Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Varsity Tiger Track Teams Finally Get Over the Hump at Stanberry; Both Teams Win

The Tiger girls had been coming close all year, finishing second or third in all the meets they had competed in. But they would always come up short. However, they finally went over the top at Stanberry last Tuesday. Mound City and Rock Port were not there, but there were some quality teams there including Stanberry, Platte Valley, and King City. The girls won with 125 team points, followed by Stanberry with 117, Platte Valley with 101, DeKalb with 68, King City 66, East Harrison 31, Albany 24, North/West Nodaway 16, Maryville 12, Northeast Nodaway 10, North Andrew 7, Mercer 6, and Union Star with 3.

Worth County’s boys had not won a meet since the Early Bird, but they finally went over the top, edging out North Andrew. Worth County had 108, North Andrew 98, Stanberry 87, King City 85, Maryville 52, Northeast Nodaway 30, Platte Valley 30, Union Star 23, Albany 21, Pattonsburg 20, North/West Nodaway 19, DeKalb 6, East Harrison 2, and Mercer 1.

For the girls, Payton Adwell won with a time of 13.2 seconds in the 100. She placed second to Grace Schottel (King City) in the 200, getting a time of 28.2 to Schottel’s 27.1.

Kristin New placed sixth in the 1600, but posted a personal best with a time of 6:14.6. She was fourth in the 3200, getting closer to breaking the 14 minute barrier with a time of 14:05.

Anna Gladstone continued to knock time off in the 100 Hurdles, winning by 1.3 seconds with a time of 16.6, a personal best.

The 4x100 team of Payton Adwell, Regan Allee, Jessi Badell, and Nevada Hoff was second with a time of 55.6. The 4x800 team of Sophia Obermuller, Bailee Walker, Kaylee McElvain, and Jessi Badell was sixth with a time of 13.33.

The Tigers placed two. Liz Lyle and Anna Gladstone were part of a three way tie for first along with Marissa Jensen (Stanberry). All had a jump of 4’10”.

The Tigers were 1-2 in the Pole Vault. Regan Allee won with a vault of 8 feet. Jessi Badell was second with a vault of 7’6”.

Anna Gladstone posted a personal best in the Long Jump, getting a winning jump of 17’¼”. She beat her next closest competitor by over a foot and raised her previous mark by six inches. Liz Lyle was fifth with a jump of 14’9½”.

Liz Lyle continued to get better in the Triple Jump, posting second with a jump of 32’4¼”.
Merrideth Spiers showed that her win in the Shot Put in Tarkio was no accident as she did it again with a throw of 35’6¾”. That was almost 2 feet better than her next closest competitor. Spiers matched her personal best in the Discus with a throw of 117’4”, over 19 feet better than her nearest competitor. Kennedy Galanakis was sixth with a throw of 85’9”. Payton Adwell got a personal best in the Javelin, placing second with a throw of 93 feet.

On the boys side, the Tigers had been shut out in many of the running events this year, but Bryant McCord broke through in the 200, winning with a time of 24.1. Ryan McClellan was fourth in the 400 with a time of 57’5”; Alec Summers was sixth with a time of 1 minute even.

Daniel Craven was third in the 3200, getting a time of 12:06.

Bryant McCord was second in the 110 Hurdles with a time of 17.1.

The 4x100 team of Caleb Parman, Ryan McClellan, Jaxon Anderson, and Bryant McCord won with a time of 47.2. The 4x200 team of Caleb Parman, Ryan McClellan, Jaxon Anderson, and Drake Kinsella was fifth with a time of 1:46.8. The 4x400 team of Ryan McClellan, Bryant McCord, Drake Kinsella, and Alec Summers was fourth with a time of 4:01. And the 4x800 team of Alec Summers, Daniel Craven, Jeremy Wimer, and Harley Charles was sixth with a time of 10:43.

Daniel Craven was second in the Pole Vault with a vault of 8 feet.

Caleb Parman was second in the Long Jump with a leap of 18’9¼”.

The Tigers were 1-2 in the Triple Jump. Caleb Parman won with a leap of 40’5”. Jaxon Anderson got a personal best and placed second with a jump of 36’2”.

Drake Kinsella won the Shot Put with a throw of 42’3”. Mason Hawk was sixth with a throw of 38’11½”. Kinsella was second in the Discus with a throw of 115’2”. Mason Hawk was sixth with a throw of 101’8”. Jacob New posted a personal best in the Javelin and continued to close in on Rune Zinn-Scheiffele's school record with a second place throw of 126’11. Zinn-Scheiffele is on top of the boards with a throw of 135 feet.

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