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Twisters in sectional ‘field’

Twisters in sectional ‘field’
Twisters in sectional ‘field’
The Union City track teams will “field” a team of at least three competitors at next week’s Class A West Sectional.
Jasmine Dysart (shot put), Chase Bowling (discus) and Antuwan Powell (shot put) all punched tickets to next week’s West Sectional as a result of Tuesday’s field event action at the Region 7A-AA meet in Dyersburg.
Dysart won the girls’ shot put with a best throw of 33 feet, one inch.
Meanwhile, Bowling was second in the boys’ discus. The Twister junior was ahead distance-wise — with a best throw of 123 feet, three inches — for most of the competition. He was beaten when Ripley’s Keeland McElrath made a final toss of 123 feet, six inches.
Powell’s best toss in the shot was 44 feet, six inches — good enough for third place.
The top four performers at the 7A-AA meet move on to the West Sectional in Memphis on May 21.
“We had a good showing in the throwing events,” Tornado track coach Darren Bowling said. “I’m proud of what these three did today, but we all know they’ll have to be at the top of their game to get past the sectional.”
Meanwhile, UC’s DeAndrez Williams qualified for Thursday’s running finals in the 100-meter, 200-meter and 400-meter dashes.
Thursday’s action at D’burg will include all of the running events, sans the two-mile race and the preliminaries of the 100-meter, 200-meter and 400-meter dashes.
Those running competitions took place on Tuesday afternoon.
In the two-mile, Union City’s Daniel Williamson crossed the finish line in 11:59 to earn sixth place.
Also notable, but not advancing to the sectional for the Twisters was discus thrower Keylon Hyde (eighth with a best throw of 93 feet, six inches).
UC was missing several of its regular girls’ distance runners and field event competitors — many of whom were playing in the Lady Twisters’ District 14A Softball Tournament victory against Bradford.
Bowling said his team had to submit a list of entrants on Friday and it was in the track squad’s best interest not to enter many of those playing softball due to the 14A Tournament’s schedule.

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