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WHS track wins conference, will host sectionals; Handley sets new school record

WHS track wins conference, will host sectionals; Handley sets new school record 

 

The Waynesville High School Varsity Boys Track Team narrowly won the Ozarks Conference Track Meet on May 1 with 122.5 points over West Plains’ 122 points. 

 

“It’s a great day to be a Tiger,” said Head Coach Mike Rawlings. “Winning first place by this narrow of a margin shows that every athlete did his part in each event. Our collective team effort produced this win.”

 

Anthony Bledsoe won the triple jump (43-09.50) and Jared Hyatt took first place in the high jump with a 6-00.00 finish.

Kaiden Tripp won the 100 (11.18), placed third in the 200 (22.71) and anchored the 4×1 and 4×2. 

“All four were season bests for Tripp,” Rawlings said. "His focus and hard work in practice really paid off." 

Cameron Cavalier’s second place in the 200 (22.63) was also a season best. Cavalier and Tripp combined with Eric Richardson and Desmond Dawkins for the 4×200 (1:31.00) and a second place finish, and the 4×100 for another second (43.39).

Victor Daos, finished third in the 800 meter run; Danyl McCullough, took third in the long jump (19-11.50); Danyl McCullough, Victor Daos, Jaylen Andrews, Earzabre Gibson finished in third place in the 4×400; Timothy Brech, finished in fourth in javelin (140-03) and Eric Richardson finished in fourth place in the 100 meter dash (11.38).  

The Varsity Girls Track Team took 6th place at the conference meet; however, Molly Handley finished 1st place with a 10’6” pole vault that set a new school record. 

 

Districts will be held on Saturday, May 11, at Hillsboro, followed by sectionals at WHS on May 18.  

 

Photo is of Molly Handley at the JROTC Ball in April. 

"Issued May 8, 2019"

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