Pair of Wildcats medal at state meet
Both Dylan Gibson and Devin Linenbrink of Cassville earned All-State medals at the MSHSAA Class 3 State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson City over the weekend.
Gibson claimed fifth place in the discus on Friday, throwing the plate 149'1" at the Lincoln University ring. Gibson also placed sixth in the shot with a throw of 48'1.75."
On Saturday, Linenbrink claimed fifth in the long jump, hitting the sand with a leap of 21'1."
The Cassville girls ran into stiff competition in their sprint relay preliminaries on Friday. In the 4x100 event, Calisia Brookes, Risa Darveaux, Reba Dupont and Danielle Pianalto ran within .07 of their sectional qualifying time but failed to advance to Saturday's finals.
Likewise, in the 4x200, the same quartet of Cassville girls finished 13th of the 16 teams in the prelims, running 1:49.12.
The best sprint relay team in the history of the Ladycats' program looks to build off their state experience for the 2011 season. With Darveaux only a junior, and her three counterparts all a grade younger, Cassville will be primed for a better showing next season.