Lady Spartans finish third, Spartans come in fourth
Centennial’s boys and girls track and field teams turned in strong efforts at the District 9-5A Championships.
The meet took place last Wednesday and Thursday at BISD Stadium. The Lady Spartans finished third with 93 points. Crowley won the title with 145 points and Cleburne was second (101 points). The Spartans were fourth with 88 points. The district champion was Arlington Seguin with 136 points. Burleson was second (132 points) and Everman was third 94 points.
The top four finishers in each event qualified for the District 9-5A/10-5A Area Meet that will take place April 19-20 in Lancaster. The top three finishers at the area meet will advance to the Class 5A Region II championships April 28-29 at Texas-Arlington’s Maverick Stadium.
The Spartans qualified eight individuals in eight events and one relay. Going to Lancaster will be Trenton Kelly (1,600 meters and 3,200), Corey Price (110 hurdles, 300 hurdles), Wellington Bridges (400), Nick Newby (1,600), Trevor Corliss (110 hurdles), Garrett Parkhill (shot put), Jacob Farmer (Discus), Randon Gray (pole vault).
In the 3200, Kelley placed second in a time of 10:21.35 and second in the 1,600 in a time of 4:34.89. Newby was fourth in the 1,600 in a time of 4:39.60. In the 400, Bridges finished second in a time of 50.74.
Corliss placed third in the 110 hurdles in a time of 15.04 and Price was fourth (15.44). Price finished third in the 300 hurdles in a time of 40.32 and Brayden Hirsch was fifth (40.82). In the 800, Ryan Valdez placed sixth in a time of 2:05.88.
In the field events, Gray won the pole vault clearing 13 feet, six inches. Parkhill finished second in the shot put with an effort of 46-6.75, and Trevor Suggs placed fifth (44-1). In the discus, Farmer placed second with a throw of 131-8 and Parkhill was sixth (120-9).
The team of Bridges, William Scarpello, Derek Larabell and Matiroyn Easley finished fourth in the 1,600 relay in time of 3:27.54. In the 800 relay, the team of Hirsch, Easley, Gray and Jeff Kirven finished fifth in a time of 1:31.73.
The Lady Spartans will be sending seven individual in eight events and one relay team to the area meet.
Going to the area meet will be Sarah Trammel (1,600 and 3,200), Abby McCandless (1,600 and 3,200), Jaelyn Tucker (100, long jump), Karly Burson (800), Rebecca Halbert (300 hurdles), Bree Gustin (discus) and Sydney Hays (pole vault).
Trammel won the 1,600 in a time of 5:17.05 and took first place in the 3,200 in a time of 11:39.14. McCandless was third in the 1,600 in a time of 5:25.37 and placed third in the 3,200 (12:24.93). Emily Terrell was sixth in the 3,200 in a time of 12:58.72.
In the 100, Tucker was second in a time of 12.59 and Hillary Garlington was fifth (12.82). Burson finished third in the 800 in a time of 2:20.57. In the 300 hurdles, Halbert placed fourth in a time of 51.77.
In the field events, Gustin finished second in the discus with a throw of 106-8. In the long jump, Tucker placed second clearing 16-8 and Neal finished third (16-0.25). Hays cleared 8-0 to finish third in the pole vault.
In the 1,600 relay, the team of Bailey Scott, Gustin, Hollye Smith and Burson placed fourth in a time of 4:14.21. The team of Tucker, Halbert, Neal and Garlington finished fifth in the 400 relay in a time of 50.29.