Handily capture third-straight Hoot Middleton Relays title at Richmond Tuesday behind Shaffer's three solo wins, Graves' three top-3s – including school-record javelin throw, and Burk's trio of jumping top-4s. CHS girls take fourth
RICHMOND, Mo. — For a third year in succession, Chillicothe High School’s track-and-field Hornets on Tuesday claimed the team crown of the Hoot Middleton Relays meet, the Hornets’ second team triumph in as many 2018 meets.
Spiced by a school-record-breaking javelin throw, Chillicothe compiled 161-1⁄2 points, far ahead of the runnerup host Spartans, who had 128-1⁄2.
In the girls’ division, Chillicothe accumulated 69 points, taking fourth place. Odessa was the girls’ team champ with 135-1⁄2.
Pacing the victorious Hornets, who won their own Chillicothe Joe Shy Relays a week ago, were event winners Jon Burk (high jump), Walker Graves (shot put), William Perry (1,600-meters run), Brett Shaffer (110-meters high and 300-meters intermediate hurdles,200-meters dash), Isaak Rasche (400), and the 1,600-meters relay squad (Kaleb Mullikin, Jacob Anderson, Rasche, Shaffer).
The Lady Hornets received event victories from Jordan Hibner (400-meters run) and Molly Jones (pole vault).
The new CHS record actually came in a third-place showing. Senior Walker Graves fired the spear 152’7”, besting Tyler Garcia’s 2016 mark of 150’8”. Tuesday’s winner of the javelin throw was Carrollton standout Owen Dobbins, who gunned it 172’2”.
In terms of multiple-event scoring contributions for the Hornets, in addition to Shaffer’s three solo wins and relay victory, Graves tacked a second in the discus throw onto his shot put win and third in the javelin, while Burk also went top-4 in all three jumps, earning third in the triple and fourth in the long.
Perry piggybacked a fourth in the 800 with his 1,600 win, while Rasche also took third in the 200 and sixth in the 100, along with his 400 conquest.
While not gaining a win, senior sprinter/jumper Jacob Anderson provided a third place in the 400 and fifth in the long jump.
On the girls’ side, outside of relays participation, Hibner paired a fifth in the long jump with her win, while Kylee Larson took fourth in both hurdles (100-meters highs and 300 lows) and Kennedy Corzette captured fourth in the pole vault and seventh place in the long jump.