Tigers place at track & field debut

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Mountain Home's track and field team saw individual players perform well with the team coming up short overall during a triangular meet against Bishop Kelly and Middleton on Friday.

Mountain Home, which opened its season at home, had five Lady Tigers that earned district-qualifying marks. Junior Rachel Johnson qualified in the 100-meter high hurdles and 300-meter hurdles with a personal best in the high jump. Sophomore, Keyondra White qualified in both the long and triple jumps while placing fourth in the triple jump.

Sophomore Alexis Georgianna, coming off a successful cross country season, qualified in the 3,200 meters with a second place finish, while newcomers Ariel Higgins and Emalee Pippin also made the qualifying standards in their first high school meet, finishing fourth and third respectively.

Overall, the Lady Tigers finished third with 24 points. The Knights led the competition with 124 while the Vikings were second with 38.

In the men's competition, sophomore Walker Harris was the only multi-winner on the day, finishing first in the 800 and 1,600 meter. Kyle Pendleton placed in the both the 800 meter at 2 minutes, 20.46 seconds, and the 1,600 meter at 5:21.77, placing third and fourth respectively. Anthony DeSantis placed third in the 3,200 meter at 11:19.19.

During the day's field events, Jaden Wright was second in the pole vault at 8-6, and Conner Weygint was fourth with a personal best in the triple jump. The boys' squad placed second on the day -- Henry Bergstol in the 100 meters, Magnus Swanson n the 400 meter, Will Weygint in the triple jump and Christian Devore in the shot put all had personal bests on Friday.

Along with hitting qualifying marks in the jumps, Keyondra White also placed fourth in both the 100-meter at 13.65 and the 200-meter at 28.34. The only girl's relay team to place on the day was the medley team consisting of all freshman -- Emalee Pippin, Anna Cook, Kjinara Swanson and Asia Jackson -- with a time of 2 minutes, 9.85 seconds.

On Friday, the Tigers head to Kuna for a triangular with the Kavemen and Bishop Kelly before heading into spring break.

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