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O’Hara, Drennan, Take Long Jump Gold At Nixa
(File photo) Lauren O'Hara (above) joined Jackson Drennan in a sweep of the long jump events at the Nixa Invitational.

Two long jump championships highlighted Republic’s performance at the Nixa Invitational track meet. Lauren O’Hara jumped 16′ 2″ win the girls event, beating Hailey Mackey of Ozark by a half-inch. Jackson Drennan, a sophomore, won the boys long jump with a leap of 19′ 9.5″. It was Drennan’s first varsity event championship.

The Lady Tigers finished fourth overall in the team standings. The boys finished 11th.

Other top-three finishers for Republic include the girls 4x800m relay team of Delaney Smith, Jazzy Kirby, Jade Kirby, and Jasmyn Douglas; and the boys 4x100m relay team of Jaden Appleberry, Claye White, Chase Liedtke, and Jackson Drennan.

Here’s a full list of points-earners for Republic.

Pole Vault

Reese Watkins 4th 9’3″
Alexandra Reeves 5th 8’9″

Jean Carlo Marin Barrantes 8th 10’6″

Long Jump

Lauren O’Hara 1st 16’2″

Jackson Drennan 1st 19’9.5″
Jaden Appleberry 7th 18’11”


A.J. Fenske 6th 92’0″

4x800m Relay

Delaney Smith, Jazzy Kirby, Jade Kirby, Jasmyn Douglas
2nd 2:24.83

100m Hurdles

Kaitlyn Ragsdale 4th 17.44

100m Dash
Kaitlyn Ragsdale 6th 13.36

4x200m Relay

Delaney Smith, Kaitlyn Ragsdale, Jasmyn Douglas, Lauren O’Hara
7th 1:51.87

1600m Run

Mihane Nambara 6th 5:59.65

4x100m Relay

Delaney Smith, Kaitlyn Ragsdale, Lawson Tunnell, Lauren O’Hara
4th 52.55

Jaden Appleberry, Claye White, Chase Liedtke, Jackson Drennan
3rd 45.57

400m Dash

Jasmyn Douglas 7th 1:04.04
Aaliyah Vasquez 8th 1:06.13

Landen Finley 7th 55.98

300m Hurdles

Lawson Tunnell 4th 52.51

800m Run

Jazzy Kirby 6th 2:34.66

4x400m Relay

Delaney Smith, Aaliyah Vasquez, Jazzy Kirby, Jasmyn Douglas
4th 4:19.95

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