Track athletes from Miller Grove, Saltillo and Sulphur Bluff qualified for the State Track Meet at the Class A Region III Track Meet last week in Whitney.
In boys’ competition, Isaiah Billingsley and Kobe Robertson both from Miller Grove, qualified for state finishing first and second in the 3200-meter run. Both also qualified in the 1600-meter run with Robertson finishing first and Billingsley second. Robertson also qualified for state in the 800-meter run finishing first.
In girls’ competition, Jorja Bessonett qualified for both the 3200-meter run and 1600-meter run winning both races. Bailey Neal of Sulphur Bluff also qualified for state with a second place finish in the 3200-meter run. Sienna Collins of Saltillo also qualified for state in two events taking second in the 1600-meter run and winning the 800-meter run.
Other local athletes had notable finishes at the regional meet.
For boys, Garrett Tarver of Saltillo was third in the 3200-meter run and was fifth in the 800-meter run. Lance Verner Davis of Miller Grove was fifth in the 3200-meter run. Grant Earp of Miller Grove was third in the 1600-meter run. John Beadle of Saltillo was eighth in the 1600-meter run. Isaiah Billingsley was third in the 800-meter run. Matt Brignon of Miller Grove was fourth in the 800-meter run and fifth in the 400-meter run. Ben Moore of Saltillo was third in the long jump and eighth in the triple jump. Matt Gurley of Saltillo was 11th in the long jump. Hunter Carpenter of Sulphur Bluff was ninth in pole vault.
For girls, Jolee Fox of Miller Grove was third in the 3200-meter run and fourth in the 1600-meter run. Bailey Neal of Sulphur Bluff was fifth in the 1600-meter run. Jada Wade of Sulphur Bluff was fourth in the 400-meter run. Cassidy Seaney was seventh in the 400-meter run. Miller Grove took fifth place in the 4×400-meter relay race. Makenna Morgan of Sulphur Bluff was fifth in the discus and sixth in the shot put. Montana Wetzel of Yantis was ninth in the shot put.
The State Track Meet for Class A takes place Friday, May 10 at Mike A. Myers Stadium at UT Austin.