The Waynesville Tigers brought home the championship trophy from the Camdenton Laker Relays on Tuesday night.
The Tigers won with a score of 174.5, while the Sedalia-Smith Cotton Tigers scored 148.5 points during the meet. The Lady Tigers placed sixth in the meet with 65.3 points, while the Helias Lady Crusaders from Jefferson City won the meet with a team score of 129.3.
All three of the sprinting relay teams won first the meet. The 4x100 meter relay team which consisted of Darrin Roy, Jonathon Fobish, Kaiden Tripp, and Felix McCorkle. They ran a time of 44.27. The 4x200 meter relay team won with a time of 1:32. The team members were Roy, AJ Martin, Tripp, and McCorkle. The 4x400 meter relay team ran a time of 3:33 on the night. Jimmy Murphy, Martin, Jonathan Rae, and McCorkle were part of the team.
John Pena-Baker won the 800 meter run with a time of 2:05.65. The Tigers had the top two finishers in the 3200 meter run. Luke Morrison ran a time of 10:42, while Brian O’Barr ran 10:44 in the meet.
The Tigers also brought home several medals in the individual sprints. Roy placed second in the 100 meter dash with a time of 10.98. Tripp was the runner up in the 200 meter dash with a time of 22.99, while Tripp placed third with a time of 23.39. Quinton Taylor was also the runner up in the 110 meter hurdles with a run of 16.2 in the race.
The Tiger jumpers brought home three first place finishes along with other medals. Jared Hyatt won the high jump with a leap of 6’00”. Tracy Gates won the long jump with a jump of 21’11”. He also was the runner up in the triple jump with a distance of 44’ 3.5” Pouncy placed third with a jump of 21’01” in the long jump also. Jahje Parrish won the triple jump with a leap of 44’ 4.5”.
Head Waynesville Tigers Track Coach Mike Rawlings said this about the boys, “On the boys side of the meet the Tigers had a tremendous team effort. Last season taking second by 1.5 points was a huge motivating point for the meet.” He also said this, "The boys were very focused as a team tonight to get the Team win. Many of the boys stepped up tonight. Going first and second in the 3200 really sealed up the meet for us. Darrin Roy breaking 11 seconds in the 100m and Kaiden Tripp breaking 23 seconds in the 200 for the first time ever are big looking down the road on the schedule."
Rawlings said this about the girls team, “The Lady Tigers saw some very improved performances on the night from earlier in the season, both individually and in the relays.”
The Tigers and Lady Tigers Traveled to West Plains Thursday, but results were not available at press time.