The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

April 16, 2013

Distance win highlights Carl Junction's victory

By Richard Polen
Globe Sports Writer

— JeLynn Tatum and Jordyn Capra placed first and third in the 3200 meters Monday night as Carl Junction’s girls captured first place at the C.J. Bulldog Relays.

Tatum, a freshman, won the event in 12 minutes, 39.4 seconds, a little more than three seconds ahead of Kylie Littlefield of McDonald County.

“That’s just something else,” said Carl Junction head coach Mark Robertson. “Jordyn Capra and JeLynn Tatum are like seasoned veterans.”

Carl Junction won the 4x800 relay with a team of Tatum, Capra, Alex King and Emily Keeter.

Hope Joyner won the 100 hurdles and shot put, Brittney Rose won the 300 hurdles, Sydney Koch won the 400 and the Bulldogs won the 4x400 relay.

 “Our seniors are showing great leadership,” Robertson said. “Our 4-by-1 messed up the handoff and a senior went out and ran a 64 (second) 400. I thought that was great.

“I just can’t say enough about the leadership on the girls’ side, and the boys are starting to show some leadership, too.”

Calvin Bremmerkamp placed second in the triple jump and was third in the shot put. “That was huge,” Robertson said.

Christian Repsher of Carl Junction won the pole vault. He and Alec Harmell of Webb City cleared 13 feet.

Carl Junction placed second at the boys’ meet behind Neosho, led by Justin McKee’s first place in the triple jump and long jump.

Isaac McMaster of Neosho won the 200 and Darrian Guillory won the high jump. Webb City placed third and won two field events — Michael VanSlyke in the discus and Spencer Noble in the shot put.

Ryan Beaver of College Heights won the 800, 1600 and 3200. His sister, Savannah Beaver, won the 800 and 1600 and placed fourth in the 3200.