Competing against several big schools in Thursday’s Ken Asbury Invite at Moberly, Fayette posted some of its best times of the season.
Although McCutcheon didn’t pick up any wins, he did set two personal-bests at the meet. The freshman clocked a time of 11.30 seconds in the 100-meters, but that only put him in third place. Palmyra’s Ben Althoff won in a time of 10.98 seconds.
McCutcheon also posted a personal-best in the 200-meters, taking fourth place in 23.58 seconds.
Haleigh Strodtman notched her career-best throw in the shot put Thursday, taking seventh place with a throw of 30’-2.5”. Jada Gaines also clocked her fastest time in the 100-meters, finishing fifth with a time of 13.32 seconds. Ashley Oakley recorded a personal-best in the 200-meters with a time of 29.02 seconds, placing seventh.
The Fayette girls’ 4×100-meter relay posted its fastest time of the season. The team of Clara Beaman, Ashley Oakley, Kelsey Oakley and Gaines posted a time of 55.43 seconds to finish fourth.
Other top finishes for Fayette came from Dillian McDonald, who took third place in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 45.90 seconds. Meanwhile, Chance Roberts came in second place in the pole vault, clearing a height of 10’-6”.
McCutcheon wins first high school event at Hallsville
The sprinter won the boys’ 200-meters with a time of 23.66 seconds at the Hallsville Open. Westran’s Zane Jacoby, who had beaten McCutcheon in the event in their first two meetings, finished third.
The Fayette boys’ 4×200-meter relay was also victorious at Hallsville’s meet, which had seven teams in attendance. The relay of Jason Esau, Leif Dezner, McCutcheon and Max McKinney won with a time of 1:40.49.
The Fayette boys finished in fourth place with 58.33 points.
Dillian McDonald had a second-place finish in the 110-meter hurdles (17.71 seconds) and Chance Roberts took second place in the pole vault with a height of 11’-0”, tying his personal-best.
The Fayette girls finished with 34 points at the meet. Ashley Oakley recorded the team’s top finish with a second-place mark in the long jump with a leap of 15’-0.5” on her third and final attempt. That distance broke her previous personal-best by 15 inches.
The Lady Falcons’ 4×100-meter relay placed third with a time of 56.99 seconds. The relay consisted of Clara Beaman, Ashley Oakley, Haleigh Strodtman and Jada Gaines. Natalie Bishop added a third-place finish in the 400-meters with a time of 1:11.14.
Harrisburg was also in attendance at the Hallsville Open. The boys posted 26.33 points and the girls had 43 points.
Macy Arp posted points for the Lady Bulldogs in three individual events. The junior took second place in the 3,200-meters (14:19.87), third in the 1,600-meters (6:24.04) and fifth in the pole vault (7’-0”).
Hailey Lowrey had a second-place finish in the triple jump with a distance of 30’-4”.
On the boys’ side, Wesley Skinner placed third in the triple jump with a distance of 37’-5.5” for Harrisburg’s only top-three finish.