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April 14, 2014

16-4A Track Meet: Thacker, Ambroson and 4X100 relay qualify for area meet


Datavion Thacker qualified in two events, one field and another running, while Josh Ambroson excelled in the discus competition at the District 16-4A Track and Field Meet, which played out Wednesday and Thursday at Eagle Stadium in Lindale.

That pair will now represent Jacksonville High at the area meet, which takes place late this week at Whitehouse.

Meanwhile the Indians' 4X100 meter relay unit (Tony Lane, Ezell Woods, Braylon Parish, Thacker) came in third at the district level and will also run at the area get together, which brings together the top four finishers ineach event from Districts 15 and 16.

Jacksonville finished in a time of 42.30 and finished second to Nacogdoches (41.97).

Thacker accounted for the Tribe's only win of the meet, which came in long jump.

He landed a leap of 20'-10.5” and won the event by almost three inches.

In the 100m dash, Thacker's time of 10.91, placed him second behind Shemar Smith of Whitehouse, who was clocked in 10.85.

Ambroson ended up in third place in discus, landing a throw of 121'-1”, with the winning throw covering 154'-4” (Jacob Bragg, Nacogdoches).

Nacogdoches finished with 151 points to capture first place, followed by John Tyler (127) and Whitehouse (118).

Next was Corsicana (88), with Lindale (84) finishing ahead of Jacksonville (50) as well.

“With Carter (McCown) out with an injury, we were hurt in team points, “Jacksonville athletic director, Chris Taber, said. “Nacogdoches was very strong and there just wasn't any way anybody was going to catch them. We had some solid finishes and I look forward to seeing how well we can compete at the area meet.”


Silvers, Franklin to led Maidens in area meet

Tempsett Silvers and Damonica Franklin logged strong efforts in two events apiece to advance to the area competition this week.

Silvers came in third in the 3200 meter run and fourth in the 1600 meter run.

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