Shamrocks have one of the schools best performance at Union Relays

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Michael Leath flies down the track in the 100 meter dash.

Union, Mo – Lighting bolt, Micheal Leath took first in the 100 meter dash, with a time of 11.66 seconds.  Leath broke the school record in the 200 meter dash in their first meet of the year.  He went on to finish fifth in Tuesday's meet.

Will Smith ran a brilliant 800 meter to finish first with a time of 2:06.24.  Smith laid back in 5th place for the first 600 meters when he made his move on the back stretch, moving into first place before making the final turn, pulling away for an easy first place victory.  Medals are awarded to the top five places in each event.

Will Smith moves into the lead, finishing two seconds ahead of second place.

Coach John Tucker said, “Will is a very smart runner.  He knows where to be during the first 400 to 600 meters and when to make his move.”
Tucker said, “This is the best we have done at this meet in a very long time, both on the boys and girls side.”

There are five freshmen girls who should be fun to watch throughout the rest of the season, particularly in the 1600 and 3200-meter relays.  The only relay team that consisted yesterday of all freshmen.

Taylor Covington, Hannah Kruse, Hannah Pruessner, and Beth Schenck finished 5th in the 3200 meter relay, improving their previous time by 30 seconds.

The 4x400 (1600) meter relay takes speed and endurance from all four runners making it one of the toughest relays.  Four freshmen, Convington, Kruse, Pruessner, and Molly Munsinger, finished an impressive fifth place to bring home four more medals.

Molly Munsinger neck and neck as she crosses the finish line.

Tucker said, “I was very pleased with how the five girls ran in both of the relays.  We have a lot of areas to improve on, but it is very encouraging to see five freshmen with little experience run as well as they did, particularly against the bigger schools.”

Schenck also medaled in the high jump, finishing in fifth place.

Pictured is Beth Schenck.

Munsinger took seventh place in the 200 meter dash and Kierstin Monzyk finished ninth in the 400 meter dash.