Knox County Eagles Win Six Gold Medals At Brookfield Relays
By David Sharp
Brandon Baird won three gold medals and a bronze during a Knox County six gold medal winning performance at the April 21, 2011 Brookfield Relays. Kelsey Cahalan took three gold medals back to Knox County.
The Eagles finished fourth in the White or smaller school Division and fifth in the White Division girls’ final standings.
Polo won the 12 team White Division girls’ team competition with 106 points.
Glasgow was second followed by Westran, Paris (67), and Knox County with 60 girls’ points. Newtown-Harris finished sixth with 45 points. Milan took seventh at 41 girl’s points.
Princeton and Northwestern tied for eighth place with 38 points each. North Shelby took tenth with 15 points. Linn and Keytesville rounded out the White Division girl’s field.
Trenton won the Blue or larger school division with 111 girls’ points.
Lathrop was second followed by Blair Oaks, Lawson, Marceline, Brookfield, Putnam County, South Callaway, Salisbury, Scotland County, Clark County (9 points) and Fayette.
Princeton took the White Division boys’ team title with 108 points. Polo was second at 86 points. Paris claimed third place with 85 points. Knox County was fourth with 80 boy’s points.
Glasgow took fifth in the White Division with 56 points. Newtown-Harris was sixth followed by Milan (50), Linn, North Shelby (25), Keytesville and Westran.
Lawson won the Blue Division boy’s team championship with 101 points. Trenton was a close second with 100 points.
Brookfield took third with 70 points. Blair Oaks was fourth, followed by Lathrop, Clark County (43), Scotland County (36), South Callaway, Marceline, Schuyler County, Putnam County, Salisbury and Fayette.
Jesse Christoffer won the White Division boy’s shot put (49’10 ½”) and discus (138’5”) competitions for North Shelby. Tanner Ramsey won the Blue Division shot put for Clark County.
All listed Knox County finishes were in the White Division. Lacey Woods tied Zoey Glasgow of Westran for sixth in the girls’ high jump at 4’2”. Nathan Goodwin placed fifth in the boy’s long jump at 16’3 ¾”
Brandon Baird won a bronze medal in the triple jump at 37’2”. Logan Dixon of Polo traveled 40’10” for the White Division gold medal. Devin Gudehus won a silver medal in the girl’s shot put at 30’7 ¼”.
Suzanne Howerton, Mackenzie Hustead, Samantha Bryant and Kelsey Cahalan won gold medals in the girl’s 4x800 meter relay race in 11:45.78 seconds. Glasgow was second in 12:12.89 seconds.
Sharri Edwards, Jesse Miller, Nathan Goodwin, and Leighton McCabe won boy’s 4x800 meter relay silver medals in 9:27.16. Princeton won the 3200m relay in 8:59.65 seconds.
Brandon Baird started a Knox County boy’s hurdle sweep, winning the 110m hurdles in 15.49 seconds. Nick Roberts of Princeton was second in 16.20 seconds.
Kathleen Hinkle was sixth in the girls’ 100 meter dash in 14.11 seconds. Brent Cowan won the bronze medal in the boy’s 100 meter dash in 11.72 seconds. Jarrett Alexander won the 100m dash for Linn in 11.43 seconds.
McKaiya Miller, Kathleen Hinkle, Carrie Choate and Lacey Watts took seventh in the girl’s 4x200 meter relay in 2:10.97 seconds. Damon Hemmerling, Nathan Goodwin, Ryan Franke and Jaston Boone were sixth in the boy’s 4x200m relay in 1:47.68 seconds.
Kelsey Cahalan won the 1600 meter run by a wide margin, earning KCHS gold medal in 6:04.76 seconds. Leighton McCabe won the boy’s 1600 meter silver medal in 5:03.53 seconds.
Mackenzie Hustead, Suzanne Howerton, Kathleen Hinkle and Carrie Choate were fifth in the girl’s 4x100m relay event in 58.37 seconds. Paris won the 400m relay gold medals in 56.28 seconds.
Brent Cowan, Brandon Baird, Damon Hemmerling and Sharri Edwards won Knox County gold medals in the boy’s 4x100 meter relay in 47.20 seconds. Milan was second at 47.45 seconds.
Kelsey Cahalan won the girl’s 400 meter dash in 1:06.85 seconds. Samantha Bryant was eighth for the Lady Eagles in 1:14.06 seconds. Mackenzie Hustead won the girl’s 300 meter low hurdles bronze medal in 54.03 seconds Polo took the first two spots.
Avery Snodgrass won the girls’ 300m hurdles in 50.94 seconds.
Brandon Baird won the boy’s 300 meter Intermediate hurdles in 43.09 seconds. Nick Roberts was second for Princeton in 45.85 seconds. Suzanne Howerton placed fifth in the girl’s 800 meter run in 2:56.39 seconds.
Blake Goodin won the boy’s 800 meter run in a sizzling 2:05.59 seconds. Tiger teammate Matthew Hydorn was second at 2:07.65 seconds. Sharri Edwards won the bronze medal in 2:14.71 seconds. Rod Sears won the boy’s Blue Division 800m gold medal for Scotland County in 2:07.82 seconds.
Newtown-Harris senior Japheth Busick won the White Division 200 meter dash in 24.32 seconds. Brent Cowan was second in the 200m dash, taking the silver medal in 24.61 seconds.