Blackwell sending many athletes to II-1A track meet

By: 
Ron Howell
Sports Editor

BLACKWELL — The host school of the District 13/14-1A area track meet will be sending many of its athletes to San Angelo in a few days for the Region II-1A meet.
One is going in five events, another in four and many others in one or more after a productive day in windy conditions on Friday.
The Blackwell girls will be represented at regionals by Kiley Cummings in the 400-meter dash, 800-meter run, long jump, triple jump and as part of the Lady Hornets’ 1600-meter relay. The other girls qualifiers are Darrian Kenney in the 100-meter hurdles, high jump and triple jump; Vickie Davis in the 800- and 1600-meter relays; Jadyn Feitshans in the 100-meter dash and 800 relay; Cirstyn Gober in the 1600 relay and high jump; Caitlin Lange in the 1600 relay and long jump; Jordan Jones in the pole vault; and Carli Powers and Madison Solis in the 800 relay. Blackwell scored 119 points to tie Garden City for the team title.
Cummings accounted for 39 of those points by winning the 400 dash and triple jump, placing second in the 800 and long jump and anchoring the third-place 1600 relay. Kenney won the high jump; Jones was second in the pole vault; Feitshans was third in the 100 dash; Kenney was third in the 100 hurdles and fourth in the triple jump; Lange was third in the long jump; and Gober was fourth in the high jump. Also, the 800 relay placed second.
Hunter Clark qualified in four events for the Blackwell boys — the 110-meter hurdles, 400 relay, long jump and triple jump. Brandon Brinkman made it in the 110 and 300 hurdles plus the 400 relay. Cameron Coldiron and Dillon Solis in the 400 relay, Peyton Hinckley in the high jump and Nathaniel Shipman in the 110 hurdles are the other qualifiers. Clark won the 110 hurdles, was second in the triple jump and fourth in the long jump. Brinkman won the 300 hurdles and was third in the 110 hurdles.

Pictured is Brandon Brinkman winning the boys 300-meter hurdles at the area meet.
Photo by Ron Howell

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