Southwest track teams repaving record books

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Athletes set a dozen personal records at meet

The Southwest track team set 12 personal records and earned seven medals last week at the Cassville Relays.

“Coaches are constantly asking athletes for improvement,” said Steve Voyak, Southwest coach. “To get 12 personal records in one meet against such good competition is probably unrealistic, but the kids are taking each competition seriously.”

The most impressive race of the day might have been the first one by the Trojans, the 4x800-meter relay according to Voyak.

Senior Trevor Sneed, sophomore Travis Sickles and freshmen Christian Long and Xander Deshields bettered their best time of the season by 18 seconds and finished second in 8:54.85. Sneed started with a 2:11, followed by 2:17.40 by Long, 2:18:45 by Deshields and 2:10 by Sickles.

Sneed was second in the 400 in 53.89 (personal record) and third in the 200 in 24.27 (personal record), while Sickles was third in the 800 in 2:09.65 (personal record) and sophomore John Scannell was second in the 110 hurdles in 16.69 (personal record).

On the girls’ side, Sophomore Brylee Wilson led the Lady Trojans with personal records in three events and medals in two. Wilson was third in the 800 in 2:37.80 and fifth in the mile in 6:24. She also anchored the 4x40 relay team that earned bronze in 4:43.39. Seniors Mariah Munday and Laisha Sanchez and freshman Haily Irwin rounded out the relay team.

Southwest competes at Monett and Fair Grove this week.

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