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Silver Knights Score Well at Stansberry

By Staff | Apr 24, 2019

Emily Lancaster and Katie Miller ready themselves prior to an event.

The Annual Cline Stansberry Invitational, held in Doddridge County, took place on April 18 with the Silver Knights putting on quite the show. The top prize went to Knights sophomore Spencer Corley, who is the top high jumper in the state. At the meet on Thursday he went over the bar at 6’7″ for a school record, breaking the 25-year-old mark. After the meet officials changed the jump to a 6’6.5,” which still proved to be a new record. He gave the Silver Knights 10 points with the first place finish. We’ll keep it at 6’7″ here at the Tyler Star News.

The boys shuttle hurdle relay team – comprised of Nathan Barker, Elijah Day, Austin Timmons, and Zack Placer – came in second to Point Pleasant with a 1:02.89. The team collected eight points with the finish.

The Silver Knights sophomore Timmons grabbed fifth in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:09.35 for two more points. Sophomore James Streets got fifth in the 1600-meter run and the 3200-meter run with back-to-back times of 5:07.63 and 10:59.82. He collected four combined points in the two races.

Placer and Barker came in fourth and fifth in the loaded 110-meter hurdles with times of 16.07 and 16.16 to give the Knights six total points.

The event had five of the top hurdlers in the state completing. The 300-meter hurdles saw Placer finish third with a 43.18 time, good for six more points.

In the relays, the Knights came in fourth in the 4×100-meter with the team of Jonathan Miller, Griffin Phillips, Nick Gorby and Barker.

The team finished with a sparkling time of 47.36, just behind the top three. They added four points for Tyler.

The 4×200-meter relay team stepped up with a third place finish with a 1:37.16, adding six points for the team. Destry Nelson, Barker, Gorby and Placer made up the team.

Placing again for the Knights was their 4×400 relay team of Nelson, Spencer Corley, Timmons and Gorby. They finished fourth for four points with a 3:41.94.

The Knights, final points came from junior Jacob Sharp, who got fourth in the shot put with a toss of 42-03.50 good for four points to give the tem a total of 60 points on the night and a fifth place finish.

The Silver Knight Girls team scored 20 points on the evening as freshman Caleigh Phillips came in fifth in the field in the 100-meter dash with a time of 13.77 and two points. Freshman Jocelyn Foltz blazed to a third-place finish in the 200-meter dash in a time of 28.25 for four Silver Knights points. In the 3200-meter run junior Emma Paden picked up two points for Tyler with a fifth-place run and a time of 14:48.67. Sophomore Eden Turner took fifth in the pole vault, clearing the bar at 8-00.00 to add two points for the Knights.

The Knights 4×100-meter relay team of Phillips, Emily Lancaster, Landry Buchanan, and Foltz took sixth place for a point with a 56.64. The 4×200 relay team of Hali Westcott, Victoria Yost, Makayla Haught, and Katie Pratt also got sixth for a point with a time of 2:06.90. Tyler’s 4×800-meter relay team of Pratt, Paden, Haley Cremona, and Abi Thompson finished sixth with a time of 12:30.85, good for a point. The 4×102.5-meter shuttle hurdle relay team of Rachel Thomas, Claire Miller, Rachal Hashman and Lancaster came in fourth with a 1:15.66 to add four points for the Silver Knights.