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Corley, Rucker Shine at Tyler Invite

By Staff | Apr 4, 2018

Tomela Paden and Jahnvi Duncan compete in a distance event during the Tyler’s Track Invitational.

The old saying “When it rains it pours” held true on March 29 at Tyler Consolidated, as the Knights held their invitational track tournament in a torrential downpour that left athletes and spectators alike ringing wet.

However, spirits were high as the local teams took to the track for the first time this season against some tough competition and still managed to place many runners in or near the top of each event. Tyler Consolidated sophomores Spencer Corley and Mark Rucker put on good performances with Corley racking up 18 individual points for the Silver Knights as well as running on the 4×800 relay team that added six points. Rucker also had a big night as he won the long jump by nearly two feet over the competition for 10 points, added 6 more in the 100 meter dash, and two in the high jump for 18 points as well.

The girls 100 meter dash saw Lilly McMullen of Williamstown take the top spot with a 13.55; Rachal Hashman, a sophomore from Tyler, was the first local girl finisher with an 11th place with a 15.27. Freshman Destiny Duncan and sophomore Destiny Harris of Paden City, finished 16th and 17th respectively with times of 15.84 and 15.86; Sophomore Rachel Thomas came in 19th with a 16.04. Knights Katie Miller grabbed the 23rd spot with a 16.54.

The Girls 200 meter saw Weir’s Blaire McUmar take first with a 28.41. The first local finisher was Silver Knight senior Joralda Rice in the 10th spot with a time of 31.95. Knights’ Demery Nelson and Hali Wescott got 15th and 16th with times of 34.08 and 34.98.

Tyler Consolidated had three finish in the 400 meter. Eden Turner ran a 1:15.30, for the number eight spot while Sarah Hashman got a 1:18.06 for 12th and freshman Haley Cremona took 15th with a 1:22.32.

Mark Rucke had an impressive showing at the Knights Invitational track meet.

The girls 800meter run had three Knights’ finishers as Katie Pratt got a 3:01.43, Abi Thompson 3:10.14 and Sarah Hashman 3:21.98. The Knights’ girls also had three finishers in the 1600 with Jahnvi Duncan getting ninth with a 6:22.26, Abi Thompson 11th with a 6:27.69, Emma Paden finished with a 6:52.52.

The girls 3200 had two Silver Knights finish with Jahnvi Duncan picking up a point for the team with a sixth place time of 13:42.29. Emma Paden came in seventh with a 14:28.75.

Tyler Consolidated also had three finishers in the 100 meter hurdles with Rachel Hashman coming in 8th with a 20.65. Rachel Thomas and Hailey Lane finished in 21.87 and 22.41.

The Knights got 9th and 10th in the 300 hurdles with Lane and Victoria Hood getting 1:08.33 and 1:13.17.

The discus throw had Tyler’s Abby Kemp toss 63-03, Kathelyn Stillwagoner 57-06, and Sierra Wright 42-11. Paden City had Bre Henthorn throw 56-07, and Glover Anya 52-04.

Spencer Corley excels in one of many events at the Tyler Knights Invitational track meet.

The girls shot put saw Knights’ Katelyn Stillwagoner toss 24-03, Abby Kemp 23-09, and Sierra Wright 20-11. Glover Anya of Paden City made a toss of 20-03.50.

Abi Thompson picked up two points in the girls high jump for Tyler with a jump of 4-02 good for fifth place.

Tyler Consolidated picked up 12 points in the long jump with senior Joralda Rice winning the event with a leap of 14-07 good for 10 points while Emily Lancaster added two more with a fifth place 13-02. The Paden City Wildcats had Mallory Yeater jump 12-11 for 8th and Abbe Stackpole 12-06 for 10th. The Knights’ Katie Miller got 16th with a 11-05.

Tyler got 12 more points in the pole vault with Eden Turner vaulting 7-06 for second and Emily Lancaster fourth for four points with a 6-06.

In the girls 410 hurdle relay the Silver Knights gained 6 more points finishing third with a time of 1:26.08. Paden City got their first points of the evening with a fourth place finish in a time of 1:26.77 for four points.

The Knights relay team was Lane, Thomas, Hashman and Lancaster. The Wildcats team was Stackpole, Duncan, Harris and Yeater,

The Wildcats picked up four more points with the same team as they got fourth place in the 4×100 with a 1:01.88 and one point in the 4×200 relay finishing sixth in 2:04.41.

The Knights got a point in the 4×400 with a 5:33.30 sixth place finish.

The boys 100 meter dash saw the Silver Knights’ Mark Rucker grab six points with a third place finish at 11.66; Nick Gorby ran a 12.55 for 8th, and Evan Maxwell got a 13.32 for 17th. Paden City’s Jason Anderson got 21st with a 14.07, and Tavian Shafer finished 22nd with a 14.35.

Tyler Consolidated added six more points in the 400 meter dash as Destry Nelson finished with a 53.24 for third place. The Silver Knights’ Nelson picked up two more points in the 800 meter with a fifth place 2:18.69 run.

Spencer Corley piled on six more points for Tyler Consolidated with a third place finish in the 1600 with a time of 4:53.65. Top finisher was Williamstown’s Josh Chambers in 4:50.23. The Knights had 7th and 8th place finishers in Josh Frum and James Streets, 5:33.81 and 5:35.48.

Corley then added eight points in the 3200 meter finishing second behind Brady Gorrell of St. Mary’s. Corley ran a strong 10.35.39.

Nathan Barker got fourth in the 110 hurdles with an 18.05 good for four Knights’ points, and Zack Placer finished sixth to add a point with a 19.34.

The Silver Knights’ barely missed out on a point in the 300 hurdles as Barker was edged out of sixth place by River, Barker ran a 48.74 for seventh.

Magnolia’s Jarred Barrows won the discus and the shot put with throws of 123-00 and 44-00 good for 20 points

Tyler grabbed six points in the high jump with Corley finishing fourth with a 5-02 and Rucker getting fifth with a 5-00. Rucker won the boys long jump to add 10 more points for the Silver Knights. Seth Bohrer got a point for the Wildcats with a sixth place jump of 17.05.

The Knights finished third in the 440 hurdle relay for six points with a time of 1:13. 28, while Paden City grabbed fourth in 1:14.80 for four points.

Tyler got a sixth place finish in the 4×100 with a time of 50.43 good for a point. They also got a point in the 4×200 with a sixth place time of 1:45.42.

The 4×400 saw the Silver Knights’ get another sixth place with a time of 4:14.13, good for a point.

The 4×800 relay team of Frum, Nelson, Streets and Corley took third place adding six points to the Knights total as they ran a 9:14.78.

Ten Teams competed in the event with Wiliamstown winning the girls with 167 points and Weirton winning the boys with 123 points.

The Silver Knights girls finished sixth with 34 points while Paden City got ninth with 9 points. The Silver Knights boys finished fifth with 65 points and Paden City 8th with five points