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    Shelby Welsh Broke 43-Year Long Jump Record

Track Opened Season At Fredonia

The first invitational of the season for track and field has been the Eureka Invitational for many teams over the years; however, with McGinnis Field being damaged by the June 2018 tornado, Eureka sought help from a fellow TVL team.

Team members, coaches and volunteers made the trip to Fredonia last Thursday for the annual Eureka Invitational. Several medals were claimed by Eureka participants, and one 43-year school record was broken at the meet. Lady Tornado freshman Shelby Welsh jumped 16’4.25” in the long jump to claim the school record. Gina Mariani set the record in 1976 with a distance of 15’9.75”.

Eureka’s Ladies finished the invitational with a team score of 64 to place third. Burlington won the meet with 114 and West Elk was second with 81.

Tornado boys placed fifth with a team score of 58. Caney won the boys division with a team score of 136, ahead of Fredonia with 81. Madison was third with 79.

Following are the results for Eureka participants:


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