By Russ Green-Sports Editor
Richmond picked up a pair of relay victories Thursday afternoon at the Bill Hamann Invitational in Lexington. The Spartans ended the day with 45 points to place ninth in the 13-team event. Higginsville took the team title with 110 points, while St. Paul Lutheran placed second with 91 points and defending champion Lexington totaled 74 points to end up in third. Orrick finished the afternoon with 32 points for 10th place.
The Spartan 4 x 400 relay team of Matt Tweedie, Taylor Teegarden, Ethan Turner and Daymean Probst took first place with a time of 3 minutes, 43.44 seconds with Higginsville taking second in 3:52.15. The same four Spartans teamed up again to win the 4 x 800 relay with 9:05.12 to edge Higginsville by .55 at the line.
Richmond also earned points in the other two relays with the 4 x 100 team of Brock Stokes, Noah Taylor, Jacob Clark and Dakota Boss finishing eighth with 52.39, and they also were eighth in the 4 x 200 with 1:52.81.
Kagen Wartenbee grabbed the lone first-place finish for Orrick as he won the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.86, which was .04 seconds ahead of Lexington’s Tommie Smith and .06 seconds ahead of Colton Williams of Higginsville.
The complete story is in the Monday, May 5, 2014 Richmond News.