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April 19, 2014

District 15/16-3A Area Track:-Kelley, Spiller to lead Bullard contingent to regionals


Bullard High School's dominating season of girls track and field continued in the District 15/16-3A Area meet, which took place at Panther Stadium in Bullard.

Bullard logged two first place finishes, as Rachel Kelley, a junior, won the 800M run and Taylor Spiller, a 12th-grader, took home the gold in shot put.

Kelley froze the clock at 2:32.43 and finished almost two seconds in front of the runner-up, Juliana Bratcher, from Canton.

Spiller landed a toss of 37'-4.75” to win discus, with Van's Lashannae Jones coming in second, with a throw of 35'-8”.

Continuing in field events, Lady Panther Ashley Searcy took second place in discus, producing a throw of 108'-2”.

Chapel Hill's Criss A'daija won discus with a winning hurl of 118'-5”.

Bullard ladies produced a number of fourth place efforts, which qualified them for the upcoming regional meet at Texas A&M Commerce as well.

Fourth place finishers included: Brianna Conner (800M run, 2:35.90), Savannah Nelson (100M hurdles, 16.19), Jacee Callens (3,200M run, 13:18.60), Jamey King (high jump, 4'-10”) and Bullard's 4X400M relay unit (individual names not available).

Meanwhile, in varsity boys action, Jacob Allen punched his ducat to Commerce by coming in fourth in discus.

Allen had a toss of 149'-6”.

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