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Wildcats First, Lady Cats Second at Monday Track Meet

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WildcatsWildcats Results at SSHS Track Meet

The Wildcats’ track team won their own meet Monday that did not include field events due to wet ground. Wildcats Coach Matt Young said the Wildcats still racked up 130 points. The Wildcats had the top three finishers in the 3200-meter run: Landon Thornton, Andrew Escobar and Christian Palomino. The Wildcats finished second in the 4 X 100-meter relay. Coach Young said it was the first time this season that the relay members got to try handoffs and he said it showed. He was one handoff was horrendous. Still he called their time 44-something. The relay team consisted of Andy Eddins, Simeon Taylor, Damiyon Dugan and Ryan Humphries. In the 800-meters, Eli Sellers placed in the top three with a time of 2:07. Payton Vickery was right behind Sellers at 2:09 while Nabian Ramirez had a time of 2:10. In the 110-meter hurdles, the Wildcats got a 2-3 finish. Kylan Wade was second with a personal best of 15.65. Landry Tyson was third with a time in the mid 16s. Terrell Turman did not place but had a personal best. The Wildcats took third in the 4 X 200-meter relay. The relay was made up of Bryce McQueen, Austin Dodd, Tylan Wade and D’Corian Young. Coach Young called the team the most competitive in the 4 X 200-meter event in a few years. In the 400-meter run, Carlo Torres was third with a time of :53. Coach Young said Torres also matched that time running a leg in the 4 X 400-meter relay. In the 300-meter hurdles, Humphries was second with a time of 41:05. Tyson placed with a time of 42.05. In the 200-meter run, Taylor was third with a time of 23.5. Andy Eddins earned sixth place. In the 1600-meter run, the Wildcats finished three, four and five with all three runners coming in under 5 minutes. Thornton was third followed by Vickery and Sellers. The Wildcats 4 X 400-meter relay was second. It featured Torres, Tyson, Jermond Bryant-Amos and Nabian Ramirez. The next track meet is at Gilmer on March 9.

Lady Cats Track at SSHS Meet

The Lady Cats’ track team finished second at their own Sulphur Springs Track Meet Monday collecting 88 points. They were one point behind first place Mount Pleasant. Lady Cats Track Coach Triston Abron said he was pleased with the way his athletes ran. He was also glad to know he has quite a few good performers to turn to. Sydney Washburn was second in the 3200-meter run. Coach Abron said Ashley Noe and Bailey Arrington also ran in the race and did a great job. He said Washburn, Noe and Arrington also did well in the 1600-meter run. In the 100-meter run, N’sya Dugan and Sadavia Porter picked up points. Faith Hatley finished second in both the 100-meter and 300-meter hurdles running personal bests. Coach Abron said Bryanna Irving also picked up points in the hurdles races. The Lady Cats took second in the 4 X 200-meter race. The team was made up of Hatley, Dugan, Porter and Imani Taylor. In the 400-meter run, Ailayah Abron was second and Hailey Ricks was fifth. In the 800-meter run, Macie Williams picked up points. Both Taylor and Dugan got points. In the 4 X 400-meter relay, Dugan ran with Williams, Ricks and Abron. Coach Abron surprised Dugan with the assignment since he said she had never run a complete lap of the track. He said after the race Dugan told him she liked the 400-meter distance. The Lady Cats will compete next at Gilmer on March 9.

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Author: Staff Reporter

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