Silver Knights Boys Finish Fifth at Ritchie County
Fourteen quality teams showed up at Ritchie County on Friday for one of the area’s best invitational track meets. Tyler Consolidated High School, who has been steadily improving, gave a good showing at the meet, finishing fifth in the boys division.
Mark Rucker, the Knights’ sophomore speedster, finished first in the 100-meter preliminaries but had to settle for second in the finals as he was edged out of first by Seth Davis of Doddridge with an identical 11.42, to give the Knights eight points.
In the 400-meter dash, the Silver Knights got another second place for eight more points as junior Destry Nelson ran a very good 54.02. Spencer Corley, the finished fifth in the 1600-meter with a 4:48.72 to add two points for the Knights.
Junior Nathan Barker ran a personal best 16.67 in the 110-meter hurdles, good for third place and five Silver Knights points, as he tied for the spot with St. Marys.
The Silver Knights boys got fourth place in the 4×110 shuttle hurdles, with a 1:06.55, with a team of Barker, Elijah Day, Evan Maxwell and Zack Placer.
Also adding six points to the Knights’ total was their 4×800 meter relay team of Spencer Corley, Gavin Corley, Josh Frum and Destry Nelson with a time of 8:54.21.
St. Marys came in first with 101 points, followed by Doddridge County, Robert C. Bryd, Oak Glen and Tyler Consolidted. Other finishers with points included Ritchie County, Lincoln County, Ravenswood, Point Pleasant, Williamstown, Gilmer County and East Fairmont.
Silver Knights Pick Up Second Win
The Wetzel Tyler Track League continued its season April 10 at Tyler Consolidated with the Silver Knights picking up their second win of the season. Tyler finished in first place with 81.50 points, while Magnolia finished runner-up with 77.50. Cameron finished third with 44 points, while Paden City ended up with 11 points.
Magnolia’s Brooks Parsons won the 100-meter with a time of 11.2 to tie for the state’s best Class A time this year. Mark Rucker of Tyler was right behind with an 11.3 time, which tied for this year’s second best mark. James Stillwagoner finished third, and Tyler’s Nick Gorby came in fifth. In the 200-meter dash, Magnolia freshman Jason Beisel came in first with a 23.7, while the Knight’s Nathan Barker finished third with a 26.4 time, giving the Knights three points. Alex McCoy of Paden City got fourth, and George Tennant finished fifth.
The 400-meter dash was won by the Knights’ Destry Nelson as he ran a 55.6, while the Knight’s Isaac Rush and Trey Pittman got third and fourth. Nelson also took the 800-meter run with a 2:13.2, followed by Spencer Shepard from Magnolia at 2:17.6
Spencer Corley, the Silver Knights’ freshman distance runner, edged out his brother, senior Gavin Corley, in the 1600-meter run with a 4:52.1 to 4:54.3. S. Corley also took first in the 3200-meter run with a very good 10:40.0. Josh Frum, a Knights senior, finished second. James Streets, a sophomore, came in third.
The 110-meter hurdles was won by Knights junior Nathan Barker in 16.9 seconds, while Knights sophomore Zack Placer finished third at 20.1. Magnolia’s Jack Booth won the 300-meter hurdles with a 45.5. The Silver Knights won the 4×100 meter relay in 47.4 with a team of Gorby, Rucker, Placer and Jonathan Miller. Magnolia won the 4×200 meter relay with a winning time of 1:41.5 with the team of Stillwagoner, Beisel, Logan Beegle and Ethan Herrick. The Knights boys finished second with a 1:44.6 with Gorby, Rush, Tennant and Miller.
The Knights got first place in the 4×400, running a 3:50.6 to edge out Cameron. Running for Tyler was Nelson, Rush, Rucker and Placer. The Silver Knights also took first in the 4×800 with Frum, Streets, G. Corley and S. Corley with a time of 9:24.8. They, then got another first in the 4×110 hurdles with a time of 1:07.2 with Placer, Evan Maxwell, Elijah Day and Nathan Barker.
Magnolia’s Brooks Parsons got his second first place of the day in the high jump with a 5-06.00. Winning the long jump was Tyler Consolidated’s Rucker who had a jump of 18-06.00. Magnolia took the next three spots, and Paden City got fifth.
Jacob Barrows of Magnolia won the mens shot put event with a toss of 44-07.00 followed by team mate Jay Miller with a 38-02.00. The Blue Eagles also took the top three spots in the discus with Jared Barrows throwing 131-09; brother Jacob got second, and Parsons finished third.
The girls meet was won by Tyler with 81.50 points over Magnolia’s 77.50. Cameron finished third, Valley fourth and Paden City fifth. The Wildcats’ Abbe Stackpole blitzed the field in the 100-meter run with a fine time of 13.4. Joralda Rice of Tyler got second with a 14.8, while Magnolia freshman Nicole Turner was third with a 14.8. The Knights’ Emily Lancaster took fourth, and Rachal Hashman grabbed fifth to end the scoring.
The 200-meter run was won by Magnolia’s Liza Clegg with a time of 30.1. Silver Knight Turner got second at 32.0. The 400-meter dash went to Magnolia’s Kennedy Parsons with a 1:04.6 followed by teammate Mikalyn Renner at 1:09.8. Tyler took the next two spots with Paden City getting fifth.
The Silver Knights’ Katie Pratt won the open 800 with a time of 2:54.5 followed by Magnolia’s Aubrey Hall with a time of 3:01.2. Hall then won the 1600-meter run with a time of 6:27.1 to edge ot Tyler’s Emma Paden at 6:31.4. Magnolia’s Karina Patel got first in the 3200-meter run with a 13:14.8 followed by the Knights’ Jahnvi Duncan with a 13:34.7.
Valley’s Sophie Palmer won the 100-meter hurdles in 18.0, while Magnolia’s Liza Clegg finished second at 18.9. Magnolia freshman Lenecia Grimm took the 300-meter hurdles in 1:00.4. Magnolia won the 4×100 in a time of 57.3; the Silver Knights followed at second with a time of 58.3. Magnolia’s winning team was Renner, Turner, Olivia Mensore and Kennedy Parsons.
The Blue Eagles also took the 4×200 with a 2:01.6 with a team of Clegg, Renner, Grimm and Parsons. They were followed in second place by Paden City with a 2:05.8. Cameron took the 4×400 in 5:01.7, followed by Tyler Consolidated with a 5:27.5.
The Silver Knights won the 102.5 shuttle hurdles in 1:18.2 with a team of Claire Miller, Rachel Thomas, Rachal Hashman and Emily Lancaster. Valley’s Palmer won the high jump with 4-08.00. Tyler’s Pratt grabbed third with a 4-06.00. Lancaster won the pole vault with a 7-06.0. Palmer of Valley won the long jump with a 13-11.00 while the Knights’ Rice got second with a 13-10.00.
Magnolia’s Maddie Winters won the shot put with a heave of 31-03-50 while also winning the discus with a throw of 93-05.