Corley, Rucker Named Athletes of the Week
The Tyler Star News Athletes of the week for April 4, 2018 are Tyler Consolidated Silver Knights track performers, Mark Rucker and Spencer Corley.
At the Tyler Consolidated Track Invitational March 29, the duo fought off the tough competition along with the rough weather, standing out among the best of the athletes from the 10 participating teams.
Rucker won head over heels against the competition in the long jump with a 20-04 leap. He also finished third in the 100 meter dash and got fifth in the high jump, finishing with 18 individual points on the night.
Corley also finished with 18 individual point, getting a second place finish in the 3200 run, third in the high jump and fourth in the 1600. Corley also anchored the Knights’ third place 4×800 relay team which gave six more points to Tyler Consolidated.
Both athletes are sophomores participating in their first track meet of the season.
Special Honorable Mentioned for the week goes to a host of Paden City baseball players: Ryan Cross, who hammered two home runs, a double and four RBIs; Ethan Cross with a grand slam, double, single and five RBIs; David Joy, with three singles and six RBIs; and Kolton Elliott, with a home run, single and two RBIs.