The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

High School Sports

May 12, 2012

Kerr helps Baxter Springs girls take second at CNC meet

Emily Kerr won the 300-meter hurdles and the triple jump in leading Baxter Springs’ girls to second place Thursday in the CNC League track meet at Erie, Kan.

Kerr, who placed second in the 100 hurdles, ran on the second-place 4x400-meter relay team along with Paige White, Kelsey Karnes and Nina Spence. Karnes was second in the 200.

“It was a great day for us,” said head coach Angela Yarbrough. “I only took nine girls and we took second place. You can do a lot with nine girls.”

Spence and Tasha Wampler finished 1-2 in the high jump, and Wampler was second in the shot put.

White was second in the 1600 and won the 3200 meters with a time of 12 minutes, 21.55 seconds, 33 seconds below her seed time. “She had been sick and just came back this week,” Yarbrough said.

The next meet for Baxter Springs is the Class 4 regional May 18 at Girard. “We had PRs (personal records) all over the place,” Yarbrough said. “It gives them the confidence that they can compete at the Class 4 district.”

Mackenzie Dunbar of Riverton won three events — the 400, 800 and 1600.

Jessica Henson, a freshman from Galena, won the 100 and 200 and ran on the second-place 4x100 relay along with Bailey Titus, Marissa Blevins and Chelsea Oliver.

“The girls 4x100 ran their best time (53.22 seconds),” said Galena head coach Dennis Outt. “The team that beat us (Frontenac) we’ll get to see again in our regional.” The Class 3 regional meet is May 18 at Central Heights.

Southeast’s Kayla Yancey won the long jump and Rachel Bole won the javelin, and Shantel Barker of Galena was second in the discus. St. Mary’s-Colgan won the 4x400 and 4x800 relays.

In the boys’ division, Kacey Elias of Baxter Springs won the 400 in 49.62 seconds and also won the 800. Derek Beck of St. Mary’s-Colgan won the 100 and 200.

Tylor Albright of Galena won the long jump and triple jump, and Chad Shepherd was second in the long jump.and third in the pole vault. Justin Cantrell won the javelin.

Galena placed second in the 4x100 relay with a team of Jake Helton, Shepherd, Jared Carver and Albright. Riverton was second in the 4x800 relay with Landon North, Jacob Qualls, Kwart Turner and Ben Root.

Riverton’s Tyler Schultz won the 1600 in 4:35.59 and Sam Taylor won the discus. Dyllon Wittenmyer was second in the shot put.

Jonny Adamson of St. Mary’s-Colgan won the 3200, and the Panthers won the 4x100, 4x400 and 4x800 relays. Casey Steinmiller won the 110 and 300 hurdles.

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