Trojan runners continue to shuffle feet on track

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Southwest runner Trevor Sneed competes in the 400-meters at East Newton last week. Contributed photo

Southwest enjoyed a solid week in competition

The Southwest boys finished fifth of 17 teams at the Hillbilly Relays at Pierce City High School last week.

“We are constantly talking about trying to peak at the right time, but there has to be a level of consistency during the middle of the season,” said Steve Voyak, Southwest track coach. “I like the way the kids are pushing themselves to try to get better with each meet.”

Sophomore John Scannell earned silver in the long jump and bronze in the triple jump and the 100 hurdles. Also, the 4x800 relay was second in 9:16, while the 4x400 relay was fourth in 3:55.4. Senior Trevor Sneed was third in the 400 in 55.31, while sophomore Travis Sickles was third in the 800 and fifth in the mile and freshman Max Terry was 4th in the 200 with a personal record of 24.26.

Sophomore Brylee Wilson led the girls team by winning the 800 meters in 2:38.37 and finishing fourth in the mile in 6:34. Other highlights on the girls side: senior Mariah Munday was fourth in the triple jump in 28 feet.

Patriot Relays at East Newton

Wilson and Sneed each won three medals at cold and windy East Newton High School.

Wilson was tops in the 800 meters for the third straight meet in 2:42.81 and earned bronze with a personal record of 6:30 in the mile. She also anchored the 4x400 relay that earned bronze. The only other girls to score were Munday with a sixth in the triple jump and Freshman Haily Irwin with a sixth in the mile.

Sneed placed second in the 400 in 56.1 and third in the 200 in 24.5 and helped the 4x800 relay earn bronze in 9:20.38. Other highlights: Sophomore Travis Sickles placed third in the mile in 5:01 and fifth in the 800 in 2:18, senior Isaac Starr has his top performance of the season in both the shot (36-1 for fifth) and discus (94-6 for sixth).

Southwest competes at Cassville and Clever this week.

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