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Tigers excel at subsection track meet

Nevis' Kyle Schmidt prepared to take the baton from Logan Tinnes during the 4 x 200-meter relay Thursday. Vance Carlson / Enterprise

Ed Heltunen couldn’t have been happier with the performance of the Nevis track teams at Thursday’s Subsection 8-29A meet at Walker.

The Tigers qualified 12 individuals for the Section 8A meet, which will be held Saturday at Bagley. Nevis scored 60 points to place fifth in the girls standings and tallied 46 points to place sixth in the boys standings as the Tigers combined to score points in 15 events.

Andrea Dudley won three events, clocking a 17.87 in the 100-meter hurdles and a 49.62 to break the school record in the 300 hurdles while soaring 32 feet, 6.75 inches to take first in the triple jump. Dudley also joined Natalee Hockett, Anna Hennagir and Cielo Mooney to take third in the 4 x 200 relay with a season-best time of 1:53.83.

Hockett, Hennagir, Mooney and Mckenna Frazier also took third in the 4 x 100 relay in a season-best 55.42.

Scoring for the Tigers in two events in the girls meet were Cole Mastley (fourth at 33-2) and Ivy Huckbody (eighth at 29-9) in the shot put and Huckbody (fourth at 92-0) and Mastley (sixth at 87-8) in the discus. Also scoring for Nevis were Izzy Wallace (seventh in the 800 run in 2:47.45) and Hennagir (seventh in the triple jump at 28-1).

In the boys meet, Logan Tinnes took first in the 110 hurdles in 15.97 and Zach Henry won the 100 dash in 11.94. Those two teamed with Kyle Schmidt and Tom Wormley to win the 4 x 100 relay in 46.86 and take second in the 4 x 200 relay in 1:37.38. Both relays ran the fastest times of the season.

Placing fifth were Jack McNamee in the 1,600 run (5:08.31) and Michael Gunn in the 3,200 run (11:09.28) to complete the team scoring.

“We went in with very high expectations and we exceeded them by a long shot,” said Heltunen. “We are sending 12 athletes overall and all of them have a very great chance of placing at sections. We have some great chances of some athletes making a trip down to the state meet with a good day. We are hopeful that we can keep the tradition alive of sending athletes down to state.”

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