Tyler Boys Capture Region I Runner-Up
ST. MARYS – The Tyler Consolidated boys team captured second place in the WVSSAC Class A Region I track championships with 108 points, while the St. Mary’s Blue Devils won it all with 130.5 points.
The Magnolia boys finished fourth with 60 points, while Valley finished fifth with 56 points, Paden City, sixth with 33 points, and Hundred 10th with 16.5 points.
One of the best races came in the boys’ shuttles. The Paden City shuttle team of Jacob Pierce, Cade Myers, Logan Carroll and Deven Price finished in front of Magnolia and Tyler Consolidated, respectively, with a time of 1:00.73. The Wildcats’ closer, Deven Price, took them from third to first in a remarkable come-from-behind victory.
The Lumberjacks’ Tucker Cain won the high jump at 6-feet 2-inches as well as the pole vault at 13-feet, while placing second in the long jump, breaking the school record with a jump of 21-3. He also placed second in the discus with a twirl of 129-10.5.
The Silver Knights’ Daron Weekley was first in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:08 minutes while the Eagles’ Spencer Shepherd placed fourth with a time of 2:14 minutes – good enough to qualify for this weekend’s state track meet.
The Knights’ 4×100-meter relay team – Josh Peck, Trent Shepherd, Federico Perez and Tyler Anderson – beat out the Valley and Magnolia shuttle team that both qualified for state. The Silver Knights’ 4×200-meter and 4×800-meter relay teams both placed second, while the Eagles 4×800-meter relay team qualified with a fifth place finish. The Knights’ 4×400-meter relay also qualified for the state with its fourth place finish.
The Blue Eagles’ Brooks Parsons finished second in the 400-meter dash, while helping his 4×400 team finish second and their 4×100 team finish fourth to also qualify. The Lumberjacks’ Peyton Bassett also qualified for state in the 400-meter dash.
Also, the Eagles’ Jared Kacor won the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 39.80 seconds, while Price, a Wildcats’ senior, finished second and the Knights’ Jarett LeMasters at fifth both qualified. Price wasn’t done as he also qualified in the 110 hurdles, along with the Hornets’ Greg Jones.
In the 1,600-meter run, Ben Hart of Cameron nosed out the Knights’ Gavin Corley and the Eagles’ Trenton Robinson in another Region I barn-burner at the finish line.
In the 100-meter finals, the Hornets’ Holden Moore and the Lumberjacks’ Trey Streets both qualified, while the Knights’ Tyler Anderson finished second in the 200-meter dash.
The Eagles’ Cole McGee and the Hornets’ Greg Jones placed second and third, respectively, in the high jump to Tucker Cain of Valley.
Lemasters and Levi Morgan of Tyler Consolidated also finished second and third, respectively, to Cain in the pole vault. In the long jump, Zach Yeater broke the Paden City record that his dad, David, set in 1989 with a jump of 21-7.5. Knights’Anderson and Shepherd, as well as the Eagles’ Daniel Goddard, all qualified for the long jump.
In the boys’ discus, Devon Harris of Tyler Consolidated finished in first place with a twirl of 130-5.50, while teammate Hogan Wells finished third. Harris also qualified in the shot-put as well, finishing second to the Blue Devils’ Jacob Cox.