October 24, 2014

Carpenter sets Pioneer Ridge discus record

Marshall Carpenter reset the eighth grade discus record at 119’ 4.5- inches leading the Pioneer Ridge Middle School boys effort at a home triangular meet April 10.
Paola and Louisburg provided the competition for an early season Frontier League track showdown.
Carpenter also won the shot put event while Jared Highfill closed in on the school record long jump with a 17”-1’ effort. Highfill also was part of the gold medal 800 and 1600 relay teams. The medley relay team of Trey Mauldin, Anthony Oneri, Nicholas Elliott and Austin Ferris also claimed gold. Matt Summerlin sprinted to first place in the 100 meter dash.
Silver medals went to Jastin Lucero in the pole vault, Faris in the 400 meters, Highfill in the 200 meters and Pippitt in the 800 meter dash.
Bronze medals were awarded to Zach Mitchell in the pole vault, Pippitt in the shot put and Lucero in the 100 hurdles. Kolbee Finnell finished fourth in the 100 meter dash.
For the seventh grade boys, Devlin Specht won his second straight long jump competition and Rees Taylor sprinted to gold in the 100 meter dash. Wyatt Hollingshead won the 100 meter hurdles and later teamed with Luke Laskowski, Specht, and Taylor to win the medley relay.
Second place efforts came from Trey McCormick in the pole vault and Carson Hughes in the 800 meter dash. The Pioneer Ridge 400 and 800 meter relays also won gold.
Bronze medals went to Leon Gaeta in the high jump, Ryan Reed and Lucas Brown in the pole vault and Drew Sola in the 800 meters.
The Pioneer eighth grade boys accumulated 52 points to finish behind Louisburg with 67. Paola placed third with 45 points.
The seventh grade boys tallied 43 points and finished behind Paola and champion Louisburg.

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