Austin wasn’t the only place to catch action on the track as 10 different area boys and girls track teams competed at the Charley Rouse Relays at Rouse High School in Leander on Friday. 

The Harker Heights girls finished second, 3.75 points behind champion Pflugerville Hendrickson while the Copperas Cove Lady Dawgs finished eighth with 33 points.

The Ellison boys finished third with 77 points, the Harker Heights boys came in sixth with 59 and the Shoemaker boys finished 17th with seven.

Round Rock Stony Point was the meet champion with 103 points while Hendrickson was the runner-up with 80.

Harker Heights

The Lady Knights’ Samantha Lofton took gold in the girls 200-meter dash with a time of 26.32 seconds. Teammate Jaleea Bonnell also took first place in the 300 hurdles (47.10).

Aennetra Hill finished third in the triple jump with a jump of 34 feet, 4 inches. Lady Knight teammate Janelle Brown was also third in the 100 (12.72).

The Heights girls relay teams came away with three medals after winning gold in the 800 (1:44.55), silver in the 1,600 (4:04.77) and bronze in the 400 (49.80).

Knights teammates Scott McEwan and Jack Zumwalt both claimed second-place finishes in the 1,600 (4:33.30) and pole vault (13-0), respectively.

Alex Yu finished one spot behind Zumwalt in the pole vault (11-6).


The Eagles’ Efrain Hernandez proved to be one of the top athletes at the Rouse Relays after scoring a total of 20 points. Hernandez was a gold-medal winner in both the 800 (1:54.37) and 1,600 (4:27.54).

Teammates Devondre Daniels (2:01.49) and Josh Branch (2:02.08) finished behind Hernandez for second and third in the 800.

Devon Johnson finished second in the 110 hurdles (15.49), and Christian Jackson came in third in the 300 hurdles (41.09).

The Eagles relay team was runner-up in the distance medley relay (11:29) and third in the 400 (43.47).

Copperas Cove and Shoemaker

Jazmyne Cahee was the top individual Copperas Cove girls performer after taking third in the 200 (26.49).

The Lady Dawgs came in third in the distance medley relay (8:03.79).

Desmond Brown led the Grey Wolves with a bronze in the 110 hurdles (15.52).

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