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Knights Host LKC Championship Meet

By Staff | May 8, 2019

Zack Placer, left, and Nathan Barker compete in the 110-meter high hurdles.

Tyler Consolidated hosted the Little Kanawha Track Championships on Friday night, May 3. With 13 teams competeing the Silver Knights girls finished number 10 while the boys team came in with a respectable fifth place finish. The Knights finished just behind fourth place Williamstown with 54 points.

Putting points on the board for Tyler was Spencer Corley who cleared 6′ in the high jump for first place and remained the favorite in the event as the Kn ights prepair for the Regionals and Stae meets coming up in the next week.

In the 110 meter high hurdles the Silver Knights proved they have two contenders who can via for the gold. Senior Nathan Barker came in second just getting nipped at the finish by Ritchie County. Barker ran 16.08 which gave the Knights eight points while junior teammate Zack Placer finished third for six points with a time of 16.45. Both hurdlers are legitimate contenders for top honors. Senior Destry Nelson picked up four Knights points finishing fourth in the 400 meter dash with a time of 53.72.

In the Relay events the Silver Knights picked up several points including fourth place in the 4x 22 meter event. The Knights finished with a time of 1:39.69 good for four points with a team of Nelson, Barker, Nick Gorby and Placer. The 4×400 relay team of Nelson, Corley, Austin Timmons and Gorby added four more points to the Knights toital with a time of 3:45.42 good for fourth place respectably.

The Silver Knights have one of the best shuttle hurdle teams in the state and on Friday they were on their game with a 1:02.29 but finished second to Ritchie County who just edged them out at the finish line. Look for these two teams to lock horns at both the regionals tomorrow night and at the state event next weekend. Tyler grabbed eight points in the event for the Knights with a team of Barker, Elijiah Day, Timmons and Placer.

Adding much needed points to the Silver Knights total was junior Jacob Sharp who got off a nice toss in the shot put of 43-01.00 good for eight points.

Ritchie County claimed the championship titile coming in first with 111 points followed by Doddridge County, Ravenswood, Williamstown and Tyler Counsolidated. Webster County was sixth followed by Roane County, St. Marys, Gilmer County, Wirt County, Clay County, Parkersburg Catholic and Braxton County.

The Silver Knights Girls team got a point from freshman sprinter Caleigh Phillips with a sixth place in the 100 meter dash in a time of 13.77. Rachel Thomas added another point for the Knights with a sixth place in the 100 meter hurdles in a time of 18.09.

The Silver Knights 4×100 meter relay team took fourth place for four points with a team of Phillips, Eden Turner, Emily Lancaster, and Jocelyn Foltz, with a time of 55.80. Tyler picked up two more points in the 102.5 shuttle hurdle relay coming in fifth with a team of Thomas, Phillips, Lancaster and Rachal Hashman, with a time of 1:19.74.