Freshman Nick Rekowski runs in the 4x800 relay.
Freshman Nick Rekowski runs in the 4x800 relay.

Track teams compete in third meet of the season

April 15, 2016

On Wednesday, April 13, Tunstall’s track teams competed in their third meet, which was held at home. It was against George Washington, Bassett, Martinsville, and Magna Vista High School.

For boys: The events included shot put, one mile, discus throw, 400 meter dash, long jump, two mile, 4×800 relay, and 4×4 relay.

For discus throwing, Tunstall placed first with Thomas Anthony, Trey Dallas in second, and Jamal Martin in fifth.

In the one mile, Jacob Hardy placed second with the time of 5:27, while Luke Vest had 5:31 and Josh Owen had 5:33.

Tunstall also came in second for the 400 meter dash with Cori Wade.

For the two mile, Luke Vest placed third with a time of 12:05 and Josh Owen followed with 13:00.

In fourth place was Tunstall with the long jump, 4×800 relay, and 4×4 relay. Teaun Carter did long jump while Jonathon Yoder, Jacob Motley, Nick Rekowski, and Taylor McGregor made up the 4×800 team. The 4×4 team consisted of Teaun Carter, Malik Irvin, David Deane, and Michael Thomas.

Finally, for the boys, Nick Vest came in fifth for shot put.

For girls: The events were 100 hurdles, discus throwing, one mile, 400 meter dash, two mile, 800 meter, and 4×800 relay.

The highest the girls placed was first in the 800 meter. Emily Wallace led with Brianna Farrar in fourth and Lia Haskins in sixth.

Tunstall came in second for the one mile, two mile, and the 4×800 relay. For the one mile, Emily Wallace was second, Hannah Hale was fourth, and Lia Haskins was sixth. The two mile was placed with Kelsie Smith and Allison Dickens.

In the 100 hurdles, Tomarri Lee came in third.

For discus throwing, Teaira DeJarnette was fifth. Brandi Beckelheimer was fifth, as well, for the 400 meter dash.

This was the only home meet of the season. For seniors like Brianna Farrar, it was the last time competing on Trojan ground.

“It feels bittersweet to know that will be the last time I’ll ever run a meet at Tunstall, but at the same time it’s a good feeling,” said Farrar.

The next meet will be on Monday, April 18 at Chatham High School.

“My expectations for the next meet is for us to all continue to improve our times,” she said, “Even though we lost in the 4×8 relay, we still improved our time so I hope we continue to improve it. I want to improve on my 800 time, as well. We run [on Monday], so hopefully we will get some good results.”

Sophomore Tomarri Lee jumping in the 100 hurdles event

Sophomore Tomarri Lee jumping in the 100 hurdles event.

 

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