Sunday, May 14, 2017

Anna Gladstone Shatters School Long Jump Mark in Sectionals

Anna Gladstone qualified in all four of her events Saturday in Chillicothe and broke one school record in the process. She continued to excel in the 100 Hurdles as she won with a time of 16.28. Katelyn Conner (Green City) was second with a time of 16.66, Megan Stevens (Rock Port) was third with a time of 16.67, and Hannah Wedlock (Mound City) was fourth with a time of 16.81. Gladstone’s three best times in this event were in her last three events.

Anna Gladstone was fourth in the 300 Hurdles, where she posted a time of 51.33. The top four in each event qualify to go to state.

Payton Adwell was sixth in the 200 with a time of 28.24.

Merrideth Spiers qualified in the Discus, where she posted a personal best throw of 122’6”, good enough for third place. The school record is held by April Miller (now Healy), who has a throw of 130 feet.

Anna Gladstone beat out everyone else on tiebreaks and qualified for the High Jump with a third place finish of 5 feet. The third through sixth place finishers all finished with jumps of 5 feet.

Anna Gladstone, earlier in the year, broke Katie Mullock’s record in the Long Jump with a jump of 17’¼”. On Saturday, she extended that record with a winning jump of 17’2”. In second was Breanna Coulter (Northeast Nodaway), who broke Michelle Schulte’s school record at NEN by over a foot with a jump of 16’9½”.

The Tigers qualified two in the Pole Vault. Regan Allee was second with a vault of 8’6”, while Jessi Badell was fourth with a vault of 6’6”.

Merrideth Spiers narrowly missed out on qualifying for the Shot Put, but she got one of her better throws of the year with a fifth place throw of 37’1”.

Liz Lyle qualified for the Triple Jump with a personal best jump of 33’10”, good enough for fourth place.

For the boys, the 4x100 team qualified, placing third with a time of 46’10”.

Mason Hawk narrowly missed out in the Discus, getting fifth with a throw of 117’10”.

Tevin Cameron made it in the Long Jump, getting a fourth place jump of 19’11½”. Caleb Parman was sixth with a jump of 19’6½”.

Drake Kinsella has improved his throws in the Shot Put by around 10 feet since the start of the year. Saturday, he qualified with a personal best throw of 47’6”. Mason Hawk was sixth with a throw of 41’5”.

Caleb Parman got one of his better jumps of the year in the Triple Jump, but came up just short with a fifth place jump of 40’4¼.

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