School of the Ozarks Track and Field Teams Crowned District Champs

Stephen Wilson, Keaton Tillack, Teddy Lingner, Jackson Williams, Jack Carswell, Nathan Franks, Josiah Lilly, Evan Collins, Coby Dolloff, Nate Brown, Adin Hiebsch, Christian Reifschneider, Abe Martin, Zach Martin, Cade Martin, Caleb Forker, and Cole Thompson. (Second row): Emily Brown, Jillian Mutrux, Brooke Housley, Evie Carswell, Jendaya Lilly, Abby Mutrux, Rachel Snyder, Mary Beth Porter, Olivia Vinton, Faith Wilson (mgr.). (Third row): Leah Dolloff, Micah Thompson, Espi Melendez, Autumn Alden, Stacy Roberts, Karyn Porter, Keyton Smith, C.J. Voerman. (Front row, holding plaques): Nicole Voerman and Jake Self, and on the far right, Levi Self.
Stephen Wilson, Keaton Tillack, Teddy Lingner, Jackson Williams, Jack Carswell, Nathan Franks, Josiah Lilly, Evan Collins, Coby Dolloff, Nate Brown, Adin Hiebsch, Christian Reifschneider, Abe Martin, Zach Martin, Cade Martin, Caleb Forker, and Cole Thompson. (Second row): Emily Brown, Jillian Mutrux, Brooke Housley, Evie Carswell, Jendaya Lilly, Abby Mutrux, Rachel Snyder, Mary Beth Porter, Olivia Vinton, Faith Wilson (mgr.). (Third row): Leah Dolloff, Micah Thompson, Espi Melendez, Autumn Alden, Stacy Roberts, Karyn Porter, Keyton Smith, C.J. Voerman. (Front row, holding plaques): Nicole Voerman and Jake Self, and on the far right, Levi Self.

 

 

Press Release

 

 

 

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.

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