N-County athletes advance from District 13/14-1A
BLACKWELL — A large number of Nolan County area athletes qualified for regional competition with top-four finishes Wednes-day at the District 13-1A and 14-1A area track meet held in Blackwell.Roscoe’s boys had the most team points (104.5) as they finished second only to Ira, which scored 137.Blackwell was fourth with 54 points and Highland was seventh with 40.Roscoe qualified all three of its relays. The 1,600 relay had a winning time of 3:36.28, while the 400 and 800 relays each placed third with times of 45.75 and 1:36.90, respectively.Roscoe’s individual regio-nal qualifiers were Landon Jones, who won the discus with a throw of 124-11; Dil-lon Freeman, who was sec-ond in both the 110 hurdles (17.34) and 300 hurdles (42.96); Jesus Leanos, who was second in the 3,200 (11:18.25) and third in the mile (5:02.18); Kevin Lava-lais, who was third in the 400 (55.00) and fourth in the 100 (11.49); and Javier Leanos, who was fourth in the 3,200 (11:51.02).Blackwell’s Jayden Jones qualified in three events as he was second in the 100 (11.31), fourth in the 200 (23.43) and third in the pole vault (10-6). His Blackwell teammate, Mason Magness, qualified by winning the triple jump (41-5 3/4) and finishing second in the pole vault (11-0), and Blackwell’s Matthew Lowry qualified by winning the high jump (6-0) and placing fourth in the 110 hurdles (17.66).Highland’s Sheldon Hall qualified by winning both the 400 dash (52.52) and 800 run (2:04.72), while Michael Hyde qualified by winning the pole vault (12-0) and Jacob Richburg qualified by placing fourth in the high jump (5-7).Highland was second to Garden City (92) in the girls team standings after scoring 82 points.Roscoe scored 65 points to tie Westbrook for fourth place in the girls standings and Blackwell was 10th with 28. Like the boys, they will all send qualifiers to the Region II-A, Div. II meet in San Angelo (Angelo State University) this week.Highland won two events while qualifying athletes in six individual events plus two relays. The 1,600 relay recorded a winning time of 4:21.18 and the 800 relay finished third with a time of 1:57.53. The lone individual winner was Beth Richburg in the 100 hurdles (16.09). Richburg also placed third in the 300 hurdles (51.40) and second in the discus (92-8). Kelsi Johns was second in the 800 (2:37.68); Madison Moseley was third in the 1,600 (6:26.28); Hannah Allen was fourth in the 300 hurdles (53.15); and Lora Stewart was fourth in the 400 (1:08.11).Roscoe’s Alejandra Solis was second in the 3,200 (14:46) and Alura Renteria was third (14:49.81); Olivia Saddler was second in the 100 hurdles (17.12) and T0rrey Willman was third (17.36); Eva Aguayo placed fourth in the pole vault (6-6); Olivia Rovig placed fourth in the high jump (4-6); Carolina Perez was fourth in the shot (30-2); and the 400 relay was second (53.78). Stephanie Metcalf of Blackwell was her school’s only girls qualifier, but she enjoyed a big day.Metcalf qualified for regionals by winning the long jump (15-10 1/2) and the triple jump (32-10 3/4), and she also placed second in the 100 dash (13.18). She recently broke Blackwell’s 35-year-old girls record in the 100 dash.