The Van-Far track and field team earned several medals at the Wright City Wildcat Relays last week.
Sharrod Connor led the Indians by setting a personal record in the long jump by leaping 21’2” to win the event. He was also second in the triple jump, and third in both the 100 and 200 meters. Lathyn McMorris won the 3,200 meters in 10:38. He set a personal record time in the 1,600 meters for second with a 4:49.
Jacob Garner was fifth in the pole vault.
Abbey Robinson took fifth in the long jump after leaping 14’1”.
“We are making strides to being our best in the latter part of the season,” said Van-Far head coach Blake Logan. “We had numerous kids set personal records in various events. Nick Barnes cleared 5’2”, Nick Carpenter is improving his times in the distance events. Colten Jensen and Taryn Adam are working hard and continue to I prove in the mid-distance events. Abby Robinson and Madison Orr are continuing to better their times in the 100 and 200. Also, Trey Atkinson is making huge strides in the hurdle events and is going to prove one of our most important aspects to making us a well-rounded team in the boys side. Our relay teams have not been consistent with the moving parts with dual sport athletes as well as injuries to a couple kids. We have two weeks until the EMO Conference Meet (5/5 @ Montgomery County) and less than three weeks until the district track meet so I am really trying to challenge these kids each practice and each meet so we are ready to go on May 9 in Festus.”