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Robinson, Felton break Whittell track and field records

Now John Robinson has some company for the record-breaking Whittell High track and field team.

For the second time in as many meets Robinson broke a school record Saturday at the Bella Vista meet. Robinson added the 1,600-meter mark to his collection a week after shattering the school record in the 800.

Senior Kyler Felton joined in on the record-breaking day by setting a new school mark while finishing first in the triple jump. His mark of 43 feet, 9.5 inches broke the old mark of 43-2.5 set in 1997.

Robinson’s time of 4 minutes, 27.74 seconds topped the 40-year-old school record of 4:33.14 and gave him second place.

Felton also placed sixth in the 300 hurdles and seventh in the 110 hurdles as Whittell placed ninth overall in a meet packed with much larger schools.

Also finishing in the points for the Whittell boys was the 4×400 relay team of Robinson, Jenner Felton, Garrett Bronken and Blake Heldt-Werle. They finished eighth in 3:44.50.

Senior Shannon Marshall led the Whittell girls’ team, finishing second in the high jump at 5-2 and fourth in the 300 hurdles (49.37). Isabel Concha-Foley, a senior, finished fourth in the spot put at 32 feet and fifth in the discus at 97-5, helping Whittell to ninth in the team standings.

Whittell’s 4×400 relay team made up of Shannon Marshall, Lauren Marshall, Sierra Forvilly and Sammy Brumbach placed sixth in 4:30.86. Forvilly also contributed a ninth-place result in the 300 hurdles (52.92).

Personal-bests were turned in by Chris Crawford, Kyle Crawford, Tanner Sigel, Zach Welch and Mikey George.

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