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Monett track team shines at conference meet

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

With room to spare. The Monett boys track team took third place at the Big 8 Conference track meet on Tuesday night. Tyler Green, pictured above, took second place in the high jump event. [Times Photo by Jared Lankford]
The Monett boys and girls track team finished third and fourth respectively in the Big 8 Conference meet Tuesday night.

"I am very pleased with the boys' performance," said Monett track coach Chad Depeť. "Our biggest strength this season has been our ability to consistently get better with each meet.

Lamar won the boys' division of the annual conference meet with 175 points. Carl Junction took second with 98 points. Monett finished third with 95 points, and Cassville was fourth with 76 points.

Moving ahead. Faith Schmidt, a sophomore at Monett clears a hurdle during the Big 8 Conference meet Tuesday night. The Monett girls track team took fourth place in the meet. [Times Photo by Jared Lankford]
In the girls' division, Carl Junction took top team honors with 128 points. Cassville was second with 110 points. Lamar finished third with 89 points, and Monett scored 59 team points to secure fourth place.

"Our girls gave a good effort," said Monett coach Kelly George. "We need to prepare for districts and work on getting better."

Results for the Monett boys are as follows.

A great jump. Monett's Haylee Morris takes one of he three jumps during the long jump event at Monett Tuesday night. [Times Photo by Jared Lankford]
First place

* 800-meter: Chris Renteria, 2:04.

* 1,600-meter: Renteria, 4:35.

* 3,200-meter: Renteria, 10:31.

* 200-meter: Kurran Blamey, 23.1.

Second place

* 100-meter: Blamey, 11.6.

* 4x200 relay: Aaron Hall, Matt Murphy, Zach Swearingen and Blamey, 1:35.3.

* 4x100 relay: Hall, Swearingen, Tyler Green and Blamey, :45.

* High jump: Green, 6'.

* Triple jump: Green, 40' 1".

Third place

* 4x800 relay: Jeremy Horton, Jorge Aceves, Jacob Schmidly and Mitchel Carlin, 9.00.6.

Fourth place

*3,200-meter: Aaron Morley, 11.12.1.
*300-meter hurdle: Murphy, 43.4.

Results for the Monett girls are as follows.

First place

*800-meter: Raigan Ratliff, 2.27.2.

Second place

*3,200-meter: Madeleine Weber, 13.53.8.

* Discus: Lupe Renteria, 85'5".

Third place

* 4x400 relay: Brooke Madison, Faith Schmidt, Sophie Fulton and Ratliff, 4:24.9.

* Long jump: Schmidt, 15'4".

Fourth place

* 1,600-meter: Weber, 6:08.5.

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