The Waynesville Tigers traveled to Lebanon High School for the Lebanon Invitational on Friday night. The Tigers won the meet while the Lady Tigers came in second to the defending Class 4 State Champion Camdenton Lady Lakers. The Tigers scored 159 points in the meet as a team.

The first place finishers for the Tigers were Kaiden Tripp who won the 100 and 200 meter runs. Waynesville also won the 4x100 meter relay. The relay team consisted of (First name?) Tripp, Felix McCorkle, Darin Roy, Jonathon Fobish.

Tracy Gates, who qualified for State last season, won the triple and long jump in the meet.

The Tigers had an impressive group of second place finishers for the night. Darin Roy placed second in the 100 meter run while Jimmy Murphy was also second in the 400 meter run. John Pena-Baker came in second with the 800 meter run.

Tyler Pouncy place second in the long jump while Tahje Parrish did the same in the triple jump. Jarred Hyatt was the runner up in the high jump. The Tigers were also the runners up in the 4x800 meter relay that included Luke Morrison, Victor Daos, Bryan Moose, and Pena-Baker.

The Lady Tigers came in second in the team standings on the night. Gracie Hutchinson scored second in the long jump while Astacia Garcia was the runner up in the 200 meter run. The girls 4x200 meter run came in second and consisted of Tia Poinsette, Victoria Perry, Hannah Hedrick, and Katie Handley.

Head Waynesville Tiger Track and Field Coach Mike Rawlings said this after the meet, “Both teams had very good performances at our first varsity meet of the season Friday night at Lebanon. It was the end of a tough week as Lebanon moved the meet up one week due to spring break. I was very happy with our team results. We brought home a first and second place shows how important each of our athletes are to the team.  

The Tigers and Lady Tigers will host the Waynesville Junior Varsity Meet tonight. The running and jumping events will be at the Waynesville Middle School Track while the throwing events at the Waynesville High School.