CHS track athletes medal at Carl Junction
Both the Cassville boys and girls track teams had strong showings at the Carl Junction Relays on Monday.
The boys team finished third at the six-team meet with 75 points behind Carl Junction and Webb City.
Cassville medalists were:
Kyle Bishop: first place, high jump, 6'2".
Nick Pianalto: second place, discus.
Ryan Schlichtman: second place in the 1,600 and 3,200 meter runs.
Michael Baker: second place, long jump.
The 800-meter relay team of Brian Elkins, Nate Evans, Baker and Jon Haney placed third.
The 3,200-meter relay team of Evans, Baker, Colt Beck and Cory Wilbanks placed third.
Other top finishers for the boys were: Justin Nosler, sixth place, 300-meter hurdles; Evans, fifth, 400-meter run; Schlichtman, sixth, 800-meter run; Wilbanks, fourth, 3,200-meter run; and Jeremy Archuleta, sixth, long jump.
The girls' squad earned 63 points at Carl Junction.
Misty Long: first in the 3,200-meter run.
Tia Baker: third in the 800-meter run.
Brittany Vollenweider: third in discus.
The 3,200 relay team of Baker, Courtney Beagle, Ariel Abramovitz and Long finished second.
The 400-meter relay team of Paige Hukill, Whitley Willard, Brittany Wilbanks and Ron'L Hoff finished second.
Other top finishers for the Ladycats were: Hoff, fifth, 100-meter run; Vollenweider, fifth, shot put; Leah Jones, fourth, 400-meter run; Abramovitz, fourth, 800-meter run; and Beagle, fourth, 1,600-meter run.
"We really bounced back at Carl Junction," said Coach Brian Wilbanks.
The track teams host the Cassville Relays on Thursday and then compete at Monett next week with a jayvee meet scheduled for Tuesday and the varsity meet to be held on Thursday, April 27.