Seniors Honored at WTTL Meet
The Wetzel Tyler Track League honored senior members on Tuesday, April 23, at the Tyler Consolidated Track. Seniors from each participating school were recognized for their track participation. Ritchie County won Tuesday’s meet with 175 points followed by second place Tyler Consolidated with 146 points, third place Magnolia with 114 points and fourth place Paden City with 35 points. Cameron was fifth with 26 and Clay Battelle was sixth with eight.
For the Silver Knights junior Jonathan Miller got second place in the 100-meter dash with an 11.90 to give the Knights eight points. Paden City’s Matt Saxon grabbed the fifth-place spot with a 12.20 to give the Wildcats two points. Magnolia’s Gage Adams finished sixth for one point with a 12.30 time.
The 200-meter dash was belonged to Magnolia’s Jason Biesel coming in with a first-place time of 23.30 for 10 points. Silver Knights senior Destry Nelson third place with a time of 24.00 adding six points for Tyler. Magnolia freshman Damon Shimp took fifth for two points with a time of 24.30.
Magnolia’s Spencer Shephard won the 400-meter dash in 53.10 for 10 points. The Knights Nelson finished second for eight points with a 54.50. Paden City freshman Tobin McEldowney came in third in 55.20 for six Wildcat points and Magnolia’s Logan Beegle grabbed fifth with a 56.20 for two points.
In the open 800-meter run Shephard came in second for Magnolia with a 2:07.50 for eight points while the Silver Knights sophomore Spencer Corley got third with a 2:10.80 for six points for the team. Sophomore Austin Timmons got a sixth place time of 2:12.10 good for one point for Tyler.
The 1600 meter run had Corley getting second in the race with a 4:41.50 right next to the winner to bring eight points home for the Silver Knights. Sophomore James Streets finished the race third with a 5:04.30 to add six points while Hadyn Brown ran a sixth place time of 5:40.90 for a point.
Streets finished second in the 3200 meter run with an 11:01.50 two give Tyler six points. Magnolia’s Austin Pyles grabbed sixth with 13:39.50 for one Blue Eagle point.
Silver Knight senior and West Liberty track recruit Nathan Barker showed up big with his first sub 16 second high hurdle run. He finished the 110 hurdles with a first place time of 15.70 to give the Knights 10 points. Teammate junior Zack Placer also got in on the points with a third place time of 16.20 good for six points.
Placer gave the Silver Knights eight more points in the 300 meter lows with a 44.00 time.
Teammate Timmons then grabbed third with a 44.80 to add six more points for Tyler.
In the 4×100-meter relay throwers, Paden City finished first with a team of Jason Anderson, Issac Neff, Gavin Lewis, and E.J. Weber with a time of 57.50.Magnolia took second and Tyler Consolidated got third.
The 4×100 meter relay was won by Magnolia for 10 points with a time of 46.10 by the team of Beisel, Sebastian Stickler, Kyle Thomas, and James Stillwagoner. Tyler Consolidated got second with the team of Miller, Griffin Phillips, Nick Gorby and Barker for eight points in a time of 46.40. The Knights second team of Trey Pittman, Caleb Strode, Jason Stanaland, and Dakota Owens finishe sixth for a point in a time of 52.10.
The Silver Knights took first place for 10 points in the 4×200 meter relay with a time of 1:37.40.
The team consisted pf Nelson, Barker, Gorby and Placer. Magnolia took third place with a 1:40.50 for six team points with James Stiiwagoner, Shrimp, Damien Gaitian and Sam Mensore. Paden City racked up two more points in fifth place with a time of 1:44.00 with a team of Alex McCoy, Parker Higgins, Shane Anderson and McEldowney.
Magnolia claimed first in the 4×400 meter relay with Shepard, Stillwagoner, Logan Beegle, and Jason Beisel with a time of 3:37.80 good for 10 points. Tyler Consolidated finished third with 3:45.20 time for six points with a team of Nelson, Corley, Timmons and Gorby. Paden City got four points with a 4:40.40 time with a team of Higgons, Brandon Hizer, Jasup Spragg, and Nick Clark.
The Blue Eagles won the 4×800 meter relay with a time of 8:37.50 and a team of Shephard, Nathan Schupbach, Gavin Herrick, and Jason Beisel.
The Silver Knights 4×110 meter shuttle hurdle team of Barker, Elijah Day, Austin Timmons, and Placer nipped Ritchie County for first place with a time of 1:02.80 to stack on 10 more points for the Knights.
Magnolia came in fourth with a 1:08.90 with a team of Sebastian Stickler, Stillwagoner, Marcus Barnes, and Gage Adams, good for four points.
The Wildcats of Paden City finished fifth with a 1:11.40 for two points with a team of McCoy, Higgons, Spragg, and Kyler Wade.
Spencer Corley remained undefeated in the high jump on the season with a jump of 6′ 2″ to win first place and give the Knights 10 motre points. Teammate Hadyn Brown added six points in the event with a third place jump of 5-04.00. In the long jump the Silver Knights picked up eight points with a second place leap of 18-03.75 by senior Griffin Phillips. Paden City’s Matt Saxon got third place with an 18-02.75 leap for six Wildcat points. Jacob Miller of Magnolia got fifth with a 17-08.50 for two Blue Eagle points.
In the shot put Magnolia got the top two finishers with twin brothers Jakob and Jared Barrows coming in first and second with tosses of 46-11.00 and 43-10.00 for 10 and eight points. Tyler’s Jacob Sharp finished third with a 42-06.00 for six Knights points. Paden City got three combined points from Jason Anderson (39-08.00) and EJ Weber (38-04.00 in the fifth and sixth positions.
The Barrows twins also finished first and second in the discus trow with Jakob first with a heave of 128-05 for 10 points. Jared threw a 128.03 for second and eight Magnolia points. Paden City’s Anderson threw 107-07 for fifth place and two Wildcat points.
In the girls meet Tuesday, Magnolia finished in second place to Richie County with 162 points, while Paden City and Tyler Consolidated tied for third with 72 points each.Paden City’s Abbe Stackpole took first place in the 100 meter dash with a time of 13.10 to give the Cat’s 10 points. Magnolia freshman Jaci Rohde was a close second with a 13.40 and eight Blue Eagle points. Tyler’s picked up third and fourth with it’s two freshman sprinters Jocelyn Foltz and Caleigh Phillips. Fotz ran a 13.70 and Phillips rana 13.90 for a combined 10 Silver Knight points. Magnolia added three more points in the 100 meter with Sierra Walker (14.40) fifth and Jazlyn Ingold (14.90)sixth.
Stackpole also won the 200 meter dash with a 27.10 to win over Magnolia feshman Audrey Cross (28.00). Stackpole added 10 for the Wildcats and Cross gave Magnolia eight. Tyler’s duo of Foltz and Phillips again covered third and fourth with 28.20 and 28.90 for 10 more Knights points.
The Blue Eagles Bre Herrick came in first in the 400 meter dash with a 1:05.10 to give Magnolia 10 points. Paden City’s Cora Anderson grabbed third place with a time of 1:07.20 good for six points. Olivia Mensore of Magnolia finished fourth with a time of 1:08.80 for four points. Tyler’s Victoria Yost got fifth with a 1:10.90 for two points and Magnolia’s Lara Smith came in sisth with a 1:14.10 for a point.
The 800 meter run had Magnolia’s Mikalyn Renner in fourth and Abby Clegg at fifth for a total six points with times of 2:58.40 and 3:00.30. The Silver Knights added a point from Haley Cremona who got sixth with a 3:14.30. Magnolia picked up eight points in the 1600 meter run from Aubrey Hall who came in second with a time of 6:09.50. The Blue Eagles also got two points from Karina Patel who got fifth with a 6:23.90. The Silver Knights added a point from Abi Thompson with a sixth place time of 6:37.20. In the 3200 meter run River’s Livi Beard took first place honors with a 12:34.60 for 10 points. Magnolia got second from Patel with a 13:29.80 for eight points. Emma Paden of Tyler Consolidated finished third with a 14:22.20 for six points.
In the 100 meter hurdles Paden City’s Hallie McDonald got six points for the Wildcats with a third place time of 17.60. Magnolia junior Liza Clegg grabbed fourth with a 17.90 for four points. Tyler Consolidated grabbed the fifth and sixth place spots for a combined three points from Rachel Thomas and Rachal Hashman, in 18.00 and 18.20. Magnolia got third and fourth in the 300 meter low hurdles with Clegg and Leneica Grimm getting 10 combined points with times of 54.10 and 54.70.The Silver Knights got fifth and sixth with times of 56.40 and 59.10 from Hashman and Thomas to give the Knights three more points.
Paden City with a team of McDonald, Mallory Yeater, Maggi Still and Stackpole took first in the 100 meter relay with a time of 54.00 seconds flat for 10 Wildcat points. Magnolia came in second with a team of Bre Herrick, Kennedy Parsons, Cross, and Rohde in a time of 54.60 good for eight Blue Eagle points. The Silver Knights finished fourth with a team of Phillips, Landry Buchanan, Emily Lancaster and Foltz in a time of 56.80 good for four points. Paden City also capured the 200 meter relay with a team of McDonald, Yeater, Anderson and Stackpole with a time 153.30 adding 10 more Silver Knights points. Magnolia was a close second with a time of 1:53.50 with a team of Herrick, Parsons, Cross and Rohde, for eight points. Tyler grabbed fourth with a time of 2:05.80 with a team of Westcott, Yost, Buchanan, and Katie Pratt, good for four points. Paden City picked up eight more points with a second place finish in the 4×400 meter relay with a team of McDonald, Brandis Dalrymple, Anderson and Yeater.
Magnolia finished second in the 4×800 meter relay with a time of 11:44.50 for eight points with a team of Mensore, Renner, Clegg, and Hall. In the 4×102.5 meter shuttle hurdle relay Magnolia picked up first place with a time of 1:14.80 for 10 points with a team of Grimm, Sarah Morgan, Alyssa Kocher, and Clegg. Tyler Consolidated got second with a time of 1:18.00 with a team of Buchanan, Phillips, Hashman, and Lancaster.
In the field events Kennedy Parsons grabbed second in the high jump with a 4-06.00 goo for eight points. Tyler’s Pratt finished fourth with a 4-06.00 good for four points. The Silver Knights grabbed ten points in the pole vault with Emily Lancaster and Eden Turner both getting third with vaults of 7-06.00. Magnolia’s Jaci Rohde leaped 14-09.75 in the long jump for second place and eight points. Grimm also added points for Magnolia with a fourth place jump of 13-11.75 for four points. Yost added two points for the Silver Knights with a fifth place jump of 12-09.75. Magnolia got first and second in the shot put and the discus giving them 20 total points. Mady Winters won the shot put with a toss of 36-07.50 and Kendra Pilant took second with a 31-09.50. Pilant won the discus with a throw of 114-01 and Winters got second with a 110-02. Paden City sophomore Hope Weber picked up third in both events for the Wildcats with a shot put of 29-05.00 and a discus throw of 81-02, adding 12 points for the Wildcats. Tyler Consolidated got five points from the two events with Victoria Hood getting sixth in the shot put with a toss of 25-03.50 and fifth in the discus with a throw of 73-05. Abby Kemp got sixth in the discus with a throw of 70-01.