Southwest claimed the title of Ozark Boys 7 Conference Track champs. Pictured above, from left to right, front row to back row: Landon Hendrix, Cody Brooks, Jay Fields, Eli Atkinson, Lane Cargile, Skyler Rausa, Josh Clay, John Durrosette, Kenneth Durrosette, Devon Resz, Robbie Randall, Jarrett Pike, Steven Barnes, Cody Durosette, Paton Clay, Trevor Sneed, Landon Wright and Orion Lawyer.
April 27, 2016
The Southwest Trojans and the Purdy Lady Eagles emerged victorious at the Ozark 7 Conference Track and Field Championships held at the Thomas Jefferson facility in Joplin on Wednesday, April 20.
Southwest’s first-year coach Leah Treadwell was unable to make the trip and handed her clipboard to Rusty Roe for the meet. That was about all Roe had to do, as Treadwell’s carefully scripted plan worked to perfection.
“All season I’ve had intentions of winning boys conference, especially knowing the number advantage we had,” said Treadwell. “After competing at meets with several of our conference competitors, I knew the odds were in our favor.”
Southwest’s boys amassed 136 points in winning the meet.
The Trojans got off to a strong start in the field events, and the Southwest runners held their own in the afternoon, especially the relay teams. The Trojans won three of the four relay events and placed second in the 4x200.
“Our relay teams, 4x800 and 4x400, improved their time enough to be competitive for districts,” noted Treadwell.
Southwest boys results
4x800 Meter Relay, 1st place 9:38 - Jacob Durossette, Kenneth Durossette, John Durossette, Paton Clay
100 Meter Dash, Landon Wright- 4th place 12.54
4x200 Meter Relay, 2nd place 1:47 - Trevor Sneed, Jacob Durossette, Cody Brooks, Devon
1600 M, Jarrett Pike- 2nd place 5:05
4x100 Meter Relay, 1st place 49.0 - Devon Resz, Stephen Barnes, Landon Wright, Orion Lawyer
400 Meter Dash, Jay Fields- 2nd place 55.51, Trevor Sneed- 4th place 58.0
300 Hurdles, Stephen Barnes- 1st place 48.98, Skylore Rausa- 4th place 57.0
200 Meter Dash, Devon Resz- 6th place 26.06
3200 Meter Run, Landon Hendrix- 3rd place 11.40, John Durossette- 6th place 12.26
4x400 Meter Relay, 1st place 3:54 - Stephen Barnes, Jarrett Pike, Trevor Sneed, Jay Fields
Long Jump, Jay Fields- 4th place 16’5’’
Triple Jump, Jarrett Pike- 1st place 35’2’’, Orion Lawyer- 2nd place 34’2’’
High Jump, Orion Lawyer- 1st place 5’8’’, Paton Clay- 3rd place 5’6’’
Shot Put, Robbie Randall- 3rd place 40’
Discus, Robbie Randall- 3rd place 95’7”
The Southwest girls placed 5th with 44 points. Samantha Owens earned three individual medals to lead the Lady Trojans.
Purdy tops Ozark 7 girls division
The Purdy Lady Eagles scored 119 points to win the girls division of the Ozark 7 meet.
“They are a great bunch,” a proud Misty Smith said of her team. “I told the girls all season that they could win Conference. They needed to believe in themselves and if it took me making them do more than they thought they could, then that’s what I did. I told them to have faith and wait until the end of the meet and they will see that it was all worth it. When they heard that they were in first place toward the end of the meet, they were so excited. I think some were a little shell-shocked when they found out that they won. I am so proud of them.”
Purdy girls results
Pole Vault, 1st - Emma Harkey
4X800 Meter Relay, 1st - Cierra Moore, Makayla Mosell, Caterin Lopez, Kristin Johnson
100 Meter Hurdles, 2nd - Emma Harkey, 5th - Cierra Moore
100 Meter Dash, 2nd - McKenzie Renkoski
4X200 Meter Relay, 3rd - Makayla Mosell, Cierra Moore, Amber Holm, Kristin Johnson
4X100 Meter Relay, 1st - Layne Skiles, Emma Harkey, Maddie Renkoski, McKenzie Renkoski
400 Meter Dash, 2nd - Maddie Renkoski
800 Meter Run, 5th - Makayla Mosell, 6th - Amber Holm
200 Meter Dash, 2nd - Maddie Renkoski, 5th - Cierra Moore
4X400 Meter Relay, 1st - Layne Skiles, Emma Harkey, Maddie Renkoski, McKenzie Renkoski
Long Jump, 6th - Brittany Bricker
Triple Jump, 2nd - Brittany Bricker
Shot, 2nd - Layne Skiles, 5th - Rylee Moller, 6th - Brittany Bricker
Discus, 1st - Layne Skiles, 4th - McKenzie Renkoski.
The Purdy boys placed 6th in the team standings with 33 points, paced by Leighton Harkey’s gold medal performance in the Pole Vault.