In their last tune up meet before the district meet, the Wildcats’ track team scored 80 points and finished third at a Lindale meet last Thursday (March 29). Wildcats Track Coach Matt Young said he limited the number of events some athletes participated in to save them for the district meet coming up Wednesday and Thursday (April 4-5) at Pine Tree. At Lindale, the Wildcats did very well in the high jump. Jeremiah Roland won it jumping 6-foot-4. Dedric Godbolt tied for second jumping 6-foot-2. Landry Tyson tied for fifth jumping 6-foot. In the shot put, Ian Blanch was second with a throw of 47-feet. Jermond Bryant-Amos placed fifth throwing in the high 44-foot range according to Coach Young. Eli Sellers pole vaulted 10-foot-6 adding another foot to the personal best. In triple jump, Damiyon Dugan was second. In the 3200-meter run, Landon Thornton was first. In the 4 X 100-meter relay, the Wildcats finished seventh. That was not as high a finish as Coach Young had hoped for. For district, Coach Young said Lindale relay particpants Andy Eddins, Simeon Taylor and Dugan would be joined by Ryan Humphries. In the 4X 200-meter relay, the Wildcats finished fourth in a fast race according to Coach Young. The relay consisted of Bryce McQueen, Eddins, D’Corian Young and Taylor. In the 800-meter run, Sellers had a top three finisher running in the 2:04-2:05 range. In the 110-meter hurdles, Kylan Wade was second and Brayden Wooten, up from the JV, finished sixth. In the 300-meter hurdles, Tyson placed.
Lady Cats Track
The Lady Cats’ track team finished third at a Lindale meet last Thursday (March 29). Imani Taylor did the long jump, triple jump and the high jump. Coach Triston Abron said she did a good job and medaled in all three. He wants her to do all three jumps at the district meet Wednesday and Thursday at Pine Tree. In the pole vault, Coach Abron said Jaden Booth and Shelby McCormick competed. He said Booth set a personal record and placed. McCormick, just into track from soccer, pole vaulted for the first time this track season. In the discus, Danielle Godbolt and Abbi Beggs picked up points. Coach Abron said Bailey Arrington ran decently and Ashley Noe did well in the 1600-meter run. Distance runner Sydney Washburn missed the meet to participate in a volleyball event in Chicago. Coach Abron said he changed up the order for the Lady Cats in the 4 X 100-meter relay and he said the result left him very excited. Taylor, Sadavia Porter, N”sya Dugan and Abbi Baier finished first and ran a 48.9 time, equaling the Lady Cats mark at the Area meet last year. In the 100-meter hurdles, Faith Hatley was second and Baier was third. Hatley also finished second in the 300-meter hurdles. In the 100-meter dash, Porter set a new meet record as she won the race. Dugan was second and freshman Breeasia Ivory ran well enough to place sixth but some faulty paperwork did not have her entered for the event. In the 200-meter race, Porter tied the meet record and finished first. Ivory was sixth. In the 4 X 200-meter relay, the team of Taylor, Hatley, Ivory and Dugan placed third.