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The Daily Guide - Waynesville, MO
  • Waynesville track and field has good showing at Lebanon Meet

  • There wasn't any team scores kept at the Lebanon Central Bank Invitational Track Meet, but that doesn't mean Waynesville Track didn't feel any excitement as they put up many kids on the medal stands
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  • LEBANON — While there were no team scores kept at the meet, it was still exciting for Waynesville track and field coach Mike Rawlings to see his boys and girls have a good showing at the Lebanon Central Bank Invitational Track Meet on Friday.
    The girls had seven first place finishes while the boys had two.
    Kennedy Belt finished first in the 100 meter and 400 meter with times of 13.28 seconds and 1:04.93 respectively.
    Kellsie Herrmann won the 1600 meter race with a time of 6:00.64.
    Ariel Okorie dominated the hurdles with first place finishes in the 100 and 300 meters, putting up times of 14.97 and 48.46 seconds respectively.
    Okorie also took the long jump gold with a leap of 15'2”.
    Brianna Williams out threw everyone else in the shot put by chucking the shot 31'10”.
    For the men, Trey Eaddy blazed a 11.38 in the 100 meters while Najim Udchachon finished first in the 3200 with a time of 11:00.23.
    Rawlings said it was great to see some good overall success for both the boys and girls, especially for the younger kids, in their first varsity medal meet of the season.
    “We are getting solid performances out of some of our underclassmen,” Rawlings said. “Early success is going to be important to them because they are going to be playing some key roles as the season goes on.”
    Second place honors went out to several Waynesville kids as well.
    Nya Dorsey crossed the finish in second in the 100 after 13.46 seconds had passed.
    Herrmann ran a 12:44.50 in the 3200 which was good for silver.
    Hannah Bland, Kaprina Stewart, Nya Dorsey and Angel Hood teamed up in the 4x100 and posted a time of 52.29 while Bland, Steward, Dorsey all ran again with Nadia Hanna for the 4x200 to get a 1:53.34. Both groups took second.
    Kain Youman ran the 400 in 52.56 seconds and Udchachon clocked a 4:51.61 in the 1600 for silvers.
    Varon Martinez, Jalon Thomas, Kendrick Jordan and Trey Eaddy sped through the 4x100 in 45.74 seconds and came in second.
    Coming in at 9:10.04 in the 4x800 was Adrian Shannahan, Nick Victor, Zack Martinez and Patrick Lucitt and for the second best time.
    On Thursday the girls will hit the road to Springfield for the Girls' Night Out at Hillcrest High School
    On Friday the boys will catch up in Springfield for the Boys Hillcrest Invitational.
    Rawlings said those meets will give him a better idea of what to expect down the road.
    “Thursday there will be 30 girls teams and on Friday there's expected to be 35 to 40 boys teams,” Rawlings said.
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