The weather was great, the athletes were ready and it was a terrific track meet for both Mexico High School boys and girls. On the boys team highlights included personal bests by DeMario Caruthers (200), Austin Oetting (Discus), Malik Holman (3200) increasing his old time by 27 seconds, and 4x800 relay team of Malik Holman (personal best split 2:02), Sean Kelly, Christian McKeown, and Spencer Freeman (2:15 personal best split).
"Our kids really competed well, they are responding to their workouts and coaching instructions," remarked MHS Coach Buck Green.
Mexico was sixth out of nine teams.
The girls had three meet champions and 12 medalists. Zori Holman led the way with a tied of the rmeet record and breaking the MHS record in the high jump with a leap of 5'7. Jami Brandow had a personal best in both the 1600 and the 3200, winning the latter by almost 200 meters and dropping her time by 30 seconds, and although she placed third in the 1600 she ran 10 seconds faster than her previous best. Karen Baker continued to place first in the triple jump with a jump of 32'7.75. Phoebe Frazer had a very good throw of more than 34 feet in the shot put for the second meet in a row.
The next meet for the teams is Friday at Fulton.
BOYS INDIVIDUALS (PR= Person Best, SB= Season Best)
4X800 - Holeman, Kelly, McKeown, Freeman, 8:32.
3200 - Holman, 10:08 PR.
100 - Caruthers, 11.9.
High Jump - Jake Anderson, 5"10.
110 Hurdles, Jon Anderson, 16.91.
4X400 - McKeown, Colin Cosby, Jon Anderson, Kelly, 3:44.
Discus - Oetting, 121'9.
800 - Kelly, 2:13.
Shot Put - Oetting, 42'7 PR.
200 - Caruthers, 24.1 PR.
Triple Jump, Jake Anderson, 37'11.
Triple Jump - Karen Baker, 32'7.75.
3200 - Jamie Brandow, 11:47 PR.
High Jump - Zori Holman, 5'7 tied meet record/breaks MHS record of 5.6 held by Tammy Maxwell.
Shot Put - Frazer, 34'11 SB.
4X100 - Karen Baker, Tori Shaw, Dayneisha Shivers, Zori Holman, 53.9
100 Hurdles - SHIVERS, 18.1.
Discus, Anne Baker, 99'10.
Long Jump, Karen Baker, - 14'6.
1600 - Jami Brandow, 5:24 PR.
4X400 - Karen Baker, Zori Holman, Allie Mudd, Leslie Fischer, 4:31.3 SB
Long Jump, Shaw, 14'3.
Discus - Abby Gooch, 86'10.
Triple Jump, Shaw, 31'0.
200 - Mudd, 29.3.
Shot Put, Anne Baker, 32'4.
1600 - Fischer, 5:45.
800 - Fischer, 2:43 PR.
Pole Vault, Riley Greenwell, 7'0.
Page 2 of 2 - SOCCER: On a cold and windy night Friday, the Mexico Lady Bulldogs soccer team were hosts to the Warrenton Warriors in a non-conference game.
At the end of regulation the game was tied 2-2. The match went into two overtime periods, with Warrenton taking the victory 3-2 in the second OT.
For Mexico, Keagan Riddick scored both goals in the first half. Bailey Reed and Sydney Schutte each had an assist.
"We were up 2-0 then gave up two late goals to let them back in the game," stated MHS Coach Brad Ellebracht.
The Lady Bulldogs are 5-5 overall. They return to action tonight in a conference game at Kirksville.
BASEBALL: Mexico Bulldogs baseball team had a busy weekend with three games in two days with Mexico winning two of the three.
The first game was Friday at North Callaway with the Bulldogs defeating the Thunderbirds 9-3.
Cody Creed pitched 4 innings for Mexico, striking out 10 and walking 1.
Offensively: Tyler Bracht was 3-4, Matt Ridgway 3-3, Garrett Carroz, 2-2, Austyn Samp, 2-2 and Kyle Whanger was 1-1 with a triple.
For North Callaway Tanner Murphy took the loss pitching 5 innings, striking out 2 and walking 1.
Justin Murphy was 3-4 with 1RBI, Tanner Murphy was 2-3, as was Brandon Hagedorn.
In the junior varsity game, Mexico won 6-0. Gavin Jones was 1-2 with a triple. Tyler Warmbrodt was 1-2 with a double and 3 RBI. Thomas Clay and Warmbrodt combined to pitch 5 perfect innings.
The JV is now 6-0-1.
On Saturday, the varsity Bulldogs were hosts to the Hannibal Pirates in a double-header. Both games were rescheduled due to inclement weather. In the first game the Bulldogs defeated the Pirates 2-0. Matt Ridgway recorded the win, pitching 6 innings. Bracht pitched 1 inning for the save.
In the second game, the Pirates scored 4 runs in the 7th inning to defeat the Bulldogs 6-5.
"We played 13 innings of very good baseball," remarked MHS Coach Keith Louder. Errors and allowing walks in the seventh hurt the Bulldogs. Louder states his team is still playing good baseball winning 4 of their last 5 outings. "We have played 34 innings of good baseball and I am pleased with that stretch," he added.
Bracht took the loss for the Bulldogs. Offensively Ridgway was 2-4 with 2RBI, Justin Webber was 1-2 and Whanger was 1-1.
The Bulldogs are 7-5 overall and 3-4 in conference play.
The Bulldogs return to action tonight at home against the Hallsville Indians for senior night.