Posted Date: 03/14/2019
Once the rain and cold winds took a bit of a break, the Mansfield seventh grade track team took to action for the first time this spring. Pitting their skills against prep teams from across the local area, the Tiger rookie runners, throwers and jumpers made their mark with a trophy trip to Booneville.
Led by high point winner Kynslee Ward, the Mansfield seventh grade girls claimed the runner-up plaque at the Bearcat Invitational. The MMS boys also had success but were short of the top two team awards.
Ward, who pulled a full load at the season opener, gobbled up points through a pair of jumping events and four runs. Her best measures included third place finishes from the long jump and 100m hurdles. The first time track athlete also participated in the high jump, 300m hurdles, 4x100m relay, and 4x400m relay.
Teammate Emile Nelson added to the point production by finishing runner up in the pole vault and fourth in the triple jump.
On the boys side, Mansfield got a pair of blue ribbon performances from Peyton Martin and Tyler Turnipseed. Martin took top honors at the pole vault. Turnipseed edged a large heat of long jumpers with a terrific 16 feet 3 inch horizontal leap.
Both boys followed that with solid finishes respectively in the 100m hurdles and 200m dash. Martin crossed the line the 110m hurdles in 22.20 for his second place prize. Turnipseed cruised the 200m sprint in 27.75 for his red ribbon honor.
Mansfield’s Harlie Fuller joined in the scoring for the Lady Tigers with a third place position in the pole vault. She was also the seventh fastest girl to cross the 200m sprint finish line. She also joined in a pair of scoring relays.
Eden Mounts, Kalie Sysakayavong, and Ward teamed with Fuller to run a fifth place 4x100m relay. Trinity Scott came in to join Mounts, Ward and Fuller in the 4x400m relay for sixth place.
Raine Hecox and Charity Crowe passed the baton with Nelson and Scott to form the 4x800m relay squad for the MMS ladies. Their collective effort was good for 5th place.
Martin and Turnipseed along with twin brothers Ethan and Donovan Walker sent the sprint baton around the track in the 4x100m relay for the Tiger boys. They finished seventh.
The Walker twins, Turnipseed, and Zach Hayslip upped their game in the 4x400m relay to bring home a fifth place award.
Hayslip also scored a point in the triple jump. Dakota Langford added to the point parade with a third place toss of the discus.
Jonathon Norris took third in the 110m hurdles before an ankle sprain took him out of four other scheduled events.
Kadence Mathisen and Kadynce Robinson increased the Lady Tiger point total with top eight performances in the discus. Mathisen went 58 feet for third place. Robinson threw 53 feet 7 inches for seventh.
Hecox added a fifth place triple jump for the girls at 22’ 7”.