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Elsberry Indians take 12 to Sectionals after a great District performance

Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 8:44 am

Heading to Sectionals for the Elsberry Indians are, front row - left to right: Tanner Bencomo, Madison Cleveland, Brandi Hall and Alayna Conrad. Back row- left to right: Passion Hunter-Edwards, Jacob Braden, Terrez Blaire, Ethan Miller and Kaylee Calvin. Not pictured is Charles Fraction, Maggie Spratt and Hannah Arne.

The Elsberry Indians Track team is just a few steps away from seeing a chance at State.

Indians Head Coach Scott Cleveland seemed to be jumping for joy when he announced that 12 boy’s and girls would be heading to Sectionals on Saturday, May 11 after a grizzly day at Districts on Saturday, May 4.

“I think we’ve come a long way considering all the challenges we have faced this season with weather and injury,” said Cleveland.

Girls Head Coach Hector Bencomo went on to add how remaining positive and staying dedicated has really paid off.

“I couldn’t be prouder,” said Bencomo. “We’ve still got some small things to work on and I still think we are not at our full potential but these kids have worked hard and deserve this opportunity.”

The following students have made it to the Sectionals meet. Ethan Miller and Charles Fraction in the open 400 meter run. Miller, Fraction, Terrez Blair and Jacob Braden in the 4×400 Meter Relay. Fraction in the Long jump. Brandy Hall in the pole vault. Madison Cleveland in the discus. Tanner Bencomo, Hannah Arne, Kaylee Calvin, and Alyna Conrad in the 4×400, Bencomo, Arne, Calvin, and Magie Spratt in the 4×800 and Pasion Hunter-Edwards in the open 100 meter run.

“Brandy Hall in pole vault and Ethan Miller in the 400 meter run were both first team all Districts and the boys 4×400 were second team all districts,” said Cleveland. “I think we have a great team in place and if they do what I know they can do, we should see another meet.”

According to Bencomo, the challenges they have faced so far this season are not to abnormal but have definitely caused some concerns. However, they have been able to take advantage of some of their resources to ensure they still get good practices in.

“If we have to run the school, we run the school. If we have to take a drive to Bowling Green, then we take a trip. Whatever we have to do, these kids are doing and it is showing,” said Bencomo. “Do I think we are as good as we should be? No. But do I think we can still have a chance to go all the way? Absolutely.”

Results of the Class 2 District 2 Meet Saturday, May 4 – Girl’s

Girls Discus Throw: Madison Cleveland – 91-03 – third place

Girls 4×800 Meter Relay: 11:46.1: Hannah Arne, Kaylee Calvin, Maggie Spratt and Tanner Bencomo – fourth place

Girls 100 Meter Dash: Passion Hunter-Edwards 13.72 – fourth place

Girls 4×100 Meter Relay: 0.54.62 – Bencomo, Conrad, Hunter-Edwards, Pruitt – fifth place

Girls 400 Meter Dash: Bencomo 1:10.45 – 14th place

Girls 300 Meter Hurdles: Alayna Conrad – 54.7 – sixth place and Courtney Orf 0.57.93 – 10th place

Jacob Braden was unable to reach his goal during the District Meet on Saturday, May 4, as he seeded with a 5-08.00 but received a No Height in the finals. However, Braden will still join several of his teammates in Sectionals on Saturday, May 11.

Girls 200 Meter Dash: Hunter-Edwards 28.40 – fifth place and Felicia Pruitt – 31.50 – 18th place (Prelim)

Girls 4×400 Meter Relay: 4:33.98 – fourth place

Girls High Jump: Hannah Arne – 4-06.00 – third place.

Girls Pole Vault: Brandy Hall – 8-06.00 – first place.

Girls 100 Meter Hurdles: Brandy Hall – 19.13 – sixth place.

Elsberry Girls Overall – sixth place, 51 points

Results of the Class 2 District 2 Meet Saturday, May 4 – Boy’s

Boys Long Jump: Charles Fraction – 19-09.50 – third place

Boys Triple Jump: Jacob Braden – 37-02.00 – ninth place

Boy’s Discus: Nick Daly – 61-00 – 15th place

Boys 4×200 Meter Relay: 1:36.55 sixth place: Addric DeRoy, Ethan Miller, Fraction and Terrez Blair

Boys 400 Meter Dash: Fraction – 52.30 – third place and Ethan Miller – 0.51.51 – first place

Boy’s Pole Vault: Jesse Hall – 9-00.00 – sixth place.

Boy’s Shot Put: Louis Thurman – 39-02.50 – sixth place and DeAndre Ross – 33-10.00 – 10th place.

Boy’s 4×100 Meter Relay: 49.72 – eighth place.

Boy’s 4×400 Meter Relay: 3:37.5 – second place

Elsberry Boy’s Overall – ninth place, 39.50 points

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