Cassville tracksters finish third at EN

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Cassville boys and girls placed third in the team standings at a weather-abbreviated track and field meet at East Newton on Thursday. Pierce City won both the boys and girls divisions, scoring 103 on the boys side and 103 points on the girls. Cassville scored 81 and 84 points, respectively.

"We almost got it all in," said East Newton's Mark Van Slyke. The girls high jump and the boys and girls 4x400 meter relay were eliminated due to deteriorating weather conditions.

Cody Frana was a double winner in the hurdles for the Wildcats. Frana took the highs in 16.7 and the 300s in 43.9. Josh Lewright won gold in the 200-meter dash, clocking 23.3.

The Wildcat sprint quartet won the 4x100 relay in 44.4.

Lewright and Trevor Shumaker placed second and fourth in the 100, and Shumaker was also fourth in the 200.

In the field events, Devin Linenbrink took second in the long jump, Lewright was fourth in the triple jump, Josh Lannum placed fourth in the discus, and Garrett Mahurin and Justin Pflug were fifth and sixth in the shot.

In the pink division, the Lady Wildcats opened the meet with a victory in the 4x800 meter relay, winning in 11:18.3. The sprint relays placed second in the 4x200, and third in the 4x100. Relay team members are Danielle Pianalto, Risa Darveaux, Calisia Brookes and Reba Dupont.

Brookes won Cassville's only individual gold, taking the 100 in 13.8.

Courtney Parnell was fourth in the high hurdles, Audra Shumaker was fourth in the 100, and Gabz Ogan was sixth in the 400.

Katie Sewell captured fifth in the 300 hurdles, Jessica Barrientos and Deborah Kern placed third and fourth in the 800, and Darveaux finished third in the 200. Samye Borushaski survived a blustery 3,200-meter run and earned points with her fifth place finish.

Pianalto earned two medals in the horizontal jumps, taking second in the triple and third in the long. Parnell placed sixth in the triple jump.

In the pole vault, Cassville jumpers Sidney Atkinson and Becca Haney placed fourth and sixth respectively.

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