Little Bucs win four events at McDonalds Spectacular

CLARKSBURG – The Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Little Buccaneers won four events in the McDonald’s Eighth-Grade Spectacular track and field meet April 29 at Robert C. Byrd High School.

Triumphing were Shawn Blandino in the 400 meters (55.24), Ian Donnen in the 1600 meters (5:11.42) the 4 x 400-meter relay foursome of Ryan Tenney, Donnen, Brycen Allen and Ely Cain (4:19.38), and the 4 x 800-meter quartet of Cain, Allen, Jordan Gillum and Donnen (10:00.78).

The Little Bucs added a trio of runner-up places, a pair of fourths and fifths, and a lone sixth to total 77 points.

Team scoring was not kept since the meet was for eighth graders only.

Earning the second places were Blandino in the 200 meters (25.27), Gillum in the 800 meters (2:22.19), and Jesse Hackett in the discus (108-11).

The fourths went to Reis Leonard in the 1600 meters (5:34.17), and the 4 x 100-meter team of Tenney, Blandino, Robert DeBarr and Lakoda Lantz (52.78).

Collecting the fifths were Hackett in the shot put (33-8), and DeBarr in the long jump (16-0 ½).

Allen claimed the sixth spot in the 800 meters in a clocking of 2:33.12.


Shot put – Jesse Hackett (5th, 33-8).

Discus – Jesse Hackett (2nd, 108-11).

Long Jump — Robert DeBarr (16-0 1/2)

200 meters – Shawn Blandino (2nd, 25.27).

400 meters – Shawn Blandino (1st, 55.24).

800 meters – Jordan Gillum (2nd, 2:22.19); Brycen Allen (6th, 2:33.12).

1600 meters – Ian Donnen (1st, 5:11.42); Reis Leonard (4th, 5:34.17).

4 x 100-meter relay – (4th: Ryan Tenney, Shawn Blandino, Robert DeBarr, Lakoda Lantz, 52.78).

4 x 400-meter relay – (1st: Ryan Tenney, Ian Donnen, Brycen Allen, Ely Cain, 4:19.38).

4 x 800-meter relay – (1st: Ely Cain, Brycen Allen, Jordan Gillum, Ian Donnen, 10:00.78).


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