Lady Spartans smash four school records
After winning the District 9-5A championship, Centennial’s girls track and field team had a big day at the 9-5A/10-5A area championships breaking four school records.
The Lady Spartans qualified seven individuals in seven events and one relay team for the Class 5A Region II championships.
“I’m extremely proud of them,” Centennial girls track and field coach Sarah Eden said. “Four school records were broken. I’m looking forward to seeing how they compete this weekend.”
The list includes Harli Woolsey (1,600 and 3,200 meters), Sarah Trammel (1,600 and 3,200), Jaelyn Tucker (100), Victoria Brown (300 hurdles), Kertisa Amos (high jump), Sydney
Hays (pole vault) and Savoria Anderson (triple jump). The girls 1,600 relay team also qualified for the regional meet.
The top four competitors in each event at the area meet advance to regional meet which will take place Friday and Saturday at Maverick Stadium on the campus of the University of Texas-Arlington.
The Lady Spartans scored 79 points to finish third overall. The Spartans finished with 33 points to place eighth. Lancaster swept the girls and boys titles with Mansfield Lake Ridge finishing second.
Woolsey, a freshman, won both the 1,600 and 3,200 race in personal best times and broke the school-record in the 1,600. She won the 1,600 in a time of five minutes, 16.08 seconds and the 3,200 in a time of 11:31.16. Trammel placed third in the both races in season best times. She clocked a time of 5:20.23 in the 1,600 and a time of 11:33.69 in the 3,200.
In the 100, Tucker placed third in a school-record time of 12.06. Brown finished third in the 300 hurdles in a time of 48.22. Anderson was fifth in the 400 in a time of 59.99.
Amos placed third in the high jump clearing a season-best height of five feet, four inches. Anderson was fifth after clearing five feet. In the pole vault, Hays placed fourth after clearing 10 feet.
In the triple jump, Anderson finished third with a personal best and school-record effort of 38-6.25. Tucker was fifth with a personal best effort of 36-10.5. In the long jump, Tucker placed sixth with an effort of 17-6. Courtlynn Montgomery was 10th in the shot put with an effort of 28-10.25.
The 1,600 relay team of Anderson, Brown, Toni Howard and Amos finished third in a school-record time of 3:58.95. The team of Anderson, Amos, Howard and Ne’Kharyia Rogers was seventh in a time of 1:44.89.
The Spartans qualified three athletes for the regional meet: Nick Newby in the 1,600, Corey Price in the 110 hurdles and Randon Gray in the pole vault.
“It went well,” Centennial boys track and field coach Terry Strambler said. “They competed hard in tough competition.”
In the boys action, Newby won the 1,600 in a time of personal best time of 4:34.28 and Trevor Pennington placed eighth in a personal best time of 4:49.10. Newby was seventh sixth in the 800 in a personal best time of 2:04.86 and Ryan Valdez was seventh in a time of 2:06.13. Pennington placed seventh in the 3,200 in a time of 10:54.36.
In the 110 hurdles, Price finished second in a personal best time of 14.48 and Trevor Corliss placed fifth in a time of 14.98. Corliss was seventh in the 300 hurdles in a personal best time of 41.42. In the 100, Jaylon Jackson was sixth in a time of 10.85.
Gray cleared 13-6 in the pole vault to finish second. In the shot put, Trevor Suggs placed sixth with a personal best effort of 49-10. Jacob Farmer was seventh in the discus after a toss of 139-1. Stevie Gomez placed seventh in the long jump with an effort of 21-1.
In the 1,600 relay, the team of Wellington Bridges, David Robinson, Valdez and Gomez finished sixth in a time of 3:29.69. The team of Jackson, Robinson, Price and Gomez placed seventh in the 400 relay in a time of 44.07 and seventh in the 800 relay in a time of 1:32.31.