The Brownstown/St. Elmo Bombers track team competed in a meet at Altamont last Tuesday as one of five participating schools. In addition to the Bombers, Altamont, Patoka, Windsor/Stew-Stras, and Christ Our Rock Lutheran participated at the meet.
The Bombers put up a good showing, taking fourth place in the girls competition and third in the boys despite being out numbered greatly by some of the larger teams that had multiple entrant in each category.
For the girls, Altamont took first with 101 points. WSS took second with 69 while CORL put up 44 for third place. BSE finished just behind them with 40 points, good for fourth place. Patoka finished with 20 points.
Claire Wilhour came away with three first place finishes, winning the 110 m hurdles, the 400 m, and the long jump.
Elissa Baron captured a pair of second place finishes in the discus and shot put.
Sharley Gaston placed fifth in both the discus and the shot put for BSE.
On the boys side, the Bombers have more than three team members and were able to compete in a wider range of events. They put up 62 points to claim third place. Altamont took first with 269 and WSS claimed second with 78. Finishing behind the Bombers was Patoka with 60 and CORL with 47 points.
Altamont nearly swept the first place finishes, claiming every event except the 4×800 relay which went to WSS.
BSE did however claim a few second place finishes. Justin Karnes took second in the 800 m, Chris Long took second in the 3200 m, Seth Powell claimed second in the 400 m and long jump, and Jacob Baron in the shot put.
The Bombers lone third place finish came from Powell in the triple jump.
Other finishes for BSE came in the 400 m with Long taking fourth. In the 200 m, Caleb Lamar took fourth. The Bombers also took fourth in the 4×400 relay and in the discus from Jacob Baron.
The track team will be busy this week with three meets. On Tuesday, they travel to Teutopolis for a meet. On Thursday, they head west to Vandalia and then the girls will compete in Robinson on Friday.