The track and field teams from School of the Osage defend the home circle at Richard Hampton track today in the annual Warpath Relays.


The track and field teams from School of the Osage defend the home circle at Richard Hampton track today in the annual Warpath Relays.

The Lady Indians hope for big days from 2010 state-qualifying hurdler Taylor Conley and pole vaulter Summer Dean, both of whom have been collecting hardware all season. Coach Mike Key also hopes for nice showings from Emily Stafford, Daisy Ralston and Amanda Blaeuer.

On the boys' side, coach Drew Phillips' Indians have two first-place finishes this season. Osage won team titles at the Central Trust/CMU Invitational in Fayette and at the Eldon Maroon and Gold.

At the Warpath Relays, Osage pins its hopes on shot put/discus thrower Christian Williams, hurdler Jacob Wermuth, pole vaulter Sam Golden, distance runner Tristan Hensley, jumper Kyle Jones, and sprinter/jumper Cody Maher.

Wermuth has been collecting hurdling medals all season, taking top honors at Camdenton's Laker Relays to go with first-place finishes from CMU and Eldon.

The day will be extra special for Maher, who will be part of a presentation involving his efforts last fall on the gridiron. The junior is the recipient of the U.S. Army Iron Man award for the state of Missouri.

The award recognizes outstanding two-way effort. Maher stood out as a running back and at defensive back and received the most votes against nine other candidates in an online poll to win the award.

Representatives from the U.S. Army Kansas City Recruiting Battalion will be on hand to present Maher with an Iron Man ring.

Want to go?
Warpath Relays
Richard Hampton Track (OHS Athletic Stadium)
Thursday, April 28
3:30 p.m.