Track and field, golf squads in action
The Elsberry Track and Field teams participated in their second practice meet of 2014 at Orchard Farm April 1.
For the girls, Madison Cleveland took fourth place in the shot put event with a throw of 24’. Cleveland also took first in the girl’s discus event with a throw of 88’6”.
In the girl’s long jump event, Passion Hunter-Edwards took second place with a jump of 14’5”.
Hunter-Edwards also took second in the girl’s 100-meter event.
In other girl’s action, Tanner Bencomo took first place in the girl’s 400-meter event with a time of 01:13.7 and Mandy Horne and Naomi Gladney took first and sixth place in the 800-meter event with times of 03:53.7 and 03:06.3, respectively.
In the girl’s 200-meter event, Felicia Pruitt took fifth place with a time of 32.6 seconds and Bencomo took third place with a time of 31 seconds.
The girl’s 4×100 meter relay team took third place with a time of 57.3 seconds and the 4×400 meter relay team took second place with a time of 04:55.3.
For the boys, Nick Daly took seventh place in the discus event with a distance of 67’5”.
Daly also took ninth place in the boy’s long jump competition with a height of 12’5”.
Ethan Miller took first place in that same event with a jump of 18’5”.
Miller also took second place in the boy’s 400-meter event with a time of 52.4 seconds.
In the boy’s high jump competition, Donavan Guccioni took third place with a height of 5’2”.
Guccioni also took eighth place in the boy’s 400-meter event with a time of 58.9 seconds.
In the boy’s 1600-meter event, Jack Weekly took fifth place with a time of 06:05.6.
Last but certainly not least, the boy’s 4×200 meter relay team took second place with a time of 01:50.0.
“This was the last practice meet to help us get ready for the season,” said Boy’s Coach Scott Cleveland. “The kids all worked hard and many of them placed well in the meet.
Golf Team finishes on top in first meet
No matter what the sport, a number of successful coaches will say that the course of an entire season can be predicted based solely on the first event of the year.
If that’s true then Head Coach Ryan Parker and his varsity golf team have a very satisfying season to look forward to.
Despite the dark skies and ominous clouds overhead as well as the dire weather predictions for later that night, the Indians took to the golf course on April 2 to test their metal against both Bowling Green and Silex.
When the final tallies had been completed, Elsberry came out on top with a total team score of 222.
Gavin Hill was Elsberry’s only medalist that night, posting a score of 37 on a 9-hole course with a par of 36.
Hill’s teammates weren’t far behind, however.
Joey Vombey posted a score of 43, Wayne Holland a 45 and Alex Kinsler and Rodney Chatman each earned scores of 49.
Elsberry’s closest competition was provided by the Bowling Green Bobcats who posted a total team score of 240.
Coach Parker said he and his team are looking forward to getting more matches under their belt so that his players can see even more improvement.