Ending the month of April at the Missouri Middle School Track and Field Championships at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Owensville Middle School (OMS) track and field athletes left …
Ending the month of April at the Missouri Middle School Track and Field Championships at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Owensville Middle School (OMS) track and field athletes left southwest Missouri with top-eight finishes and medals in nine events.
Showing the way for the orange and black was the Dutchmen 4x800-meter relay team of Zach Holtmeyer, Westin Kramme, Colton Echols and Braden Perkins with a time of 9:54.22 that was the fastest among all classes at the meet.
Holtmeyer also added a pair of individual state medals in the 800m and 1600m runs.
He placed sixth in the 1600m in a time of 5:08.04 and eighth in the 800m with a time of 2:20.99. Echols also placed 18th in 2:26.55.
In addition to the 4x800m relay team, two more Dutchmen relay teams reached the podium with top-eight finishes.
Taking fourth in the 4x400m relay with a time of 3:59.65 was the Dutchmen foursome of Chase Crosby, Broden Kelley, Keigan Glaser and Cody Lenauer.
Also earning a sixth-place medal in the boys 4x200m relay with a time of 1:43.55 was the orange and black quartet of Cael Walker, Liam Rasmussen, Crosby and Lenauer.
Ryan Evans cleared 2.59m in the boys pole vault to tie for fifth place with Waynesville’s Ethan St. Pierre. Mason McDaniel also cleared 2.13m to place 14th overall.
Two Dutchmen also earned medal for placing in the top six of the boys high jump.
Brady Watson cleared 1.6m to take sixth place while teammate Bryce Kramme finished right behind him in seventh place clearing 1.55m.
Walker just missed an individual medal placing ninth in the boys discus with a throw of 30.76m. Zayden Garver also placed 21st in the event with a throw of 27.91m.
Crosby just missed picking up a third medal after finishing ninth in the 400m dash in a time of 58.41. Kelley also placed 16th in 1:01.00.
Sprinting to a 10th-place time of 51.67 in the boys 4x100m relay was the Dutchmen team of Brenner Thompson, Liam Lawrence, Walker and Watson.
Charlie Katsov’s best finish in Bolivar was a 17th-place time of 18.19 in the boys 100m hurdles.
Leading the Dutchgirls in Bolivar was Avery Goodman placing sixth in the girls long jump with a leap of 4.49m. Lily Sample also placed 16th in the event with a mark of 4.14m.
Abbey Quilacio also left southwest Missouri with a medal clearing 1.98m in the girls pole vault to finish tied for seventh with Odessa’s Ciarra Witthar.
Missing the top eight by .11 seconds with a ninth-place time of 2:00.31 in the girls 4x200m relay was the Dutchgirl foursome of Makenzi Carpenter, Reece Hampton, Goodman and Sample.
Sprinting their way to an 11th-place time of 56.73 in the girls 4x100m relay was the Owensville team of Alyvia Wilson, Carpenter, Sample and Goodman.
Lainey Moss’ best finish in Bolivar came in the girls shot put with a 14th-place throw of 9.52m while teammate Rylee Dare was 18th with a put of 9.25m.
Lainey Branson placed 26th for Owensville in the girls 1600m run with a time of 6:42.25.
Competing in the girls 400m dash for the orange and black, Ariana Robson finished 34th in a time of 1:16.28 while teammate Myla Lauth was right behind her with a 35th-place time of 1:21.34.
OMS track meet results from their final meet of the season at Union last Thursday can be seen in next week’s post Mother’s Day edition of the Republican.
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