The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

April 20, 2013

Carthage relay team fourth at KU

From staff reports

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Carthage’s boys placed fourth in the sprint medley relay Saturday in the KU Relays at Memorial Stadium.

Carthage’s team of Jordan Dangerfield, Cameron Priester, Eli Seay and Ben Southwick had a time of 3 minutes, 39.43 seconds. Stilwell-Blue Valley won the event in 3:33.42.

The first two legs of the event are 200 meters, followed by 400 meters and 800 meters. “Both of our sprinters (Dangerfield and Priester) ran well,” said Carthage head coach Andy Youngworth. “Eli Seay ran the 400 in 52 seconds and Ben Southwick ran the anchor.

“It shows that we have a pretty good assortment of talent at different levels,” he said. “Ben Southwick probably had the best weekend of anyone I’ve had in a while. Our girls had a great weekend, too.”

Southwick was 18th in the 400 meters with a time of 2:00.89.

Sam Bailey of Lamar was 10th in the discus with a throw of 159 feet, 1 inch, and Ben Bailey of Lamar was 13th with a toss of 156-7. Bryan Burns of Carthage threw 153-10 and was 16th.

Vanessa Pawlak of Carthage jumped 16-1.75 and was 14th in the long jump.

Spencer Haik of Springfield Glendale won the boys’ 1600 meters with a time of 4:11.76. Teammate Chris Mooneyham was 17th in 4:24.39.

In Friday’s session, Sierra Barrett of Carthage placed eighth in the finals of the triple jump. Although she didn’t win a medal, “scoring a point at the KU Relays is worth more than scoring a point at most meets,” Youngworth said.

“This is the last time the relays will be held at Memorial Stadium,” he said. “They’re building a new track west of town.”

Barrett, a junior, leaped 35 feet, 4.5 inches on her fifth of six jumps. Kim Teed of Carthage also qualified for the finals and placed 18th with a jump of 33-6.

Lindsay Read of Fossil Ridge (Colo.) won the event in 38-0.25.

E.J. Morgan of Carthage was 11th in the boys’ division with a jump of 44-2.75. Landon Compton of Lamar was 26th in 42-1.25.

Lamar’s Austin Boice was 16th in the shot put with a toss of 50-9.5. Bryan Burns of Carthage threw 48-0.5 and was 27th.