The Blue Springs South girls track and field team captured three wins to take the team title in the Festus Early Bird Invitational Saturday.
Blue Springs South totaled 95 points to capture the title over Jefferson.
The Jaguars dominated the distance events. Senior Tori Findley claimed the win in the 1,600 meters in 5 minutes, 6.94 seconds, while teammate Danielle Hotalling took third (5:20.64).
Lauren Low won the 3,200 in 11:29.26, while Hotalling (2:28.43) and Jayme Opdahl (2:28.65) finished 2-3 in the 800. The Jaguars also claimed the 4x800 relay (10:00.26).
The 4x100 (1:54.65) and 4x200 (53.84) each finished second, while the 4x400 relay (4:31.57) was fourth.
Aijah Venerable claimed second in the 400 (1:03.85), while freshman Akirah Venerable took fourth in the 300 hurdles (49.93).
Corinne Gould-Cleveland finished fourth in the discus (96 feet, 7 inches) and sixth in the shot put (30-4.5).
RON IVES INVITATIONAL: The Blue Springs girls and boys claimed a sweep of the Ron Ives Invitational Friday at Liberty High School.
The boys totaled 187 points to top runner-up Lee’s Summit North (129). Grain Valley (44) finished eighth and Blue Springs South (39) was ninth.
The Blue Springs girls tallied 160 points to edge Liberty North (154.5). Grain Valley (83) claimed fourth and Lee’s Summit North was sixth (57).
The Blue Springs girls won six events, including the 4x400 (4:15.48) and 4x800 (10:06.16) relay teams. The 4x100 relay also took second (51.46).
Cori Davis won the 300 hurdles (48.82) and Elaina Hubner prevailed in the 3,200 (11:38.29).
Raegan Spotts took first in the pole vault, topping teammate Natalie Sheehy. They both cleared 9-6 but Spotts did it in fewer attempts. Koby Tyler won the shot put (34-5).
The Wildcats also got seconds from Ty’le Whitmill (13.16, 100), Sy’Miah Smith (27.44, 200), Tessa Valdivia (5:22.73, 1,600) and Reggie Kanagawa (108-6, discus).
The Blue Springs boys claimed 10 event wins, including the 4x400 (3:27.67) and 4x400 (8:14.60) relay squads.
Tre’ Wheaton and Xavier Hall led the way with a pair of wins each. Wheaton prevailed in the long jump (23-1) and triple jump (45-7.25). Hall swept the hurdles events, 15.02 in the 110 and 40.23 in the 300.
Daniel Parker won the discus with a heave of 160 feet, 7 inches. Richard Fontenot won the 200 (23.07), and Gabe McClain finished first in the 800 (2:04.03), edging teammate Victor Mugeche (2:04.30). Oaklee Hauschild won the 3,200 (9:45.96).
Colby Velaer was second in the 300 hurdles (41.26) and third in the 110 hurdles (15.70).
Peyton VanZandt led the Grain Valley girls with a win in the 100 hurdles (16.33) and a fourth-place finish in the 300 hurdles (51.41). Morgan Scott won the 400 (1:04.11) and took third in the long jump (15-4.5), and the Eagles took second in the 4x200 (1:51.19) and 4x400 (4:20.22) relays.
The Grain Valley boys 4x100 team took second (43.41). Ethan Macoubrie took third in the high jump (6-0) and Marcus East was third in the long jump (21.2.25).
Errol Barbee earned the Blue Springs South boys’ lone win in the 400 (51.24). Navon Currie was third in the 300 hurdles (42.63) and fourth in the 110 hurdles (15.73).
The Lee’s Summit North boys took first in the 4x100 (42.85) and 4x200 (1:31.33) relays. Devon Richardson was first in the high jump (6-2) and second in the triple jump (43-10.5). Ontario Russell was second in both the 100 (11.32) and 200 (23.08) for the Broncos.
Hannah Moser won the discus (111-2) and was fourth in the shot put (31-9) to lead the North girls.