By Russ Green-Sports Editor
Richmond won five events at Thursday’s Bill Hamann Invitational held at Lexington High School. Three of those victories came in relay events, while Seth Gant and Lendarrius Pritchett captured individual wins to help the Spartans to a second-place finish with 123 points. The host Minutemen edged Richmond for the top spot by 6 points in the nine-team field.
Higginsville captured third spot with 114 points, followed by Carrollton with 69; Smithton with 32; Grain Valley junior varsity with 30; Santa Fe with 28; Wentworth with 27 and Orrick with 6.
Richmond began the day by winning the 4 x 800 relay. The team of Daymean Probst, Taylor Teegarden, Ethan Turner and Dakota Peel turned in a time of 9 minutes, 23.15 seconds, with Smithton finishing approximately 12 seconds behind.
Tevin Robinson, Gant, Brock Stokes and Pritchett then teamed up to win the 4 x 100 relay with a time of 46.86, and Richmond’s third relay victory came as Gant, Teegarden, Probst and Matt Tweedie combined for the winning time of 3:47.09 in the 4 x 400.
Pritchett captured first place in the triple jump with his distance of 40 feet, 3 inches, while Gant grabbed third spot with a leap of 37-6. Gant came back to win the long jump with 19-10, while teammate Tevin Robinson had the fourth-place distance of 19-0 ¼.
The complete story is in the Monday, April 29, 2013 Richmond News.