The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

May 18, 2013

Carthage places third in sectional track


From staff reports

OZARK, Mo. — Carthage’s boys placed third and Webb City fifth in the Class 4 sectional track and field meet on Saturday at Ozark High School.

Jefferson City claimed the boys title with 97 points, followed by Parkview 70, Carthage 65, Columbia Rock Bridge 53 and Waynesville 45.

Webb City’s Logan Williams swept the highly competitive hurdles, winning the 110-meter highs in 15.62 seconds in a photo finish with Denver Hanson of Camdenton and the 300 intermediates in 39.43 seconds as just 0.41 seconds separated the four state qualifiers.

Williams also anchored two relay teams that qualified for next weekend’s state meet in Jefferson City. Kiante Hardin, Trey Parra, Cooper Smith and Williams won the 4x400 relay (3:26.49) and placed fourth in the 4x200 (1:30.80).

Hardin also qualified by finishing third in the 400 (50.15).

Carthage also had three champions among its seven state qualifiers — E.J. Morgan in the triple jump (46 feet, 8 1/2 inches), Bryan Burns in the discus (164-11) and the 4x800 relay team of Hunter Blount, Carter Hensley, Ben Southwick and Dawson Allmoslecher (8:11.67).

Morgan also was second in the long jump, and Kennan Harrison was third in the triple jump. Cameron Priester was second in the 100, and the 4x100 ream of Harrison, Tyler Ralston, Jordan Dangerfield and Priester placed third.

Neosho, which scored 25 points, qualified Logan Davidson (third in the high jump), Justin McKee (fourth in the long jump) and two relay teams. McKee, Darrian Guillory, Isaac McMaster and Ryan Taylor teamed up to place third in the 4x200 and fourth in the 4x100.

Webb City’s girls qualified three entries for state. Desirea Buerge finished second in both the shot put and discus, and Sammi White took fourth in the 100 hurdles.

Emily Goeken of Carthage was fourth in the discus.

Class 3

Hope Joyner’s first-place effort in the shot put headlined seven Carl Junction entries who qualified for state by posting top-four sectional finishes, also at Ozark High School.

Joyner won the shot at 40-6 1/4, and she took second in the 100 hurdles.

Brittney Rose finished third in the 300 hurdles, and the Bulldogs’ 4x800 relay team of Jordyn Capra, Emily Keeter, Alex King and Rose was fourth.

The Bulldogs’ Connor Rohmiller and Chris Whelan placed 2-3 in the triple jump, and Nick Kennedy, Matt Magee, Alex McMullen and Nick Thompson were second in the 4x400.

Carl Junction finished eighth in the girls team standings with 36 points, and the boys were ninth with 31.

Nevada took sixth in the boys standings with 38 points, one more than Mount Vernon.

Joining Joyner as sectional winners were Nevada’s Morgan Hold in the pole vault (15-6), Nevada’s girls 4x100 relay of Regan Bradley, Kelly McCall, Carstin Werner and Ashley Shumaker (51.46), Mount Vernon’s Shane Williams in the long jump (22-6) and triple jump (44-3 1/4), Seneca’s Shane Murphy in the 3200 (10:21.35), East Newton’s Emily Sorrell in the 1600 (5:17.20) and Cassville’s Cody Frana in the 300 hurdles (39.37).

McDonald County qualified Courtni Smith in the triple jump (second) and high jump (third) and Caleb Littlefield in the 3200 (third).