Lady Spartans claim district title
JOSHUA — Centennial’s girls track and field team easily outdistanced its opponents to win the district title at the District 9-5A championships.
The Lady Spartans scored 168 points competing last Wednesday and Thursday at Owl Stadium in Joshua. Crowley was second with 102 points and Everman placed third with 95 points. The Spartans finished second just four points behind district champion Arlington Seguin (139 points). Everman tallied 100 points to place third.
“I am more than pleased with the way that they performed because we scored points in almost every event,” Centennial girls coach Sarah Eden said. “That’s what I’ve been preaching for it to be more of all round thing. That was pretty cool. I’m very excited for them. We are still young and hopefully we will keep getting better.”
The top four finishers at the district meet qualified for the 9-5A/10-5A area championships that will take place April 19 at Owl Stadium.
The Lady Spartans qualified nine individuals 10 events and a pair of relay teams. Headed to the area meet are Jaelyn Tucker (100 meters, long jump and triple jump); Kertisa Amos (400 and high jump); Savoria Anderson (400 and triple jump); Harli Wooley (1,600 and 3,200); Sarah Trammel (1,600 and 3,200); Victoria Brown (300 hurdles); Courtlynn Montgomery (shot put); Savoria Anderson (high jump) and Sydney Hays (pole vault).
The Spartans qualified 11 individuals in 11 events and all three relay teams. Headed to regionals are Jaylon Jackson (100), Myron Easley (200), Ryan Newby (800 and 1,600), Ryan Valdez (800), Trevor Pennington (1,600 and 3,200), Corey Price (110 hurdles), Trevor Corliss (110 hurdles and 300 hurdles), Trevor Suggs (shot put), Jacob Farmer (discus), Randon Gray (pole vault) and Stevie Gomez (long jump).
“The kids worked very hard together and I am very proud of the way we competed for those two days,” Centennial boys track and field coach Terry Strambler said. “If we would had Trenton Kelly compete in his two events (the 3200 and 1600) and Corey Price had not fallen in the prelims of the 300 hurdles, I think we would have been district champs.”
The Lady Spartans continued their dominance in the distances races. In the 3,200 meters, Woolsey took first place in a time of 11 minutes, 36.44 seconds. Trammel placed second in a time of 12:14.94 and Rainey Southall was sixth in a time of 13:27.17. Wooley won the 1,600 in a time of 5:22.83 and Trammel placed third in a time of 5:25.81.
In the 400, Amos took first place in a time of 1:00.27 and Anderson was second in a time of 1:00.37. Tucker finished first in a school-record time of 12.01 in the 100 and Hillary Garlington was eighth in a time of 12.80.
Brown finished second in the 300 hurdles in a time of 49.69 and Rebecca Halbert was fifth in a time of 52.15. Halbert placed sixth in the 100 hurdles in a time of 17.80. In the 200, Toni Howard finished seventh in a time of 27.15 and Ne’Kharyia Rogers was eighth in a time of 29.51.
Anderson won the triple jump with a school-record effort 37 feet, one inch and Tucker placed second with an effort of 36-1.25. In the long jump, Tucker turned in a effort of 17-6.75 to win. Sydney Hays cleared a school-record height of 10 feet to finish second in the pole vault. In the high jump, Amos placed second after clearing five feet in less attempts. Anderson cleared five feet to finished fourth and Samantha Ufkes was seventh after clearing 4-10.
The team of Anderson, Brown, Howard and Amos won the 1,600 relay in a school-record time of 4:02.18. In the 800 relay, the team of Anderson, Amos, Howard and Rogers placed second in a time of 1:44.96. The team of Tucker, Brown, Garlington and Rogers finished fifth in the 400 relay in a time of 50.45.
For the boys, Newby won the 1,600 in a time of 4:40.35 and Pennington was fourth in a time of 4:50.96. In the 800, Newby finished second in a time of 2:04.94. Ryan Valdez placed third in a time of 2:05.05 and Caleb Conrad was seventh (2:11.79).
In the 100, Jackson finished first in a school-record time of 10.63 and Gray placed fifth in a time of 10.94. Jackson was Spartan to win the 100 title in a district meet. Pennington was second in the 3,200 in a time of 10:47.11 and Andy Shue was fifth in a time of 10:57.81.
Price placed second in the 110 hurdles in a time of 14.65 and Corliss finished third in a time of 14.84. Corliss was fourth in the 300 hurdles in a time of 42.51. In the 200, Myron Easley placed fourth with a time of 23.06. Wellington Bridges finished sixth in the 400 in a time of time of 52.18 and Logan Maddux was seventh in a time of 52.27.
In the field events, Gray cleared 15 feet to win the pole vault. In the shot put, Suggs placed second with an effort of 48-5. Farmer was third in the discus with a toss of 138-10. In the long jump, Gomez finished third with a effort of 21-5.25.
In the 400 relay, the team of Jackson, Easley, Price and Gomez placed third in a time of 44.35. The team of Easley, David Robinson, Jackson and Gomez finished third in the 400 relay in at time of 1:31.32. In the 1,600 relay, the team of Bridges, Maddux, Robinson and Gomez was fourth in a time of 3:27.50.