Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Tiger Girls Score 22.5 Points in State Meet; Anna Gladstone Gets Three Medals

Worth County’s girls recorded 22.5 points at the State Meet last weekend, good enough for 12th place. New Haven won with 60 points, followed by Mound City with 53. Other local teams that finished high included Rock Port, fifth with 33 points, Stanberry, 11th with 23 points, and King City, tied for 14th with 20 points.

For the girls, Anna Gladstone was second in the 100 Hurdles with a time of 15.56, her second best time of the year. She will be a favorite at this event next year as the girl that beat her, Khristen Bryant (Columbia Independent) will graduate next year. Bryant holds the class record, which she set last year with a time of 14.54.

The state record of the 4x200 team from 1984 still stands, as they are still on the boards with a time of 1:47.07. School of the Ozarks came within two seconds, but was still at 1:48.93.

Anna Gladstone got her second medal in the High Jump as she posted fifth with a jump of 5 feet. Gladstone, Sadie Limback (Santa Fe), and Marissa Jensen (Stanberry) will be favorites in that event next year.

Regan Allee was fifth in the Pole Vault with a vault of 8’6”. She will be one of several favorites in the state meet next year. Khristen Bryant (Columbia Independent), who set the state record this year, will graduate; two of the other three competitors ahead of her will also graduate.

Anna Gladstone was sixth in a tough field in the Long Jump, getting one of her better jumps of the year with 16’3”. The field was loaded this year; Breanna Coulter (Northeast Nodaway) jumped 15’4”, which was only good for 11th place. By contrast, Michelle Schulte (Northeast Nodaway) posted fifth in the state with a similar jump in 2010.

Merrideth Spiers was fourth and posted a personal best throw of 123’7” in the Discus. The school record, held by April Miller, is 130 feet, while the class record is held by Haley Craig (North Harrison), who set it last year.

The boys posted 8 points at the meet.

Eli Mullock’s class record of 11.01 in the 100, set in 2011, stood up this year. The winning time was 11.41 for 2017.

The 4x100 team of Tevin Cameron, Caleb Parman, Ryan McClellan, and Bryant McCord was fifth with a time of 45.95. That squad will return everybody back. Worth County and Van-Far will be favorites in that event next year; the other three teams ahead of Worth County graduate nearly everyone.

Scott Parman’s High Jump record from 1992 of 6’10” still stands; the nearest competitor to him this year only posted 6’3”.

Drake Kinsella won Worth County’s other medal on the boys side as he was fifth in the Shot Put with a throw of 46’6¼”. He was easily one of the most improved contestants, improving his throw in that event by 10 feet over the course of the year.

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