Track club’s inaugural meet a flying success

June 15, 2013

Hood County Flyers coach and founder Wade Beard said he started the summer track club with the main purpose being to make youngsters feel confident about themselves.

They should be feeling real confident following their first meet at the Comanche County Ribbon Relays last Saturday.

The Flyers, competing for the first time ever, won 40 medals, including 22 gold medals. They also captured nine silver and nine bronze.

In all, females won 21 medals (11 gold, 7 silver, 3 bronze) and males won 19 (11 gold, 2 silver, 6 bronze).

“I was very pleased. The kids ran great,” said Beard. “Parent participation was fantastic. It was really cool.”

Logan Stein, running the Boys 8-Under division, led all Flyers with three gold medals. Chase Stein (Boys 10-Under) won two golds and a bronze, and J.J. Lee (Boys 10-Under) captured two golds and a silver.

Allison Lee (Girls 14-Under), Rachel Perriello (Girls 14-Under) and Rylee Vahlenkamp (Girls 8-Under) each won two gold medals.

A dozen girls won at least one medal in individual events, as did seven boys.

The boys also fielded three relays, with the 10-Under 400 and 1600 winning gold, while the 12-Under 400 claimed a bronze.

No team scores were kept in the meet, but Beard believes if they were, his team would have won.

“By far,” he said. “The competition was pretty good. We were in there with Abilene.”

The Flyers are off this week and travel to Mineral Wells June 22.

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Comanche County Ribbon Relays

Hood County Flyers results

Distances in meters

Girls

18-Under

3200 – 1. Miranda Metker.

14-Under

3200 – 1. Allison Lee.

800 – 1. Rachael Perriello.

400 – 1. Rachael Perriello.

100 hurdles – 1. Jordan Berry, 2. Kayla Snyder.

100 – 2. Kayla Snyder.

1600 – 1. Allison Lee.

Long jump – 2. Jordan Berry, 3. Kayla Snyder.

12-Under

100- 1. Teagan Heaslip.

400 – 3. Teagan Heaslip.

Long jump – 1. Morgan Schaeffer.

High jump – 2. Bailey Morton.

10-Under

800 – 2. Gracie Shelton.

200 – 1. Gracie Shelton.

Long jump – 3. Gracie Shelton.

High jump – 2. Taylynn Burdette.

8-Under

100. – 2. Shylar Nunley.

200 – 1. Rylee Vahlenkamp.

100 – 1. Rylee Vahlenkamp.

Boys

18-Under

100 – 3. Mackenson Bonnell.

400 – 3. Mackenson Bonnell.

12-Under

400 Relay – 3. Cameron Beard, Bailey Morton, Austin Carter, Morgan Schaeffer.

110 hurdles – 1. Collier Jenkins.

Long jump – 3. Collier Jenkins.

10-Under

400 Relay – 1. Justin Berry, J.J. Lee, Gage Molinari, McCain Tucker.

800 – 1. Kyle Vahlenkamp.

1600 – 1. J.J. Lee.

400 Relay – 1. Kyle Vahlankamp, Chase Stein, McCain Tucker, J.J. Lee.

Long jump – 1. J.J. Lee, 2. McCain Tucker, 3. Chase Stein.

High jump – 1. Chase Stein, Lee, 3. McCain Tucker.

8-Under

800 – 1. Logan Stein.

400 – 1. Logan Stein.

Long jump – 1. Logan Stein.

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