Thursday, March 30, 2017

Junior High Girls Fall One Point Short in Early Bird; Boys Finish Third, Andrew Alarcon Wins Twice While Adwell Wins Pole Vault

Worth County’s girls came up one point short at their early bird meet Tuesday, while the boys were third. Girls coach April Healy said that point would be hard to come by this year, but the positive thing about Tuesday’s match is that the girls will surprise some people this year. Albany won the meet with 78 team points, followed by Worth County with 77, Platte Valley 58, St. Joseph Christian 54, King City 35, North Andrew 32, Northeast Nodaway 28, Union Star 27, South Harrison 19, Stanberry 18, North Harrison 18, North-West Nodaway 9, Princeton 7, and Pattonsburg 2.

On the boys side, the Tigers were third behind St. Joseph Christian and South Harrison. South Harrison won the event with 89 points, followed by Christian with 71 and Worth County with 61. Also placing were Albany with 49, North-West Nodaway 46, Pattonsburg 36, Princeton 35, Platte Valley 30, North Andrew 16, Union Star 12, North Harrison 12, Northeast Nodaway 6, and Stanberry 1.

Aivry Griffin was sixth in the 200 with a time of 32.15.

Braidy Hunt was in one of the best races of the day in the 800, in which any of four athletes could have one it. Hunt, along with Malia Collins (Platte Valley) tailed behind Emma Tipton (North Andrew), who set the pace through 1½ laps. Hunt and Collins finally caught and passed Tipton on the final turn, only for Gabby Newman (Albany) to pass everyone at the end to win. Hunt finished second with a time of 2:45.79.

The Tigers placed two in the 100 hurdles. Jill Hardy was second with a time of 19.78. Aivry Griffin was sixth with a time of 20.91.

The 4x100 team of Megan Cassavaugh, Morgan Beagle, Keelin Engel, and Anna Spainhower was second with a time of 1:00.26. The 4x200 team of Megan Cassavaugh, Keelin Engel, Jill Hardy, and Anna Spainhower was 4th with a time of 2:08.17. The 4x400 team of Megan Cassavaugh, Allison Larison, Jill Hardy, and Braidy Hunt was second with a time of 4:53.69.

Aivry Griggin was third in the high jump with a height of 4 feet, while Justina Wimer was fifth with a height of 3’8”.

Keelin Engel won the Pole Vault with a height of 7’6”.

The girls placed two in the Long Jump. Allison Larison was fourth with a jump of 13’1½”. Megan Cassavaugh was sixth with a jump of 12’9”.

Braidy Hunt won the Triple Jump with a distance of 28’10”. Anna Spainhower was fourth with a jump of 26’5”.

Emilee Brown was sixth in the Discus with a throw of 63’5”.

Andrew Alarcon won his first event on the boys side by winning the 100, edging out Colby Yslas (South Harrison) and Justice Cook (South Harrison) in a three-way race. Alarcon won with a time of 12.79, while Yslas had 12.88 and Cook 12.95. Andrew Alarcon had a much easier time in the 200, which he won with a time of 27.01, over a second ahead of his nearest competitor.

Nathan Adwell was fifth in the 400 with a time of 1:04.71.

Jace Cousatte was sixth in the 1600 with a time of 5:50.34.

Aydan Gladstone was third in the 100 Hurdles with a time of 19.63.

The 4x100 team of Aydan Gladstone, Reid Gabriel, Alex Rinehart, and Nate Adwell was third with a time of 55.74. The 4x200 team of Aydan Gladstone, Reid Gabriel, Alex Rinehart, and Lucas Wake was fifth with a time of 1:57.06. The 4x400 team of Andrew Alarcon, Reid Gabriel, Jace Cousatte, and Nate Adwell was third with a time of 4:24.62.

Nate Adwell won the Pole Vault handily, as he posted a height of 10 feet. That was over two feet ahead of his nearest competitor. Aydan Gladstone was fourth with a height of 7 feet.

Andrew Alarcon was fifth in the Long Jump with a distance of 15’11½”.

Reid Gabriel was fifth in the Discus with a throw of 91’9”.

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