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RHS track teams place second at opening home meet

Matt Tweedie earned a lot of points for Richmond during Monday’s home meet. The Spartan junior won the 3,200 and placed second in the 1,600 in addition to running on the winning 4 x 800 relay team. (Photo by Russ Green/Richmond News.)

Matt Tweedie earned a lot of points for Richmond during Monday’s home meet. The Spartan junior won the 3,200 and placed second in the 1,600 in addition to running on the winning 4 x 800 relay team. (Photo by Russ Green/Richmond News.)

By Russ Green-Sports Editor

Both Lathrop and Richmond track teams finished one-two Monday afternoon at Spartan Stadium. Lathrop swept the boys and girls events, while Richmond finished runner-up both times in a makeup of a quad meet that was snowed out earlier in the season.

The quad meet grew to seven schools in time for the competition on a cool afternoon on the Robert Middleton track. Lathrop’s boys totaled 194 points, with Richmond ending the day with 131 points for second place. Hardin-Central boys had a good meet and finished third with 120 points, followed by Kansas City Central with 68, Polo with 37 and Santa Fe with 2.

The Lathrop girls earned 141 points, with Richmond placing second with 109.5, followed by third place Santa Fe with 96.5. Polo was fourth with 93, followed by Central with 56 and Hardin-Central with 49.

Richmond had three individual first-place finishes in boys’ competition. Tevin Robinson outran the field in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.06, with his teammate Lendarrius Pritchett placing third. Hardin-Central’s Rhyler Estenbaum finished fourth. Matt Tweedie won the 3,200 with a time of 12:02, and was the runner-up in the 1,600 with a time of 5:08.

Two Bulldogs finished right behind the Spartan junior in the 3,200-meter run with Utley just one second off the winning effort and Matthew Perimann just 16 seconds back to finish third. Seth Gant won the long jump for the Spartans with a distance of 19 feet, 6 inches. Robinson was third for Richmond with Kugler taking fifth for Hardin-Central.

Spencer Wheeler finished third for Hardin-Central in the 1,600, with Richmond’s Roy Branson taking fifth.

 The complete story is in the Thursday, April 4, 2013 Richmond News.

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