Track squads make successful debuts

Andre Pritchett clears the bar in the high jump on his way to a first-place finish in that event. The RHS junior also placed third in the triple jump and long jump as the Spartans won the season-opening meet Thursday at the Robert Middleton track. (Photo by Russ Green/Richmond News)

By Russ Green/Sports Editor

Lady Spartan senior Nicole Johnson picked up where she left off last spring in the triple jump. Johnson, who set a new school mark of 35 feet, 8 ¼ inches, in taking sixth at state, quickly re-wrote that standard in the first meet of the season Thursday afternoon at the Robert Middleton track. Johnson’s winning leap Thursday of 35-10, was just one of two events she won in helping the Lady Spartans defeat six other visiting schools on a windy afternoon.

Richmond ended the meet with 156 points, while Santa Fe finished a distant second with 130 points and Higginsville placed third with 121. The Spartans completed a Richmond sweep after piling up 151 points. District foes Hogan Prep and Central Academy placed third (101) and fourth (72) respectively.

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