---- — Rams run to Jackson Invite title
Mt. Vernon’s boys track team traveled to Missouri on Saturday and won the Jackson Invitational.
The Rams topped the 20-team field with 107.5 points. Sikeston placed second with 94.3.
Mt. Vernon won three events. Karson Hahn was first in the 800 meters with a time of 2:00.39. Jordan Wilemon was victorious in the 3,200 meters in a time of 10:37.31. The 1,600 meter relay team of Demontez Miller, Hahn, Brykell Patton and Steve Boss won in a time of 3:33.
Second-place finishers were: Patton in the 110 high hurdles in a time of 15.47 and the 300 intermediate hurdles in a time of 42.45; the 800 meter relay team of Boss, Crayton Turner, Miller and Robert Grider in a time of 1:34.57 and David Modert in the 1,600 meters in a time of 4:38.34 and the 800 meters in a time of 2:02.83.
Third-place finishers were: Hahn in the 1,600 meters in a time of 4:38.98 and Joseph McDaniel in a pole vault with a leap of 13 feet. The 3,200 meter relay team of Ethan Badger, Jake Wilson, Xavies Mooney and Wilemon placed fourth in a time of 8:38.47.
Fifth-place finishers were: Drew Hester in the 110 high hurdles in a time of 25.01 and Grider in the 100 meters in a time of 11.29. Hester finished sixth in the long jump with a leap of 19 feet, one inch. Nic Meyer was eighth in the shot put with a throw of 44 feet.
Mt. Vernon competes at Herrin on Tuesday.