Area athletes shine at Russellville War Tribe Relays

Eighth grade girls who are members of the California Middle School Track Team, first row, from left, proudly displaying the medals each earned at the Russellville War Tribe Relays, are Alison Acton, Jackie Gammon, Renee Roberts and Sarah Bryant; second row, Ashtyn Goans, Kayli Vandegriffe, Adrienne Strickfaden, Katie Imhoff, Lauren Ziehmer, Savannah Jungmeyer and Jenna Reynolds; third row, Roz Martensen, Amber Liebi, Kelsie Murphy, Natasha Heinen, Amada Garcia, Jordyn Simmons, Kaylee Vanloo and Morgan Carpenter; and fourth row, Amber Long, Rosa Fernandez, Sydnie Hall, Courtney Ziehmer and Brittany McKenzie.

Eighth grade girls who are members of the California Middle School Track Team, first row, from left, proudly displaying the medals each earned at the Russellville War Tribe Relays, are Alison Acton, Jackie Gammon, Renee Roberts and Sarah Bryant; second row, Ashtyn Goans, Kayli Vandegriffe, Adrienne Strickfaden, Katie Imhoff, Lauren Ziehmer, Savannah Jungmeyer and Jenna Reynolds; third row, Roz Martensen, Amber Liebi, Kelsie Murphy, Natasha Heinen, Amada Garcia, Jordyn Simmons, Kaylee Vanloo and Morgan Carpenter; and fourth row, Amber Long, Rosa Fernandez, Sydnie Hall, Courtney Ziehmer and Brittany McKenzie. Photo by April Arnett.

The Russellville Junior High War Tribe Relays were held April 2, where California and Russellville athletes were top finishers, as well as Jamestown.

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Seventh grade boys who are members of the California Middle School Track Team, first row, from left, proudly displaying the medals each earned at the Russellville War Tribe Relays, are Luke Freeman, Sam Kirby, Brayden Ash, Hunter Carpenter and Brent Alber; second row, Nick Connel, Trenton Walker, Zane Safley, Phillip Strobel and Gunner Baquet; third row, Dylan Kramel, Kane McKinney, Logan Cox, Dylan Silvey and Isaac Wells; and fourth row, Damion Kinchens, Dustin Ferguson, Nic Hummel, Hunter Bookout and Micaiah Garcia.

In the girls' division, the top 10 teams are as follows: Fatima, 116.5; Russellville, 94; South Callaway, 80; Jamestown, 61; California eighth grade, 58; Eugene, 53; California seventh grade and Iberia, 32 each; Blair Oaks seventh grade, 30.5; and St. Elizabeth, 16.

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Eighth grade boys who are members of the California Middle School Track Team, front row, from left, proudly displaying the medals each earned at the Russellville War Tribe Relays as well as the first place trophy, are Mason Albertson, Juventino Aguado, Taylor Hoos, Aaron Cuevas and Clyde Knipp; middle row, Dylan Ratcliff, Adam Burkett, Jorge Hurtado, Riley Kusgen and D.J. Burkett; and back row, Logan Sperry, Samuel Miller and Aaron Pace.

In the boys' division, the top 10 teams are as follows: California eighth grade, 118.5; South Callaway, 82; Fatima, 81; Blair Oaks, 65; Boonville seventh grade, 54.5; Russellville, 50.5; California seventh grade, 48; Iberia, 41; Eugene, 27.5; and Jamestown, 24.

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Seventh grade girls who are members of the California Middle School Track Team, front row, from left, proudly displaying the medals each earned at the Russellville War Tribe Relays April 2, are Raven Kirk, Cameron Meyer, Kayla Allison, Laney Porter and Audrey Pickering; and back row, Ellie Wirts, Cassie Dearixon, Elaine Vargas, Madison Pierson, Morgan Benne and Mackenzie Kueffer. Shaylee Oswald was not present. The CMS Tracksters are coached by Bob and Debbie Staton, Jill Meisenheimer and Kenny Goans. Team managers are Cord Mitchell, Kelly Sommerer and Sam Feltrop.

Individually, the top six finishers in each event, except for the relays, earned medals. In the relay events, the top three relay teams earned medals.

For more of this story check out the April 11 issue of the California Democrat.

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