One Wildcat and a Lady Cat qualified for the Area Track Meet next week in Whitehouse on the first day of the District Track Meet in Pine Tree Wednesday. Jacob Gatewood finished second in the 3200-meter run with a time of 10:07.41. Imani Taylor won the long jump with a leap of 17.07 ¾. Wildcats and Lady Cats’ track teams are competing in the District Tract Meet in Pine Tree Wednesday and Thursday.
In the 3200 meter run Wednesday, Jacob Gatewood, who had been sick for several days before the meet, expended all his energy in a second place finish to qualify for Area (see picture caption).
Several athletes qualified for finals Thursday at District in several events. Jaylon Hawkins advanced Wednesday in prelims of the 100-meter dash. Bubba Hall advanced in the 200-meter run and Ryan Humphries advanced in the 300-meter hurdles.
For the Lady Cats, N’ysa Dugan and Sedavia Porter advanced in the 100-meter dash, Makenzie Moore, Abbi Baier and Faith Hatley advanced in the 110-meter hurdles, Baier and Hatley also advanced in the 300-meter hurdles and Sheretta Hill advanced in the 400-meter run. After the first day, the Wildcats were in fourth place and the Lady Cats were in sixth place.
Events Thursday include the 100-meter dash final, the 800-meter dash final, 300-meter hurdles final, the 4 X 400-meter relay, the high jump, the 200-meter dash final, the 1600-meter run final, the discus, 400-meter run final, the 4 X 100-meter relay, the 110-meter hurdles final and the 4 X 200-meter relay.
District track will wrap up Thursday as athletes are attempting to qualify for an Area Meet at Whitehouse next week.
KSST will be updating this story during the day with additional Wildcat wins.