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By Russ Green-Sports Editor
With the Lady Spartans registering nine first-place finishes, Richmond rolled to the Bill Hamann Invitational championship on a cold Thursday afternoon in Lexington. Richmond ended the day with 181 points while last year’s winner, Higginsville ended up in second – with 93.5 points. St. Paul Lutheran edged Orrick for third place 77-72. Santa Fe totaled 65 points to take fifth in the 13-team field.
Sheri Doss and Mary Beth Bailey had two wins apiece for Richmond, while the Lady Spartans also brought home first place in three relays. Samantha Fulte had a pair of individual victories for Orrick, with Madison Endsley earning a pair of runner-up finishes.
Doss won her two individual events in the sprints. The Lady Spartan freshman crossed the line in the 100-meter dash in 13.83 seconds, while her teammate Nicole Johnson was third in 13.87. Doss also won the 200 in 28.25 to edge Higginsville’s Emma Dyer (28.54). Kerrigan Maddox tied Amanda Glenski of Marshall for fifth.
Bailey’s wins came in the distance races as she captured the 1,600 with a time of 5:40, and the 3,200 in 12:40. Jocelyn Caldwell was third in the 1,600 with 6:12. Savannah Hamilton took first place in the 800 with a time of 2:38, and Kameron Carmichael turned in a fifth-place time of 2:54. Mallory Cole edged her twin sister Madison to win the 400. Mallory broke the tape in 1:06.77, with Madison finishing in 1:07.14.