Ozark pole-vaulter Olivia Lyon likely won’t have to worry about getting too much sun at this weekend’s Class 5 State Track Meet. The weather forecast calls for high temperatures in the mid-80s and a 50 percent chance of rain with mostly cloudy conditions.
Allison Brumley drew inspiration from her grandfather on her way to increasing her personal record in the long jump last weekend by nearly a foot.
Drue Lawrence returned to throw the javelin as a senior this spring, despite an elbow injury that threatened to end her softball career and easily could have curtailed her track career, as well.
Chadwick’s Evan Smith made it back-to-back state championships in the 1,600 and also claimed a gold medal in the 800 and 3,200 at the Class 1 State Track Meet in Jefferson City this past weekend.
Sydney Johnson’s results have been impressive enough that she hasn’t minded too much having to wear a medical boot to support a stress fracture in her left foot.
Nixa’s Mackenzie Ihasz broke a minute in the 400 for the first time and finally got the best of Ozark’s Anna Hitt in Class 5 District 2 action at Carthage on Saturday.
Nixa’s Jared Breig, William Kershaw, William Wheeler and Elliot Rule ran away from the competition en route to a first-place finish in the 4 x 400 relay in Class 5 District 2 action at Carthage on Saturday.
Ozark coach David Brewer’s memory failed him just a bit during Madison Reese’s signing ceremony with Pitt State when he introduced her as a defending COC champion in the javelin.
Jared Breig owns one Nixa school record individually and has another mark as part of a relay. Hardly content, the senior sprinter enters Districts as motivated as ever to better those standards and perhaps up his number of records.
Nixa sophomore Lily Simmons was thrilled to own the distinction of clearing 5-foot-2 in the high jump when she was an eighth-grader. After all, that height was good enough to set a junior high COC Meet record.
Ozark’s Anna Hitt never gave serious consideration to the prospect of Carl Junction standout sprinter Shiloh Sluder setting a blistering time to beat in the 400 at the COC Meet on Thursday,
Olivia Lyon wasn’t able to keep alive her streak of setting a personal record but did clear 12-0 for the third straight meet while winning the pole vault at the SBU Relays on Tuesday.
Nixa’s Allison Brumley and Elliot Rule could already relate to each other, with both being ultra-versatile in track and having their sights set on the pentathlon, heptathlon or decathlon at the college level.