Wildcats Track Team Tuned Up For District Meet at Sunnyvale Last Thursday
The Wildcats’ track team got some positive results at a Sunnyvale Meet last Thursday (March 28), the last meet before the District Meet coming up Wednesday and Thursday in Royse City. The Wildcats had a good day according to Wildcats Track Coach Matt Young. He said a good breeze helped throwers and jumpers but may have hindered runners some. Damiyon Dugan went over 42 feet and placed sixth in the triple jump and had a long jump over 20 feet. Cade Eaton went over 40 feet in triple jump. Landry Tyson won the high jump with a 6-foot-2 leap. Jermond Bryant-Amos was fourth in shot put at 43 feet and Ryan Hammons was fifth with a toss of 42 feet. Coach Young said distance runners Landon Thornton and Christian Palomino ran good times in the 3200-meter and 1600-meter races against solid competition. He said the 4×100-meter relay team was fifth with not a great time. Coach Young said they got the stick around but added it was only the second time they had run as a team. The relay included Dugan, George Greenway, C.C. Clayton and Caden Davis. In the 110-meter hurdles, Kylan Wade finished second and Landry Tyson third. Coach Young said they were running directly into the wind. Nabian Ramirez won the 800-meter run with an outstanding time while Rhett Reid also ran a good race according to Coach Young. Eli Sellers was second in pole vault again clearing 12 feet. Coach Young said Sellers pole vaulting in recent meets has prevented him from also competing in the 800-meters. Coach Young said Sellers would be able to compete in both events at the district meet. Ricardo Torres placed in the 400-meter run. Landry Tyson ran a 41.2 in the 300-meter hurdles. Coach Young said it was a solid time considering the wind. Coach Young said the Wildcats 4×400-meter relay ran its’ best time of the year, a 3:32. The relay is made up of Torres, Sellers, Ramirez and Tyson. Coach Young said the team hopes to rack up 100 points at the district meet. He said if they have a great day they could challenge for the district title and if they don’t, they won’t. Coach Young also hopes nine or ten athletes will qualify for the area meet.