Magnolia Girls Win WTTL Opener
The Magnolia girls’ track team won the first Wetzel/Tyler Track League event of the season, beating runner-up Tyler Consolidated 137-95, while the Pilots were a close third with 93 points.
Cameron and Paden City rounded out the five team league with 20 and 12 points, respectively.
State 400-meter champion Bri Ritz (1:04.7) nosed out teammate Jordan Delaney (1:05.5) and the Pilots Lauren Flannery (1:06.6), while Delaney (2:40.7) edged teammates Breanna Barbera (2:47.0) and Rachel Arbogast (2:48.0) in the 800 meter run.
Barbera (13:23.9) smoked the Pilots Shayna Indermuhle (17:10.8), and Alexandri Brown (18:39.8) in the 3,200 meter run. The Eagles’ Bailey Estep (5′) won the high jump event over teammates Alayna Cline (4’8) and Arbogast (4’6); and Estep (15’11) then defeated the Pilots, Jessica Karpacs (14’8) and Zoey Miller (14’3) in the long jump.
In the relay events, the Eagles won the 4×200, 4×400 and the shuttle events, while placing third in the 4×100 meter dash. Anna Zills (81’6.50) won the discus event over Tessa Boyd of Tyler (77’2.25) and Sierra Knowlton (75’7) of River.
The Pilots’ Abby Caldwell won the 100-meter at 13.0 over the Eagles Alayna Cline (14.3) and Paden City’s Jenna Arnett (14.7), while placing first with a time of (27.5) in the 200-meter dash over Cline (30.4) of Magnolia, and teammate Jessica Karpacs (30.6). Haylee Winkler (30’6) won the shot over the ‘Cats Cydney Blatt (30.4) and the Eagles’ Anna Zills (28’10).
Shayna Indermuhle (6:47.5) of the Pilots picked up third place in the 1,600 meter run, while the Eagles Cedar Sands (18.4) placed second in the 100 meter hurdles. The Pilots took second in the 4×100, 4×200, 4×400 and third in the 4×800 meter relay events, while Paden City finished third in the shuttle team event.
Knights Wins WTTL Opener
The Eagles 4×100- and 4×200-meter relay teams placed first, while Jared Kacor picked up a first in the 300-meter hurdles and second in the 100- meter dash to help the Magnolia boys’ finish second behind Tyler Consolidated.
The River Pilots nosed out Paden City for third and Cameron came in fifth in the WTTL season-opener at Tyler Consolidated March 29.
The Eagles 4×800 meter relay team was nosed out by Tyler Consolidated, while Paden City followed close behind, came in third. lso, the Eagles’ Cole McGee won the high jump event with a 5-10 jump, while teammates Alex Anderson (5-2) and Brooks Parsons (5-0) were second and third, respectively.
The Pilots’ Joey Flannery (54.8) crossed the finish line first in the 400-meter dash. Teammate Chase Brown (57.6) came in third.
The Pilots scored loads of points in the 100- and 200-meter dash, too. In both events, Brandon Carpenter finished in third place, while teammate Braden Whitsell placed second in the 200-meter dash with a time of 25.5. The Eagles’ Daniel Goddard picked up a third place in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:27.3, while teammate Trenton Robinson placed second in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 5:31.2.
The Pilots also fared well in the relay events too. They were first in the 4×400 meter relay at 3:51.0, third in both the 4×100 meter relay (47.6) and the 4×200 meter relay (1:41.1).
The Wildcats’ Deven Price (16.9) won the 100-meter hurdles, while teammate Jacob Pierce (17.8) finished second. The ‘Cats (1“05.4) continued to put points on the board when their shuttle team nosed out the Magnolia (1:07.9) team for the top spot, while teammate Zach Yeater (18’5.75) outjumped the Eagles Jack Booth (18’4.25) and Peau Halahangano (17’10) in the long jump.
The Pilots’ Collin Huffman scored third in the shot-put with a heave of 35’11.