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Tyler Track Teams Chase After Glory In Charleston

By Staff | May 4, 2016

Photos Provided Daron Weekley puts down the hammer — no mercy! — as he picks up enough speed to pass a Doddridge County runner in the final leg of the 4X400-meter relay. Two seconds separated Silver Knights and Doddridge County squads when they crossed the finish line, but TCHS prevailed to capture third place honors.

Tyler Consolidated track teams set the pace at Laidley Field during the recent Charleston Gazette/Friends of Coal Relays.

The boys’ team captured third place in a tough field of 10 schools that included perennial powerhouse Doddridge County among other notable teams ranked in the state. The girls’ team took home fourth-place honors.

Lady Knights’ fab four Macy Long, Ariel Fish, Katelyn Gogan and Sydney Glover set a meet record and won the 4X100-meter relay race with a time of 52 seconds flat a clear indicator that they have the wind at their back when heading to the state championship later this month.

Among the last weekend’s highlights, the 4X100-meter relay team took home the gold with a time of 45.52 seconds. Silver Knights’ sprinters who competed in the relay are Josh Peck, a senior; Trent Shepherd, a junior; Federico Perez, a senior; and Tyler Anderson, a junior.

This same team of sprinters took second place honors in the 4X200-meter relay with a time of 1:36 minutes. A little more than a stride separated this Silver Knights’ squad from South Harrison’s relay team who didn’t compete earlier in the 4X100-meter relay.

The capitol dome looms large in the background as the Tyler teams competed last weekend at Laidley Field in the Charleston Gazette/Friends of Coal Relays.

Elements of Tyler’s sprint relay team Perez and Peck joined Daron Weekley and Gavin Corley to compete in the 4×400-meter relay race. The Silver Knights captured third-place honors with a time of about 3:49 seconds.

TCHS’ 4×110-meter hurdle team took second place honors. Nathan Barker, Jarett Lemasters, Hunter Wells and Peck passed off the baton flawlessly to gain a 1:02 minute finish.

Anderson and Shepherd finished first and second, respectively, in the long jump. Anderson jumped about 20-feet, 11 inches while Shepherd went out around 18-feet, 10 inches.

Levi Morgan and Lemasters finished first and second, respectively, in the pole vault to gain the Silver Knights 18 total points. Devon Harris threw the shot put more than 40 feet to capture a fourth place finish and add four points to the board.

Wells took home third-place honors in the discus with an astonishing throw of around 134 feet.

Lady Knight Sydney Glover strides faster and faster around the track as a member of the 4x100-meter relay team, which set a meet record.

Shepherd sprinted past all but two runners to capture third place in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.57 seconds.

Anderson was a stride behind the leader when he captured second -place honors in the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.30 seconds.

The girls’ team took home a few accolades from the meet too, particularly the relay squads.

The girls’ 4X200-meter relay team Kaitlyn Griffey, Rosanna Smith, Belle Pettus and Hannah Snyder captured fifth place honors and 2 team points with a time of around 2:16 minutes.

The 4×400-meter relay team Smith, Pettus, Emily Lancaster and Asia Keller took home fifth place honors and 2 team points with a time of about 5:10 minutes.

The 4X102 meter hurdle team Gogan, Lancaster, Long and Belle Camerlin took home the bronze with a time of 1:16 minutes.

Lancaster, a freshman, placed fourth in the pole vault with a height of seven feet. She jumped more than 12-feet 8-inches in the long jump to secure sixth place and one team point.

Tessa Boyd, a junior, threw the discus about 93 feet to secure a fifth place finish and two team points.

Gogan, a senior, placed second in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 16.41 seconds.

Jahnvi Duncan, a sophomore, placed fifth in the 3,200-meter run (2 miles) with a time of 14:06 minutes.

Glover and Fish placed fourth and fifth, respectively, in the 100-meter dash with a time of 13.39 seconds and 13.42 to earn their six total team points.