Youngsters show their power at Lower Invite

More than 500 athletes were a part of Tuesday's Terry Lower Invitational. Several local athletes claimed gold medals at one of the largest track meets at that level in the state.

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April 10, 2024 - 3:09 PM

Iola Middle School's Reginald Davis anchors the 4x100-meter relay team for the eighth-grade boys Tuesday. The IMS quartet won the race at the Terry Lower invitational. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

Several young athletes showed their mettle while winning medals at the Terry Lower Invitational Tuesday.

The meet, hosted for the past 50 years by Iola Middle School, is one of the largest of its type in the state. More than 500 athletes from 12 schools, including Iola and Marmaton Valley, were a part.

The Mustang seventh-grade girls cruised to the team title, while Marmaton Valley’s squad took fifth.

The Mustangs’ eighth-grade boys took second as a team, just behind meet champion Girard.

Local results follow.

Seventh grade girls

Team scores: 1. Iola, 112; 5. Marmaton Valley, 44

High jump — 3. Bayleigh Schiebmeir, Iola, 4’2: 4. Keanna Willard, Iola, 3’10”

Long jump — 4. Kinsley Vance, MV, 11’7”; 13. Kashyn Curry, Iola, 10’6.5”; 17. Jayna Ivy, Iola, 10’4.5”; 23. Liliana Jerome, Iola, 9’7”

Discus — 2. Sophia Doty, Iola, 67’; 4. Clara Ferguson, MV, 63’11”; 5. Breighlynn Rutherford, Iola, 63’5.5”; 11. Kallyn Rodriguez, Iola, 56’; 26. Tayleigh Forman, MV, 40’4.5”; 30. Morgen Kinzer, MV, 33’5.5”

Shot put — 1. Ferguson, 27’5.5”; 7. Doty, 25’1.5”; 14. Aaliyah Rhodes, Iola, 22’8.5”; 22. Forman, 20’5.5”; 24. Kyndal Bartlett, Iola, 19’5.5”; 33. Kinzer, 16’5”

3200 meters — 1. Emma Louk, MV, 14:04.78; 2. Kaylee Burris, Iola, 15:14.23; 4. Eliana Higginbotham, Iola, 15:55.06; 6. Mary Burris, Iola, 16:07.87

100m hurdles — 2. Scheibmeir, 19.79; 11. Blayke Folk, Iola, 21.70; 16. Ivy, 23.21

100 meters — 1. Haidyn Desmarteau, Iola, 14.04; 4. Kinzley Fountain, Iola, 14.89; 8. Hannah Thompson, Iola, 15.48; 13. Vance, 15.68; 21. Kenna Boone, MV, 16.68; 25. Amanda Kierych, MV, 17.14

1600 meters — 1. Louk, 6:35.0; 4. Blayke Folk, Iola, 7:08.97; 6. Mayce Stokes, Iola, 7:20.53; 10. Higginbotham, 7:42.56

4x100m relay — 1. Iola (Fountain, Camryn Wille, Thompson, Desmarteau), 58.45; 10. MV (Emily Heskett, Kinzer, Ferguson, Forman), 1:15.47

400 meters — 3. Desmarteau, 1:08.35; 12. Louk, 1:16.20; 15. Maycie Johnson, Iola, 1:16.88; 18. Curry, 1:17.81

4x200m relay — 1. Iola (Fountain, Johnson, Thompson, Wille), 2:10.45; 9. MV (Heskett, Boone, Kierych, Louk), 2:27.59

800 meters — 4. K. Burris, 3:05.48; 9. Stokes, 3:20.03; 10. Jerome, 3:21.54

200 meters — 2. Desmarteau, 28.60; 5. Vance, 32.05; 6. Fountain, 32.07; 8. Wille, 32.51; 24. Kierych, 35.87; 25. Boone, 35.91

4x400m relay — 8. Iola (M. Burris, Kahdrien Boeken, Stokes, Johnson), 5:42.93

Seventh grade boys

Team scores: 1. Girard, 79.5; 4. Marmaton Valley, 54; 5. Iola, 47

High jump — 3. Daniel Allee, MV, 4’6”

Long jump — 16. Braylon Keithly, Iola, 12’8”; 17. Allee, 12’7.75”; 18. Lane Lord, MV, 12’7.5”; 23. Truett Blevins, MV, 11’7.5”

Discus — 5. Kooper Welch, MV, 75’5.25”; 12. Logan Thompson-Belknap, 59’.25; 15. Harley Tidd, Iola, 54’5”; 16. Lucas Boeken, Iola, 53’6.75”

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