May 4, 2006

Scotland County Finishes In Middle of the Pack at Clark County Relays

The Scotland County track teams traveled to Kahoka April 13th for the Clark County Relays. The girls’ team finished sixth in the 10-team field while the boys squad was seventh.

The Lady Tigers performed without one of the team’s top scorers, senior Ali Fromm, yet still scored 58.5 points. Palmyra won the meet with 164.5 points followed by Clark County with 122 points and Putnam County with 102.5 points. West Hancock was fourth followed by Highland, SCR-I, Knox County, Milan, Schuyler County and Canton.

Freshman Melissa Cotton accounted for big points for the Lady Tigers as she took top honors in the high jump by clearing 4’10”. Fellow freshmen Betsey Kittle and Valerie Oldham finished fourth and fifth in the 100-meter hurdles while Oldham was fifth in the 100-meter dash.

Angie Bulen picked up fourth place points in the discus and also finished seventh in the shot put. Ashlie Cooper was eighth in the long jump.

Kirsten Johnston was fourth in the 400-meter dash in a time of 1:04.88. Kelly Cochenour was sixth in the 800-meter run while Tara Matlock earned seventh place in the 200-meter dash.

Scotland County relay teams finished fourth in the 4x100 and fifth in the 4x400 and 4x200.

The boys’ title went to Clark County with 128 points. The Indians narrowly edged Highland by two points with Putnam County finishing third with 114 points. Palmyra earned fourth place followed by West Hancock, Schuyler County, SCR-I, Milan, Canton and Knox County.

The Tigers finished with 43 points led by Casey Parrish with a second place showing in the 1,600 meter run in a time of 4:55. B.J. Houghton won second place in the long jump by clearing 17’ 11.75”. Chris Humes was seventh in the triple jump.

The Tigers finished second in the 4x400-meter relay, third in the 4x200-meter relay, fifth in the 4x100-meter relay and sixth in the 4x800-meter relay.

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