It is becoming a trend.
After earning Lampasas’ first district championship ever in 2011, the Badgers waited three years before repeating the feat, claiming the district crown again in 2014.
Three years later, they did it again.
With freshman Cameron Everts leading the way, the Badgers produced an impressive showing on the track en route to amassing 149 points at last week’s District 19-4A meet — 15 more than second-place Burnet.
Everts won the 400-meter dash with a time of 50.9 seconds and ran the anchor leg in the 1,600 relay, joining teammates Brady Carroll, Nathan Keese and Thomas Cavaleri to cross the finish line in a first-place time of 3:27.83. Additionally, Everts was second (2:04.58) in the 800.
Lampasas finished with a total of 14 medals and nine came in track events.
Along with taking gold in the 1,600 relay, Carroll, Cavaleri, Keese and Thomas Fry won the 800 relay with a time of 1:30.75, and in the 400 relay, Keese joined Dylan Alpha, Sean Williams and Logan Bender to place second (43.65).
Alpha (22.72) and Cavaleri (22.76) were also second and third, respectively in the 200, and distance runner Nathan Herrin emerged with a pair of silver medals, placing second in the 1,600 (4:40.59) and 3,200 (10:18.92).
Several other Badgers placed in the top four of field events to qualify for the upcoming area meet.
In the pole vault, Jace Hankins (13 feet, 6 inches) and Ryan Fesler (13-6) were second and third, respectively, while Dyran Self (19-10) and Alpha (19-8) were third and fourth in the long jump.
Lampasas also advanced two athletes in the shot put as Caul Smith was third with a throw measuring 45-1, and Logan Trotter (43-9) placed fourth. Brogan Wykes’ throw of 126-3½ was good for third in the discus.
Salado placed fifth as a team, producing 56 points with Holden Ford delivering the team’s top two showings by placing second in the 110 hurdles (14.51) and triple jump (41-7¾). Additionally, teammate Cutter Hudgens was third in the 110 hurdles with a time of 14.71 and third in the 300 hurdles (40.67).
The Eagles’ 800 relay team of Jake Elliott, Justin Learn, Wade Woods and Ford was third (1:32.38), and the 1,600 relay team — Elliott, Learn, Woods and Chase Harwell — was fourth (3:31.49).
In the girls division, Lampasas finished second as a team, scoring 120 points. Taylor (141) claimed the title, while host Liberty Hill (107.5) and Salado (91) followed in the standings.
Diane Hurst, a sophomore, was responsible for the Lady Badgers’ lone individual gold medal, clearing 4-10 to win the high jump, beating out teammate Erica Rodriguez, who was third (4-8).
On the track, Lampasas’ quartet of Blakeli Brookreson, Daisy Goldston, Reanona Honaker and Abby Martin completed the 800 relay in 1:47.38 to win the event.
Brookreson also qualified for area in the 200 (thir, 26.35) and was part of the Lady Badgers’ second-place 400 relay team (51.20) with Natalie Denoso, Goldston and Montana Hallmark, who was third in the 100 (12.82) and fourth in the long jump (15-11¼).
Denoso also captured a bronze medal after completing the 100 hurdles in 16.97.
Kyndal Moyer (third, 800, 2:32.87), Taylor Moore (second, 1,600, 5:44.56 and third, 3,200, 12:27.70) and Mackenzie Best (fourth, 3,200, 12:36.76) each advanced for Lampasas in distance races.
In the discus, Presli Proctor was third with a throw measuring 102-7, while teammate Kalista Acevedo was fourth in the discus (98-5½) and shot put (30-3).
The Lady Eagles propelled a number of athletes into the area meet, including the 400 relay team of Sarah Kelarek, Kaia Philen, Piper Randolph and Regina Deen, who combined to post a first-place time of 51.00 at the district meet. Kelarek also qualified for area with a fourth-place showing in the 200 (26.76).
Taylor Rich, Macy Thrasher and Brianna Washington, who won the 800 in 2:25.37, joined Deen on the 1,600 relay team and the group finished second (4:06.86). Washington’s time of 1:03.19 was good for fourth in the 400 as well.
Lorna Fleet earned Salado’s final area berth on the track by placing fourth in the 100 hurdles (17.25), and she also qualified in the high jump with a second-place leap of 4-8.
Brittney Vrooman won the discus (108-5), and Randolph was third in the pole vault (8-6).