JV tracksters come up big
By George Ulmer
Not only did the Cassville varsity track teams host a tournament this week, but the junior varsity squads did as well.
The Wildcat boys did very well in the meet, taking first place out of seven teams.
Both the 4x100 meter relay team and the 4x400 meter team took first place (team members names were not available). The prior won with a time of 47.19 seconds and the latter with a time of 3:57.3.
Corey Wilbanks took first in the 3,200-meter race with a time of 11:25.4. Seth Thompson took first in the shot put with a toss of 42 9 . Jacob Creason did the same in pole vault with a vault of 9 7 , and Brent Elkins took first in the long jump with a 17 10 leap.
Jake Musser took second and third respectively in the 300-meter hurdles and the 110-meter hurdles. The 4x200 meter relay team (team member names were not available) took second. Joseph Gouvion finished second in the 100-meter race, and Wilbanks took second in the 1,600-meter race.
Jason Haney got second in pole vault, and JR Woodruff took second in the triple jump. The 4x800 meter relay team (see above) took third. Austin Carlson finished third in the 300-meter hurdles, and Ethan Couch placed third in the 200-meter dash. Marshal Dupont finished third in the long jump.
Other top competitors for Cassville were: Carlson, fourth, 110-meter hurdles; Dupont, fifth, 200-meter dash; Robbie Coberly, sixth, 400-meter race; Dylan Gibson, sixth, shot put; and Matt Stockton, sixth, triple jump.
On the ladies side of the event, Cassville competitors took fourth overall.
Leading the way was the 4x200 meter relay team of Ariell Abramovitz, Leah Jones, Nanci Young and Paige Hukill. They took first with a time of 1:55.3. Kristi Whitcomb finished first in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 51.98 seconds, and Hukill brought home gold in the 200-meter dash with a time of 28.17 seconds.
Cassville also had many other top finishers. Their 4x400 meter team of Jones, Whitcomb, Ron L Hoff and Abramovitz took second. Whitcomb took second in the 100 -meter hurdles, and Jones finished second in the 400-meter race.
Naomi Beck and Kyra Asbury led the Ladycat throwers. Beck took second in the shot put, and Asbury second in the discus. Young took third in the 100-meter hurdles.
Other top finishers for the Ladycats included: Abramo-vitz, fourth, 400-meter race; Young, fourth, 300-meter hurdles; Staci Rambo, fourth, shot put; and Hukill, fourth, triple jump.