The Truman 4x1-mile relay team continues to shine.

The Truman 4x1-mile relay team continues to shine.

The Patriots team of Justin Brown, Austin Lightner, Cole Rockhold and Harrison Harmon won the high school division of the event at the KU Relays Friday. They finished the race in 18:23.56, which also happened to break the school record.

Patriots coach Craig Lewis was ecstatic to talk about the performance his star relay team put on.

“It was quite a day to go all the way to Lawrence (Kan.), drive through that rain and have them perform to that ability the way they did,” Lewis said.

When Lewis put the relay team together, he said he had a feeling it was a group with the potential to be great.

He said he knew from cross country competition that “this was a special group and could be for a few years.”

However, he didn’t necessarily expect this much success. He said the greatest thing about this group is they have yet to reach their potential.

“They just keep getting better,” Lewis said.

OTHER AREA HIGHLIGHTS: Blue Springs’ Megan Wright finished fifth in the pole vault with a jump of 10 feet, 8 inches. The Wildcats girls 4400-yard distance medley relay team of Shannon Danaher, Elizabeth Reynolds, Darian Grayson, Julia Dury finished ninth in a time of 13:20.56.

Blue Springs’ Jayce Thomas finished fourth in the triple jump with a leap of 45-06.25. Raytown South’s Marquise Cushon took first (48-07.25).

Sam Patterson (Blue Springs) took second in the pole vault, clearing a height of 14-11.00.

Blue Springs South’s Samantha Nightingale took fourth in the 3200-meter run in a time of 11:00.77.