The Wildcats Track Team scored 120 points and finished in second place at the annual Sulphur Springs Meet at the high school track last Friday (February 28). Competing with the Wildcats were athletics from Athens, Lindale, North Lamar, Paris and Commerce along with a thrower from Rivercrest. This year the weather was pleasant. Wildcats Track Coach Matt Young remembers temperatures near the freezing mark at last year’s meet. Coach Young said Friday night results this year included, in the shot put, Ryan Hammonds with a toss of 47-feet 5-inches to finish first. Coach Young said that was what Hammonds was throwing at the end of last season when he qualified for the regional meet. Raydon McCormack got fifth in the shot throwing in the mid-42’s, according to Coach Young. Caden Eaton was third in the triple jump with a leap of 41-feet 9-inches. Eaton also finished in third place in the long jump. Coach Young said soon coming to compete in field events will be football and basketball player Bull Turner and JV athlete Jermaine Cleveland. In the high jump, Weston Fields cleared 5-feet 10-inches for a new personal record and took third place. Devin Franklin also cleared 5-feet 6-inches. In the 3200-meter run, Christian Palomino took first and Jose Mejia also placed in the top six. Coach Young said Palomino had a busy night. After running the 3200, Palomino left the track to play soccer for the Wildcats at Prim Stadium. He then returned to the track and talked his way into the the 4×400-meter relay race where he ran with Ricardo Torres. Kyle Snell and Nabian Ramirez. Coach Young said the Wildcats 4×100-meter relay team was trying to stretch out marks and experienced some troubles with hand offs that led to a third place finish. Nabian Ramirez ran the 800-meter run in a time of 2-minutes, 3-seconds. Coach Young said that’s a good time for this time of year. Camden Fuller also placed in the top six in the 800. Landon Fields got a fifth place finish in the 110-meter hurdles. Caden Eaton was third in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.3 seconds. Kaden Wallace ran an 11.5. The Wildcats 4×200-meter relay team was second. The team consists of Ricardo Torres, Nabian Ramirez, Bryson Lacy and Kaden Wallace. Ricardo Torres was second in the 400-meter run with a time of 52-seconds. Bryson Lacy finished fifth in the 200-meter dash. Camden Fuller and Jose Mejia both placed in the 1600-meter run. The Wildcats and Lady Cats will compete at a Royse City meet Thursday.
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