Cub tracksters headed to Regional Meet
Friday, April 18, 2014 1:21 PM
The Brownfield track teams set the bar high for the season and at Thursday’s Area meet in Post, they jumped right over that bar.
Highlighting a strong showing at the meet, three Lady Cubs and two Cubs topped the field in the High Jump to qualify for next weekend’s Regional meet in Odessa.
BHS junior Starr Monroe set a personal and school record by clearing 5’8” to take the gold medal Thursday.
Freshman Lady Cub Autumn Williams earned silver with a jump of 5’0”.
Junior Mallorie Ellis took bronze by clearing 4’8”.
In the boys rankings, junior Sha’Colby Hill won gold with a jump of 6’0”.
Senior Cub Korey Nolan cleared 5’10” to qualify with a fourth place finish.
Hill also won first place in the Long Jump with a leap of 20’10.5”.
A Lady Cub also won the Long Jump contest with a 16’4” leap by Alycia Rodriguez.
The BHS teams will send several other Regional qualifiers to Odessa next weekend.
Ivory Gonzales won silver in the 3200 M Run with a time of 12:59.87, less than a tenth of a second behind the gold medal winner from Slaton.
In the 4X100 M Relay, the Brownfield team of Aaliyah Fuller, Alycia Rodriguez, Katlyn Rogers and Braelee Salas won bronze with a time of 52.51.
Victoria Castro advanced in the 100 M Dash with a time of 13.28, good enough for fourth place.
The Lady Cubs earned gold in the 4X200 M Relay. Victoria Castro, Aaliyah Fuller, Alycia Rodriguez and Autumn Williams won the race with a time of 1:50.22.
On the boys side, the Cubs advanced in the same race with a third place finish. The team of Jordan Demps, Sha’Colby Hill, Alex McCrary and Ezequias Morin finished in 1:33.14.
Katlyn Rodgers got fourth place and will move on in the 400 M Dash with a time of 1:03.44.
Sierra Garza earned bronze in the 300 M Hurdles with a time of 51.86.
Autumn Williams took silver in the 200 M Dash with a finish in 26.8 seconds.
Sha’Colby Hill finished second in the 200 M Dash with a time of 23.01.
The Lady Cubs finished fourth and will advance in the 4X400 M Relay. Victoria Castro, Starr Monroe, Katlyn Rodgers and Autumn Williams were clocked at 4:22.16.
The Lady Cubs finished second overall with 106 points, behind Idalou with 117.
The Cubs landed in 6th place with 51 points.
Cubs track coach Jesus Villasenor said his athletes had a great showing in Post.
“After the field events, we were winning the meet as a team,” he said. “We just don’t have the number of runners to get all the points we need to stay up there by the end of the day.”
Villasenor praised Sha’Colby Hill’s performance in the area meet and said Korey Nolan will be a strong contender next weekend as well.
“We still have room for improvement so that’s exciting heading into the Regional Meet,” he said. “There’s room for us to get faster so we’ll compete well as we try to get to Austin.”