The S.C. Lee Junior High eighth-grade girls dominated at the Five HIlls Relays in Copperas, scoring 173 points to win by 90 over runner-up Waco MIdway.
Temple Lamar (60 points) was third in the six-school meet, followed by Marble Falls (57) and Copperas Cove (32). Cove Junior High’s B-squad scored eight points and finished seventh.
Lee’s Lady Cougars won nine of the meet’s 11 events, including a sweep of all three relays.
Samaria Bostic cruised to victories in the 100 and 200 meters. She won the 200 by more than a second at 28.03.
Makayla Davis also was a double-winner for Lee, winning the 800 by more than 8 seconds. She also won the 400.
Lilliana Perez posted a 3-second win in the 2,400.
Thorpe won the 300 hurdles by more than a second.
Kyra Gaston, Princess Spauve, Jiya Edwards and AJ Cooks teamed up for an easy win the 4x100 relay. Spauve, Gaston, Thorpe and Edwards won by more than 4 seconds in the 4x200. Davis, Caitlyn Carney, Gaston and Jiya Edwards were more than 12 seconds ahead at the finish of the 4x400.
The 1,600 and 100 hurdles were the only events the Lady Cougars didn’t win. Lee’s Carney placed second in the 1,600. Thorpe was runner-up in the 100 hurdles.
Copperas Cove Junior High’s eighth-grade boys came up just 12 points short of Midway and finished second.
Marble Falls (76 points) was third, followed by Lamar (46) and S.C. Lee (32).
Amari Snead won the 200 for Cove. The Bullpups also won two relays. Snead, Shane Richey, Wesley Sansom and Marc Collins finished almost 3 seconds ahead of Lamar in the 4x200. Collins, Snead, Chandler Gastelo and Markel Rodriguez were more than 18 seconds faster than Midway.
Gastelo was runner-up in the 110 hurdles.
Cove also scored big in the 400 with Gastelo and Lashaun James finishing second and third, respectively.
Lee’s seventh-grade boys and girls teams placed third in their respective meet.
The Lee boys scored 82 points. Marble Falls won the meet with 142 points. Midway (93) was second. Copperas Cove finished fourth with 62.
The Cougars took the top two spots in the 100. Winner Ja’Coby Frazier won in 12.55 seconds. Ashton Groat (12.91) edged Copperas Cove’s Jalen McAdams (12.94) for second.
Cove’s Jonah Gordon topped the field in the 300 hurdles. The Bullpups also won the 4x200 relay with Rydell Washington, Dylan Spensser, Isaiah Pena and Kenyon Sims.
Lee’s Jalen Davis was second in the 400. Kincayde Paquette was second in the 110 hurdles.
Lee’s Lady Cougars scored 73 points. Midway won the meet with 149 points. Marble Falls (81) was second. Lamar (66) placed fourth, and Copperas Cove was fifth with 55 points.
Cove won the 100 in 14.08 seconds. Lee’s Taji Worlds was close behind at 14.19. The Lady Pups also won the 100 hurdles.
Lee’s Olivia Hensley won the 2,400 by 4 seconds. The Lady Cougars place second in the 4x100 with Azaria Landry, Worlds, Kayleigh Haywood and Delisa Dudley.
Palo Alto girls open track season
The Palo Alto girls track teams opened the season in a tri-meet with Smith and Temple Bonham.
Bre’Onna Armstrong won the 100 meters and long jump for the seventh-grade Lady Patriots.
Myeisha Holman, Kiaunna Bynum, Bre’Onna Armstrong and Shaunya Lane teamed up to win the 400 relay. Bynum, Isyss Sykes, Lane and Shalimar Braddy won the 800 relay.
Jaila Reed, Armstrong, Ashanti Stewart and Angelina Martinez were second in the 1,600 relay.
Laykia Wilson was second in the shot put and 400. Holman was second in the triple jump.
Bynum and Reed finished 2-3 in the 200. Nyla McClanahan placed third in the discus.
Mekiyla Kerley won the eighth-grade 100 meter hurdles and was second in the 300 hurdles. Teammate Alexya Gooden was second in the 300 hurdles.
Kayla Cherry won the 100 meters.
Alyssa Burrell-Holmes placed second in the shot put and third in the high jump.
Jamesha Reece, Elicia Weaver, Isabel Nautu and Tavajenne Capers were third in the 400 relay. Hailey Benjamin, Weaver, Liana Carpenter and Keyshani Pizarro placed third in the 800 relay.
Other third-place finishers for the Lady Patriots were Reece (triple jump) and Savannah Rankin (shot put).
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