Lady Vikings crush school record

syeagle@demo-mo.comApril 26, 2013 

The Midway girls’ track and field team not only took first in their own Midway Relays held April 22, but they also broke a school record. The 4x400-meter relay team of Cady Wright, Kathleen Yoakum, Jessie Owens and Dee Stark smashed the record that has been held since 1984 of 4 minutes, 12.19 seconds with a time of 4:10.15. The current state record is 4:09.55.

“This is a great accomplishment and I’m very excited for the girls,” Midway head coach Bryan Stahl said.

The Lady Vikings took second place as a team with 77 points with three first place finishes. Besides the 4x400-meter relay team, the 4x200-meter relay team took first with a time of 1:51.7 and the pole vault team finished first with a combined height of 23 feet.

The Lady Vikings shuttle hurdles relay team took second with a time of 1:17.04, the 4x100-meter relay team placed second with a time of 56.5 and the long jump team placed second with a combined distance of 41 feet.

The Midway girls’ sprint medley relay team finished fourth with a time of 2:08.59, the 4x800-meter relay team took fourth with a time of 11:52.85 and the triple jump team finished fourth with a combined leap of 79 feet, 10 1/2 inches. The 1,600-meter medley relay team finished sixth with a time of 5:16.35.

The Midway boys’ finished first at the meet with a team score of 96 points and seven first place finishes. The shuttle hurdles relay team took first with a time of 1:04.73, the sprint medley relay team placed first with a time of 1:41.53 and the thrower’s relay team finished first with a time of 1:53.71.

The Vikings pole vault team took first with a combined height of 32 feet, 6 inches, the shot put team took first with a combined distance of 113 feet, 9 1/2 inches, the discus throw team placed first with a combined distance of 326 feet, 4 inches and the high jump team finished first with a combined height of 16 feet, 8 inches.

The Midway boys’ 4x100-meter relay team took second with a time of 45.78 and the 4x400-meter relay team placed second with a time of 3:47.08. The 1,600-meter medley relay team placed fourth with a time of 4:05.06, as did the 4x200-meter relay team with a time of 1:39.56. The 4x1,600-meter relay team placed sixth with a time of 22:44.92 and the 4x800-meter relay team finished sixth with a time of 10:00.87.

The Archie girls finished fourth with a team score of 52 points and had three first place finishes. The 4x800-meter relay team set a new meet record with their first place time of 10:34.6. The 1,600-meter medley relay team placed firs with a time of 4:43.54 and the shot put team took first with a combined distance of 91 feet, 3 1/2 inches.

The thrower’s relay team placed second with a time of 1:01.21 and the 4x400-meter relay took second with a time of 4:26.67. The long jump team placed fourth with a combined distance of 39 feet, 9 inches and the shuttle hurdles relay team finished fifth with a time of 1:20.22.

The Archie boys took fourth with a team score of 37 points with two first place finishes. The 1,600-meter medley relay team finished first with a time of 3:56 and the 4x800-meter relay team placed first with a time of 9:10.95.

The Whirlwinds pole vault team finished third with a combined height of 23 feet, 6 inches. The shuttle hurdles relay team took fourth with a time of 1:16.35 and the high jump team finished fourth with a combined height of 10 feet, 3 inches. The 4x400-meter relay team took fifth with a time of 3:54.1 and the long jump team placed sixth with a combined distance of 48 feet, 10 inches.

The Pleasant Hill boys placed 11th with a team score of 9 points. The 4x1,600-meter relay team placed third with a time of 21:38, the 4x800-meter relay team finished fifth with a time of 9:57.76 and the discus throw team took sixth with a combined distance of 236 feet, 8 inches.

The Pleasant Hill girls took 14th with a team score of one point. The 4x200-meter relay team finished sixth with a time of 2:11.78.

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