Blue Springs South senior hurdler Savion Cauveren continued his strong start to this season.
Cauveren won the 110-meter hurdles and took second in the 300 hurdles as the Blue Springs South boys track and field team claimed third place at the Capital City Invitational Saturday in Jefferson City.
Cauveren won the 110 hurdles in 14.37 seconds and posted a time of 39.57 seconds in his runner-up finish in the 300.
On April 9 at the Hillcrest Invitational in Springfield, Cauveren set meet records in the 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles. In the 110, his winning time of 14.28 broke the meet record set by former Blue Springs state champion Brandon Lloyd in 1999. His winning time of 38.60 in the 300 broke the record set by former Blue Springs state champion Joe Cromley in 1998.
South claimed two other runner-up finishes and three third-place finishes in the Capital City meet Saturday.
The 4x100-meter relay team took second in 42.90 seconds and the sprint medley relay team was second in 3 minutes, 46.01 seconds.
Tyrell Jeffries (10.95) and Adam Cofield (11.06) finished 3-4 in the 100 meters finals. Micah Mayberry took third in the 200 in 22.58. The 4x120 shuttle hurdles relay was third in 1:04.49.
The distance medley relay squad (11:39.39) and the 4x400 relay (3:34.72) each captured fourth place. The 4x200 team was fifth, as was D’averiel Burns in the triple jump (42 feet, 5.5 inches).
On April 9 at Hillcrest, the 4x100 relay team of Cofield, Rickey Nichols, Jeffries and Mayberry won in 43 seconds flat. Cofield, Nichols, Cauveren and Mayberry were second in the 4x200 relay (1:29.99).
Burns took second in the triple jump (44-0), Matthew Willis was third in the 800 (2:00.52) and Jeffries was fourth in the 100 (11.17).
WINNETONKA INVITATIONAL: The Grain Valley boys and girls each claimed fourth place in the Winnetonka Invitational last Thursday.
The boys totaled 93 points, while Kearney won at 177. The girls had 85 points to tie Platte County for fourth, while host Winnetonka won at 123.
Freshman Mariah Lister played a part in three wins for the Eagles girls. She prevailed in the 800 (2:28.55) and the 1,600 (5:21.26) and teamed with Kylie Boehmer, Morgan Scott and Gracelyn LaForge to win the 4x400 relay in 4:11.16.
Kayla Wade finished second behind Lister in the 1,600 (5:23.12), and Angela Blackman was third in the high jump (4-10) and fourth in the triple jump (34-1).
Scott, Boehmer, Kayla Townsend and LaForge took third in the 4x200 relay (1:52.24) and Scott, Boehmer, Kate Arnold and LaForge were third in the 4x100 relay (53.20).
Dalton Miller led the way for the Eagles boys, taking second in the 1,600 (4:42.86) and third in the 800 (2:02.25).
Ethan Macoubrie was second in the high jump (6 feet) and Tristan Pfeiffer was second in discus (125-9). Adam Chaiprathum was second in the 110 hurdles (15.83) and fourth in the triple jump (40-10).
Kole Wagener finished third in the javelin (114-9) and the 4x800 relay team of Jose Doubledee, Carter Stapleton, Brendan Mahurin and Ethan Netter took third (8:49.87).