The 2014 track season will continue for seven members of the Scotland County track program who turned in qualifying performances at the Class 2 District 4 track meet in Brookfield on Saturday, May 10th.
Teams from Brookfield, Clark County, Father Tolton Regional Catholic, Fayette, Harrisburg, Highland, Marceline, Milan, Monroe City, Palmyra, Paris, Putnam County, Schuyler County, Scotland County, South Shelby and Westran competed with the top four performers in each event advancing to the Class 2 Sectional 2 meet Saturday, May 17th at Linn High School.
Lucas Howard claimed the district title in three categories while qualifying to move on to sectionals in all four of his events. The senior took the district title in the triple jump with a distance of 42’11”. Zane Lockhart of Paris was second at 42’0.5″ with Brookfield’s Zack McConkey and Kyle Fulton of Monroe City also advancing to sectionals. Caleb Doubet finished 10th overall for the Tigers with a distance of 37’2″.
The sand pit was the site of Howard’s second district title as well. He cleared 19’8.25″ to win the long jump. Lockhart was second ahead of Zane Jacoby of Westran and Terron Ritter of Monroe City who will also advance to sectionals/ Doubet was seventh for the Tigers with a jump of 18’1.25″
Howard once again found his way to the top of the podium with a first place finish in the 300-meter hurdles. He crossed the finish line in 41.94 seconds. Lockhart was second in 43.76 seconds ahead of Van Windsor of South Shelby and Jacob Parker of Putnam County.
Windsor ruined Howard’s perfect day, edging the Scotland County standout at the finish line to win the 110 meter hurdles in 15.53 seconds. Howard was second in 15.61 seconds. Dwight Clay of Highland qualified for sectionals along with Parker.
Zach Doubet will be traveling to Linn with Howard and teammate Cordie Kigar. The sophomore finished fourth in the 3,200 meter run in a time of 12:05.1. Andrew Edgar of Marceline won the race in 11:00.91. Will Obert of Palmyra was second and Blaine Lindsey of Clark County was third. Z. Doubet also finished sixth in the 1,600 meter run.
Kigar will advance in the 200 meter dash after a second place finish. He crossed the finish line in 24.24 seconds behind winner Zane Jacoby of Westran (24.04 seconds). Chance Hendee of Putnam County was third and Andrew Lair of Highland was fourth. Kigar also finished 8th in the 100 meter dash.
The SCR-I Lady Tigers will send their 4×800 relay team on to sectionals. The squad of Maddie Brassfield, Shai’Lyn Brush, Kylee Johnston and Abi Feeney finished third with the time of 11:33.16. South Shelby won the race ahead of Brookfield. Palmyra took fourth.
Miranda Holland just missed the cut to move on to sectionals, finishing fifth in the shot put with a throw of 33’10”. Haley Bradshaw of Putnam County won the event with a distance of 37’1.5″. Lacey Stephen of Father Tolton was second (36’4.5″) followed by Rachel Floray of Marceline (34’11.5″) and Megan Haley of Schuyler County (34’0.5″0.
The Lady Tigers 4×100 relay team finished fifth. Liz Zahn was sixth in the high jump with Kassie Bulen in 11th. Feeney was 10th in the long jump and Chelsea Wood was 20th in the shot put.
On the boys side, SCR-I finished 8th in the 4×200 relay and 10th in the 4×100.