Several Hickman track athletes win medals at Capital City Relays

Friday, April 18, 2014 | 9:01 p.m. CDT

The Hickman track team competed in the 54th Annual Capital City Relays in Jefferson City Friday. Both the boys and girls teams traveled to the meet, but the girls team did not feature a full squad because of Saturday's Kirkwood Invitational in St. Louis. Nevertheless, athletes from both teams won medals.

On the boys side, the Kewpies finished sixth out of 13 teams. Hickman quartet Aidin Rolley, Anthony O'Dell, Eddie Barrett and Vince Spears finished in second place in the 4 x 100 meter relay. Rolley also ran with Kyle Leftwich, Brian Williams and Andrew Pieper in a shuttle hurdle relay team that finished third.

O'Dell also placed sixth in the 100 meter dash, while Barrett finished sixth in the triple jump. Lewtwich and Pieper placed third and fourth respectively in the 110 m high hurdles event, while Pieper placed seventh in the 300 meter hurdles.

Other boys standouts included Nathan Haile, who finished fourth in the 3200 meter run and Russell Logan, who finished eighth in the shot put, and Sam Smith and Collin Hollrah, who finished fourth and sixth respectively in the pentathlon.

Meanwhile, the girls team finished 10th out of 12 teams overall. All five girls who competed in the pentathlon won medals. Tameka Stennis finished in fifth place, while Emelyn Piotter finished in seventh and Rachel Nielsen placed eighth. Kendyl Boone also finished in seventh place in the 100 meter hurdles.

The boys team is set to compete next at the Ladue Invitational April 26 at Ladue Horton Watkins High School. The Kirkwood Invitational begins at 9 a.m. Saturday.

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