Ladycats claim district track title, boys, girls advance to area meet

WH Girls relay teams all advance

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Look for a large contingent of Whitehouse athletes at the District 17 and 18-5A track and field meet Thursday, April 20, in College Station. Boys and girls will try to qualify for the Region 3 track and field meet Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29, at Turner Stadium at Humble ISD.

The Ladycats captured the district team championship and will send all three relay teams to the area competition, and the Wildcats placed second in the team standings.

Whitehouse dominated the girls division with 202 team points, while the boys scored 164 points. Corsicana claimed the team title with 170 points in the boys division. Whitehouse also hosted the meet.

The top four finishers in each event advanced to the area meet. For the Ladycats, the 400-meter (or sprint) relay team of Rebecca Lampin, Shea Schmidt, Aaliyah Latimer and Sariah McAllister) placed first with a time of 49.43 seconds.

A trio of Ladycats captured the blue ribbon in their respective events. Briana Brown won the 200 dash in a time of 25.7 seconds, Jazmine Ray was tops in the long jump with a leap of 16-10¾, and Kaitlyn Wood led in the shot with a put of 32-6½. Brown’s time in the 200 set a new school record.

The Wildcats won five track and field events at the district meet. Otero Spencer swept the distance runs, including first in the 1,600 with a time of 4:48.5, and first in the 3,200 with a time of 10:32.8. Kaleb Ford-Dement won the 200 dash in a time of 22.5 seconds, Tad Nackos was tops in the 800 with a time of 2:07.2, Cameron Johnson won the pole vault with a leap of 15-0, and Theron Cobb edged out for first in the high jump at 6-0.

The 800 relay team of Cole Strother, Trey Epperson, Javier Neal and Ford-Dement placed second (1:31.6); and the 1,600 relay foursome of Marcos Young, Epperson, Brian Garrett and Nackos placed third (3:29.3).

Also for the Wildcats, Nick Means placed third in the pole vault (13-6); Darius Trimble was second in the shot put (48-0½); Nick Parrish and Ken’Darris Barrett were fifth and sixth in the discus (128-0 and 124-6); Neal placed sixth in the high jump (5-8) and fourth in the long jump (20-2); Kyevon Rider placed sixth in the long jump (19-10½); David Nason was fourth in the 1,600 (4:52.6) and fifth in the 3,200 (10:47.3); Cobb and Caleb Moran placed second and third in the 300 hurdles (41.04 and 41.8); Cobb and River Tomlinson placed third and fifth in the 110 hurdles (15.6 and 17.1); Epperson was fifth in the 200 (23.5); Nackos and Young placed third and fifth in the 400 (51.2 and 53.7); Zachary Cox was fifth in the 800 (2:14.7); and Ford-Dement was second in the 100 (11.1).

In the sprint relay, Young, Chaez Spurlock, Strother and Jalen Williams placed fifth (44.3).

The 800 relay team of Lampin, Latimer, Brown and Schmidt) placed second (1:47.2); and the 1,600 relay team of Mackenzie Wright, Cheyanne Arnett, Maegan Johnson and Brown placed second (4:17.8).  

Lindsey Jones captured second in the 3,200 (12:49), and she placed second in the 1,600 meter (5:53.70), posting a personal best in each event.

Also in the 1,600, Allyson Moore placed fourth (5:58).

Ashlee Taylor placed second in the 100 hurdles, running a personal best (16.1), and third in the high jump (5-0).

Chelsea Johnson placed second in the discus (91-3); Ray was second in the triple jump (35-3); Macy Smith was second in the long jump (16-5½); and McAllister placed second in the 100 (12.9).

Third place finishes were posted by Schmidt in the 200 sprint (26.4) and in the triple jump (34-11½); and Gabriana Dornak in the pole vault (10-6).

Dornak also was fourth in the 200 (26.8), and other fourth place finishes were recorded by Rylie Smith in the pole vault (10-0); Moore in the 1,600 (5:58.3); Lauren Clendenin in the 100 hurdles (17.5); Lampin in the 100 (13.0); Sierra Brown in the 400 (1:04.6); and Morganne Tomlinson in the shot put (28-5¾).

Posted fifth place were Moore in the 800 (2:39.7); Tatum Barnett in the 400 (1:05.3); and Abby Stainback in the high jump (4-10).

Stainback also placed sixth in the 300 hurdles (53.2); and sixth place finished were posted by Taylor Bright in the 400 (1:05.7); Hannah Owens in the 800 (2:42.1); Victoria Holdermann in the triple jump (32-4¼); Briana Brown in the long jump (15-3½); and Kaitlyn Wood in the high jump (4-10).

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