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BHS runners medal at state
Several Spartans found themselves on the medal stand at the Star Track XXXI meet in Tacoma, with a number of Bainbridge athletes placing at the state championships.
Mikelle Ackerley claimed fourth place in the 800-meter run for the Spartans. The sophomore finished in 2:13.01, a school record.
Allison Murphy, a freshman at BHS, placed seventh in the 3200-meter run with a season-best time of 11:18.14. She bettered her previous best by 7 seconds.
Katelyn Shephard finished in 10th place in the 100-meter hurdles in 16.25.
In the 300-meter hurdles, Shephard placed 12th in 47.40.
The state meet capped a sensational senior year for the runner. Shephard also set the BHS records this year in the 100 and 300 hurdles (15.87 and 46.80).
Danielle Bogardus, a junior, placed 10th in the triple jump by going 34’ 10.25.
Junior Spartan Taylor Wilson won second place in the javelin with a throw of 181’10.
Jack Odell was eighth in the high jump after clearing 6’.
Senior Tyler Cox took 12th place in the 800-meter run in 2:00.35.
Two Spartan relay teams also ran well.
The 4X200-meter relay team of Serena Canner, Bailey List, Danielle Bogardus and Lindsay Wienkers ran to ninth place, just .06 from the final eight, in 148.17.
In the 4X400-meter relay, the team of Wienkers, Bogardus, Ackerley and Aerin Amore finished in 11th place.