The El Dorado Springs track team concluded their season at home on April 22 with a total of 18 schools attending. The new track surface received numerous compliments from visiting coaches and was a source of pride for the ElDo athletes and coaches.
During the meet, the 8th grade boys finished ninth. Ethan Dubois finished fourth in the 100 meter dash, fourth in the shot put, fifth in the triple jump and fifth in the high jump. Tyler Goatley finished sixth in the 1600 meter and 800 meter runs.
The 7th grade boys earned eight points. Kade Collins finished third in the 100 meter hurdles. The 4×100 meter relay team of Cody Rutledge, Wyatt Graves, Jake Schieffer and Kade Collins finished fifth.
The 7th grade girls finished fourth with 52 points. Kayla Collins finished first in the shot put setting a new school record throwing 30′ 3″. Senior high school thrower, Courtney Hooper, previously held the shot put record. Collins also finished second in the discus. Payton Babcock finished first in the discus and second in the shot put. Ashley Knoll finished third in the 1600 meter run. Khara Burley finished fifth in the 800 meter run. Keili Tough finished fifth in the 75 meter hurdles. Paige Esry finished sixth in the 75 meter hurdles and her debut in the 400 meter dash. The 4×400 meter relay team of Ashley Colbert, Khara Burley, Alexis Tough and Ashley Knoll finished fourth.
“We had a fun season,” said Coach Tonya Hooper. “Although the weather was not cooperative at times, the kids put forth a good attitude and worked hard when they had the chance to compete. Many set personal records at their final meet and that is how we want to end our season.” Coach Hooper added, “I would like to thank the parents for their assistance during the season and for helping provide food and bottled water for the hospitality room at the ElDo Relays. In addition, a special thank you to the El Dorado Booster Club for supplying the BBQ meat and buns. We received a lot of compliments on our hospitality room and could not provide such a nice meal without everyone’s cooperation. I look forward to another exciting season in 2014.”
CRUISING -Ashley Colbert wins her heat in the 200 meter dash in ElDo Middle School track meet Monday, April 22.
STRAINING FOR SECOND – Wyatt Graves finished second in his heat of the 200 meter dash in ElDo Middle School track meet Monday, April 22.