May 17, 2001

Tigers Boys Track Team Finishes Fourth In Conference Meet

The Scotland County boys track team turned some heads this season and definitely proved it will be a team to contend with next season. The squad wrapped up the 2001 season with a strong showing at the Tri-Rivers Conference Track Meet May 8 in Kirksville, where the Tigers brought home a fourth-place finish.

Brookfield ran away with first place, compiling 204.5 points. Putnam County took second place with 133 points. Both teams are senior laden, providing further hope for the SCR-I squad to move up in the standings next year.

Scotland County had set the goal of finishing in the top four at the meet and easily met the mark. The Tigers were one point shy of moving past third place finisher Clark County. The Tigers earned 85.5 points to Clark County's 86.5 points.

Milan finished in fifth with 55 points, followed by Schuyler County (46), Knox County (44) and North Shelby (31.5).

The Tigers picked up three second place finishes on the afternoon. Brett Blomme finished second in the 300-meter hurdles in a time of 43.59 seconds. Jason Glass was second in the discus with a throw of 140'3" and Jason Findling won second place in the long jump, clearing 18'4".

The team also had a trio of third place finishes. Cody Holt finished third in the high jump, clearing 5'8". The Tigers 4x200 relay team of Tim Buford, Findling, Aarron Holt and Blomme finished third in a time of 1:40.22. The 4x800 relay team also took third place. The team consisted of Rob Egenberger, Jake Frederick, Clint Cottrell and Kiel Fogle.

Fogle picked up a fourth place finish in the 3,200-meter run, crossing the finish line in 11:40. Brett Masden took fourth place in the shot put with a throw of 38'2.75".

David Hillyer finished in fifth place in the 1,600-meter run followed by Cottrell in sixth place. Cottrell also picked up a sixth place finish in the triple jump as well as in the high jump.

Coach Marc Colvin noted the team had showed promise all season and added that he expects big things from the young team next year.

"I am extremely excited about our performance," Colvin stated. "These young men knew exactly what they had to do if we wanted a top four finish. I hate to look to next year already, but I see good things happening."

Lady Tigers Finish In Seventh Place

The Scotland County Lady Tigers finished seventh at the conference meet. SCR-I scored 35 points.

Brookfield made it a clean sweep with a win in the girls event as well with 214 points. Clark County was second with 138 points and Putnam County was third with 89.5 points.

North Shelby took fourth place with 71 points followed by Knox County (63.5 points), Schuyler County (50 points), SCR-I, and Milan with (nine points).

No individual results were available at press time.

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