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May 1, 2014

Area to be well represented at UIL State Track & Field championships

JACKSONVILLE —

The Cherokee County area will have its interests covered at the UIL State Track Meet, which will be held at University of Texas' Mike A. Myers Stadium on May 9-10.

Regional meets were held late last week to determine each of the four sectors' representatives in each event.

In Class 3A, Taylor Spiller will be representing Bullard High School in shot put. Spiller finished as the runner-up at the Class 3A, Region II Meet held in Commerce late last week.

Rusk's Shayla Townsend won first place at the regional level after nailing down a a time of 14:82 in the 100m hurdles.

Meanwhlie, in varsity boy's competition, in the Class A Region III meet in Palestine, Alto's track and field prominence continued as a hoard of Yellowjackets earned tickets to Austin.

In the 200m dash JaVie'Ontae Mumphrey and Jaylon Clark ran one, two to qualify. Mumphrey's time was 22.81, with Clark coming in at 22.83.

L'Darius Pope took the silver medal in the 11 meter hurdles, recording a time of 16.12.

Pope will be doing double duty as he finished second in long jump, landing a leap of 21'-5.5”

In 300m hurdles, David Berryman ran a 40.31 to win gold.

Also coming in first place was alto's 4X100m relay team, who stopped the timer at 42.62.

The 'Jacket 4X200m relay squad wound up second at regionals, running a 3:28.78.

Meanwhile, Leroy Lewis took the silver in the 800m run, where he crossed the line in 2:04.81.

A couple of other second place finishers for the 'Jackets were Anfernee Black (discus, 131'-2”) and Jacolby Whitaker (shot put, 46'-5.75).

New Summerfield's Francisco Parra, a junior, won first place in the 3200m run where he broke the tape in a time of 10:33.04.

 

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