Shiner Gazette Sports

Four-Peat: Lady Cards win fourth track title in a row
Cardinals place second; Clay sets meet record in shot put

Thursday, May 10, 2018
Gazette Sports Report

TAPPS Girls Team Results   |   TAPPS Boys Team Results   |   TAPPS All-Event Results   |   St. Paul Cardinal Sports

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The Shiner St. Paul Lady Cardinals track team earned their fourth straight TAPPS 2A state title last Friday and Saturday at Hewitt Midway High School. Senior Parker Clay set the state meet and a personal record in the shot put with a best throw of 47 feet. She also won the discus event; the Lady Cardinals mile relay earned a gold as they finished their race in 4 minutes, 18.04 seconds.
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The St. Paul girls track team claimed their fourth TAPPS 2A state title in a row this past weekend ( May 4-5, 2018 ).at Hewitt Midway High School near Waco.

The Lady Cardinals scored 125 points to soar past Waco Live Oak Classical who had 90 points.

“I am really proud of these young ladies. They have worked hard to earn this title. A lot of hours went into this title.,” Lady Cardinals coach Dana Beal-Sestak said. “We needed them to step up and perform and they did.”

“It is always important for seniors to perform well in their last competition. It’s the one meet they will equate to their high school career. I’m happy for this group of girls.”

Parker Clay earned a pair of golds in field events in the shot put and discus. Clay set a state-meet and personal record in the shot put with a throw of 47 feet and won the discus with 130-6.

“It takes a lot of hard work and determination to make the improvements Parker has made since her freshman year. She set a new record last year so it was a personal goal of hers to set another record. She always has goals and to see her handle the pressure knowing it was her last high school meet was exciting,” Beal-Sestak said.

The 1,600-meter relay team won a gold medal as well with a time of 4 minutes, 18.04 seconds.

The Cardinal boys got runner up with 96 points as Dallas First Baptist Academy won with 105.50 points.

Kai Giese won the long jump with a distance of 20-4.

( see also this Victoria Advocate Sports article )

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2018 TAPPS 2A State Track & Field Meet Results:


    Field Events:
                    Shot Put —     1st, Parker Clay, 47-0;
                                   3rd, Christine Wagner, 31-11 3/4.
                    Discus —       1st, Parker Clay, 130-6.
                    High Jump —    2nd, Mallory Pokluda, 4-10
                    Pole Vault —   2nd, Ashley Wachsmuth, 7-0.
                    Triple Jump —  3rd, Riley Johnson, 32-6 1/2;
                                   4th, Gracey Novosad, 32-2;
                                   6th, Delynn Pesek, 29-9 3/4.
    Running Events:
                    800 —          7th, Macy Grabarkievtz, 2:46.85.
                    100 Hurdles —  3rd, Grace Irvin, 16.62;
                                   5th, Riley Johnson, 17.33.
                    400 —          6th, Danni Blair, 1:05.97.
                    300 Hurdles —  3rd, Riley Johnson, 49.47.
                    400 Relay —    3rd, St. Paul (Gracey Novosad / Hope Kapavik / Brooke Pesek / Elyssa Wagner), 54.01.
                    800 Relay —    2nd, St. Paul (Mallory Pokluda / Grace Irvin / Brooke Pesek / Elyssa Wagner), 1:51.75.
                    1600 Relay —   1st, St. Paul (Riley Johnson / Grace Irvin / Hope Kapavik / Elyssa Wagner), 4:18.04.



    Field Events:
                    Shot Put —     7th, Weston Geiger, 37-3.
                    Discus —       3rd, Weston Geiger, 113-5.
                    High Jump —    7th, Will Knox, 5-8.
                    Pole Vault —   2nd, Will Knox, 12-0.
                    Long Jump —    1st, Kai Giese, 20-4.
                    Triple Jump —  3rd, Kai Giese, 40-5 1/2.
    Running Events:
                    800 —          3rd, Lane Jackson, 2:07.07;
                                   6th, Cade Davis, 2:11.50.
                    100 —          6th, Kai Giese, 11.63.
                    110 Hurdles —  2nd, Patrick Green,17.0;
                                   4th, Grant Barta, 17.91.
                    200 —          7th, Kai Giese, 24.04.
                    300 Hurdles —  2nd, Patrick Green, 42.59.
                    1600 —         4th, Lane Jackson 4:49.01;
                                   6th, Walker Jackson, 4:51.57.
                    3200 —         5th, Lane Jackson, 10:27.48;
                                   6th, Walker Jackson, 10:29.15.
                    1600 Relay —  3rd, St. Paul (Patrick Green / Joseph Natal / Zach Davis / Kai Giese), 3:39.31.


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