Bryant White girls sweep top team honors at meet

The Bryant White Lady Hornets of Bryant Middle School took top team honors in both the eighth-grade and seventh-grade competitions at a track meet held at Bryant Stadium on Tuesday, March 9.

In the eighth grade standings, Bryant White finished with 196 points. Bryant Blue was second with 146 followed by Lakewood with 113, Rose City (51) and Ridge Road (25).

In the seventh grade standings, Bryant White finished with 204 points to Lakewood’s 122. Bryant Blue was third (113) followed by Ridge Road (37) and Rose The Bryant White eighth graders won seven individual events. The seventh grades won six individual events plus all three relays.[more]

The eighth grade team flourished in the field events. In the triple jump, the Lady Hornets swept the top three finishes. Mekayla Muhammad won by covering 27-2 ½ while teammate Melinda Murdock (26-7) and Courtney Bulthuis (23-5) finished second and third, respectively.

In the high jump, Katleen Statler cleared 3-8 to win with teammate Katy Davis second at the same height.

Kaitlyn Greer won both the discus and shot put. In the former, her throw went 64-2. Teammate Myah Thompson was third (60-2 ½) with Anna Boone eighth (44-8). In the latter, her winning toss went 27-11. Thompson was second with a throw of 27-2 and Jamie Burrows finished fifth at 23-4.

Murdock added a win in the long jump with a leap of 13-6. Muhammad was fifth at 11-11 and Addie Chaloupka was eighth at 9-7.

The distance races were also strong areas for the Bryant White eighth grade girls. In the 1600, Mikayla Douglas won in 6:38.92. Three other Lady Hornets scored in the event as well. Shelby Woodall was fourth in 6:51.67, Janna Wilson seventh in 8:25.06, and Destin Nichols eighth in 12:20.99.

In the 800, Woodall crossed the finish line first in a time of 3:00.68. Chaloupka was third in 3:02.98.

Murdock led the team in the sprints. She was second in the 200 with a time of 29.67, fourth in the 100 meter dash in 13.68, and fifth in the 100 hurdles at 20.62. Muhammad was third in the 300 hurdles (1:00.36), fourth in the 200 dash (30.50), and sixth in the 100 meter dash (13.97).

In the 300 hurdles, Callie Schalk added points for a fifth-place finish, running a 1:04.04. In the 100 hurdles, Hannah Glover took sixth in 25.18.

Douglas finished fifth and Rachel Bacon sixth in the 400. Douglas finished in 1:18.19 and Bacon in 1:19.19.

The distance expertise also benefited the team in the 4×800 relay in which Douglas, Bacon, Woodall and Stalter combined on a 12:37.09 clocking, good for second place.

The 4×400 relay team of Chaloupka, Stalter, Bacon and Douglas finished third with a time of 5:26.08 while the 4×100 quartet of Muhammad, Bacon, Stalter and Murdock took fifth in 58.95.

The seventh grade 4×800 team won in a time of 13:20.54 as Brittany McDonald, Briana Rutherford, Claire Henderson and Lindsey Butler teamed up.

The 4×400 team won in 4:55.92 as Butler, Henderson, Colleen Johnson and Jayla Anderson combined.

In the 4×100, Jaela Hilliard, Johnson, Henderson and Anderson put together a winning time of 59.00.

Individually, Anderson accounted for two first-place finishes. She won the 400 in a time of 1:07.32 with teammate Qabia Patillo sixth in 1:18.65. She won the 100 hurdles in 18.22 with McDonald fourth in 20.68.

Patillo won the discus for Bryant White with a toss of 61-5. Mallory Curry was fourth with a throw of 56-4. In the shot, Makaylah Nguyen (28-5), Curry (26-5) and Henderson (23-1) swept the top three spots.

Destiny Huffman claimed the top high jump, clearing 4-0 with Johnson finishing at the same height to take second.

Rutherford won the 800 meter run in 3:14.29 with Huffman third in 3:17.98.

Johnson also contributed a second place finish in the 100 meter dash, finishing in 13.40. Hilliard was fifth in 14.33. Johnson’s 30.00 clocing was good for fourth in the 200.

Taylor Lindberg had the second best triple jump, while Mariah Aguilar third (11-11) and Scarlet Pense fourth (11-9 ½) in the long jump.

In the mile run, Butler was second (6:34.25), Hannah James sixth (7:42), Josie Hill seventh (7:47.46) and Emily Ball eighth (8:17.30).

Henderson pitched in with a third-place finish in the 300 hurdles, clocking in at 1:03.10. Patillo was fourth in 1:06.35.

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