POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — The School of the Ozarks Track and Field teams, both boys and girls, competed in district competition on May 7, 2016, at Hollister High School. Both the boys and girls accumulated enough points to be crowned district champions.
This is the third district championship in a row for the boys track and field team and the first for the girls. Combined, the boys and girls teams have 40 members.
School of the Ozarks will send 24 of their competitors to the sectional competition on Saturday, May 14, which will be held at Ozark High School.
Any individual who places in the top four at sectionals will advance to state competition in Jefferson City, Missouri, May 20-21.
“It is so rewarding to see a group of students, who initiate prayer with their competitors before races and field events, also obtain success athletically and be rewarded with a district championship,” said Brad Dolloff, dean of the Lab School and volunteer track and field coach. “This is the third championship in a row for the boys and the first ever for our girls, and we are extremely blessed and grateful to get to work with such great kids.”
Throughout the season’s practices, several volunteers worked with the team. School of the Ozarks would like to acknowledge Dolloff; Dr. Justin Carswell, vice president for Christian ministries and dean of the chapel; David Lingner, parent; and Amanda McKinney, recent C of O alumna, for their sacrificial commitment.
“We are thankful to the school and the parents who helped us host this amazing event,” said Robert Texidor, associate professor of science at the Laboratory School, and cross country and track coach. “Our athletes have prepared all year for the district, sectional, and state competitions. Our coaches are amazing people who volunteer much time to teach these young people about hard work, perseverance, and what it means to succeed. We go to each competition, striving to do our utmost and reflect good character, sportsmanship, and grace in either victory or defeat.”
Following are the accomplishments of the girls’ team members at district competition. These individuals qualify for sectional competition:
Nicole Voerman — 4th place 100 m dash, 2nd place 4 x 200 m relay
Autumn Alden — 4th place 3200 m run, 1st place 4 x 800 m relay
Rachel Snyder — 2nd place 100 m hurdles, 1st place 300 m hurdles, 1st place 4 x 400 m relay, 2nd place triple jump
Mary Beth Porter — 3rd place 100 m hurdles, 2nd place 300 m hurdles, 2nd place 4 x 200 m relay, 1st place 4 x 400 m relay
Evie Carswell — 2nd place 4 x 200 m relay, 1st place high jump, 1st place 4 x 400 m relay
Karyn Porter — 1st place 4 x 400 m relay, 2nd place 4 x 200 m relay, 1st place 4 X 800 m relay
Abby Mutrux — 1st place 4 x 800 m relay
Emily Brown — 1st place 4 x 800 m relay
Olivia Vinton — 3rd place pole vault
Brooke Housley — 1st place shot put, 2nd place discus
Jillian Mutrux — 4th place discus
Following are the accomplishments of the boys’ team members at district competition. These individuals qualify for sectional competition:
Abe Martin — 1st place 4 x 100 m relay, 1st place 4 x 200 m relay
Nate Brown — 1st place 4 x 800 m relay
Keaton Tillack — 1st place 4 x 400 m relay
Teddy Lingner — 2nd place high jump, 1st place triple jump
Keyton Smith — 1st place 4 x 100 m relay, 1st place 4 x 200 m relay, 1st place 4x 400 m relay, 3rd place long jump
Cade Martin — 1st place 4 x 100 m relay, 1st place 4 x 200 m relay, 1st place 4x 400 m relay
Zach Martin — 1st place 4 x 100 m relay, 1st place 4 x 200 m relay, 1st place 4x 400 m relay
Evan Collins — 1st place 4 x 800 m relay
Adin Hiebsch — 1st place 4 x 800 m relay
Cole Thompson — 1st place 4 x 800 m relay
Jake Self — 2nd pole vault
Coby Dolloff — 4th place triple jump
Christian Reifschneider — 1st place pole vault
For more information, contact Valorie Coleman, public relations director, at (417) 690- 2212.