Gainesville track athletes headed to sectionals after qualifying at districts

Nate Richer, left, district champion pole vaulter, is pictured with fellow members of the 4x400 relay team who took fourth place at the district meet. From left, Nate Richer, Aaron Kahl, Ryder Murphy and Isaac Pippin.

Colton Lawson took second place in javelin throw at the district track and field meet.

Gainesville’s Maliki Sherry shown here competing in triple jump, took second place in high jump at the district meet and will advance to sectionals on May 14.

The Gainesville High School Bulldogs track and field team, coached by Gary Emrick, had a great day at the Class 2 District 5 meet held at Hollister High School on Saturday, May 7. Nate Richer, Colton Lawson, Maliki Sherry, Isaac Pippin, Aaron Kahl and Ryder Murphy, who all placed in the top four, will move on to sectionals which will be held at School of the Ozarks on Saturday, May 14.

GHS athletes placing in the top eight and earning points for the team are
as follows:

First place: Nate Richer, pole vault

Second place: Colton Lawson, javelin; Maliki Sherry, high jump

Third place: Nate Richer, 300-meter hurdles

Fourth place: Nate Richer, 110-meter hurdles; 4x400 relay team – Isaac Pippin, Aron Kahl, Ryder Murphy and Nate Richer; Maliki Sherry, long jump

Fifth place: Maliki Sherry, triple jump

Seventh place: Maci Mosely, discus

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