Lee’s Summit North’s girls won the 4x400-meter relay, and Examiner-area athletes placed second in three other events in the high school portion of last weekend’s 87th-annual Kansas Relays at the newly constructed Rock Chalk Park.
The Bronco quartet of Aliyah Hakim, Kala Taylor, Jenny Kraus and Rhema Taylor blazed the oval in 4 minutes, 2.95 seconds to win the 4x400 by six seconds. Rhema Taylor also finished fifth in the 400 (59.43) and anchored the 4x200 to sixth in 1:46.83. Hakim, Kelsey Lewis and Krause preceded her in that race.
Blue Springs’ Alicia Starr finished sixth in the high jump (5 feet, 2 1/4 inches), and the Wildcats had five top-nine relays. Aliyah Lee, Lydia Alipio, Elyse Valdivia and Gabby Hall took fifth in the 4x400 (4:12.92), while Maria Wendell, Emily Hubner, Corinne Rinne and Sierra Spinler claimed seventh in the 4x800 (10:01.47).
Lee, Jessica Lawson, Jenna Jacoby and Hall took eighth in the 4x200 (1:47.91), and ninths came from the 4x1,600 of Hubner, Wendell, Rinne and Valdivia (22:31.35) and the distance medley relay of Wendell, Alipio, Spinler and Rinne (13:10.34).
Blue Springs South’s 4x100 of Melissa Cramer, Jahliah Clay, Erin Griesbauer and Makayla Moore took ninth (50.86), and the Jaguars’ Grace Klausen took 13th in the 800 (2:21.79) and 14th in the 1,600 (5:16.87).
Fort Osage’s Asia Cole took second in the shot put (42-8 3/4) and ninth in the discus (128-8) while teammate Paige Bunn was 15th in the shot (36-4 1/4). For Truman, Lexi Hart took third in the triple jump (37-2 1/4) and Allie Webb eighth in the discus (129-3).
In the high school boys meet, Blue Springs’ Jacob Peister finished runner-up in the triple jump with a distance of 46-7 1/2, and the Wildcats' 4x800 of Eli Leavell, Taysean Goodwin, Jayme Allen and Stephen Mugeche took second in 8:03.29.
Fourths for Blue Springs came from Mugeche in the 1,600 (4:19.66) and the distance medley of Colton Gurera, Kane Harmon, Leavell and Mugeche (10:46.06). The 4x400 of Goodwin, Leavell, Gurera and Harmon took sixth in 3:29.88, Carlos Davis was fifth in the discus (177-3) and Khalil Davis not seventh in the disc (169-6). The twin brothers took 13th and 14th, respectively, in the shot, with Carlos’ toss of 49-8 1/4 topping Khalil by one foot.
Blue Springs South’s quartet of Marquan Hughes, Josh McClary, Tyrell Jeffries and Brandin Dandridge claimed third in the 4x100 (43.45) and fourth in the 4x200 (1:32.74). Fort Osage’s Elijah McGill took fourth in the long jump (23-2) and just missed a spot in the 100-meter finals, taking 10th in the preliminaries (11.18). William Chrisman finished 16th in the 4x100 (44.07) prelims and 17th in the 4x200 (1:34.69) prelims.
Maurice Mitchell, a Raytown South and Florida State alum who competed at the 2012 Olympic Games, won the open men’s 200 meters in 20.54.