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Silver Knights Claim Back-to-Back Wins

By Staff | Apr 13, 2016

Photo provided Silver Knights’ Gavin Corley, above left, captures the baton from Destry Nelson in the 4X800 relay at a recent WTTL meet. TCHS beat Magnolia to win the meet.

The Tyler Consolidated Silver Knights’ boys track team finished first for the second straight week in the WTTL, while Magnolia nosed out Paden City by one point for second overall.

The Knights’ Trent Shepherd and teammate Nick Gorby finished first and third, resepectively, in the 100 meters while the Eagles’ Jaob Myers placed second. Tyler Anderson and Gorby finished first and third, respectively, in the 200-meter dash for the Knights, while Zach Yeater of Paden City came in runner-up. In the 400-meter dash, Magnolia made it a clean sweep, as Meyers nosed out teammates Shepherd and Michael Estep.

Shepherd moved up a notch in the 800-meter run, beating the Knights’ Gavin Corley and Destry Nelson, respectively. In the 1,600-meter run, Daron Weekley and Trey Keys of Tyler Consolidated finished first and third, respectively, while the Eagles’ Trenton Robinson came in second. Robinson went on to win the 3,200-meter run.

In the hurdles, the Wildcats’ Deven Price and Jacob Pierce finished first and second, respectively, while the Knights’ Hunter Wells finished third. In the 300-meter hurdles, Price finished in the top spot over the Knights’ Wells and Nathan Barker.

Tyler swept all the relay events except the shuttles, where the Paden City team nosed out the Tyler boys.

In the field events, Jacob Myers and Peau Halahangano of Magnolia took first and second place, respectively, in the high jump, while the Knights Jarett LeMasters finished third. In the pole vault, the Knights swept the field, with Levi Morgan taking top honors, while teammates Destry Nelson and Aaron Warner finished second and third, respectively.

In addition Tyler Anderson of Tyler Consolidated won the long jump, while Yeater of Paden City finished second, and the Eagles Halahangano, third. Devon Harris and Hogan Wells of Tyler Consolidated finished first and second, respectively in both the shot and discus, while Zach Ware of Magnolia finished third in the shot, and the Eagles Justin Rice placed third in the discus.