Tuscola victorious at Wolverine Track ClassicA first in Coach Robinson’s tenure, boys and girls win same meet; five Mountaineers already qualified for regional
COLUMBUS — Is it a sign of things to come?
For the first time in Joey Robinson’s five-year tenure as the Tuscola’s head track coach, both his boys and girls track teams were victorious in the same meet.
That signifcant first happened last week at Polk County High School’s annual eight-team Wolverine Co-Ed Classic.
The Tuscola girls defeated second-place Eastside (S.C.) High by 24 points, 139-121, with Greer (S.C.) finishing third with 90 points.
The Tuscola boys edged second-place Polk County by 18 points, 174-150, with R-S Central finishing third with 130 points.
“This is the first time since I have been coaching at Tuscola that both the boys and girls swept a meet,” said Coach Robinson. “I am extremely proud of all the hard work the kids are putting in.”
Despite being early in the track and field season, five Mountaineers have already qualified for the NCHSAA Class 3-A West Regional later in the spring. The Mountaineers that are regional qualified are senior Sarah Golden (shot put), freshman Brooke Turner (1,600 and 800), junior Russel Callahan, sophomore Bryce Myers (pole vault) and senior Taylor Gibson (high jump).
Picking up wins for Tuscola in the Wolverine Girls Classic were Turner (1,600 and 800 runs), Emma Howle (400), 4x400 relay team (Bailey Hill, Foster Kirkpatrick, Shelby Tricoli, Sydney Morris), the 4x200 relay team (Alexia Dickens, Morris, Brandi Whitman, Howle) and the 4x100 relay team (Dickens, Hill, Whitman, Caitlin Hines).
Other notable top three finishes for the Mountaineers were Sarah Golden (2nd-Shot put, 2nd-discus throw), Maggie Rogers (3rd-long jump, 3rd-triple jump, 3rd-110 hurdles), 4x800 relay team (3rd), Hines (2nd-110 hurdles, 3rd-300 hurdles) and Klarissa Bryson (2nd-200).
Picking up wins for Tuscola in the Wolverine Boys Classic were Woody Cornwell (triple jump), Bryce Myers (pole vault), Adam Silvers (400), Eric Messer (300 hurdles) and the 4x100 relay team (Messer, Silvers, Russell Callahan, Myers),
Other notable top three finishes for the Mountaineers were Houston McCracken (3rd-shot put), Messer (2nd-long jump, 2nd-110 hurdles), Myers (2nd-100), Callahan (2nd-200) and the 4x200 relay team (2nd).