Lady Spartans sending six to regional meet
FORT WORTH - Distance races and field events were good for Centennial’s track and field teams at the District 7-5A/8-5A area track and field championships Wednesday and Thursday at Fort Worth’s Clark Stadium.
At the meet, the Lady Spartans qualified six individuals in five events for the Class 5A Region I championships at Texas Tech’s Fuller Track and Field Stadium in Lubbock.
The top three finishers on Friday and Saturday will head to the UIL Class 5A state championships.
The Lady Spartans scored 47 points to finished seventh. Fort Worth Arlington Heights won the girls title with 93.5 points. Everman and Crowley tied for second place with 84 points each. The Spartans finished 11th with 16 points. Arlington Heights took first place with 110 points. Fort Worth Trimble Tech was second (90 points) and Aledo placed third (82).
The Spartans will have two individuals competing in two events at regionals.
For the girls, freshman Kertisa Amos and Sarah Trammel each qualified in two individual events. Monica Brown and Delaney Vance each qualified in one individual event. Karly Burson and Shannon Gibbs will run with Brown and Amos in a relay at regionals.
In the high jump, Amos cleared five feet to finish second. In the 400 meters, Brown finished third in a time of 59.27 seconds and Amos placed fourth in a time of 59.59.
Trammel finished second in the 1,600 in a time of 5:26.68 and Vance placed fourth in a time of 5:40.28. In the 3,200, Trammel placed third in a time of 11:33.64 and Emily Terrell finished eighth in a time of 13:05.87.
The Lady Spartans’ 1,600 relay team of Amos, Brown, Burson and Gibbs placed fourth in a time of 4:03.57.
In the 800, Burson finished sixth in a time of 2:28.63 and Vance placed seventh in a time of 2:31.42.
In the pole vault, Katelynn Wiggins cleared 8-6 to place fifth.
In the boys competition, Garrett Parkhill qualified for regionals in the shot put and Micheal Gonzales qualified in the 3,200.
Parkhill finished fourth in the shot put with an effort of 46-1.5.
Gonzales placed fourth in the 3,200 in time of 10:03.37. Trenton Kelly was sixth in a time of 10:35.93. Gonzales finished fifth in the 1,600 in a time of 4:34.86. In the 800, Stephen Southall placed fifth in a time of 1:59.44.
In the 110 hurdles, Corey Price finished fifth in a time of 15.61 and Charlie Lambert placed sixth in a time of 17.02. Price was seventh in the 300 hurdles in a time of 42.75.