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MOBERLY — The Fulton boys and girls track and field teams each finished in fifth place in the team standings at the North Central Missouri Conference championships Friday at Moberly High School.

The Lady Hornets finished with 75.5 points, while the Hornets tallied 46 points.

Hannibal won the girls team title with 136 points, followed by Kirksville in second with 125.5 points. Moberly was third with 95 points, Marshall fourth with 77 and Mexico sixth with 73.

Kirksville took the conference title on the boys side with 186 points, well ahead of Moberly's second-place mark of 145 points. Hannibal was third with 129 points, Mexico was fourth with 49 points and Marshall placed sixth with 30.

Fulton won four individual events, getting two wins each from sophomore Kayanna Gaines and senior Brock Fisher.

Gaines opened with a win in the girls 1,600-meter run, clocking a time of 5:36.80 to win by 12 seconds. She added a first-place finish in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 12:33.55, taking that title by more than six seconds.

Gaines added another top-three finish for the Lady Hornets, placing third in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:35.63.

Fisher gave Fulton a sweep in the 1,600, winning the boys race by just more than two seconds in 4:41.94. He won by a wider margin in the 800, as his time of 2:01.83 was just more than three seconds ahead of the runner-up.

The Fulton girls posted three second-place finishes in the conference.

Freshman Kiah Pittman was runner-up in both the 200-meter dash (27.75 seconds) and the long jump (15 feet, 1.5 inches). She also placed fourth in the 100-meter dash with a time of 13.62 seconds.

Freshman Kyela Macon also took second in the girls 100-meter hurdles with a time of 17.59 seconds.

The Fulton boys placed third in the 4x400-meter relay. Fisher, freshman Ian Poore and seniors Aaron Eliuk and Zack Schwinke clocked a time of 3:39.93.

The Fulton girls 4x100-meter relay of Macon and juniors Judy Nguyen, Allison Murphy and Maddie Henley placed fourth with a time of 54.15 seconds.

Also placing fourth for the Lady Hornets were Henley in the 300-meter hurdles (52.20 seconds), along with freshman Rylee Baker in the pole vault (8-0) and the javelin (89-0). Henley added a fifth-place finish in the 200 in 28.37 seconds.

The Fulton boys had two fourth-place finishes in the field events. Sophomore Jacob Kerr threw the discus 107-5 and junior Jacob Weaver threw the shot put 42-0.

Placing fifth for the Hornets were Poore in the 400-meter dash (55.54 seconds), Schwinke in the 1,600 (4:58.33) and freshman Shaun Wolfe in the 3,200 (11:20.87). Fulton's 4x800-meter relay of Wolfe and freshmen Alexander Noel, Josh Bonnel and Issac Kronk also took fifth place in 10:00.19.

Poore added sixth-place finishes in both the 100 (12.19 seconds) and the 200 (24.41 seconds). Sophomore Nathan Lowry was sixth in the 110-meter hurdles (20.38 seconds) and freshman Jesse Peterson placed sixth in the pole vault (9-0).

Fulton's boys 4x100 relay of Peterson and sophomores Clayton White, Davonte Eston and Logan Vanden Bosch also took sixth place in 50.59 seconds.

For the Fulton girls, Nguyen was sixth in the 100 (14.22 seconds), Macon placed sixth in the triple jump (30-1.5) and senior Reagan Verwys finished sixth in the shot put (28-0). Freshman Zoee Schuster also tied for sixth place in the girls high jump, clearing a height of 4-4.

The NCMC meet concludes the regular season for Fulton. The Hornets and Lady Hornets will compete next Saturday in the Class 4 District 6 meet, which begins at 9:30 a.m. at Mexico High School.

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