Tornadoes finish 1st most often

Tornadoes finish 1st most often

Union City almost pulled off a perfect meet.
Winning 25 of 30 events, however, will do just fine.
The middle school Golden Tornadoes won all 15 events in boys’ action and 10 events on the girls’ side to out-point Northview in a dual track meet Tuesday afternoon at War Memorial Stadium.
UC outscored Northview 106-42 in the boys’ meet and 81-60 in the girls’ meet. Union City will host Munford and Dyersburg in a tri-meet Thursday.
Jacob Hyde was the long jump winner, and Willaevion Burton topped the high jump field for UC. Jay Witherspoon and Jamison Blackwell were the meet’s top throwers, Witherspoon winning the shot and Blackwell taking the discus win.
Brantley Clendenin anchored three relay wins as he teamed with Hyde, Burton and Jeremy Bumpous in the 400 meters, joined D’Carrious Stephens, Taeshawn Allen and Burton in the 800 and ran with Stephens, Cace Cook and Kaleb Dowell in the 1,600.
Austin Jefferson, Jack Guess, Sam Guess and Alex Vasquez won the 3,200 relay.
Union City runners showed speed and stamina on the track with wins in the individual races as well.
Stephens won the 100-meter sprint, and Bumpous topped the field in the 200. Cook won the 400, and Jefferson was the winner in the 800.
Vasquez was the winner in both the 1,600 and 3,200 runs.
Kalia Fowler was a four-time winner for the Lady Tornadoes as she bested the high jump field and the 110-meter hurdle group and was part of the winning 400 and 800 relay teams.
Chynia Hyde was with Fowler in the two relay wins, foursomes that included Corttearia Monroe and Millie Critchlow in the 400 and Decora Alexander and Journee Smith in the 800. Hyde also won the 200-meter sprint.
Critchlow anchored the winning 1,600 quartet, following Jasmine Youngblood, Kelsey Lane Parker and Kate Terrell with the baton.
Monroe had another win, taking the long jump, while Japril Hegler won both the shot put and the discus throws.
Tykesha Vaughn was the 400-meter winner for Union City.
Bayleigh Powers set a school record in the 1,600-meter run, her time of seven minutes, 19 seconds good enough for third place in that event.

Published in The Messenger 3.28.12

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