Skyline boys track took 3rd Tuesday at the South Barber Invitational. The Lady T-Birds were 9th.
It was a much larger meet Tuesday at South Barber than the Skyline track and field teams had previously participated in at Kinsley. About 18 schools were represented on a blustery day in Kiowa. The Thunderbirds boys team came in a solid 3rd with 70 points, behind South Central 84 and Chaparral 99. The Lady T-Birds were in the middle of the pack, 9th 26 points.
Skyline's boys scored most of their points in the distance races. In the 800m, two T-Birds placed: Ryan Adams 2nd 2:13 and Jackson Wallace 4th 2:20. Wallace also finished 2nd in the 1600m 5:11. In the 3200m, Erik Ghumm took the silver 11:13 and Colby Shriver was 6th 12:12.
Including alternates, Mark Schmidt, Colby Shriver, Gabriel Flanders, Ryan Adams, Erik Ghumm also teamed up for 2nd in the 4x800 relay 9:00. That meant the Skyline distance corps scored 37 points, about half the T-Birds total for the day.
Thunderbirds were also successful in the hurdles. Sam Fisher snagged Skyline boys' only gold medal of the day, winning the 300mH in 43.59. Brock Montgomery got the silver in the 110HH 18.59.
Throwing events were also a strength for the T-Birds. Carson Lee was 3rd in javelin 138'8 and 5th in shot 41'7.5. Zack Urban added a 4th in discus 106'11.
Rounding out the scoring for Skyline were Eliazar Carrasco 6th 37'2.5 in triple jump and the 4x400 relay team 5th 3:57 (Eliazar Carrasco, Thomas Sturgeon, Mark Schmidt, Jackson Wallace).
Madison Tyler captured gold for the Lady T-Birds in the triple jump 31'3. Sydney Koirth tallied in two events, 100m 6th 13.84 and shot put 4th 30'5.
5th places were secured by Adison Hampton 3200m 16:26 and Kailey Hamm long jump 14'5.
Two relays also placed for the Skyline girls. The 4x100 (Sydney Koirth, Kailey Hamm, Kayley Cook, Madison Tyler) took 3rd place 54.13 and the 4x800 (Katelynn McGraw, Kayla Flora, Madison Tyler, Mackenzie Wright) was 6th 12:05.
"It was pleasing to see the kids perform well against a larger field of competition than last time," said Skyline head coach Andrew Nation. "We had some do different events than the last meet and got good results there with some medals. Some did the same events as last time and we saw them stay close and even improve times and distances. Seeing that helps the confidence that kids are doing what they need to do in order to improve."
The Thunderbird thinclads are off until April 20 at Norwich.