by: Scott McCaulley
Ozark and Cassville High Schools were there sites of Track Meets involving several area schools.
The Branson Boys and Girls had several top finishes at the meet in Ozark with the Branson Boys coming up with six 1st Place Medals and the Girls adding two. In several events, the Pirates and Lady Pirates finished 1-2 including the Boys High Jump (Britt Pierce and Rashaud Jones), Boys Pole Vault (Reagan Ulrich and James Lairmore), Boys 3200 Meter Run (Keifer Dooley and Jose Ramirez), and Girls Long Jump ( Keaton Wilczynski and Cali Essick). Kayli Thomas picked up the other Girls 1st Place finish in the High Jump while the other Boys top finishes came from Ty Werling in the Long Jump and two relay teams, the Boys 4 x 100 (Colsen Conway, Rashaund Johnson, Ty Werling, Rashaud Johnson) and the Boys 4 x 400 (Both Johnsons and Werling along with Payton McCormick)
Meanwhile in Cassville, the Blue Eye Girls come up big claiming five 1st Place Finishes. The Lady Bulldogs took first in three relays, the 4 x 200 (Mackenzie Hobbs, Kenedi Larson, Kohnnar Patton, Kyla Warren) and 4 x 400 (Hobbs, Larson, Taylor Arnold, Avery Arnold) and 4 x 800 ( Riley Arnold, Taylor Arnold, Braylynn Siercks, Avery Arnold). Avery Arnold also took first in the 800 Meter Run while her sister Riley grabbed first in the 3200 Meter Run.