By Jeff Mapes
Davis participated in its first track meet of the season March 25 at Stratford and both the girls’ and boys’ teams gave a great showing in their first outing.
The Lady Wolves posted two first-place finishes in the relays. The 4×100 team (Jacie LaNoy, Kensley Barnes, Chloe Summers and Shelby Courtney) won with a time of 53.5 seconds. The 4×200 team (LaNoy, Cassidy Parsons, Barnes and Courtney) won in 1.53.
“The 4×100 time is close to what we finished last year,” said Lady Wolves track coach Jeff Brown. “The 4×200 time is actually faster than we ran it last year.”
Davis’ 4×400 team (LaNoy, Summers, Barnes and Parsons) finished second in 4.38.
“For the first track meet, that’s a really good time,” said Brown.
The Lady Wolves scored well in the individual events as well. Parsons won the 400-meter dash in 1.06. LaNoy placed second in the 800-meter run with a time of 2.51.
Summers finished fifth in the 800 meters in 1.09. Senior Jadi Thomas placed fourth in both the shot put and discus throw and Madison Adams finished fourth in the high jump.
“For it to be our first meet of the year, I was really pleased,” Brown said. “We ran really well.”
Brown also expressed how the team misses Ava Parsons who is out for the season battling Lymphoma.
“She (Ava Parsons) would be a good 800-meter runner and good in the long distances,” Brown said of the freshman. “It’s a big loss for us, but all of our thoughts and prayers are with her for a full and speedy recovery.”
The Wolves also placed well at the Stratford meet. Sophomore Jake Hefley won first in both the 400 and 800-meter dash.
Senior Troy Bullman finished second in the 1600-meter run and placed third in the 3200-meter run. Sophomore William Lyles placed third in the 800-meters and fourth in the 1600-meters. Junior Chase Stewart finished fourth in the discus throw and fifth in the shot put.
The next meet for the two teams is this Friday at Kingston. Track will be at home on April 22.
By Jeff Mapes