Left with lemons, Sulphur Springs’ track coaches did the best they could to make lemonade. After Mt. Pleasant’s Friday meet was canceled earlier this week due to their tragic bus accident, the Wildcats and Lady Cats’ track coaches were able to put together a dual meet at Paris. Wildcats Track Coach Matt Young said his team was able to get another good workout in at the informal meet. The glorified practice allowed coaches to coach. Among highlights, Coach Young said Josh Thompson had his best throw of the year at 143 feet in discus. In shot, Ian Blanch continued to climb in the high 43 feet range hoping to get to the 45 feet area. Tiesan Goodson triple jumped 40-feet-11 inches into the wind. Coach Young said Eli Sellers ran a good 800-meter race and he added Payton Vickery also ran well in the 800-meter race and also participated in the 1600-meter run. He said Landon Thornton started slow in the 3200-meter run but came back. Coach Young said he was not pleased with hand offs during relay races. Ryan Humphries did not run the 100-meter dash but did run a 40.6 in the 300-meter hurdles. Mason Buck was right behind at 41.0. Landry Tyson hit the first hurdle in the race but ran very well after that. In the 110-meter hurdles, Terrell Turman ran his best race of the year with a time in the low 16-second range. Freshman Calem Wade was clocked at 15.9 in the race. In the mile relay, Coach Young said Ricardo Torres had a time in the high 53 second range. The other runners came in at around 54 or 55 seconds. Coach Young said he would taking a select group to a Kennedale meet next Thursday. The district meet at Pine Tree will take place April 12-13.
Lady Cats Track
Lady Cats Track Coach Triston Abron said the informal, dual meet at Paris Thursday featured a very different atmosphere from the usual track meet. He was glad the team got some work in. Coach Abron said his athletes could tell the difference in the informal meet so times, jumps and throws were not as good as you would usually see this time of the season. He did like the opportunity to do some coaching during the informal meet. Coach Abron named several athletes he was pleased with. He said Sydney Washburn, a freshman distance runner, won one of her races by 75-meters although she didn’t have her best times. Coach Abron did say N’ysa Dugan did run her best 100-meter dash time of the season with Sadavia Porter right behind her. He liked how they competed with each other. Coach Abron also said he enjoyed watching hurdler Faith Hatley continue to come back from an injury sustained in the Sulphur Springs meet back on March 3. He said she was just about all the way back. Coach Abron said Abbi Baier did a good job in the 300-meter hurdles although she did not have her best time. A very fast and competitive Kennedale meet featuring Metroplex athletes is next for some of the Lady Cats next Thursday. Then the district meet comes up in Pine Tree on April 12-13.