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Coach Brian McGee
The season officially kicked off in two locations and what a night it was to remember for the Blazers Track and Field program.
Four squads competed, and four team victories resulted. And not to steal any thunder from Coach Ward’s results, but Kendra Wait was beyond impressive. She won the shot put, the pole vault, the 100m and was second in the 200m. Wait scored 38 points by herself (that’s more than some teams.) What a performance to witness. What a night for the Blazers.
The varsity boys team competed at the Shawnee Mission South Relays, marking the tenth year the school has competed in this meet and the Blazers put on a show for the ages. The Blazer boys scored the most points in our ten year history at this meet, outpacing runner-up Rockhurst by 67.5 points.

Team Scores
Gardner Edgerton 155.50
Rockhurst 88
Olathe West 69.5
Aquinas 68
SM East 59
BV High 55.5
DeSoto 51
SM Northwest 48
SM North 42.5
SM South 42
SM West 30
Truman 16
BV North 15

Gold Medal Champions
Dayton Williams, high jump, 6′ 9″ *new school record*
Teven McKelvey, triple jump, 45′ 9″ *new school record*
Teven McKelvey, 300m hurdles, 42.32 (first time competing in the event)
SaeVheon Alcorn, 100m, 11.19
SaeVheon Alcorn, 200m, 22.82
4x100m relay:  M.Beyer, J.Renaud, T.Alcorn, S.Alcorn 43.41

Silver Medalists
Matt Beyer, 400m, 51.86
Jakob Renaud, 100m, 11.19
Trenton Cochran, 3200m, 9:37.63
Colton Goodman, pole vault, 13′ 6″
4x800m relay: M.Lumley, R.Berrum, T.Cochran, A.J. Bohon  8:20.17

The boys freshman squad traveled to BV West last night to compete against other freshmen from BV High School, BV Southwest, BV Northwest, BV North, and BV West. For the fourth consecutive year the boys won the meet, this time scoring 140.5 points, outpacing second place finisher Blue Valley by 31 points. Medalists included:

Gold Medalists
John Ahsens, 100m, 11.87
Lucas Anderson, 200m, 24.59
Carson Chaffee, javelin, 140′ 4″

Silver Medalists
Liam Strahan, 400m, 57.51
Jacob Rhoades, 800m, 2:24.42
Jordan Kilanzo, 3200m, 11:32.74
Carson Sander, shot put, 37′ 0″
Carson Sander, discus, 108′ 1″
Carson Sander, javelin , 137′ 9″
4x400m relay
4x800m relay
Bronze Medalists
Lucas Anderson, 100m, 12.17
Gauge Essex, pole vault, 8′ 0″
Carson Chaffee, shot put, 36′ 7″
Carson Chaffee, discus, 100′ 1″

Team results
Gardner Edgerton 140.5
BV High 109.5
BV West 105
BV North 76
BV Northwest 61
BV Southwest 34

The Blazers are back in action (JV) on Thursday at Olathe Northwest and (Varsity) Friday at ODAC.