Johnson nabs two CAC gold medals

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

GLASGOW -- Slater senior Elizabeth Johnson turned in her silver medals for gold.

Finishing second in both hurdles races a year ago, Johnson sped to the tape in the 100- (17.28 seconds) and 300-meter (52.63) to claim 20 team points for the Lady Wildcats -- who finished fourth in the CAC Championships at Glasgow on Wednesday, April 26, with 82 points.

The top point-getter for Slater was freshman Madisyn Beeler with 24 from three second-place showings. She missed the title in the 100 dash (13.33) by a mere .02 seconds and in the 200 (28.56) by .28 seconds, although it was a greater gap between she and the winner in the long jump (13 feet, 3.25 inches).

Freshman Jenna Hill was second in the 1,600 (6:40.97) and fourth in the 800 (3:08.74), while sophomore Jayleigh Perrin wound up in third place in both the shot put (29-10.5) and discus (80-10).

The Slater boys also placed fourth with 69 points, 22 coming from senior Tyler Newton for placing second in the 400 (55.64) and long jump (16-10.5) and third in the 800 (2:19.19).

Freshman Aden Campbell was second in the 1,600 (5:05.38), sixth in the long jump (13-6) and led off the second-place 3,200 relay (9:06.58) ahead of freshman Brody Jacobson and sophomores Gavin Ussery and Camden Fry.

Glasgow won both the boys' (282 points) and girls' (247) championships.

The 'Cats compete Saturday in the Class 1, District 6 meet at Glasgow.

Contact Chris Allen at callen@marshallnews.com

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