The Versailles boys track and field team brought home the first-place plaque from the Linn Invitational Thursday, April 1 in Linn.
“This was our second scored meet,” said Coach Aaron Allen. “There are horror stories about the Linn meet concerning the weather, but this year was different. It turned out to be a beautiful day, and an even better day on the track.
“This meet medaled the top six of each event, and scored team points to the top eight places. The ladies team finished 16th out of 17 teams and the boys placed first out of 16 teams.”
Nora Moreno placed seventh in the 100 meter dash.
Keegan Bullock placed eighth in the 300 meter hurdles.
In the 4×200 relay, Stormie Drury, Bullock, Moreno and Katharina Baumgartner placed sixth.
Marris Ollison placed third in javelin.
Team score for the Lady Tigers was 12 points.
Kyle Flieger placed third in the 100 meter dash.
In the 200 meter dash Max Coleman placed third, followed by Michael Bell in fifth place.
In the 400 meter dash Allan Rhorer placed second, followed by Jacob Schrock in sixth.
Seth Newton placed fifth in the 1600 meter run.
In the 110 meter hurdles Coleman placed fourth, followed by Nate Buckler in seventh place.
In the 300 meter hurdles Mikhail Gulyayev placed third and Buckler placed sixth.
In the 4×100 relay Flieger, Gulyayev, Buckler and Coleman placed second.
In the 4×200 relay Gulyayev, Buckler, Bell, and Coleman placed first with a time of 1:37.63.
In the 4×400 relay Flieger, Gulyayev, Zachary Radefeld and Rhorer placed second.
In the 4×800 relay Newton, Rhorer, Ryley Pryor, and Z. Radefeld placed sixth.
In the high jump Bell placed second followed by Justin Hamrick in third-place.
Flieger placed seventh in pole vault.
Tye Edgar placed sixth in long jump.
Bell placed first in triple jump with a distance of 11.76 meters.
Joe Bland placed fifth in shot put.
Team score for the Tigers was 109 points.
“I want to give a shout out to Tye Edgar and Justin Hamrick who came to jump in their events and then jump in a car to come home and play a baseball game,” said Allen. “If we didn’t have those kids we would not have pulled off the first-place win for the boys team.
“As a team, I am pleased with where we are and our performances. We had lots of personal records set and our kids still seem to stay hungry for more. Our girls team is so young, we are trying to figure out where everyone is going to fit. Our boys team is hitting their stride and trusting all that we do.”