|Historic verdict ‘big’ for Jr. Twister boys |
|Posted: Monday, April 15, 2013 7:00 pm |
The Union City Middle School boys’ track team made history on Friday.
For the first time ever, the Tornadoes won the team championship of the Big Kahuna Invitational in Dyersburg.
UC bested seven other schools in the field with a team total of 155 points.
Paducah Tilghman, which feeds to the tradition-rich high school program, was second with 1331⁄2 points, followed by Covington (92) and the host Bears (79).
The Union City girls were fourth in the team competition with 76 points. Crestview was the meet champion.
Cooper Hurt won both the shot put and the discus throws to pace the Twister boys’ winning effort — one that saw the locals sweep first place in all field events.
Taeshawn Allen took first place in the long jump with a leap of 17 feet, 7 inches, while Michael Warford cleared 5’6” to win the high jump for UC.
Alford’s teammate, Jeremy Bumpus, also made it over the same height and finished second as Warford had fewer misses in the competition.
Ashton Webb placed second behind Hurt in the discus toss.
Kalab Dowell won the 100 meter hurdles event and finished runnerup in the 440 run.
Tripp Conley was second in the two-mile run.
Two Union City relay teams shined as well with the foursome of Robbie Thomas, Lazz Scribner, Warford and Dowell placing first in the mile event.
Allen, Thomas, Jaylen Crumble and Quentrail Polk combined to place second in the 880 relay.
On the girls’ side, the Lady Tornadoes posted several top-3 finishes.
Audrey Adams was second in the 100 meter hurdles.
Gussie Parks placed third in the high jump and Brittany Dysart came in third in the shot put toss.
The relay team of Cortteaira Monroe, Chynia Hyde, Ana’sha Eskew and Adams was third in the 800 meter relay.
A group made up of Journee Smith, Kate Terrell, Tykesha Vaughn and Parks placed third in the mile event.
Union City will participate in the West Tennessee Athletic Conference Meet Tuesday at Dyersburg, that event slated to begin at 1 p.m.
Published in The Messenger 4.15.13