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Jasper County Tribune

Three wins put Baxter girls track in sixth at EBF

Baxter senior Kaylin Van Ryswyk throws the discus during a home meet last week. Van Ryswyk won the discus in Eddyville on April 4.
Baxter senior Kaylin Van Ryswyk throws the discus during a home meet last week. Van Ryswyk won the discus in Eddyville on April 4.

EDDYVILLE — PCM won the team title, Lynnville-Sully piled up a plethora of top three finishes and Baxter’s three victories put the Bolts in the top half of the team standings at the EBF Girls Invitational on April 4.

The Mustangs claimed seven wins overall and scored 123 points as team champions.

The Hawks were fourth overall with 64 points following four second- and three third-place finishes.

The Bolts’ three wins led to a sixth-place team finish. Baxter scored 53 points on the night.

Baxter’s three wins came in individual events.

Brenna Thomson won the 3,000 (12:12.83), Lauren Ratliff won the 1,500 (5:38.77) and Kaylin Van Ryswyk took first in the discus (103-2).

The meet, which was hosted by Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont, included 12 teams.

PCM was 37 points better than second-place Van Buren. East Marshall scored 76 points in third. Pleasantville had 60 points in fifth.

Baxter’s lone second-place mark came in the 100 where Rachel Kenney was clocked in 14.16.

Amber Weltha claimed the Bolts’ only third-place finish in the discus (98-9). She also was fifth in the shot put (29-10).

The Bolts’ distance medley relay team of Maddie Pierce, Andrea Brown, Kenney and Ratliff finished fourth in 4:57.57.

Baxter hosted a coed meet on April 8. The Bolts next compete in the Colo-NESCO Royals Coed Meet at 5 p.m. in Nevada.

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