Silver Knights Invitational Track Meet Recently Held
BY, Ed Parsons
The Antero Resources TCHS Knights Invitational track meet was held Friday night April 23, with eight teams participating in the Boys and Girls divisions. Tyler Consolidated scored 49 team points and ended in fourth place in the event while Paden City high school was right behind with 39 points for the fifth place spot. Williamstown won the event followed by Ritchie County and St. Marys. Hundred high school came in sixth and Wood County Christian ended in the seventh spot.
In the girls100 meter dash Tyler Consolidated junior Jocelyn Foltz picked up four points for the Silver Knights with a fourth place finish in 13.76. Paden City senior Mallory Yeater scored a point for the Wildcats coming in right behind with a 13.87. All top six finishers were 13.25 – 13.87 in a mirror finish.
The 200 meter dash was won by Olivia Cress of Ritchie County with a 27.15 time to grab 10 points. She was also the winner in the 100 meter race. Paden City’s Yeater got two more points for the Cats finishing fifth with a time of 28.83. Foltz added a point for the Silver Knights as she crossed in sixth place with a 28.92 time.
Tyler sophomore Caitlyn Northcraft got sixth place in the open 400 meter race with a time of 1:11.38 to add a point to their total.
In the 800 meter run Tyler Consolidated had a third place finisher for six points as sophomore Trinity Kanz ran a 2:51.13. Junior Rachel Snedden of Hundred gave the Hornets four points in the 3200 meter run with a fourth place finish in a time of 14:32.29.
Paden City came in big in the 100 meter hurdles as Hallie McDonald won the event with a time of 18.42 good for 10 Wildcat points. She also added six more with a third place time of 55.12 in the 300 meter hurdles, to give her 16 individual points on the night.
Tyler’s girls picked up six team points in the 4×100 meter relay with the team of Foltz, Makayla Haught, MaKenzie Hakes and Victoria Yost running a 57.68. All four girls are juniors. The Knights 4×200 meter relay team added six more team points with a team of Caitlyn Northcraft, Raylynn Roberts, Caitlyn Hayes, and Kanz good for third place with a time of 2:12.90. All four girls are sophomores.
The Silver Knights got second place in the shuttle hurdles with a time of 1:25.17 for eight team points. Hayes, Haught, Northcraft and Kanz made up the team. Kanz also added two points for the team with a fifth place finish in the high jump with a jump of 4-00.00.
In the long jump Hundred got a big leap of 14-11.50 from junior Addie Tuttle for a first place finish and 10 points. Foltz from TCHS was second with a leap of 14-10.50 for eight Knight points, while Hundred freshman Ashlyn Peters gave the Hornets six more points in the event with a third place leap of 14-05.00. Tyler got sixth place in the event with a 13-06.50 jump from Knights junior Victoria Yost.
Paden City senior Hope Weber added first place in the shot put with a heave of 32-02.50 and first place in the discus throw with a toss of 96-02 to get 20 individual points and add to the Wildcats total. The Silver Knights took fifth and sixth place in the shot with junior Makayla Haught tossing 29-00.50 for two points, and freshman Sydney Deaton getting a 27-11.75 good for a point. In the Discus Deaton picked up another sixth place with a throw of 80-04 good for a point.
Tyler Consolidated Boys finished in fourth place with 73 points, while Paden City finished seventh out of the eight teams with 17 points. Ritchie County won the meet with 146 points followed by St. Marys, and Williamstown. Wood County Christian came in fifth and Braxton County finished sixth.
In the 100 meter dash Paden City sophomore Zane Yeater was the only local scorer with a fourth place finish in a time of 12.26 good for four Wildcat points. The 200 meter dash had Yeater coming in third with a time of 25.91 for six more points for the Cats, while teammate Shane Anderson a junior got fourth for four points with a 26.18. The Silver Knights Issac Rush gave the Knights two points finishing fifth with a 26.36.
Tyler Consolidated got a big win in the 400 meter dash as senior Austin Timmons blitzed the field with a 55.19 over two seconds ahead of the second place finisher, to give the Knights 10 points. Teammate Issac Rush grabbed third in the event with a 58.05 and six points.
The Knights then got first and second in the 800 meter run as senior Spencer Corley outran the field to grab first with a 2:11.21 for 10 points and Timmons followed close behind with a 2:13.66 for second and eight points.
In the 300 meter hurdles Paden City picked up two more points as junior Jasup Spragg finished fifth with a time of 52.71.
Tyler Consolidated got a third place team finish in the 4×400 meter relay with a team of Rush, Timmons, freshman Sage Landis, and Corley. They finished in 3:55.71 good for six more Silver Knight points. The Knights then added 10 more points with a first place time of 1:25.48 in the shuttle hurdles with a team of Timmons, Rush, Landis, and Peyton Hayes.
Spencer Corley got his second first place finish on the night in the high jump when he cleared six feet to add 10 points to the Knights total. In the Long jump Corley went 18-10.50 good for second place and eight more points giving him 28 individual points on the night.
Sage Landis got fifth in the event with a leap of 17-06.00 and two points, while Paden City got another point from Shane Anderson who finished sixth with a leap of 17-05.50.
The Silver Knights managed one more point on the night as junior Jaden Holmes got sixth in the discus with a toss of 97-05.