Twister sectional tickets plentiful

Twister sectional tickets plentiful
Twister sectional tickets plentiful

Union City’s Knox Faulkner prepares for a hand-off from Brantley Clendenin on Wednesday.
The Union City Middle School team is loading up the bus for a trip to the TMSAA West Sectional today.
A total of 16 UCMS athletes (11 boys and five girls) were to make the trip to this afternoon’s sectional event at Halle Stadium in Memphis.
The meet, which is the highest level of competition for middle school/junior high athletes, is slated to begin at 4:30.
All of the athletes advanced to the West Sectional as a result of finishing in either first or second at the West Tennessee Athletic Conference meet on Wednesday at Dyersburg.
That meet was postponed two days due to the rain and subsequent went conditions throughout the area.
On the boys’ side, the Union City boys finished second with 122 points, behind only Ripley (160 points).
Cesar Landeros won both the mile and two-mile run at the WTAC Conference finale, while Alex Vasquez placed second in the mile.
Twister thrower Kane Taylor claimed two gold medals at the conference meet, winning both the shot put and discus.
Jamie Pirtle also claimed a sectional ticket with a second-place toss in the discus.
Donte Simpson burst across the finish line in the first place during the 400-meter to advance to Memphis as did two Union City relay teams (two-mile and one-mile).
The two-mile quartet is comprised of Vasquez, Jalen Ware, Marcus Deberry and Tavarius Thompson. Simpson, Brantley Clen-denin, Knox Faulkner and Ricky Henry make up the one-mile relay team.
A few additional UCMS boys’ athletes came up just short of a sectional berth in third place.
Alex Reid had that position in the 200-yard dash as did Henry in the long jump.
The 800-meter relay team, which earned third, was made up of Malik Stockdale, Channing Green, Malachi Kidd and Reid.
Taylor, Simpson and Landeros were all named to the all-conference team.
On the girls’ side, Dyamond McCadney has two events to compete in today after she won the shot put and was second in the discus at the WTAC finale.
Kealie Reaves will be the busiest of the Union City girls as she won both the 100 and 200-yard dashes and the relay team she is part of (800-meter) is also Memphis-bound after a first-place finish.
Prasha Fair, Alex Parks and Chynia Hyde teamed with Reaves in that relay.
All totaled, UC finished fourth in the 11-team meet.
The two-mile relay team of Megan Hightower, KaLeighn White, Naya Carter and Christian Davis came in third — just a spot out of earning a sectional berth.
White also barely missed making the Memphis trip in the long jump, where her best leap was good enough for a bronze medal.
McCadney, Reaves and Fair were named to the all-conference team.

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