Union City was far better in the boys’ meet. The Lady Tornadoes were right in the middle of a very close girls’ meet.
UC’s boys put up 86 points to far outdistance Dyersburg (39) and Munford (36) in Thursday’s middle school track tri-meet at War Memorial Stadium.
The Union City girls, meanwhile, scored 53 points to finish behind Dyersburg (60) and in front of Munford (46).
Willaevion Burton, D’Car-rious Stephens and Brantley Clendenin all placed high in three events with first- or second-place finishes.
Burton won the high jump, while Stephens came in second in the 100-meter sprint. Clendenin was the anchor leg on the first-place 400-meter and 1,600-meter relays and the second-place 800-meter foursome.
Burton, Jacob Hyde and Jeremy Bumpus were on the 400 team, Stephens, Cace Cook and Kaleb Dowell were part of the 1,600 foursome and Stephens, Burton and Taeshawn Allen joined up for the 800.
Will Harris won the discus and finished second in the shot put. Teammate Jamison Blackwell won the shot, while UC’s Jay Witherspoon was second in the discus.
Hyde was a winner in the long jump event to round out UC’s effort in the field events.
Austin Jefferson was first and Sam Guess second in the 800-meter run, while Alex Vasquez was first and Tripp Conley placed second in the 3,200. Jack Guess finished second in the 1,600 meters.
Jefferson, the Guess twins and Vasquez teamed for a win in the 3,200 relay.
Union City placed second in two other track events — Dowell in the 110 hurdles and Cook in the 400 run.
The Lady Twisters set two new school records.
Bayleigh Powers ran the 1,600 meters in a time of 7:07, breaking the school mark she set earlier in the week, while Kalia Fowler cleared four feet, 8.5 inches for a school mark in the high jump.
Japril Hegler won both the discus and shot put events with Kendra Young placing second in the shot.
Fowler was also first in the 110 hurdles and ran the first leg of the winning 4×400 relay team, followed up by Kelsey Lane Parker, Kate Terrell and Millie Critchlow.
Terrell and Parker were joined by Tykesha Vaughn and Megan Hightower to win the 4×800 relay, and Vaughn was second in the 400-meter run.
Published in The Messenger 3.30.12