MCHS Track Teams Face Tough Com­pe­ti­tion In Spring­field Meets

McDonald County Press - - SPORTS - Rick Peck

With com­pe­ti­tion stronger than at a state track meet, the McDon­ald County High School boys’ and girls’ track teams failed to score at sep­a­rate meets held last week in Spring­field.

With over 30 teams at both meets, in­clud­ing teams from Kansas City to Jef­fer­son City to Columbia, even per­sonal bests by sev­eral McDon­ald County ath­letes weren’t good enough to top the crack-eight scor­ing places.

Win­ning the girls’ meet on April 5 was Spring­field Kick­apoo with Cam­den­ton in sec­ond and Blue Springs in third.

Jef­fer­son City Helias won the boys’ meet with Carl Junc­tion in sec­ond and Rock­wood Sum­mit in third.

Lead­ing the girls’ ef­fort was Cait­lyn Bar­ton, who just missed scor­ing by ty­ing for ninth in the pole vault by clear­ing 8-6.

Other Lady Mustang top 20 fin­ishes in­cluded Ruby Palomo, 16th, 100 hur­dles, 17.5; Chloe Teague, tied for 18th, pole vault, 8-0; Ra­gan Wil­son, 19th, 800, 2:38.15; and, Wil­son, Adyson Sanny, Cas­sadi Dowd and Addy Mick, 12th, 4x800 re­lay, 10:53.23 and 19th, 4x400 re­lay, 4:37.08.

Boys’ Re­sults

Zack Woods also fin­ished in a tie for ninth in the pole vault to lead the boys’ team. Woods cleared 12-0 while team­mate Heuchi Xiong cleared 11-0 to tie for 15th.

Pey­ton Bar­ton fin­ished in 14th place in the dis­cus with a throw of 131-11, miss­ing eighth place by less than three feet. Team­mate El­liott Wolfe had a throw of 128-8 to take 20th and added a toss of 44-10 in the shot put to take 15th.

Round­ing out McDon­ald County’s top 20 fin­ishes were Corbin Jones, 18th, 100, 11.9; Eli­jah Habert, 19th, 800, 2:10.77; Cale Adam­son, Gar­rett Spears, Alex Guadar­rama and Habert, 13th, 4x800 re­lay, 8:51.17; and John Howard, Lo­gan Ren­ner, Adam­son and Habert, 17th, 4x400 re­lay, 3:59.86.

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