Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

April 17, 2013

19-3A Track: Rusk to send a dozen girls and 4 boys to Area meet in Palestine

Progress staff reports
Jacksonville Daily Progress

MEDINA VALLEY — Student athletes sporting the red and black colors symbolic of Rusk High School had their share of success at the 19-3A Track Championships, hosted by Mexia High School and held in Medina Valley last week.

A dozen girls and four young men punched tickets into the Area Meet, which will be staged at Palestine High School on Thursday.

The top-four finishers in the Area meet will advance to the regional meet in Humble, scheduled for next week.


Rusk High Area Track and Field Qualifiers


400 meter dash — Ebony Griffin (4th, 1:04.82)

1600 meter run — Zoe Ruben (4th, 6:29.76)

3200 meter run — Ruben (4th, 14:29.85)

100 meter hurdles — Shayla Townsend (1st, 16.85), Emily Price (2nd, 17.09), Lauren Talancon (4th, 18.15)

300 meter hurdles — Townsend (4th, 50.87)

4X100 meter relay — Jessica Enriquez, Alex Pope, Destinee Morris, Juliann Bowling (3rd, 51.75)

4X200 meter relay — Chelsie Daniels, Kadeja Jefferson, Morris, Pope (4th, 1:54.26)

4X400 meter relay — Bowling, Daniels, Talancon, Ebony Griffin (3rd, 4:30.28)

High jump — Townsend (4th, 4' 06”)

Pole vault — Townsend (2nd, 8')

Discus — Nicole Miller (2nd, 95' 5.5”)


100 meter dash — Chaston Bennett (4th, 11.20)

3200 meter run — Warren Thompson (4th, 11:05.93)

Discus — Octavian Arrington (1st, 141' 02”), Darren Franklin (3rd, 134' 2.5”)