Three-time defending district champion Mustang girls finish first

Eldon was back home at Mustang Memorial Park for the annual Maroon and Gold Relays Thursday night and the Mustangs did not disappoint in a battle with Osage, Versailles and 10 other schools in track and field action.

The Eldon girls, winners of three straight district titles, took care of business again on Thursday evening as they decisively bested the field with 168 points and finished 41.5 points better than second place Centralia. Versailles finished third with 94 points and Osage placed fourth with 77 points respectively.

In boys' competition, Centralia won the meet with 134 points while Eldon earned second with 121, Versailles took third with 85 and Osage came in fourth with 75.5 points of its own.

Listed below are the top eight finishers of each event who earned points for the Mustangs, Tigers or Indians.


-High Jump: Eldon's Lauren Imler (6th) 4 feet and 10 inches

-Pole Vault: Eldon's Rachel Hanks (2nd) 9-00, Versailles' Hannah Whan (4th) 8-00, Eldon's Cassidy Homan (5th) 7-00 and Osage's Eliza Koeppen (6th) 7-00

-Long Jump: Macie Halderman (2nd) 15-03, Eldon's Grace Baucom (3rd) 15-02 1/2, Versailles' Bri Hendrix (4th) 15-01, Osage's Loren Melton (7th) 14-06 1/2 and Versailles' Lauryn Shewmaker (8th) 14-06

-Triple Jump: Eldon's Macie Halderman (1st) 32-09 1/2, Eldon's Cassidy Prater (2nd) 31-10 1/2, Osage's Kerrigan Gamm (3rd) 31-06 1/2 and Versailles' Bri Hendrix (4th) 30-09 1/2

-Discus: Eldon's Haley Clifton (2nd) 112-05, Versailles' Carrie Hoffa (5th) 98-04, Versailles' Lindsay Walls (7th) 93-03 and Eldon's Taylor Henderson (8th) 91-03

-Shot Put: Eldon's Haley Clifton (1st) 39-02, Versailles' Carrie Hoffa (2nd) 38-11, Osage's Kerrigan Gamm (5th) 35-00, Eldon's Taylor Henderson (6th) 33-04 and Versailles' Lindsay Walls (7th) 32-11

-Javelin: Osage's Karli Kempf (1st) 115-08, Osage's Kerrigan Gamm (3rd) 107-05, Versailles' Taralee Edgar (5th) 104-06 and Eldon's Grace Baucom (7th) 95-06


-100-Meter Hurdles: Eldon's Emma Hoback (3rd) 18.32 seconds, Eldon's Anna Herbert (7th) 19.35 seconds and Osage's Liberty Gamm (8th) 19.49 seconds

-300-Meter Hurdles: Eldon's Emma Hoback (1st) 53.02 seconds, Versailles' Allison Taylor (3rd) 53.36 seconds, Versailles' Emma Geier (4th) 53.55 seconds and Eldon's Anna Herbert (5th) 53.68 seconds

100-Meter Dash: Osage's Cecilia Verslues (1st) 13.64 seconds, Eldon's Nicole Reynolds (3rd) 14.05 seconds and Versailles' Gracie Hamrick (6th) 14.39 seconds

-200-Meter Dash: Osage's Cecilia Verslues (1st) 27.5 seconds, Versailles' Keely Gustafson (3rd) 27.84 seconds, Eldon's Macie Halderman (4th) 28.26 seconds and Eldon's Nicole Reynolds (8th) 29.54 seconds

-400-Meter Dash: Versailles' Keely Gustafson (1st) 1:03.27, Versailles' Gracie Hamrick (4th) 1:03.86, Eldon's Kristan Wilson (7th) 1:04.96 and Eldon's Haley Thompson (8th) 1:09.91

-800-Meter Run: Eldon's Lauren Imler (2nd) 2:34.42

-1,600-Meter Run: Eldon's Faith Parrent (2nd) 6:06.59 and Eldon's Alysa Neighbors (8th) 6:23.77

-3,200-Meter Run: Eldon's Faith Parrent (1st) 13:11.05 and Eldon's Kelsey Wallis (4th) 13:57.53

-4x100 Relay: Osage's Grace Edwards, Georgia Verslues, Cecilia Verslues and Loren Melton (1st) 52.57 seconds; Versailles' Taralee Edgar, Gracie Hamrick, Keely Gustafson and Lauryn Shewmaker (2nd) 53.33 seconds and Eldon's Anna Herbert, Elizabeth Cochran, Macie Halderman and Emma Hoback (3rd) 53.43 seconds

-4x200 Relay: Osage's Paige Rowland, Loren Melton, Cecilia Verslues and Georgia Verslues (1st) 1:53.63; Eldon's Nicole Reynolds, Cassidy Prater, Kristan Wilson and Trinity Crouch (2nd) 1:57.14 and Versailles' Allison Foley, Bri Hendrix, Allison Taylor and Zoie Kinder (5th) 1:59.39

-4x400 Relay: Versailles' Lauryn Shewmaker, Allison Taylor, Keely Gustafson and Gracie Hamrick (1st) 4:19.8; Eldon's Kristan Wilson, Nicole Reynolds, Emma Hoback and Lauren Imler (3rd) 4:29.89 and Osage's Paige Rowland, Elizabeth Groos, Liberty Gamm and Georgia Verslues (8th) 4:52.99

-4x800 Relay: Eldon's Faith Parrent, Alysa Neighbors, Lauren Imler and Kelsey Wallis (2nd) 10:51.92; Osage's Sarah Porter, Micah Hill, Karlie Minnehan and Sara Wolf (5th) 11:16.28 and Versailles' Brooklyn Billman, Sarah Vogt, Hannah Whan and Hailey Burnett (8th) 13:28.16


High Jump: Eldon's Gabriel Marriott (4th) 5-06 and Osage's Ian Marsh (T-7th) 5-04

-Pole Vault: Eldon's Alexxander Strickland (2nd) 11-00, Osage's Aaron Cuddy (3rd) 11-00 and Eldon's Aaron Ruark (8th) 10-06

-Long Jump: Eldon's Isaiah Merida (2nd) 19-09 and Versailles' Kooper Wilson (3rd) 18-11

-Triple Jump: Versaillles' Kooper Wilson (2nd) 40-08, Osage's Aaron Evans (3rd) 39-10 1/2, Versailles' Dallas Waller (5th) 39-00 1/2 and Eldon's Trenton Phillips (8th) 37-10 1/2

-Discus: Versailles' Chase Hyman (2nd) 123-02, Eldon's Jakob Krantz (3rd) 122-02 and Versailles' Jonathon Geier (5th) 116-08

-Shot Put: Versailles' Jonathon Geier (2nd) 48-03, Eldon's Caleb Wood (3rd) 422-08 1/2, Osage's Robert Moore (4th) 42-04, Osage's Alexander Bradley (5th) 41-09 1/2 and Versailles' Chase Hyman (8th) 39-09

-Javelin: Versailles' Jonathon Geier (2nd) 150-08 and Eldon's Caleb Wood (4th) 141-06


-110-Meter Hurdles: Eldon's Justin Bartels (4th) 18.19 seconds, Osage's Trevor Cotten (5th) 19.04 seconds and Versailles' Kendall Cann (7th) 19.52 seconds

-300-Meter Hurdles: Osage's Trevor Cotten (3rd) 45.06 seconds and Eldon's Justin Bartels (6th) 46.15 seconds

-100-Meter Dash: Versailles' Kooper Wilson (1st) 12.16 seconds, Eldon's Trenton Phillips (2nd) 12.22 seconds and Eldon's Isaiah Merida (3rd) 12.25 seconds

-200-Meter Dash: Eldon's Trenton Phillips (1st) 23.61 seconds, Eldon's Isaiah Merida (2nd) 23.98 seconds and Osage's Josh McCubbin (5th) 24.35 seconds

-400-Meter Dash: Versailles' Coby Williams (1st) 53.53 seconds, Osage's Josh McCubbin (2nd) 53.82 seconds, Osage's Jackson Myers (4th) 54.7 seconds, Eldon's Dawson Brandt (5th) 55.33 seconds and Eldon's Samuel Rivera (6th) 55.49 seconds

-800-Meter Run: Eldon's Tristan Burns (8th) 2:18.75

-1,600-Meter Run: Versailles' Kendall Reger (7th) 5:01.34 and Eldon's Aidan Gerber (8th) 5:15.72

-3,200-Meter Run: Eldon's John Markovitz (2nd) 11:09.13 and Versailles' Cylan Burns (6th) 12:00.15

-4x100 Relay: Eldon's Cole Walker, Trenton Phillips, Isaiah Merida and Dawson Brandt (1st) 46.02 seconds and Osage's Ian Marsh, Hunter Neiman, Aaron Evans and Matthew Hans (5th) 46.68 seconds

-4x200 Relay: Osage's Matthew Hans, Jackson Myers, Garrett Sutherland and Josh McCubbin (2nd) 1:37.33 and Versailles' Kooper Wilson, Coby Williams, Dallas Waller and Mikhail Gulyavev (3rd) 1:37.55

-4x400 Relay: Osage's Jackson Myers, mason Etter, Matthew Hans and Josh McCubbin (1st) 3:39.67; Eldon's Samuel Rivera, Tristan Burns, Jesse Dummermuth and Jay Dunham (3rd) 3:43.14 and Versailles' Kendall Reger, Dallas Waller, Coby Williams and Mikhail Gulyavev (6th) 3:47.68

-4x800 Relay: Eldon's Samuel Rivera, Aidan Gerber, Jay Dunham and Tristan Burns (2nd) 9:14.49; Osage's Chase Grosvenor, Derrick Puckett, Aaron Cuddy and Steven Vickers (4th) 9:41.25 and Versailles' Quinton Ryerson, Seth Newton, Weston Liebl and Gage Mayhew (7th) 10:27.63