The Mansfield senior high track athletes
found medal rewards at the Gaile Hainley Relays in Waldron on April 11.
Haylee Buckner, Renden Emery, Makayla
Strutton, Sara Willadsen, and Brooke Wright collected the bulk of the Mansfield
Buckner did so at the high jump. Emery
impressed at the triple jump. Strutton found a medal over the 300m hurdles.
Wright was worthy from the discus ring. Willadsen found hers at two different
Emery was the highest scoring Tiger
male. The sophomore took second place with a 39’ 3” triple jump. He was fourth
at the high jump with a 5’ 8” mark. He collected a pair of sixth place stats in
the 100m hurdles and 200m dash. He was also seventh in the 300m hurdles.
Willadsen placed in five events for the
Lady Tigers. She went bronze medal in the pole vault and was a silver medalist
in the high jump. The Mansfield senior placed in three sprint races as well.
She was fifth in both the 100m and 200m dashes. She was the lead leg to the
fifth place 4x100m relay.
Lennon Woods, Delilah McKusker, and
Strutton joined Willadsen for the sprint relay.
Strutton reduced her time in the 300m
hurdles to a competitive 53.22 clocking. That time placed her as the bronze
medalist. She picked up an eighth place ribbon in the 200m dash breaking the 30
second barrier for the first time this season.
Buckner posted a 4’ 8” mark in the high
jump for a third place tie. The senior had gone 4’ 9” earlier in the year at
Wright suffered through some shoulder
soreness to get third in the discus. The 82’ 9” measure was well below her
usual standards prompting the Mansfield coaches to shut her down for the night.
Typically, the sophomore would have produced in the shot put as well.
Bri Sanderson grabbed a pair of fourth
place awards for the Tiger men in the shot and discus. Teammate Jacob Brown
caught a pair of sixth place ribbons in those same two events. Haylie Burns
scored eighth in the women’s shot.
Victor Steffen scored for Mansfield in
the high jump with a new personal best of 5’ 6”. Alyssa Berry and Darby Jones
gained the distance points for the Mansfield women while Woods scored sixth in
the 300m hurdles.
Berry placed seventh a day later in the pole
vault as a small group of specialist participated in the Van Buren Pointer
Relays on April 12.