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March 29, 2014

Rusk track & field athletes teams earn podium finishes in Fairfield


All of the Distinct 19-3A track and field teams, along with Brenham, comprised the field for the Fairfield High School Meet, held Thursday at Eagle Stadium in Fairfield.

For the Eagles and Lady Eagles from Rusk it was the final opportunity to fine tune things prior to the district meet that is slated for April 9-10 at Wildcat Stadium in Palestine.

Several Rusk athletes performed well enough on Thursday to earn podium finishes.

In the varsity girls division, Shayla Townsend took the gold medal in the 100 meter hurdles. Townsend was clocked in a time of 16.34.

Alex Pope came in second in high jump, with a leap of 4'-10”.

In discus, Rusk's Nicole Miller landed a toss of 97'-10” to take third.

In other action, Hayley McNair took fourth in the 1600m run. McNair was clocked in 7:13.68.

Pope wound up fourth in the 400 meter run where she froze the timer at 1:08.26.

Grace Nimitz had a jump of 4'-4” to come in sixth in high jump.

Octavion Arrington was the top finisher for the Rusk lads. Arrington won the discus competition with a throw of 139'-08”.

Vijay Stingley took the silver medal in the 100 meter dash, finishing in 11.47. Stingley also took fifth in long jump, landing a leap of 19'-9.5” and sixth in triple jump (19'-09.5”.

Also finishing second was David Marion-Greenwood (300 meter hurdles, 41.84). Marion-Greenwood returned to take sixth in high jump (5'-04”).

Rusk's 4X100 meter relay team ran a 45.36 to take fourth.

Quade Davis cleared 10 feet to come in fourth in pole vault while Bryce Hoffman finished in the same slot in discus where he had a toss of 127'-00”.

Rusk track and field is under the direction of head coach Robby May.




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