Local track, field teams compete in meets

by By Michelle Dillon michelle@thecherokeean.com

Three local school districts participated in their districts’ track and field competitions recently.

Several track and field athletes qualified for regional competition.

Panthers qualify

for regionals

Track and field athletes from Bullard participated in the 4A Area contests, held Wednesday, April 17, with several qualifying for regional competition.

In the boys’ division, Harrison Meador seized the top spot in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:03.74.

Hayden Jeffus captured second in the 1,600-meter run (4:41.75) and fourth in the 3200-meter.

The relay team of Bryson Luscombe, Nicholas Hooley, Gage Wakefield and Landon Wheeler placed fourth in the 100-meter race.

In the 200-meter relay, Wheeler, Wakefield, Meador, and Hooley placed fourth.

Braeden Obannon finished in sixth place in the discus.

Tag Martin placed fifth in the pole vault.

Holley finished fifth in both the long jump and triple jump.

Jeffus, Meador, Hooley and Wheeler qualified for the regional meet.

In the girls’ competition, Jenaia Williams captured first in the 400-meter race with a time of 57.11.

Emily Berry finished first in the 3200-meter run with a time of 12:02.13.

She seized second in both the 800-meter race (2:29.97) and the 1,600-meter (5:26.42).

Ashlyn Meador placed fourth in the 100-meter hurdles and Aspyn Grossman took sixth.

In the 300-meter hurdles, Meador placed fifth and Berlyn Grossman, sixth.

The team of Abby Petty, Tierra Brown, Sierra Brown Williams captured second in the 400-meter relay.

Ashley Waterman placed fifth in the high jump.

Williams and Berry both qualified for regional competition.

Hornets advance to regionals

New Summerfield track and field competitors attended the area meet for Districts 21 and 22-2A schools.

In the girls’ competition, Stephany Bravo completed the 3200-meter run in fifth place.

The team of Adrianna Guerrero, Sara Rangel, Natalie Gamblin and Stephany Bravo placed fourth in the 400-meter relay.

The team also qualified to advance to regional competition.

In the boys’ competition, Juan Hernandez captured second in the 3200-meter run with a time of 10:50.02.

In the 800-meter race, Dakota Stewart seized second with a time of 2:07.43 and

Raymundo Sanches finished fifth.

Hernandez, Stewart and Sanchez each advance to the regional completion.

Eagle earns top spot in

400 meter dash

Rusk Eagles and Lady Eagles competed at the 4A Area Meet on Thursday, April 18, at Palestine’s Wildcat Stadium.

In the boys’ competition, Ladadrian Polk captured the top spot in the 400-meter dash with a time of 51.15.

He took third in the 800-meter with a time of 2:08.33.

Eli Delagua placed eighth in the 1600-meter run and Marcos Torres finished seventh in the 3200-meter.

The team of Trey Devereaux, Isiah Ward, Landon Weaver and Chris Lawson placed sixth in the 200-meter relay.

The team of Sean Rogers, Ward, Polk and Kyle Henry finished fourth in the 400-meter relay.

In girls’ competition, the team of Zoe Fields, Valerie Ivy, Kinyada Kincade and Kaycee Johnson placed fifth in the 100-meter relay. Haley Hancock, Victoria Ivy, Valerie Ivy and Grace Young placed eighth in the 400-meter relay.