came from Kala Taylor in the 300 hurdles (49.34), Elizabeth Carpino in the 3,200 (11:53.57), the 4x100 relay (51.8) and Danielle Rock in the 800 (2:30.51). Thirds also went to Kaylan Gasser in the 3,200 (12:47.02), Lexi Rampetsreiter in the 400 (1:04.25) and Courtney Goldman in the triple jump (31.5).
    Also in the girls meet, Blue Springs’ Joslyn Snead was second in the pole vault (8-7) and Truman’s Allie Webb third in the shot put (35-2 1/2).
    In the boys meet, Blue Springs’ Tyler Brooks won the triple jump with a distance of 42-5 1/2 and added a fourth in the long jump (19-1). Kai Miller cleared 13 feet for second in the pole vault, while teammates Brandon Kimball and Lane Williamson tied for third at 12-0. Marqus Andrews added a second in the discus (140-11).
    Truman’s boys got a win from Edgar Renteria in the 1,600 (4:37.38), as well as thirds from Renteria in the 800 (2:10.03) and David Frazier in the 3,200 (10:17).

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