WSN boys track team places third at Baker meet

Published 9:07 am Thursday, March 31, 2011

In a recent track meet at Baker, the W.S. Neal boys track team placed third.
Crestview won the meet with a total score of 208 and was followed by Baker with 183.5 and W.S. Neal with 79 points.
After W.S. Neal, was Jay with 47.5, Northview with 39, Central with 22, Paxton with 15, Rocky Bayou with 12 and Ponce De Leon with 0.
W.S. Neal track coach Rebecca Massie said she was really shocked by the results of this meet.
“I was shocked by the results especially since we had to scratch the 4×400 at the last minute because of injury,” Massie said.
Monterius Culliver ran a school record for W.S. Neal in the 400-meter race with a time of 52.42 seconds. Bob Elliott held the previous record with a time 53.49 set in 2010.
Other scorers and finishers for the Eagles were:
Rodney Nance placed sixth in the two-mile run while Donald Hardyman placed eighth.
The Eagle 4×800 relay team placed fifth and the 4×100 team placed third with a time of 48.22
In the shot put, Kenyan Nettles placed fourth and Justin Tompkins placed sixth.
Tompkins also placed second in the discus with a throw of 105-7 and Josiah Nettles placed sixth.
In the110-hurdles, Nettles placed third with a time of 16.65.
In the 100-meter race, Culliver placed second with a time of 10.94 and Nettles placed sixth. In the 400-meter, Culliver with second with a time of 54.42 and Nettles placed third with a time of 53.69.
Hardyman placed eighth in the 300 hurdles and Malik Williams placed fifth in the 800-meter race.
In the 200-meter race, Nettles placed third with a time of 23.57 and LaTrae Williams placed seventh.
For the Lady Eagles, the team placed seventh out of nine teams with Jasmine Crook placing four in the shot and sixth in the 200-meter race. Arianna Jones placed fourth in the 100-meter race.
“It is evident that Jasmine Crooks really carries our girls’ team,” Massie said. “She’s been
working harder at practice lately, and this is showing in the form of points for our team and PRs (personal records) for her. I look forward to seeing her continued success. Scoring points and placing high will be continued motivation for our future meets. We are already looking forward to sectionals and hopefully having some athletes
qualifying for the 4A state championships.”

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