Roaring start for Lady Wildcats
Cassville track sets 11 personal bests in season opener
With eight returners from last year’s team, experience was going to a strong suit for the Cassville girls track team.
Of those eight, six qualified for state, with one earning All-State honors in Kyren Postlewait, who finished fifth in the shot put.
Kennedy Parnell, 100-meter hurdles; Jordyn Stafford, 1,600-meter and 3,200-meter; and Chole Parsons, Kyren Postlewait, Hannah Hackler and Parker Marple, 4X200-meter relay all went to state last year.
“We will again have a young team, but return a core of experienced runners and throwers,” said Tom Hubbard, Cassville coach. “We don’t have any seniors on this year’s team. We are looking forward to seeing our growth over the season and building on last year’s success. Our girls have set high expectations for themselves this year.”
On Thursday, Cassville displayed why those expectations are so high in the form of a second-place team finish at the McDonald County meet. The Lady Wildcats accumulated 131 points, and 14 of the 16 entrants recorded a top-8 finish.
• Kyren Postlewait, 100m (13.00)
• Chole Parsons, Sharayah Seymour, Hannah Hackler and Parker Marple, 4X200m relay (1:55.30)
• Jordyn Stafford, 1600m (5:53.90) and 3200m (12:38.60)
• Parker Marple, 400m (1:04.70),
• Sharayah Seymour, High Jump (5-0),
• Kyren Postlewait, Shot Put (38-4.25)
• Kennedy Parnell, Kyren Postlewait, Hannah Hackler and Emilee Mann, 4X100m relay (51.60)
• Parker Marple, 200m (27.70)
• Kennedy Parnell, 100m Hurdles (17.60)
• Hannah Hackler, 100m (13.90)
• Kennedy Parnell, Parker Marple, Riley Morris and Jordyn Stafford, 4X400 Relay (4:42.70),
• Kyren Postlewait, Long Jump (15-09),
• Kennedy Parnell, 300m Hurdles (53.70)
• Riley Morris, Discus, (88-07),
• Sharayah Seymour, Bailey Messbarger, Sheridan Beach, Chloe Lake, 4X800 Relay (12:42.30),
• Catie Edmondson, Shot Put (30-06),
• Sharayah Seymour, 400m (1:17.00),
• Emilee Mann, 200m (30.60),
• Landry Parnell, 400m (1:11.40),
• Chloe Lake, 800m (3:00.20),
Cassville will also lean in a group of newcomers in: Maria Akers, Sheridan Beach, Kyla Deans, Chloe Lake, Emilee Mann, Bailey Messbarger, Riley Morris, Landry Parnell, Shayla Sewell, Sharayah Seymour and Tanlie West.
Cassville will be in action Thursday at Aurora.