February 14, 2016

Lady Blazers set 7 personal bests at league meet (correction)

Setting several new league records, the Lady Blazers track team won their fourth straight Frontier League title with a dominating performance at home, May 14.
GEHS beat runner-up Baldwin by a 180-128 margin. Paola was third with 73, followed by Louisburg, 72; De Soto, 50; Spring Hill, 43; Eudora, 35; and Ottawa, 31.
Jalisa Brice had a big day grabbing league titles in the triple jump with a new league record of 37’2 ½”. She also won the 100 meters in 12.6 and the 200 meters in 26.47. She added third-place points in the long jump with a leap of 16’3 ½”.
Equally impressive was Natalie Morerod who won league titles in the 400 meters in 59.65 and the 300 hurdles in 50.82.

Clarissa Johnson won the 100 hurdles in a personal best 15.30 and teamed with Brittney Parks, Courtney Allen, and Cassie Wait to win the 400 relay in 50.82. She anchored the silver medal 1600 relay in 4:12. That foursome also included Parks, Wait, and Isabella Mullins. She showed her versatility with a second-place 800 meter finish in 2:23.2.

Another league title went to Wait who set a new school, stadium, and meet record in the pole vault with a first-place leap of 12’0″. McKenzie Smith took second clearing 10’0″ and Natalie Mitchell tied for third with a 9’6″ leap.

Dani Plank also looked sharp winning the javelin with a new league record throw of 135’9″. Ashlee Bilhimer took second with a throw of 126’9″ and Audrey Cisneros added fourth-place points with a 108’5″ effort.

Plank also added fifth-place points with a personal best shot put heave of 37’1 ½” and fifth place in the discus with a personal best toss of 108’1″. Hannah Miller took seventh in the event with a season best 102’4″.

Hannah Schneider took third in the shot put with a heave of 37’4 ½”.

Anna Gardiner added fifth-place points in the 3200 meters in 12:31.4 and Phoebe Janssen took sixth place with a high jump of 4’8″.

The 3200 relay of Mullins, McKenzie Scroggin, Dana Goodwin and Gardiner took fifth in 10:33.

Next up is a challenging 5A regional at Topeka-Seaman, May 21. The top four in each event earn a trip to State in Wichita, May 28-29.


  1. Nothing worse for a Blazer than being called a Bronco.

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