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St. John boys and girls track finish fourth at Lyons Invite
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LYONS— It was a tale of same endings for the St. John boys and girls track and field teams as they wrapped up competition Friday at the Lyons Invitational. With only a point’s difference in the team scores both the boys and girls squads finished with identical fourth place seeds with the Tiger girls posting 92 team points in the final standings. The boys polled 91 points. Seven teams competed on both sides as Halstead took the crown in the girls division with 139 team points. Lyons was the top finisher for the boys at 122.

In girls competition, Ramsey McVey placed first and third in the 200 (2nd heat) and 100 (2nd heat) meter sprints with times of 31.27 and 14.48 respectively. Miranda Garner won bronze in the 200 meter with a time of 32.10. Torre Fisher took tops honors in the 800 meter run timing in at 2:40.33 while Bailey Burns was the top runner in two events. Following a first place finish and a time of 18:04 in the 100 meter hurdles, Burns took gold in the 300 hurdles with a time of 56.26.

The Tiger girls placed first and second in the 4x100 and 4x800 meter relays with times of 56.26 and 11:13. Participants’ names were not included in the final relay results.  

In field events, Baley Doggett finished second in the long jump with a leap of 13.6 ft. Doggett also won silver in the discus at 96.4 ft. while Tara Nelson placed third in the javelin with a throw of 74.3 ft.

On the boys side, Juan Neri-Leon placed first in the 200 meter sprint (2nd heat) with a time of 25.90. Dean Wade was the top finisher in the 400 meter run timing in at 51.38. St. John grabbed gold in the 4x400 relay with a time of 3:45.04. The Tigers finished in second place with a time of 9:03.43 in the 4x800 meter relay. Participants’ names were not included in the final relay results.

Other running events saw Neri-Leon finish second with a time of 12.57 in the 100 meter dash (2nd heat) while Andrew Deveny polled a second place slot in the third heat and a time of 13.08. In the 800 meter run, Quincy Smith was second with a time of 2:18.67.

In the field, it was Wade who was the top long jumper with a distance of 5.4 ft. Wade placed third in the shot put with a toss of 43.4 ft. Ty Wycoff took second in the pole vault at 9 ft. while Smith finished third in the triple jump at 36.11 ft.