The Community R-VI track and field team left its first meet of the year in Fulton on April 4 with three medals.
Kaitlin Orr led the Lady Trojans by taking second in the 800 meters with a time of 2:51.47 at the meet hosted by the Missouri School for the Deaf (MSD). Orr also leaped 12’8.5” in the long jump and leaped 25’6.5” in the triple jump.
Leah Mays took advantage of the meet with sunny weather and took fourth in the 1,600 meters with a time of 6:34.70.
Jewelee Winn tossed 70’11” in the discuss and 24’11.5” in the shot put.
Amelia Knipfel finished the 100-meter hurdles in 21.12 seconds and leaped 12’ in the long jump.
Tina McCoskey finished the 200 meters in 26.88 seconds and completed the 100 meters in 12.90 seconds.
Lance Gibson led the Trojans after winning the fourth place medal in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles with a time of 48.96 seconds. She also finished the 1,600-meter race in 5:36.22.
Tyler Mays finished the 100-meter race in 12.90 seconds and leaped 15’1.5” in the long jump.
Keith Caldwell tossed the discuss 50’9” and tossed the shot put 26’4”.
“Our athletes competed well in all of their events,” said Community R-VI track and field coach Erin Mack.
“Of course, like any sporting event, they had first meet jitters, but pushed past the nervousness. With the new additions to the team and some of our athletes trying new events – they didn’t know what to expect. This meet was a good indicator for the kids to gauge where they are now and where they need to be competitively. Our season has just begun and we have a lot of work to do, yet. Our athletes are determined to do their best this season and hope to bring home more medals.”