South Putnam track enjoys weather, win

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
South Putnam's Blaze Bottorff hands the baton to Angel Nield on the 400-meter relay. (Banner Graphic/JAY LOCKETT)

A bright spot in the forecast Tuesday allowed for Shakamak and Clay City's track and field teams to visit South Putnam.

The Eagles took advantage of the windy but beautiful day to seize a first-place finish for the boys and girls.

The Lady Eagles won with a score of 72 to the Clay City 55. Taking three first-place wins was Ariel Higgins. The Eagle senior took first in the long jump and both the 300 and 100-meter hurdles.

Ariel Higgins took first place in several events Tuesday, for South Putnam including the long jump. (Banner Graphic/JAY LOCKETT)

Shakamak scored 39.

The Eagle Ladies also took wins in both the 4x8 and 4x4 relays while Jenna Carmichael held her own in the field events, notching first-place finishes in shot put, discus and the pole vault.

The boys got the win with 79 over Clay City's 62. Shakamak scored 25.

Kieffer Vittetow hands to Christian Zeffel on South Putnam's 400-meter relay. (Banner Graphic/JAY LOCKETT)

South Putnam won first and second in both the shot put and discus with junior Joe Masters and sophomore Devan Workman winning respectively.

"I feel it's going pretty good," Masters said. "Starting out we haven't had too many meets but so far it's good."

With the top throwers on the Eagle team still young and showing signs of improvement Masters says the coaches are working with him on his throwing form to keep him consistent.

"I'm trying to keep my head and keep my form down," Masters said. "Mainly I'm just focusing on staying in and getting it out there."

Also scoring some big points for South Putnam was Berndt Freeman who took two first-place wins in the 1600-meter and the 3200-meter run.

Also Timmer Parker and Jacob Lorimer earned first-place finishes in the 200-meter and the pole vault respectively.

The win comes at a good time for the Eagles who will have two consecutive road meets next week.

SPHS will next compete in a three-way meet with Cloverdale at Owen Valley on Tuesday.

Girls Results

1st -- South Putnam (72), 2nd -- Clay City (55), 3rd -- Shakamak (39)

Long Jump

1st -- Ariel Higgins, 14'4″

High Jump

4th -- Maddison Plunkett, 4'4″

Pole Vault

1st -- Jenna Carmichael, 7'0″


1st -- Jenna Carmichael, 27'11.5″

Rebecca Hazlett, 20'5.5″

Megan Rogers, 18'4.5″

Madeline Hammontree, 17'5.5″


1st -- Jenna Carmichael, 79'5″

Megan Rogers, 56'0″

Rebecca Hazlett, 49'0″

Madeline Hammontree, 37'4″

3200m Relay

1st- SP, 11:48 (Fanning 2:57, R. Jones 3:07, Egold 2:43, J. Jones 2:59)

100m Hurdles

1st -- Ariel Higgins, 16.41

4th -- Blaze Bottorff, 22.10


2nd -- Angel Nield, 14.44

3rd -- Terra York, 15.20

Jessica Todd, 19.70


3rd -- Jessica Jones, 6:46.5

4th -- Rachel Jones, 6:46.6

400m Relay

2nd -- SP, 58.00 (Bottorff, Nield, York, Nichols)


2nd -- Ally Nichols, 1:08.16

3rd -- Maddie McHugh, 1:08.40

300m Hurdles

1st -- Ariel Higgins, 51.03

3rd -- Blaze Bottorff, 59.24


2nd -- Michaela Scales, 2:47

3rd -- Madie Egold, 2:48


2nd -- Ally Nichols, 30.88

3rd -- Terra York, 31.59


3rd -- Alex Fanning, 15.04


1st -- SP, 4:41.33 (McHugh 1:09.97, J. Jones 1:11.75, Higgins 1:10.61, Nichols 1:09.00)

Boys Results

1st -- South Putnam (79), 2nd -- Clay City (62), 3rd -- Shakamak (25)

Long Jump

2nd -- Timmy Parker, 18'4″

Pole Vault

1st -- Jacob Lorimer, 10'0″

2nd -- Scott Duggan, 9'0″

3rd -- Chase Albers, 7'6″


1st -- Joe Masters, 43'2.5″

2nd -- Devon Workman, 41′.5″


1st -- Joe Masters, 114'9″

2nd -- Devon Workman, 105'7″

3200m Relay

1st -- SP, 9:23

100m Hurdles

2nd -- Oliviero Vurro, 19


2nd -- Timmy Parker, 11.93


1st -- Berndt Freeman, 4:40

400m Relay

2nd -- SP, 49.88


2nd -- Timmy Parker, 55.63

300m Hurdles

3rd -- Oliviero Vurro, 48.86

4th -- Jonah Sanders, 49.33


1st -- Logan Vandermark, 2:22

3rd -- Blake Clearwaters, 2:24


1st -- Timmy Parker, 24.56


1st -- Berndt Freeman, 10.51

2nd -- Kieffer Vittetow, 10:55


1st -- SP, 3:55

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