By Alex Byington
The Cove Herald
Cory Scott's head just got in the way.
Having cleared 6-foot-6 in the high jump with ease nearly all season, the Copperas Cove jumper hit the bar with his head twice, including practically falling headfirst into the bar on his final attempt at the height.
"I've been worried about my shins lately, and so I wasn't trying to overdo it, just make sure I got to regionals and then I was going to try and coast it," Scott said. "I really wanted this district championship, but I fell short - couldn't get over it."
Scott, who'd cleared his previous three heights easily on the first try, nevertheless accomplished his goal of making regionals, advancing as the second-place finisher after A&M Consolidated's Alex Caruso cleared 6-6 on his final attempt.
Cove boys win Midway meet
WACO - Blake Harris swept the hurdles events to help the Copperas Cove boys track team run away to a victory at the Waco Midway meet on Thursday.
Harris won the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.7 seconds. His winning time in the 300 hurdles was 39.8.
Cameron Woodberry swept the long-distance runs, taking the 1,600 in 4:38.9 and the 3,200 in 9:59.3.
The Dawgs finished with 161.5 points. Midway was next with 115. Temple took third (92) and Belton was sixth (50.5).
Girod Fluellen topped the discus field with a top throw of 159 feet, 9 inches.
Brandon Hamilton took first in the 100, winning in 10.86. Jalen Gilbert won the 200 in 21.8.
Hamilton, Devon West, Gilbert and Vondarius King combined to win the 400 relay in 41.9.