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All Twisters thinclads wear silver

All Twisters thinclads wear silver
Both Union City High School track teams brought back silver from Thursday’s McKenzie Invitational.
The Twister girls were edged 91-89 by Jackson Christian School for the event’s top prize, while their male counterparts totaled 105 points — nine short of meet champion Humboldt.
Both track teams return to action on May 11 (for field events) and 13 (for running competition) in the Region 7A-AA meet at Dyersburg.
On Thursday, the Lady Twisters had a pair of gold medalists, while their male teammates also had two first-places.
UC girl Jasmine Dysart won the shot put with a top throw of 31 feet, six inches, while Aranda Tate leaped the farthest (27 feet, 11 inches) in the triple-jump.
On the boys’ side, Deandrez Williams had both first-place finishes with a win in both the 200- and 400-meter races. Williams also claimed second in the 100-meter dash.
Other girls’ competition at McKenzie had Amber Smith second in the discus with a top throw of 83 feet, three inches. Smith also claimed fifth in the shot put.
Meanwhile, Tate was second in the long jump with Shakeyvia Gauldin third in the same event.
Allison Bruff and Chloe Smithson finished third and fourth, respectively, in the two-mile run.
Brandy Henry (high jump), Paige Fisher (100-meter dash) and Sadie Hollis (200-meters) all got fourth place in their respective events.
Boys’ action had Chase Bowling’s best throw of 107 feet, 10 inches good enough for second place.
Antuwan Powell hurled the shot put 42 feet, six inches for second, while Josh Nicks was third with a top throw of 41 feet, three inches in the same event.
Other field event action had Jakyron Burnside second in the high jump and fourth in the triple-jump. Keontre Murrell was third in the triple-jump.
On the track, Dan Williamson was second with a time of 12:20 in the two-mile.
Union City also had three boys’ relay teams that placed fourth.
Antonio Cox, Jorge Guerri, Kendrick Price and Williams got said spot in the 400-meter relay, while Williamson, Benjamin White, Lee McCord and Brett Gore claimed the same position in the two-mile team run.
Williams, Price, Guerri and Keylon Hyde earned fourth in the 800-meter relay.

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