Pony track teams have good day

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

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On her mark is Iola Middle School’s Alexis Hobbs (middle) as she readies to run the 100-meter dash for seventh-grade girls at Thursday’s track meet at Girard. Hobbs was fourth in the race.
Register/Jocelyn Sheets
Iola Middle School seventh-grader Trenton Latta is out in front of the field in the 1600-meter run at Girard Thursday.

GIRARD — Iola Middle School’s seventh-grade boys broke a meet record and the eighth-grade boys were one second shy of setting a meet record.
Overall, Thursday was a good day for the IMS track teams competing in the Girard Junior High Invitational meet. The IMS seventh-grade boys won seven events on their way to another team championship for the season. They scored 127 points with Pittsburg in second at 111.
In the sprint medley relay races, the Pony seventh-grade foursome of Michael Wilson, Tyler McIntosh, Adam Kauth and John Whitworth won in a meet record time of 1 minute, 55.5 seconds. Iola’s eighth-grade boys’ medley relay team of Levi Ashmore, Tyler Clubine, Stephen McDonald and Jason Tidd claimed the gold medal in 1:59, a second away from breaking its division meet record.
Iola’s eighth-grade boys finished third as a team with 63 points. Pittsburg took the team title with 131 points and Frontenac was second at 112.
The IMS eighth-grade girls scored 20 points. Girard won the division with 148 points. Iola’s seventh-grade girls scored 15 points as Pittsburg dominated their division with 176 points.
The IMS teams have one more meet in the season. They go to Burlington Middle School’s Invitational next Friday. Events begin at 10 a.m.
Here are Iola’s results from Girard:

Seventh Grade

Boys: discus-2. Jesse Zimmerman, 83’4”; high jump-1. Adam Kauth, 5’0”, 4. Tyler Powelson, 4’4”; long jump-1. John Whitworth, 15’8”, 3. Tyler McIntosh, 13’10”, 5. Michael Wilson, 12’8”; 100-m hurdles-4. Michael Armstrong, 19.5, 6. Jacob Cooper, 20.83; 100-m run-1. Whitworth, 13.24, 3. Kauth, 13.72, 5. Wilson, 14.55; 1600-m run-1. Trenton Latta, 5:57.4; 400-m run-1. Whitworth, 1:01.6, 6. McIntosh, 1:09.5; 800-m run-2. Powelson, 2:42.2; 200-m dash-1. Kauth, 27.6, 6. Cooper, 30.76; medley relay-1. Iola (Wilson, McIntosh, Kauth, Whitworth), 1:55.5; 4x100-m relay-4. Iola (Bryan Mueller, Bryce Misenhelter, Armstrong, Cooper), 1:00.2; 4x400-m relay-4. Iola (Fryendz Wallace, Coby Cochran, Powelson, Ricky Michael), 5:24.1.
Girls: shot put-5. Darci Collins, 26’4”; 100-m dash-4. Alexis Hobbs, 15.1; 200-m dash-6. Hobbs, 31.7; medley relay-5. Iola (Allison Cleaver, Hobbs, Paige Miller, Carrie Mock), 2:25; 4x100-m relay-5. Iola (Cleaver, Hobbs, Miller, Mock), 1:04; 4x200-m relay-5. Iola (Cleaver, Sydney Haen, Miller, Mock), 2:23; 4x400-m relay-5. Iola (Michaela Ingle, Courtney Smith, Megan Smith, Shannon Vogel), 6:33.

Eighth Grade

Boys: discus-3. Mason Coons, 98’10”; high jump-2. Stephen McDonald, 5’0”; long jump-3. Levi Ashmore, 15’4”; 100-m hurdles-5. Cody Mullins, 21.39, 6. Zeph Larney, 21.96; 100-m dash-2. Ashmore, 12.731; 400-m run-5. Drew Smith, 1:22.2, 6. Tyler Tomlinson, 1:13; 800-m run-4. Coons, 2:42.1, 6. Andrew Lowell, 2:43.2; medley relay-1. Iola (Ashmore, Tyler Clubine, McDonald, Tidd), 1:59.0; 4x100-m relay-3. Iola (tidd, Eric Heffern, Tomlinson, Clubine), 57.03; 4x200-m relay-4. Iola (Tidd, Larney, Clubine, McDonald), 1:56.7; 4x400-m relay-4. Iola (Tomlinson, Heffern, Mullins, Larney), 5:00.5.
Girls: high jump-5. Libby Shay, 4’2”; 100-m hurdles-5 Keli Lee, 19.9m 6. Shay, 21.45; 100-m dash-6. Shay, 15.471; medley relay-2. Iola (Channel Coyne, Lee, Breanna Stout, Alyssa Zimmerman), 2:18.8; 4x100-m relay-4. Iola (Coyne, Shay, Stout, Zimmerman), 1:01.5; 4x200-m relay-4. Iola (Coyne, Lee, Tori Snavely, Zimmerman), 2:12.2.