Once again, the Centralia High School Track and Field teams have won the Clarence Cannon Conference championship. Centralia hosted this year’s championship, Monday, April 29 and they will also host their district championship, Saturday, May 11.
The Lady Panthers won with 188.5 points over Clark County’s 133 and Monroe City’s 107. It was their fourth consecutive CCC championship.
The boys won their third consecutive CCC championship with 159 points, beating Monroe City’s 136 and Palmyra’s 114. Peyton Davis won his third CCC athlete of the year award.
Boys individual results of the Clarence Cannon Conference track meet, top 3 Individuals earn All-conference honors, top six medal, top eight earn points toward a conference plaque:
Running Events: 110 Hurdles: Liam Hill 3rd and Khader Saleh 4th
100 M Dash: Kody Walter 3rd and Jake Freidel 7th
1600 M Run: Nate Riddle 4th and Duke Newsted 6th
300 Hurdles: Peyton Davis 2nd and Liam Hill 3rd
800 M Run: Stephen Bradshaw 6th and Nate Riddle 7th
200 M Dash: Kody Walters 6th and Luke Hunter 7th
3200 M Run:Duke Newsted 3rd and Guy Moran 5th
Field Events: High Jump: Peyton Davis 1st and Liam Hill 2nd
Pole Vault: Jake Freidel 1st and Beau Gordon 3rd
Long Jump: Peyton Davis 1stand Jake Freidel 7th
Triple Jump: Grant Erisman 5th and Nathan Greene 8th
Shot Put: Tyler Reinerd 4th
Discus: AJ Tuggle 6th
Javelin: Peyton Davis 1st and Christian Barrettgarhardt 3rd
Boys relay results: Top two relays earn All-Conference honors
(Top 6 Medal, top 8 earn points toward a Conference plaque)
4 x 800 (Bradshaw-Riddle-Newsted–AJ Hombs) 3rd place
4 x 400 (Hill-Bradshaw-Seth Beard-Hombs) 4th place
4 x 200 (Walters-Beard-Bradshaw-Luke Hunter) 3rd place
4 x 100 (Walters-Beard-Max Hunter-Luke Hunter) 3rd place
Head track and field coach Jim Newsted called it a “very competitive meet tonight with a lot of returning state medalists. Had some crazy times in the sprints, sprint relays, long and triple jump, and javelin. Three meet records were broke in the boys competition, Monroe City 4 x100, 4 x 200; Brock Wood of South Shelby in the 300 hurdles. I am very proud of my boys, we just went out and competed. We met every goal we set and won a conference championship for the third straight year. Our depth and numbers play a big role. Eighth place is just as important to our team as 1st. place. Every point counts and the boys know this and they buy into it. We beat Monroe City by 23 points and we earned 27 points in 5th–8th places. Depth and pride in earning points no matter how small matters when winning Conference Championships. Its a team concept here In Centralia. Congrats to all my Boys and to my coaching staff.”
On the girls’ side:
Running Events: 110 Hurdles: Carter Simkins 1st and MaryKate Bennett 2nd
“The girls dominated for a fourth season in a row,” Newsted said. “Senior girls Schylar Hatton, Claire Hunter, Gwen Bostick and Carter Simkins have never lost a conference track meet!” He said he knew the girls team would face a challenge after losing true standout sprinter and pole vaulter Lynsie Curtis to injury.