Shuttle Team, Corley Stand Out
Tyler Consolidated took part in the Morgantown High School Invitational on April 6 and had several athletes come up big in the giant event, which featured 18 schools – with the likes of Pennsylvania powerhouse Canon-McMillan, Morgantown, University, Brooke, and Parkersburg.
The Knights’ boys team got a great effort from their 4×110-meter shuttle team, which nipped Morgantown High School for first place with a time of 1:03.80 to give the Knights 10 points. The team is made up of Nathan Barker, Elijah Day, Austin Timmons and Zack Placer. The only senior on the team is Barker.
Another highlight of the day came in the high jump where Spencer Corley remains undefeated on the season after clearing his second 6’4″ jump of the year. Corley grabbed 10 points for the Knights with the jump as he beat out Wheeling Central’s Jeremiah Blackmore, who got six foot.
Barker and Placer crossed the finish line side by side to claim third and fourth in the 110-meter high hurdles with Barker getting a 16.22 and Placer a 16.24. They combined for 10 more Silver Knights points. Placer also picked up four points in the 300-meter lows, claiming fourth, in a time of 43.27.
The Silver Knights’ 4×100-meter relay team also added four points with a time of 46.87, good for fourth place. The team is made up of Placer, Griffin Phillips, Nick Gorby and Mark Rucker. The 4×200-meter relay team grabbed fifth for two points with a 1:39.12. Making the team up is Destry Nelson, Gorby, Phillips and Rucker, while the 4×400-meter relay team of Nelson, Austin Timmons, Isaac Rush and Spencer Corley finished sixth for a point in a time of 3:46.02. Garrett Littell scored a point for the Silver Knights in the shot put with a nice heave of 40-06.75.
On the girls side, freshman Jocelyn Foltz scored two points in the 200-meter dash with a 27.91 – a step ahead of Parkersburg’s runner. Emma Paden came in fifth in the 3200-meter run with a nice time of 12:31.14, to grab two points for the Knights. The girls shuttle hurdle team of Rachel Thomas, Makayla Haught, Rachal Hashman and Emily Lancaster scored two points for the team with a fifth place finish in a time of 1:14.59.
Paden City Track at St. Marys Invitational
Paden City’s track team performed well at St. Marys on April 5 as it finished fifth in both the men’s and women’s division. The Wildcats’ Matt Saxon finished seventh in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.32 for two points. He came in sixth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 25.10, good for three points. Freshman Tobin McEldowney finished seventh in the 200 with a time of 25.23, good for two Wildcat points. McEldowney got third in the 400-meter dash with a 57.15, adding six more points to the team total.
The Wildcats picked up eight points in the 300-meter hurdles as senior Alex McCoy got a second-place finish with a time of 49.00. Freshman Jasup Spragg added to the ‘Cats’ total with a fifth-place finish in 52.05 for four points. Junior Kyler Wade followed for a sixth-place finish in 52.07 to give the team three more points.
Paden City picked up six points in the 4×200-meter relay with a time of 1:42.40. The team is comprised of senior Saxon, and freshmen Parker Higgons, Shane Anderson, and McEldowney. The Wildcats came in fifth in the 4×400-meter with a team of Higgons, freshman Brandon Hizer, Spragg and junior Nick Clark. They added four points with a time of 4:20.12. The ‘Cats finished sixth in the 4×800-meter relay with a time of 11:22.59, good for four points, with a team of Wade, Isaac Neff, Clark and Hizer. In the 4×110-meter shuttle hurdles the Wildcats got a fourth-place finish in 1:11.91 for five points, with a team of McCoy, Higgons, Spragg and Wade.
Freshman Shane Anderson got nine points for the Wildcats finishing in a tie for first in the high jump, crossing the bar at 5-06.00. McEldowney tied for sixth in the event with a 5-02.00, good for 2.50 points. Saxon got off a good leap in the long jump at 17-11.25, adding eight more Wildcat points. Jason Anderson added three more points for Paden City in the shot put with a toss of 36-04.00, and E.J. Weber got a toss of 35-10.00 to give the ‘Cats one point and end the scoring.
The Wildcats are vastly improved from the past few years and look to have a bright future with several underclassmen stepping up. They should have several boys making it to Charleston this year as they continue to improve. The ‘Cats boys team finished with 70.50 points, just a few points behind St. Marys.
The Wildcat Girls team ended with 40 points on the night. The girls team is a young team, without any seniors; the team could be a factor in several events come regional time and should send several kids to the state meet in Charleston next month. Abbe Stackpole, the Wildcats’ top sprinter, got a second-place finish in the 100-meter dash as she was edged out by Jonna Ferrell from Doddridge County. These are the top two sprinters in the area, and they were side by side crossing the finish line. Stackpole ran a 13.02, while Ferrell nipped her by fractions of a second at 12.94. Stackpole got eight points for the ‘Cats with her run. Both girls are juniors, so they will see each other several more times in their careers.
Wildcat junior Cora Anderson got a big third-place finish in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:09.58, good for six points. Freshman Hallie McDonald nearly got a first in the 100-meter hurdles but was nipped at the finish line by Doddridge senior Jasmine Ball. McDonald finished with a 17.96, good for eight Wildcat points. In the 300-meter hurdles Anderson finished fifth for four points with a 59.35. Freshman Tandorra Wood got the ‘Cats a point with an eighth-place finish in 1:18.45.
The Wildcats’ 4×200-meter relay team – consisting of McDonald, Mallory Yeater, Hope Weber and Stackpole – finished third as they were right behind the top two teams. Paden City ran a 1:57.15, good for six points to the team’s total. McDonald gave the ‘Cats three more points with a sixth-place long jump of 13-07.50, and Weber ended the Wildcats’ scoring with a shot put toss of 26-03.00 for two points.
Silver Knights Boys and Girls Shine At Wetzel/Tyler Track League Meet
Tyler Consolidated put on a good display of track skills and showed its ability to fill multiple events on April 3 at the home track. The Knights placed first in the men’s rankings with the Silver Knights gaining 106 points. Their nearest was Magnolia, who ended with 74.50. Paden City came in third, ahead of Parkersburg Catholic, with 46 points, while Catholic only managed 17.
The Knights had four sprinters finish in the scoring in the 100-meter dash with Mark Rucker cruising to an easy first-place in a time of 11.40, for six points. Nick Gorby finished in a tie for second with Catholic’s Ethan Lang and Paden City’s Matt Saxon. All three runners ran a 12.50, good for three points each. Johnathan Miller and Griffin Phillips, along with Magnolia’s Kyle Thomas, all ran a 12.60 for a third-place tie and 0.33 points each.
The Knights took first in the 200 with Gorby getting a 25.10 for six points. The Wildcats’ freshman Tobin McEldowney picked up four points with a second-place finish in a time of 25.20, while teammate Saxon got third in 25.30 for three points. Magnolia got three points, winning the fifth and sixth place spots.
In the 400-meter run Magnolia got first, for six points, while Paden City’s McEldowney added four points to the ‘Cats total with a 56.70, good for second place. The Silver Knights’ Destry Nelson finished third in 56.70 for three points. Trey Pittman got one point for Tyler with a 1:00.70.
Paden City picked up some points in the open 800-meter run with freshman Brandon Hizer coming in fourth for two points with a time of 2:39.30. Sophomore Isaac Neff scored a point for Paden City with a 3:27.00.
Tyler Consolidated placed three runners in the 1600-meter run with Spencer Corley getting six points and a first-place finish with a 4:51.40. Teammate James Streets came in second with a 5:12.00, good for four points. Hadyn Brown ran a 6:02.20, good for a point.
The Silver Knights also got first and second in the 3200 with sophomores Streets and Brown coming in one and two with an 11:19.30 and a 12:43.70. They gave the Knights 10 points with their runs. In the 110-meter hurdles the Knights added 10 more points as junior Zack Placer took first place over senior teammate Nathan Barker. Placer finished in 16.30 to Barker’s 17.30. Placer also won the 300-meter low hurdles with a nice 42.90, good for six more Knights points. Teammate Elijiah Day also picked up a point with a fifth-place run of 49.20.
Tyler Consolidated, with a team of Placer, Phillips, Gorby and Rucker, blew the field away in the 4×100 meter relay with a time of 45.90 to get first place and six points. Magnolia finished second with a 49.30.
The Silver Knights’ 4×400 meter relay team of Corley, Nelson, Justin Bowman and Streets topped Magnolia for first with a 3:51.40 and six more points. The Knights’ 4×110 shuttle team of Barker, Day, and Placer won the event in 1:05.10 over second place Magnolia. The Knights gained six more points with the win. Paden City finished third with a team of Alex McCoy, Parker Higgons, Jasup Spragg and Kyler Wade. The ‘Cats had a time of 1:13.30, good for two Wildcat points.
Spencer Corley cruised to victory in the high jump with a 5-08.00 jump, good for six points. Paden City freshman Shane Anderson came in second with a 5-04.00 for four points, while teammate Matt Saxon leaped 5-02.00 for third and three Wildcat points. The Silver Knights got two more points in the event with a 5-00.00 and fourth place.
Magnolia won the pole vault, but the Silver Knights picked up seven points with the second and third place finishes. Daniel Lanham went 7-06.00, and Steven Judge vaulted 6-00.00. In the long jump Paden City won the top three spots, good for 13 points. Saxon won first with a leap of 17-07.00; Higgons got second with a 17-01.00, and Hizer came in third with a 15-01.00.
Wildcat E.J. Weber grabbed the third-place spot in the shot put with a toss of 39-04.00, good for three Wildcat points. The Knights’ Jacob Sharp tossed for 38-03.50 for two points. The Wildcats’ Jason Anderson added two points to the ‘Cats total in the discus with a throw of 103-03.50. Sharp got sixth for the Silver Knights with a 99-07.50 and a point.
The Silver Knights’ girls team won the meet, but Paden City’s Abbe Stackpole grabbed first place, running away, in the 100-meter dash in a time of 13.20, good for six points. Paden City freshman Hallie McDonald and Knights freshman Jocelyn Foltz tied for fifth and added 0.50 to their teams’ totals.
Stackpole again breezed to victory in the 200-meter with a 26.90 for six more points. Silver Knights’ Foltz grabbed third for three points. Knights freshman Caleigh Phillips got second in the open 400-meter dash with a 1:09.20 for four points, and freshman Victoria Yost got fourth for the Knights with a 1:11.10 for two points.
Katie Pratt came in second in the 800-meter run for Tyler with a time of 2:53.50, for four points, while Emma Paden got second, and Sydney Smith got third in the 1600-meter run with times of 7:04.70 and 9:11.90 for seven total Silver Knights points. Paden and Smith got first and second in the 3200 with times of 14:45.10 and 18:50.00 for 10 total Knights points.
Paden City freshman McDonald grabbed first place in the 100-meter hurdles with a 17.50, good for six points for the Wildcats. Silver Knight Rachel Thomas placed third for three Silver Knights points with a time of 18.90, while junior Rachal Hashman tied for fourth with a 19.40, adding 1.50 for the Knights.
Tyler got first and second in the 300-meter low hurdles with Thomas getting a 58.10 and Hashman a 59.60. They added 10 points for the Silver Knights. Paden City got third and fourth with Brandis Dalrymple getting a 1:01.70 and Cora Anderson a 1:05.10; they added five points for the Wildcats.
The Silver Knights picked up first and second in the 4×100-meter relay. The first-place team of Phillips, Landry Buchanan, Emily Lancaster and Foltz finished with a 57.70 for six points. Katie Miller, Annabelle Highley, Zoe Silva and Hood picked up second with a 1:07.00 for four points.
The Knights also won first and second in the 4×200-meter relay. Hali Westcott, Yost, Pratt, and Phillips got first with a 2:04.70 for six points, and Makayla Haught, Eden Turner, Buchanan, and Foltz took second with a 2:08.30 for four points.
Paden City won the 4×400-meter relay with a time of 5:04.20 for six Wildcat points, with a team of McDonald, Mallory Yeater, Alyssa Phillips, and Stackpole. The Silver Knights took second for four points with a 5:26.50 from Turner, Sarah Hashman, Kate Gorrell, and Hannah Shreves.
The Knights took first in the 4×800-meter relay with a time of 12:59.40, good for six points. The team consisted of Pratt, Paden, Haley Cremora, and Abi Thompson. Magnolia won the shuttle hurdles, but the Silver Knights picked up six points with two teams coming in second and third. Rachel Thomas, Buchanan, R. Hashman, and Lancaster finished with a 1:18.60. Haught, Hood, Silva, and Claire Miller got third in 1:30.50.
Eden Turner and Emily Lancaster came in first and second in the pole vault for 10 more Silver Knights points. Turner won with a 7-06.00, and Lancaster ended with a 7-00.00. The Knights picked up five more points in the high jump with Pratt getting third with a jump of 4-04.00 and three points. Thompson got fourth with a 4-02.00 for two points. Foltz got six more points for Tyler by winning the long jump with a leap of 14-10.00. Paden City’s McDonald grabbed second with a jump of 14-08.00 for four points, and teammate Stackpole finished fourth with a leap of 13-10.00 for two Wildcat points.
Katelyn Stillwagoner got fourth for the Silver Knights in the shot put with a heave of 25-09.00, adding two more points to the team total. Hope Weber got a point for Paden City with a toss of 25-08.00 for fifth place. Stillwagoner and Weber both finished in the same order for the Knights and Wildcats in the discus throw with Stillwagoner getting a 73-11.50 for two points, and Weber throwing 69-04.50 for one point.