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Twisters pile up points vs. D’burg, Northview

Twisters pile up points vs. D’burg, Northview

Union City was better than Dyersburg and Northview.
Much better.
UC totaled 79 points, while Dyersburg had 46 and Northview scored 22 in a boys’ middle school tri-meet Thursday at Union City.
There was no report on the Union City girls.
The Union City boys won all four field events and the four relay races to easily outscore its two opponents.
Jacob Hyde set a new school record in the long jump, stretching out to a distance of 17 feet, 10 inches, while the Twister boys finished first and second in the other three events.
Jay Witherspoon was first and Will Harris was second in the shot put, that UCMS twosome then flip-flopping positions in the discus.
Willaevion Burton was first and Jeremy Bumpus was second in the high jump.
Hyde, Bumpus and Burton were joined by Brantley Clendenin to win the 400-meter relay.
Clendenin anchored three of the relay wins, running with D’Carrious Stephens, Taeshawn Allen and Burton in the 800, and joining with Stephens, Cace Cook and Kaleb Dowell in the 1,600.
Austin Jefferson, Jack Guess, Sam Guess and Tripp Conley won the 3,200 relay.
Many of those same runners shined in the individual events as well.
Stephens won the 100-meter sprint, Jefferson was first in the 800 and Conley took first in the 3,200.
Second-place finishes included Bumpus in the 200, Cook in the 400, Jack Guess in the 1,600 and Dowell in the 110 hurdles.
Union City will be right back in action with two meets in a three-day span, both at Dyersburg. The junior Twisters will compete in the Big Kahuna meet Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. and will then challenge Dyersburg and Brighton in a tri-meet on Monday.

Published in The Messenger 4.13.12