Saturday, April 15, 2017

Tiger Girls Edged Out by Mound City at Rock Port; Boys Fourth as Mason Hawk has Monster Throw in Discus

Worth County's girls came close to defending state champion Mound City at Rock Port last Tuesday, coming 2 1/2 points short of the Panthers. Mound City won with 122.5 points, followed by Worth County with 120. Rock Port had 90, Platte Valley 60, Stewartsville 47, St. Joseph Christian 32, Stanberry 29.5, South Holt 27, Tarkio 24, South Harrison 13, North/West Nodaway 12, Albany 6, and North Andrew 6. On the boys side, South Holt won with 117.5 points. Stewartsville had 79, Mound City 74.5, Worth County 69.5, North Andrew 57, St. Joseph Christian 44, South Harrison 44, Stanberry 32.4, Tarkio 31, Platte Valley 11.5, Rock Port 11.5, Northeast Nodaway 8, and Union Star 8.

Drake Kinsella started off the Shot Put throwing in the high 30's, and has now progressed to 42 feet. He was second at Rock Port with a throw of 42'0.5" to Denton Yager (Stewartsville), who threw 44'8". Mason Hawk was fourth with a throw of 38'1.25". For the girls Merrideth Spiers was second, but got a personal best throw of 33'10.25". Alexis Baucom (Rock Port) won with a throw of 38'0.25".

Merrideth Spiers showed that her throw of 117'2" at the Early Bird in the Discus was no accident. She won at Rock Port with a throw of 108'8", which was over 12 feet ahead of her nearest competitor. Kennedy Galanakis was third with a throw of 95 feet. The highlight of the day for the boys came from Mason Hawk. He had not thrown 100 feet this year in competition, but he had a throw that was 30 better than his previous best at Rock Port, winning with a throw of 130'5". Drake Kinsella was sixth with a throw of 104'10", also a personal best.

Bryant McCord matched a personal best in the High Jump, getting a fourth place finish with a height of 5'6". Anna Gladstone got a personal best in the High Jump. She had reached 5 feet at the end of last year. At Rock Port, she got a personal best of 5'2" before being edged out by Allyson Kauth (Stewartsville). Liz Lyle finished right behind her with a third place jump of 4'10".

Liz Lyle came close to a personal best in the Triple Jump, getting fourth with a jump of 31'4". On the boys side, the Tigers placed two. Caleb Parman was third with a jump of 38 feet. Ryan McClellan was fourth with a jump of 37'4".

The Tigers dominated the Long Jump on both sides of the ledger. Tevin Cameron won on the boys side with a jump of 18'9.24". Caleb Parman was fourth with a jump of 18'5.75". The girls finished 1-2 in the High Jump. Anna Gladstone had a sensational performance, topping her previous best by over 8 inches and winning with a jump of 16'6.25". Liz Lyle was second with a jump of 15'4.75", also a personal best.

The girls matched two personal bests 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". On the boys side, Daniel Craven got a personal best, beating his previous best by a foot as he finished sixth with a vault of 9 feet.

The girls 4x800 team of Abbi Caddenhead, Kristen New, Sophia Obermuller, and Bailee Walker was sixth with a personal best time of 12:43.72. They beat their previous best by 45 seconds.

Bryant McCord was fourth in the 110 Hurdles with a time of 17.49. Anna Gladstone got another personal best in the 100. She knocked .45 of a second off her previous best time and edged out Megan Stevens (Rock Port) with a time of 17 seconds to Stevens' 17.15.

Payton Adwell got a personal best in the 100 with a time of 13.76, getting second place. Adwell then knocked four tenths of a second off her previous best time in the 200 by winning with a time of 27.81. She edged out Adrienne Messer (Mound City), who was second with a time of 27.95.

The girls 4x100 team of Payton Adwell, Regan Allee, Liz Lyle, and Nevada Hoff knocked 2.4 seconds off their previous best and finished fourth with a time of 55.93. On the boys side, the team of Tevin Cameron, Bryant McCord, Jaxon Anderson, and Ryan McClellan was also fourth with a time of 48.53.

Anna Gladstone knocked .08 of a second off her previous best time in the 300 Hurdles and finished fourth with a time of 51.86. On the boys side, Tevin Cameron came close to a personal best and finished third with a time of 44.26.

Kristen New took 13 seconds off her time in the 3200 and finished second with a time of 14.03.48. Daniel Craven was fifth for the boys with a time of 12:26.38.

The girls 4x400 team of Regan Allee, Jessi Badell, Abbi Caddenhead, and Nevada Hoff took 17 seconds off their previous best time and finished sixth with a time of 4:57.67. The boys team of Tevin Cameron, Ryan McClellan, Drake Kinsella, and Bryant McCord was fifth with a time of 3:59.09.

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