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Ragsdale, Vasquez Lead Republic at SBU Invitational

The Lady Tigers track team finished fifth out of 19 schools at the SBU High School Class 4-5 Invitational. Republic finished with 64 team points, just four points behind Rolla’s third-place total of 68. The boys team finished 16th.

Kaitlyn Ragsdale earned points in three individual events and a relay, finishing fourth in the 100 meter hurdles, fifth in the 100 meter dash, sixth in the 300 meter hurdles, and anchoring the 4×100 meter relay team, which finished sixth.

Aaliyah Vasquez also earned points in four events, finishing fifth in the triple jump and playing a role in the 4×100, 4×200, and 4×400 meter relays.

AJ Fenske was the only participant to earn points in both the girls’ throwing events, and she was the only Republic competitor to finish in the top three in two individual events. She finished second in the discus and third in the shot put. Only one other competitor cracked the top ten in both events.

Ethan Haynes was the top finisher for Republic’s boys, taking second in the 2000 meter steeplechase.

Here’s a list of all Republic competitors who earned points:

Jenna Belcher
long jump
eighth
15′ 6.25″

Chase Buford
long jump
eighth
20′ 4.5″

Aaliyah Vasquez
triple jump
fifth
35′ 1.75″

AJ Fenske
discus
second
114′ 9″

AJ Fenske
shot put
third
35″ 0.25″

Ethan Haynes
2000 meter steeplechase
second
7:12.49

Miha Nambara, Kristin Probst, Misora Nambara, and Jasmyn Douglas
4×800 meter relay
second
10:01.35

Kaitlyn Ragsdale
100 meter hurdles
fourth
16.52

Kaitlyn Ragsdale
100 meter dash
fifth
12.71

Aaliyah Vasquez, Jenna Belcher, Alaina Norman, Gracie Woods
4×200 meter relay
sixth
1:52.42

Miha Nambara
1600 meter run
sixth
5:39.11

Gracie Woods, Jenna Belcher, Aaliyah Vasquez, Kaitlyn Ragsdale
4×100 meter relay
sixth
52.94

Kristin Probst
400 meter dash
sixth
1:04.44
(Alaina Norman 9th and Lauren Chastain 11th)

Landen Finley
400 meter dash
eighth
53.41

Kaitlyn Ragsdale
300 meter hurdles
sixth
49.92

Miha Nambara
800 meter run
sixth
2:34.61

Jasmyn Douglas
800 meter run
seventh
2:35.90

Aaliyah Vasquez, Kristin Probst, Gracie Woods, Jasmyn Douglas
4×400 meter relay
second
4:19.71

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