While the placement at the Paris Deion Minor Wildcat Relays may not have been what Coach Cameron Warren was hoping for, all is not lost in Tiger town.
Head boys track coach Cameron Warren told KSST Radio that both seventh and eighth grade middle school boys track teams won the 12-3A district meets on Monday, Mar. 29.
The Commerce 8th grade boys team came in 1st, accumulating 169 points at the district meet.
In field events, Daqulon Colbert came in third in long jump, with Byron Colbert not far behind in fifth. In shot put, Jordan McMurray placed fourth. In discus, McMurray finished sixth. In triple jump, Cole Bruister won the event in first, with Te Nash scoring bronze. Bruister was not done there, though, as he also won the high jump. Demarion Colbert placed third.
In running events, two Tigers took the top two spots in the 2400M run, as Alonzo Rios won the event and Chase Gossett took silver. In the 4x100M relay, the Tiger team of Daqualon Colbert, Damarion Colbert, Te Nash, and Kevin Kolle placed third in the event. In the 800M run, Emmanuel Castillo finished second, with Jacob Warren following in third. Cole Bruister got bronze in the 110M hurdles. In the 100M dash, Byron Colbert and Kevin Kolle placed third and fourth, respectively.
In the 4x200M relay, the Tiger team of Daqualon Colbert, Damarion Colbert, Te Nash and Kevin Kolle finished with bronze. In the 400M dash, Emmanuel Castillo got third with Jacob Warren following in fourth. Cole Bruister won another event, this time the 300M hurdles. In the 200M dash Daqualon Colbert got third. Alonzo Rios also took gold in the 1600M run, and Chase Gossett followed in second in the event. And finally for the eighth graders the Tiger team of Cole Bruister, Emmanuel Castillo, Jacob Warren and Alonzo Rios took third in the 1600M relay.
Now on to the seventh grade team, who also won the district meet, with 152 points.
In long jump, three Tigers took the top 3 spots; Wyatt Marker was first and San Patino and Malik Garcia finished second and third, respectively. Markese Aubrey took second in shot put and sixth in discus. Garcia followed finishing third in long jump by winning the triple jump event. High jump was arguably the worst in an event the seventh grade Tigers team participated in, with San Patino and Wyatt Marker finishing fourth and fifth, respectively.
In running events, Alexius Trejo won the 2400M run. But that was not all, though, as the Tiger team of Marcus Spillman, Wyatt Marker, Malik Garcia and San Patino also won the 4x100M relay. Patino placed sixth in the 110M hurdles. In the 100M dash, Malik Garcia got second, Marcus Spillman followed in third, and Jarrard Bledsoe was not far behind in fifth in the event. The Tiger team of Jacobie Finch,Wyatt Marker, Malik Garcia, and Jarrad Bledsoe won the 4x200M relay. San Patino also finished second in 300M hurdles. The victories were not through yet for the Tigers, as Marker also took gold in the 200M dash. Alexius Trejos won the 1600M run. And finally the Tiger team of Marcus Spillman, Zaid Maldanado, Jarrad Bledsoe, and Alexius Trejos finished the 1600M relay in fourth.
Coach Warren wished to recognize and congratulate these guys on a great year. The 8th grade won all four track meets they attended and the Tigers’ 7th grade team won two.
Coach Warren said the future is bright for Commerce Tiger Track.