Lady Chiefs win at Hardin-Central
RICHMOND -- Balance and depth led the Santa Fe girls' track and field team to the championship of the Hardin-Central Invitational at Richmond on Tuesday.
The Lady Chiefs didn't win an event, but out-paced Braymer for the title, 133 to 131 points.
Santa Fe had a trio of three-time medalists, led by sophomore Molly Mahoney with a second place in the 3,200-meter run (14:44) and third place in the 800 (2:50) and 1,600 (6:28).
Senior Chelsea Winter was second in the 100 (13.7 seconds), third in the 200 (28.3) and fifth in the triple jump (27 feet, 6 inches) while sophomore Lexi Smith placed third in the 300 hurdles (57.2) and discus (74-4) and fourth in the 100 hurdles (18.4).
The Lady Chiefs got silver medals from junior Brooke Barnett in the shot put (26-6) and sophomore Katey Peters in the 1,600 (6:27) and a bronzes from sophomore Kaitlynn Oxley in the 100 (13.8) and freshman Leigha Graf in the 3,200 (15:37).
Sophomore Masey Peters was fifth in both of the hurdles, the 100 (19.0) and 300 (58.3), Barnett was fifth in the high jump (4-0) and freshman Kylie Limback came in fifth in the long jump (14-0) and sixth in the triple (27-4).
Santa Fe also came in second in the 400 relay (56.4) and fourth in the 800 (2:01.9) and 3,200 (12:11.6) relays. Winter, Oxley, Limback and freshman Mackenzie Phillips was the quartet on the 400; Limback, Barnett, Oxley, Limback and Katey Peters ran the 800; and Mahoney, Graf, junior Tristin Sowers and freshman Sydni Weis teamed up for the 3,200.
The Chiefs' lone individual gold medal was on the boys' side, where freshman Ben Hinz took the triple jump (37-5). Hinz was also second in the high jump 5-6) and third in the 800 (2:19) to accumulate 24 of the team's 66 points for third place, Hardin-Central (232 points) easily taking the team title.
Senior Lucas Miller added 19 points for Santa Fe with a second place in the long jump 17-7), third in the 100 (11.8) and fourth in the 200 (25.0).
Freshman Luke Schmidt wound up third in the triple jump (35-10) and sixth in the high jump 5-2) and sophomore Danny Mahoney placed fifth in the long jump (16-4) and sixth in the 100 (12.3).
The Chiefs are scheduled to host the Santa Fe Relays at the Marshall High track Saturday.