Burleson qualifies nine for area championships
JOSHUA — Competing at the District 9-5A track and field championships, Burleson qualified nine individuals for the upcoming area meet.
The district meet took place last Wednesday and Thursday at the Owl Stadium in Joshua.
In the team standings, the Elks scored 100 points to place third. Arlington Seguin edged out Centennial for a district title 139-134. The Lady
Elks finished seventh with 28 points. Centennial won the title with 168 points. Crowley was second (102 points) and Everman placed third (95).
The Elks will be sending seven to meet and the girls will be sending two. The District 9-5A/10-5A championships will take place at Owl Stadium April 19.
The top four finishers in each event qualified for the area meet.
Elks produced seven individual area qualifiers in five events: Elias Word and Chris Smith (3,200 meters); Caleb Kirby and Matthew Shuler (pole vault); Calvin Williams (200), Raymond Lynch (400) and Iver Macaulay (triple jump).
“I though our kids competed well,” Burleson boys track and field coach Steve Goben said. “We put kids into the finals in every running event, our kids continue to improve in the jumping and throwing events. It was a pretty solid meet for us.”
The Lady Elks had two individual qualifiers. Virginia Davis qualified in the long jump and Jakiya Wade qualified in the discus.
For the boys, Word won the 3,200 in a time of 10 minutes, 43.90 seconds. Smith placed third in a time of 10:52.06 and C.J. Kinsey was sixth in a best time of 11:11.55. In the 1,600, Word placed fifth in a time of 4:52.74 and Smith was sixth in a time of 4:59.71.
In the 200, Williams finished third in a time of 22.80 and Lynch placed eighth in a time of 24.29. In the 100, Williams placed seventh in a time of 11.14.
In the 400, Lynch finished fourth in a time of 51.20 and Willie Stevenson placed fifth in a time of 51.78. Skylar Webb finished fifth in the 800 in a time of 2:07.70.
Jackson Shaha placed fifth in the 110 hurdles in a time of 16.39. Casey Jackson finished sixth in a time of 16.50 and Jahbril Edwards was seventh in a time of 16.59.
In the field events Kirby finished second in the pole vault after clearing a height of 13 feet, six inches. Shuler cleared a height of 12 feet to place third. Aaron Jacobs placed seventh after clearing 10-6.
Macauley finished fourth in the triple jump with a school-record effort of 42-4.5. Edward placed eighth in the triple jump with an effort of 40-0.25. In the long jump, Macauley was seventh with an effort of 20-6.25. J.C. Mueller placed eighth in the discus with a toss of 121-5.
In the 800 relay, the team of Macaulay, Christian Doss, Jaylen Johnson and Williams placed fifth in a time of 1:32.58. The team of Chance Showers, Stevenson, Johnson and Lynch finished fifth in the 1,600 relay in a time of 3:29.84. In the 400 relay, the team of Macaulay, Shaha, Sean Joseph and Chandler Brown placed sixth in a time of 44.85.
In girls action, Chatira Rubio finished fifth in the 400 in a time of 1:03.38. Meadow Renfro placed fifth in the 800 in a time of 2:33.04. In the 3,200, Emily Tebow finished fifth in a time of 13:14.48. Kelia Juarez was seventh in a time of 13:34.65 and Bryanne Barajas was eighth in a time of 13:44.94.
In the 200, Elizabeth Robertson placed sixth in a time of 26.80. In the 1,600, Renfro placed sixth in a time of 5:53.71 and Tebow was eighth in a time of 6:05.26. Icis Young finished fifth in the 100 hurdles in a time of 16.87 and Tylee Prater was seventh in a time of 18.13. Prater placed eighth in the 300 hurdles in a time of 52.90.
In the long jump, Davis placed second with an effort of 17-5. Wade finished fourth in the discus with a throw of 90-3 and Dafni Pearson was seventh with a toss of 85-6. In the triple jump, Jailah Ivory placed fifth with a school-record effort of 34-10 and David was seventh in with a effort of 34-4.25. Gracie Guinty finished eighth in the high jump after clearing 4-8.
In the 1,600 relay, the team of Rubio, Madison Lewis, Katie Arguello and Robertson finished fifth in a time of 4:18.74. The team of Rayn Martin, Prater, Rubio and Robertson placed seventh in the 400 relay in a time of 51.96. In the 800 relay, the team of Martin, Lewis, Davis and Arguello finished seventh in a time of 1:53.16.