Tiger Track Team Advances to Sectional Meet
On Saturday, May 4, 2019 the Wellsville-Middletown R-I track team competed in the Class 1 District 1 Track Meet held on the campus of Cape Central High School in Cape Girardeau, MO. All 13 of the WM athletes competing in the meet earned all-district distinction in at least one event and have qualified to compete in the Class 1 Section 1 track meet to be held at South Callaway on Saturday, May 11.
The WM R-I boys’ team finished sixth out of the 17 teams competing in the meet earning points in every event they competed in! The top four finishers in each event earn all-district distinction and qualify for the sectional meet. Sophomore Jordan Harvey was the district shot put champion. The boys’ 4x800m relay consisting of freshman Layne Norris, sophomore Mitchell Canterbury, freshman Jason Hollensteiner, and freshman Isaac Seabaugh placed second. Sophomore Jacob Hollensteiner placed third in the 300m hurdles and Jordan Harvey placed third in the 110m high hurdles. Isaac Seabaugh finished fourth in the 800m run and the 4x200m relay team of Jacob Hollensteiner, Mitchell Canterbury, Jordan Harvey, and sophomore Jamel Mahaney placed fourth.
Also earning points for the team in the district meet was Jamel Mahaney placing fifth in the 100m dash and seventh in the 200m dash. We had two relay teams that placed fifth: the 4x100m relay team of Jason Hollensteiner, Mitchell Canterbury, Jordan Harvey, and Jamel Mahaney as well as the 4x400m relay team of Jason and Jacob Hollensteiner, Mitchell Canterbury, and Isaac Seabaugh. Layne Norris placed 8th in the 3200m run to finish out our scoring.
In the girls’ division, the 4x800m relay team of senior Hannah Slovensky, junior Elizabeth Burdick, sophomore Kennedy Rentfro, and freshman Maddy Burts won the event. Hannah Slovensky placed third in the 3200m run individually, and the 4x100m relay team of freshman Taren Justice, junior Leti Ancona, Kennedy Rentfro, and Maddy Burts placed fourth. Elizabeth Burdick placed eighth in the 3200m run to finish our scoring. The six girls placed ninth out of the 17 teams in the meet.
We were very excited to have all of our participating athletes earn all-district distinction and qualify for the sectional meet. It was also fantastic to have every one of our male athletes finish in the top eight of every event in which they participated. We are grateful to Mr. Nasir for providing transportation as well as all of the parents who made the trip to Cape Girardeau and spent the night ahead of our district meet. We are grateful for their support and grateful for the success and safe travel we enjoyed. We are also grateful to the Wellsville-Middletown R-I Booster Club for providing money for a meal during our trip.
The Tiger track team is proudly coached by John and Sherri Slovensky.