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The Richmond track team faced a field of larger schools Friday afternoon in Excelsior Springs at the Mineral Water Classic. The Spartans finished 13th in the 15-team field, while the Lady Spartans ended the afternoon with just 3 points and placed 15th.
The Spartans totaled 19 points to place above Savannah with 13, and St. Joseph Benton with 4.
Raytown South easily took first place with 103 points, which was 20 points ahead of the runner-up, Platte County. Chillicothe grabbed third spot with 78 points and Raymore-Peculiar finished fourth with 77.
The girls’ competition was much closer at the top with Kearney edging Ray-Pec, 95.5-92.5 for the top spot. North Kansas City was third with 85, with Chillicothe placing fourth with 69.5.
Cody Gorham had the top Richmond finish for the afternoon. The Spartan freshman finished a close second in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 4:50.
He was edged at the finish by David Stodden of St. Pius X, who turned in the winning time of 4:49.3.
D’Andre Williams was third in the long jump with a leap of 19 feet, 2 3/4 inches.
Also earning points for the Spartans were Arthur Bivines, who placed fifth in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.93, and Jake Halterman who measured 43-11 in the shot put to take eighth.
The Lady Spartans had two eighth-place finishes. Amanda Powell ran the 300-meter hurdles in 54.42, and the 4×200 relay team was timed in 1:59.22.