Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Junior High Tiger Girls Run Away With Early Bird; Boys Edged Out by Jefferson

Worth County's girls ran away with the Junior High Early Bird while the boys were edged out by Jefferson Tuesday. The girls won with 122 team points, followed by Albany with 68 and future conference foe St. Joseph Christian with 65. Stanberry had 42 and Jefferson had 37.

Merrideth Spiers showed she will be a force in the shot put, as she won with a throw of 38'3", good enough to win a lot of varsity meets. Teammate Kaylee McElvain was 5th with a throw of 30'3". On the boys side, Wyatt Latham was 2nd with a throw of 33'11".

In the discus, Wyatt Latham won that event with a throw of 107'11". On the girls side, two athletes placed. Kaylee McElvain was 2nd with a throw of 90 feet and Merrideth Spiers was 3rd with a throw of 79'9".

The boys picked up their second first place finish in the high jump as Lucky Gladstone won with a jump of 5'1". On the girls side, Anna Spainhower was 3rd with a jump of 4'2".

The girls and boys both finished 1-2 in the pole vault, keeping up the tradition. Regan Allee won on the girls side with a varsity-level leap of 7'6", while Keelin Engel was right behind with a height of 6'6". On the boys side, Nathan Adwell edged out Daniel Craven on tiebreaks, as both cleared 8 feet.

The girls placed two in the triple jump, with Kristin New winning the event with a leap of 27'1 1/4". Braidy Hunt was 3rd with a jump of 26'6". On the boys side, Jaxon Anderson was 3rd with a leap of 30'10 3/4".

Anna Gladstone established herself as a force in the long jump. She won with a varsity-level leap of 15'4 1/2", almost two feet ahead of her nearest competitor. She followed that up with a second place finish in the 100 with a time of 14.86, while winning the 100 hurdles with a time of 18.25, over a second ahead of her nearest competitor.

The boys 4x200 team of Reid Gabriel, Hayden Holmes, Nate Adwell, and Zayne Swope won the 4x200 with a time of 1:59.67.

Daniel Craven picked up his second medal of the afternoon, placing 6th in the 1600 with a time of 5:50.80.

Anna Gladstone picked up her third first place medal of the afternoon, running the final leg of the 4x100. The team of Megan Cassavaugh, Regan Allee, Nevada Hoff, and Gladstone won with a time of 1:00.09, almost two seconds ahead of their nearest competitors. The boys team of Reid Gabriel, Lucky Gladstone, Nate Adwell, and Jaxon Anderson was second with a time of 55.32.

The girls placed two in the 800 as Braidy Hunt was 3rd with a time of 2:54.69, and Kristin New was right behind her with a time of 3:00.63.

The girls were 3rd in the 4x400 as the team of Megan Cassavaugh, Jill Hardy, Anna Spainhower, and Regan Allee was 3rd with a time of 5:06.00. The boys team of Lucky Gladstone, Nate Adwell, Daniel Craven, and Reid Gabriel was 5th with a time of 4:43.

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