Hannibal boys make most of trip to Capital City Relays

Shamar Griffith won the triple jump and long jump at the Capital City Relays in Jefferson City on Friday.
Posted: Apr. 17, 2017 3:31 pm Updated: Apr. 17, 2017 3:37 pm

The Hannibal track and field teams took their talents to Jefferson City on Friday for the 58th annual Capital City Relays.

The boys made the most of the opportunity.

The Pirates finished fourth in the team standings, while the Lady Pirates landed in 14th place.

Shamar Griffith, Ayden Nichols and Will Sewell led the boys squad with top 3 finishes in individual events en route to a total of 80 team points, only trailing Jefferson City, Platte County and Nixa.

Griffith won the triple jump (43-02.50) and long jump (21-00.00), while Nichols won the 2-mile race in 9:59.75. Sewell sprinted to second in the 200 meters with a time of 23.12 seconds.

Billy Smashey and Sewell placed sixth and seventh, respectively, in the 100 meters. Danny Colborn finished sixth in the high jump, and Mika Taganeca came in eighth in the shot put.

Hannibal's relay team of Griffith, Sewell, Smashey and Mark Woodson placed second in the 4x200 in 1:32.53 and third in the 4x100 at a clip of 44.63 seconds.

The Lady Pirates compiled 10 team points on the day.

Elaijah Mayfield, Kaleigh Marshall, Autumn Bigsby and Alayna Pipkin placed second in the sprint medley relay.

Other top-10 finishes for the girls included Emily Bramblett in the shot put (33-09.00, ninth), Taylor Vandelicht in the pole vault (9-00.00, ninth) and the Lady Pirates 4x800 relay team of Bigsby, Pipkin, Delaney Cooke and Claudia Nichols (10:29.39, seventh).

Mayfield and Marshall teamed with Chasity Davis and Ais'linn Dixon to place ninth in the 4x100 relay with a time of 53.86 seconds.

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