The Waynesville Tigers traveled to Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar on Tuesday. The Tigers were able to place second in the large school division, while the girls ran some good times.
The Tigers placed second in the 100 meter dash after senior Darrin Roy ran a time of 11.11. Roy also placed fifth in the 200 meter dash with his run of 22.81 in the meet. Senior Felix McCorkle also placed eighth in the race with his time of 23.29.
Senior Taylor Quinton placed sixth in the 110 meter hurdles with his time of 16.49 in the finals.
Junior Luke Morrison ran the 2000 meter steeplechase in a time of 6:48.09 to break the school record. Senior Makayla French ran the steeplechase in 9:30.55 to place eight in the meet.
The Tigers were the runner up in the 4x100 meter relay with their time of 43.80. The team consisted of Roy, sophore Kaden Tripp, junior Jonathan Fobish and senior Felix McCorkle. The Tigers 4x200 meter team was also the runner up in the meet with their time of 1:31.85. That team was Roy, Tripp, McCorkle and freshman Alonzo Martin. Waynesville placed seventh in the 4x400 meter relay place seventh with a run of 3:40.11. The team of McCorkle, Martin, Rae and Murphy ran.
The Tigers also placed third in the 4x800 meter relay with their time of 8:26.18 in the fast heat. The team was sophomore Jonathan Pena-Baker, Morrison, freshman Bryan O’Barr and senior Victor Dios. The Lady Tigers placed eight in the 4x800 with the time of 10:34.80 in the race. The team was consisted of senior Alaixces Bartley, sophomore Madelyn Newsom, senior Makkah Mujahid and freshman Chambre Garcia.
Murphy placed fifth in the high jump with his jump of 6’-0”. Freshman Jared Hyatt jumped 5’-10” to claim seventh place. Gates was the runner up in the long jump with his leap of 21’-8”. The Tigers had the champion and runner up in the triple jump. Senior Lamone Tollivar jumped 44’-10”, while Gates jumped 43’-7 ¾”.
Head Waynesville Tigers Track Coach Mike Rawlings said this after the meet, “The boys really had good day as a team at SBU scoring points in multiple areas. The atmosphere in running at a college track with this many competitors is a great experience for the team. Luke Morrison has been after me to let him run the steeplechase since last years meet and really did a great job finishing second and breaking the school record. Our focus now is to get ready for the Ozark Conference Meet next Wednesday in Springfield.”