The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

April 6, 2013

Prep roundup: Burns, Williams shine at Hillcrest Invitational

The Joplin Globe

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. —  Bryan Burns of Carthage and Logan Williams of Webb City turned in the top area performances Friday in the Hillcrest Invitational boys track and field meet at JFK Stadium.

Burns won the discus with a throw of 166 feet, 4 inches, which was more than a foot ahead of the rest of the field.

Williams notched two top-three finishes, taking second in the 300-meter intermiate hurdles (40.41 seconds) and third in the 110 high hurdles (15.24). Blake Alexander of Strafford won the high hurdles and was third in the intermediates, and Alex McCormack of Rolla won the intermediates and was second in the highs.

Alec Harmell of Webb City and Christian Repsher of Carl Junction both cleared 13-6 in the pole vault and finished second and third, respectively, six inches below Jefferson City’s Joey Burkett.

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AURORA, Mo. — Kurran Blamey won the 100 meters and placed second in the long jump Thursday, leading Monett to the boys’ team championship.

The Cubs, who won the 4x100 and 4x200 relays, won the meet with 110 points. Reeds Spring was second and Mount Vernon was third.

Shane Williams of Mount Vernon won the high jump, long jump and triple jump. Cody Frana of Cassville won the 110- and 300-meter hurdles.

In the girls’ division, Bailee Hayward of Pierce City won the 100 and the triple jump as the Eagles edged Reeds Spring 113-104 for the team title. Aurora was third.

Shelby Perry of Seneca won the 200 and was second in the long jump. Pierce City won the 4x100 and 4x200 relays while Aurora captured the 4x400 and 4x800 relays.


Carl Junction 10, Monett 0

OZARK, Mo. — The Bulldogs, sparked by Sydney Solberg, evened their record at 3-3 with the decisive win in the Ozark Tournament.

Solberg, a sophomore forward, had three goals and three assists as the Bulldogs ended the match with 23 minutes remaining.

The Bulldogs go for a pool championship today against Rogersville (8:30 a.m.) and Neosho (12:30 p.m.).

Anissa Williams and Taylor Beck also had two goals apiece for Carl Junction, which had seven goals in the first half. Garnering one apiece were Callie Begani, Katie Wiele and Kaylen Kennedy. Kira Wentworth added two assists.


Carl Junction 5, Monett 4

The Bulldogs hiked their dual record to 3-0 with the edge on the Missouri Southern courts.

Carl Junction sophomore Ben.Coltharp defeated Jacob Ridings 8-3 at No. 1 singles and teamed with senior Andy Gloshen to beat Ridings and Andrew Gilliam 8-5 at No. 1 doubles. Gloshen also won at No. 2 singles.

Brandon Weston also won in singles for the Bulldogs. Weston and Clayton Sloniker won at No. 3 doubles.

Jairo Rueda, Gilliam and George Fulton won in singles for the Cubs. Shane Solomon and Fulton won at No. 2 doubles.