The Community R-VI track and field season came to an end two weekends ago after none of the athletes advanced past the Class 1, District 1 Meet held in Hillsboro.
“We are a young team and I couldn’t be more proud of how far this young group of individuals have come,” said Community R-VI head track and field coach Stacie Carroz. “…I am looking forward to seeing this group grow throughout the next couple of years.”
Alissa Craig nearly qualified for Sectionals after she tossed a personal best 30’1.5” in the shot put to break the school record and finish in fifth place. She missed the top four spot needed to advance by just .3’. Craig was also 11th in the discus.
Teammate Chelsea Hoyt was ninth overall in the long jump after a leap of 13’3”. She set a PR in the 200 meters with a time of 32.16 seconds. Tristen Wyatt finished the same race in 32.30 seconds. Elisa Swaim was ninth in the 800 meters with a time of 3:04.94, just missing a team point finish by .89 seconds. She also ran the 100 meters in 15.52 seconds.
Wyatt completed the 400 meters in 1:20.35 to finish eight place.
The boys program was led by Eric Hombs, who tossed the discus 101’ for sixth place overall. Hombs also set a PR in the 400 meters with a time of 1:00.87.
Jesse Foreman placed seventh in the 100 meters with a time of 12.93 seconds. He also leaped 14’8” in the long jump event.