Freshmen pace Lady Spartans at 8-5A meet
JOSHUA — Freshmen Sarah Trammel and Kertisa Amos led the way for Centennial’s girls track and field team at last Thursday’s District 8-5A championships at Joshua Owl Stadium.
Trammel took first place in the 1,600 and 3,200 meter runs and Amos won the high jump while setting a new school record.
In the 1,600 Trammel finished in a time of five minutes, 26.95 seconds. She won the 3,200 in a time of 12:09.07. Amos cleared five feet, four inches to win the high jump.
The top four competitors from each event qualified for District 7-5A/8-5A area championships that concludes today at Fort Worth’s Herman Clark Stadium. The top two finishers there will compete at the Class 5A Region I championships April 28-20 in Lubbock.
Crowley’s girls won the district title with a score of 139 points. Aledo was second with 121 points and Centennial placed third with 91 points. Aledo scored 137 points to claim the boys title. Burleson finished second with 123 points. Everman was third with 108 points and Centennial placed sixth with 54 points.
The Lady Spartans qualified seven individuals on six events and one relay team For the area meet. The Spartans qualified six individual in six events for the area meet.
“We are getting there slowly but surely,” Centennial girls track and field coach Sarah Eden said
In the 1,600 Vance finished second in a time of 5:37.90 and Emily Terrell was sixth in a time of 5:56.08. Terrell placed second in the 3,200 in a time of 12:41.02. Karly Burson was second on the 800 meters in a time of 2:26.43 and Vance placed fourth in a time of 2:26.95.
In the 400, Monica Brown finished third in at time of 58.71 and Amos was fourth in a time of 59.26. Brown’s time in the 400 broke the school record that she already held. Jaelyn Tucker placed fifth in the 100 in a time of 12.92.
In the field events, Katelynn Wiggins qualified in the pole vault after clearing 8-6 to place third. Kylie Quintana finished fifth in the shot put with an effort of 32-7. Jeanette McGrath was sixth in the long jump with an effort of 16-5.
The Lady Spartans 1,600 relay team of Amos, Brown, Burleson and Shannon Gibbs finished fourth in a time of 4:07.17 to qualify for the area meet. The team of Gibbs, Amos, Brown and Shayla Noakes placed fifth in the 800 relay in a time of 1:46.84.
For the Spartans, Corey Price finished second in the 110 hurdles in a time of 15.89 and Charlie Lambert was fourth in a time of 16.90. Price placed third in the 300 hurdles in a time of 41.64. In the 800, Stephen Southall was third in a time of 1:57.93. Michael Gonzales placed third in the 3,200 meters in a time of 10:14.83. Trenton Kelly was fourth in time of 10:32.92 and Ronnie Martinez finished sixth (10:52.49). In the 1,600, Gonzales placed fourth in a time of 4:31.57 and Kelly was fifth in a time of 4:42.90.
In the field events, Garrett Parkhill finished third in the shot put with an effort of 46-2.5. Ronnie Burns-Lane was fifth with an effort of 44-8. Trey Bell placed fifth in the pole vault after clearing 12 feet. In the discus, Jacob Farmer was sixth with a toss of 126-8.
In the 400 relay, the team of Bell, Gage Issacs, Jonathan Reed and Johntray Standifer placed sixth in a time of 44.46.