Shiners News · Rising Sun Track and Field first home meet of the season


Last night Rising Sun Track and field hosted a meet featuring Shaw Memorial, South Ripley, and Oldenburg Academy. The weather was perfect and fans were actively cheering on the home team.

In field event both the boy’s and the girl’s team gave their visitors a challenge. Wilson of RS and Copeland of SR battled it out in both Shot and Disc, ultimately Maddie Wilson received 2nd in both events. On the boy’s team Cutter got another personal record and received 2nd in Disc with a throw of 102’4″. Ethan Snelling also had a personal record, in the same event, scoring 5th with throw of 85’7″.  Rider of Rising Sun placed second in shot behind Adams of South Ripley. In high jump Torress Harmon competed in the event for the first time this season, he earned second place with a jump of 5ft. And in the long jump pit Montgomery of RS added to his first place ribbons with a PR and jump of 19’4″ and the girl’s team member Grace Bujak earned second place in the event.

Running events started with an incredible performance and PR from the Rising Sun’s boys 4×800 team with a time of 9:51.9. This team was comprised of Bryan Givan, Torress Harmon, Wesley Rider, and Dalton Vinup. Unfortunately for the guys, the next relay would not go as smooth.  With bad hand offs and last minute changes to line up the boys 4×100 performed much slower than their best. This caused them to receive last in the event.  In the final relay of the night, even with the exhaustion and sustained injuries by some of the boy’s line up, Rising Sun earned second in the 4×400. Notable performances in the girl’s relays include a second place in the 4×100.

In sprints the female Shiner’s dominated the field pulling a 1/2 finish from the team of Price and Bujak in both the 100m and 200m dash. Price added to her collection of first places with a wide lead in the 400m dash. On the boy’s side Kendall Montgomery received 2nd in the 100 and 3rd in the 400.

In hurdles Daniel Daughtery ran in 2nd for both the 110 highs and 300m lows. While Kiera Mann set a season PR with a time of 17.91 in the girl’s 100m high hurdles.

The meet ended with the following scores:

Boy’s, in first place Oldenburg with 85pts, second was South Ripley with 65 pts, followed by Rising Sun with 52pts, and in fourth Shaw Memorial with 16.

Girl’s, winning the meet was South Ripley with a giant lead of 109, Rising Sun was second with 53 pts, and Oldenburg followed with 49, Shaw again in fourth with 15 pts.