Alto athletes secure district titles

by Michelle Dillon

Both the Alto Yellowjackets and Lady Jackets surpassed their competition to capture the titles in the district meet in Cushing Wednesday, April 10.

In the boys’ competition, Forest Lindsay seized first in the 3200-meter run and fourth in the 1600-meter.

Jesus Tellez placed fifth in the 800-meter race.

Jerrion Skinner captured second in the 400-meter dash.

In the 200-meter, Jay Pope captured first, Marlon Warren seized second and Skylar Atkins placed fourth.

In the 100-meter dash, Warren took top honors, Marvin Roberts placed second and Isaack Weatherford finished fourth.

Will Dixon, Clayton Terry, Isaiah Gaddis and Skinner finished first in the 400-meter relay.

The team of Roberts, Pope, Atkins and Terry finished first in both the 200-meter and 100-meter relays.

Gaddis captured first in both the 300-meter and 110-meter hurdles. Tra’Rell Dansby placed second in both races. Weatherford captured third in the 300-meter and fourth in the 110-meter hurdles.

Fred Thacker took first in the discus and Cayle Irvin, third.

Thacker also placed first in the shot put with Irvin in fourth and Skinner, fifth.

In the triple jump, Pope, Roberts and Atkins finished third, fourth and fifth, respectively.

In the long jump, Gaddis, Pope and Roberts placed third, fourth and fifth, respectively.

Warren took second in the high jump with Dansby placing third and Atkins, fourth.

Corbin Threadgill captured second in the pole vault with Alex Alvarez taking fourth and Weatherford, sixth.

In girls’ competition, Brianna Green, Shalaya Robins and Chesnee Upshaw finished first, second and third, respectively, in both the long jump and triple jump contests.

In the high jump, Abby Bernard captured second.

Abbie Tuestch placed first in discus with Makayla Black coming in third and Wendy Aguilar, sixth.

In the shot put, BreAnna Moore took third and Black finished sixth.

Bernard seized the top spot in the pole vault event with Cassie Wallace finishing second and Katie Jones, fourth.

In the 800-meter run, Esperanza Cuevas finished fourth.

Skylar Fltcher and Blair Low placed fourth and fifth, respectively, in the 400-meter race.

Robins finished first in the 200-meter, with Brianna Green taking second and Alexis Pope, fourth.

In the 100-meter dash, Robins took second; Damiya Rollins third and Mya Tyra, fourth.

The team of Low, Robins, Cuevas and Upshaw captured first in the 1600-meter relay.

Tyra, ShaRayah Dunn, Rollins and Pope finished first in the 800-meter relay.

Finishing first in the 400-meter relay was the team of Tyra, Green, Upshaw and Pope.

In the 300-meter hurdles, Upshaw seized first place, Victoria High took third and Julia Santos placed fourth.

Green captured first in the 100-meter hurdles with High placing third and Santos, fifth.

While AISD canceled classes and other school related events Monday after tornadoes caused substantial damage to the district’s buildings and homes on Saturday, school officials said on Sunday via social media, “due to … the approaching district and area deadlines, all Alto High School athletic events must remain on schedule. We will not host any events or practices, and all home games will be moved to the visiting school’s facilities,” the district’s Facebook page stated. “Coaches will be in contact with players for practice arrangements.

“Thank you to all neighboring districts who have offered their facilities for our athletic practices.”

The Yellowjackets were slated to participate in an Area track meet at San Augustine on Wednesday, April 17.