Invitational of the South
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By David Green

Tribune-Courier Sports

DRAFFENVILLE – Two Carroll Traylor Stadium records fell and one meet record was erased as West Creek of Clarksville, Tenn., and Murray’s Lady Tigers took team victories in Saturday’s 16th edition of the Invitational of the South at Marshall County High School.

The Lady Marshals finished fourth among 17 schools while the Marshals were eighth among 19 teams.

Conner Sorrels, a junior from Barr-Reeve Junior-Senior High School in Montgomery, Ind., established stadium records in the 1600 and 3200 meter runs and set a new meet standard with his 9-minute, 21.75-second performance in the 3200.

He ran the 1600 in 4:20.22, about 2-1/2 seconds short of the 1999 meet record established by David Christian of Daviess County.

Coincidentally, Barr-Reeve is located in Daviess County, Indiana, just northeast of Evansville.

Senior standout Lauren Miller had two-first place finishes, sweeping the 100 and 300 meter hurdles events. Miller also took fourth in the long jump and fifth in the triple jump.

She ran the 100 in 16.03 seconds to beat Jolyta Taylor of Dyersburg, Tenn., who ran 16.58. Miller took the 300 with a 47.65 time, beating Taylor Hampton of Madisonville-North Hopkins, who ran 51.41.

Bailey Greer also recorded a first place for the Lady Marshals, winning the 1600 meter run for ninth graders and younger competitors. Her five-minute, 55.06-second time topped Allyson Gregory of Henderson County, who ran 6:03.30.

Kaylin Spiker recorded the other medal finish for Marshall County, taking second in the discus throw with an 88-foot, 2-inch effort. Johnsa Gregory of Henderson County won with a 93-08 effort.

Alyssa Barnard captured a trio of sixt-place finishes, in the 400 meter run, long jump and triple jump.

Stephanie Russell took fifth in 100 meter hurdles and seventh in the 300 hurdles.

Other top-10 finishers for the Lady Marshals were:

n Shelby Doucet, fourth, pole vault

n Rachel Northcutt, seventh in 3200 meter run

n Michaela Manley, seventh in high jump

On the boys’ side, Cody Gregory led the way with a second-place finish in the long jump. Gregory’s jump was measured at 20 feet, 6.75 inches, second to Shaquon Nichols of Christian County, who edged Gregory by two inches with a 20-8.75 effort.

Dalton Greenfield was sixth in that event and took eighth in the high jump. Tanner Pollard also scored twice, taking fifth in the discus throw and eighth in the shot put.

Other top-10 finishers were:

n Skylar Van Meter, fourth in the high jump

n Levi Sanders, sixth in shot put

n Ryan Wells, eighth in 100 meter dash

In girls’ team standings, Murray accumulated 103 points to defeat Clarksville (Tenn.) Rossview, with 97. Dyersburg’s 84.5 points were two better than Marshall County’s 82.5.

Cape Central of Cape Girardeau, Mo., was fifth with 62 points.

West Creek totaled 132 points to top Cape Central’s 114.5. Dyersburg was third at 88, Christian County fourth at 80 and Fort Campbell fifth at 63.5.
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