Sectional Track Results
On Saturday, May 19, we had seven track and field athletes travel to the Class 3 Section 4 track meet. They got there by qualifying at the Class 3 district 7 track meet the before, by placing in the top 4.
After about an hour weather delay to the morning, the girls 4 x 800 meter relay got the day started for us. Getting this far was a very pleasant surprise, as the girls had cut off 17 seconds in the district meet to qualify for the sectional meet. We knew they would have to improve a little bit more to have a chance at Sectionals to move on to state. Sarah King got things started off, running the fastest time that she has ever run. Emily Ring and Leah Rohlin followed suit doing the same, with Ashley Knoll wrapping it up with a solid performance. In the end, place wise we fell short of qualifying finishing 6th, however, these girls ran awesome cutting another 14 seconds off of their best time of the year, Great finish to their season.
Shelby McKinney threw in the javelin a short time later, and threw well despite the slick conditions. He came up just short of qualifying, by a couple of feet. He has had a great year and reset the school record in javelin this year as well.
Ashley Knoll then had the 1600 meter run. This was the tougher of the two races that she had to qualify in, and knew it would take a fast time to qualify. She did just that. She finished 3rd, just behind the leaders, with a personal record time of 5:27 just missing the school record of 5:24, held by Lucinda Fortney, by 3 seconds. She then followed that up with a win in the 3200 m. run, cruising in with a time of 12:08.
Once the running was done, due to delays, then we were able to focus on pole vault, where we saw a strong Cedar County showing. Morgan Thomas, from Stockton, won, by virtue of misses, with Ethan Parshall finishing 2nd and Brayden Housh finishing 3rd.
Overall, we had great performances by all. Ashley Knoll, Ethan Parshall and Brayden Housh will be moving on to the Class 3 State Track and Field meet next week, which will be held at Jefferson City High School. Brayden and Ethan will get the vaulting started off at 9:30, Friday morning, with Ashley running the 1600 later that day at 1:30. Then on Saturday, Ashley will complete the season in the 3200 at 3:30.