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Record Breaking Day For Track And Field Teams At Clinton Meet

Speedy Handoff… Eagle sprinter Sam Comer (right) exchanges the baton with teammate Reco Jenkins during the 4x100m relay race at the Clinton Meet. Comer, Jenkins, Wally Walker, and Brian Johnson carried the baton to a first-place finish in the race for the Holden boys team’s top relay finish on the day. Photo by Steve Edwards

Four Holden track and field team members highlighted the day at the Clinton Invitational Meet on Saturday, April 23 by breaking school records.

Senior Liz Stout broke her sister Olivia’s previous best school mark in the shot put.

Freshman Kia Harmon improved the school record in the high jump as she and junior Marah Klover have each set new standards in the event this season.

In the javelin, foreign exchange student Klara Tschope on the girls’ team, and Sauren Folson on the boys’ squad each turned in record throws.

“I am very excited for the kids that are breaking school records,” said Holden track and field head coach David Diener. “Holden’s track program has had some great athletes come through who are competing, or have competed at the collegiate level. For us to have athletes setting these marks is really cool to see.”

Liz Stout added nearly a foot to her sister Olivia’s record with a distance of 11.92m (39’-1.25”). Olivia set the old school record of 38’-2.5” at the Blue and White Senior Night Invitational Meet on Friday, April 27, 2018 during her senior season.

Liz’s distance at the Clinton Meet put her in second place on the day. She placed third in the discus, and ninth in the javelin.
Foreign exchange student Klara Tschoepe placed third in the javelin with a new school record distance of 33.2m (108’-11.08”) to outdistance Olivia Stout’s old record of 31.42m (103’-01”), set in 2018.

Tschoepe’s distance put her in third place on Saturday.

Harmon collected a first-place finish in the high jump on Saturday with a new school record height of 1.65m (5’-4.9”). Harmon and Klover have each set new school-best marks in the event this season with both sitting at 1.6m heading into the Clinton Meet.

On Saturday, Klover cleared 1.55m to place second as the high jump tandem of Klover and Harmon took the top two spots at the meet.

Harmon added a first-place finish in the 100m dash, and a third-place finish in the long jump to her high jump milestone mark.
Harmon carried the baton with teammates Kimmie Spring, Rachel Wamsley, and Clara Hernan in the 4x100m relay for a third-place finish. That group clocked a season-best time of 54.33 seconds in the race.

Klover carried the baton on the Lady Eagle 4x400m relay team with teammates Izzy Guinn, Wamsley, and Gracie Carver in a season-best time of 4:31 to place third.

Folson found school record number four on the day with a javelin toss of 37.74m to place ninth in the event which was introduced in Missouri on a two-year trial basis for the 2015 spring season. The event is now a standard part of the MSHSAA track and field event lineup.

The previous school record for Holden in the javelin stood at 37.39m, and was held by 2017 graduate Isaac Hill.
On the track, the Eagles 4x100m relay team of Sam Comer, Reco Jenkins, Wally Walker, and Brian Johnson timed out at a season-best 46.41 seconds to place first for the boys team’s top relay finish.

Below are Holden’s top-10 individual finishes, and top-three relay team finishes at the Clinton Meet.

Lady Eagles – 100m dash: Clara Hernan, 14.05 seconds, 5th; 200m dash: Clara Hernan, 28.47 seconds, 6th; Rachel Wamsley, 28.76 seconds, 10th; 800m run: Gracie Carver, 2:38 (SB), 3rd. 3200m run: Ava Young, 15:03, 5th; 100m hurdles: Millie Davidson, 18.30 seconds, 5th; Lilee Keller, 19.36 seconds, 10th; 300m hurdles: Davidson, 54.67 seconds, 6th; Pole Vault: Guinn, 2.45m (PR), 3rd; Elaina Young, 2.3m (PR), 5th; Discus: Peyton Kilgore, 25.58m, 10th; Shot Put: Chloe Hernan, 9.11m (PR), 9th; 4x200m relay: Spring, Wamsley, Klover, and Carver, 1:56 (SB), 3rd.

Eagles – 100m dash: Johnson, 11.79 seconds, 3rd; Jenkins, 12.05 seconds, 6th; 400m dash: Johnson, 53.08 (SB), 2nd; 800m run: Michael Rinella, 2:19, 10th; 3200m run: Zach Willis, 11:49, 9th; 110m hurdles: Masyn Powell, 16.26 seconds, 1st; Daniel Mailath, 19.90 seconds, 10th; 300m hurdles: Powell, 43.65 seconds, 2nd; High Jump: Tyler Hankins, 1.75m, 3rd; Cole Zillner, 1.6m, 9th; Long Jump: Jenkins, 5.34m, 8th; Triple Jump: Jenkins, 11.4m, 6th; Pole Vault: Tyler Hankins, 3.35m, 2nd; Wyatt Doutt, 2.9m, 6th; Duscus: Marshall Doogs, 36.58m (SB), 6th; Garrett Abel, 33.3m (SB), 10th; 4x400m relay team: Comer, Powell, Walker, and Johnson, 3:46 (SB), 3rd.

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