Posted Date: 04/23/2019
To close out the regular track season, Mansfield enlisted a small band of Tigers to compete at the prestigious McDonald’s Relays at Fort Smith Southside. Mansfield didn’t take its entire roster as the games committee there restricted teams to certain entries that met standards.
Mansfield’s Brooke Wright was the most notable of the Tiger travelers to Fort Smith. The sophomore placed fourth overall in a large field of discus throwers. She went near a personal best at 96’ 7” after taking nearly a week off of competition due to a sore shoulder.
Lady Tiger Senior Sara Willadsen qualified for the most events at the big school showcase. She competed in the high jump, 100m, 200m, 4x100m relay, and 4x400m relay.
Lennon Woods, Delilah McKusker, and Makayla Strutton joined Willadsen in the sprint relay. The trio of Lady Tigers also comprised the Mansfield hurdles team.
Harleigh Mars, a freshman that moved up to the senior high team, competed in the 300m hurdles with Strutton and Woods. McKusker was enrolled in the 100m high hurdles.
Fellow freshman Faith Rainwater also moved onto the senior high squad after helping her junior Tigers to a runner-up conference finish the night before. She ran a 6:31.88 mile and was third leg to the 4x400m relay.
Ethan Chapman, Shelby Cole, Sadie Roberts, and Logan Yoss similarly all moved up to the high school team for at least one event at the Southside meet.
Mansfield sent five total throwers to the big show. Along with Wright, Mansfield entered Haylie Burns, Janna Coplin, Jacob Brown, and Bri Sanderson.
Senior Haylee Buckner competed in her last regular season meet. She met the high jump standard with a pre-meet jump of 4’ 9”.
Sophomore Renden Emery was the busiest of the Tiger men. He took a turn at the high jump, triple jump, 300m hurdles, and 4x400m relay.
Victor Steffen, another sophomore, ran lead leg on that 4x400m coop with Emery, Yoss, and Artem Zirka.