Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Tiger Boys Win Early Bird, Girls Place Second; Anna Gladstone Wins Three Firsts, Merrideth Spiers Posts Longest Discus Throw Since 2006

Worth County’s boys were first and the girls second at the Early Bird held Thursday. The boys won with 121 team points, followed by Mound City with 93, South Harrison 89, King City 71½, North Andrew 70, East Union 37, Stanberry 33, Winston 30, Albany 14½, Northeast Nodaway 14, Tri-County 10, North Harrison 5, and Union Star 1. The girls gave the defending state champion Mound City team a run for its money, but came up short. Mound City had 150 points, followed by Worth County with 137, Stanberry 78, King City 74, South Harrison 47, North Harrison 31, Tri-County 26, Tarkio 25, East Union 10, Albany 4, North Andrew 4, and Winston 1.

Payton Adwell was second in the 100 with a time of 14.78, .31 of a second behind Summer Beaty (South Harrison). Adwell edged out Carley Baker (Mound City) at the finish to claim the silver medal. Adwell was also second in the 200, posting a time of 29.26. She was .69 of a second behind Grace Schottel (King City), who will be one of the favorites in the 200 and 400 this year.
Kristen New was third in the 3200, posting a time of 14:29.47.

Anna Gladstone won the 100 Hurdles handily, posting a time of 17.47 and beating out Emma Gibson (Mound City) by .95 of a second. Competing in the 300 Hurdles for the first time ever, she started out in last place, but starting passing people and got up to fourth by the turn. By the time they got to the grandstand, she was in first and came home with a time of 52.91. It was shy of the honor roll, which is at 51 seconds, but it was still an impressive time for the first time competing in that event.

The 4x200 relay team of Nevada Hoff, Jessi Badell, Regan Allee, and Liz Lyle was fourth with a time of 2:03.32. Mound City ran away with that event, winning by almost five seconds. The 4x400 team of Jessi Badell, Abbi Caddenhead, Kristin New, and Regan Allee was sixth with a time of 5:14.48. The 4x800 team of Rachael Gardner, Kristin New, Sophia Obermuller, and Abbi Caddenhead was fifth with a time of 13.28.58.

The Tigers placed two in the High Jump. Liz Lyle was second with a jump of 4’10”, while Anna Gladstone was third with a jump of 4’8”.

The girls also placed two in the Pole Vault. Regan Allee was second with a vault of 8’6”, while Jessi Badell was third with a vault of 7’6”.

Anna Gladstone’s third win was in the Long Jump, where she won handily with a leap of 15’10”. That was over one foot longer than second place Abigail Rapp (King City). Liz Lyle was third with a leap of 14’6½”.

Liz Lyle posted another medal in the Triple Jump, where she was second with a jump of 31’5”.
Merrideth Spiers won the Shot Put, getting a throw of 32’10½”. She also won the Discus with a throw of 117’2”. It was not a school record, but it was the longest throw in 11 years, when Megan Walker threw it for 120 feet in Albany in 2006. April Miller (now Healy) holds the school record with a throw of 130’10”. Spiers’ throw was 23’1” ahead of the nearest competition. Kennedy Galanakis was second with a throw of 94’1”.

The girls placed two in the Javelin. Rachael Gardner was fourth with a throw of 87’1, while Kaylee McElvain was right behind her at fifth with a throw of 81’1”.

The boys won despite placing only one athlete in the running events. Daniel Craven was third in the 3200 with a time of 12:21.13.

Bryant McCord won the 110 Hurdles with a time of 17.98; he easily won the event as his next closest competitor, Aiden DeLong (North Andrew), had a time of 19.22. Tevin Cameron and Matthew Poppa (Mound City) had an epic duel in the 300 Hurdles, with Cameron’s lean at the end coming up just short; he finished second with a time of 44.26. Bryant McCord was third with a time of 46.46.

The 4x200 of Bryant McCord, Caleb Parman, Jaxon Anderson, and Tevin Cameron was second with a time of 1:41.91. The other relay team to place was the 4x800. The team of Alec Summers, Jeremy Wimer, Harley Charles, and Daniel Craven was sixth with a time of 10:46.06.

Bryant McCord was fourth in the High Jump with a jump of 5’6”.

Daniel Craven was fourth in the Pole Vault with a jump of 8 feet.

Tevin Cameron won the Long Jump handily with a leap of 20’½”. That was almost a foot ahead of second place finisher Devin Breckinridge. Caleb Parman was third with a jump of 18’11¼”.

The Tigers were 1-2 in the Triple Jump. Caleb Parman broke the 40 foot barrier with a jump of 40’2”. Ryan McClellan was second with a jump of 39’½”.

The boys placed two in the Shot Put. Drake Kinsella was second with a throw of 29’2½”, while Mason Hawk was third with a throw of 38’10”. The boys also placed two in the Discus. Drake Kinsella was third with a throw of 102’11”, while Mason Hawk was sixth with a throw of 98’2”.

Jacob New was second in the Javelin with a throw of 112’4”.

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