Relays highlight Wheaton effort at district track

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The meet was postponed from Saturday due to the unsettling weather system that covered much of the state with snow on Friday.

Relays were the foundation of the boys' performance at the district meet. The Bulldogs qualified for sectionals in all four stick events.

The 4x200 quartet of Logan Moore, Chase Cantwell, Joey Robbins and Tyler Pendergraft won gold with a time of 1:41.8.

The 4x400 relay squad of Cantwell, Kayvick Yang, Moore and Pendergraft placed second in 4.01.2, losing to Verona by an eyelash.

Yang, Cantwell, Moore and Robbins teamed up for third place in the 4x100 relay in 49.3.

In the 4x800 relay, Jeremiah Cline, Derek Denney, Pendergraft and Jonathan Sherwood combined to take fourth place in 9:51.8.

Moore took second in the finals of the 200-meter in 24.74, and Robbins placed third in the 300 hurdles in 49.24 with both moving on to sectional competition.

In the girls' division, the Lady Bulldogs failed to qualify any competitors to sectionals despite some strong performances.

Marley Sherwood reached the finals in both the 100- and 200-meter sprints, and Skyler Scates made the cut in both hurdle events, although neither could reach the fourth place minimum qualifying standard. Scates was close, placing fifth in the 100-meter hurdles.

Chase Burns placed fifth in the 1,600-meter run, and Kelly Alvarado finished fifth in the shot.

Qualifiers from Class 1, District 4 will be in action on Saturday at the Class 1, Sectional 2 meet at Fair Grove. The top four finishers in each event from sectionals move on to the state meet on May 17 and 18 at Jefferson City.

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