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Posted: Friday, April 8, 2011 4:41 am | Updated: 10:43 am, Mon Jul 28, 2014.

The Gatesville girls track team scored just two fewer points then the boys after one day at the District 19-3A meet.

But while the girls (44 points) sit in fourth place after Thursday’s action, the boys (46) are sitting atop the district.

The meet, which is being held in Gatesville, continues Monday at McKamie Stadium.

Leading the way for Gatesville was three second-place finishers in Colton Williams (discus), Nick Meaders (pole vault) and Jordan Klossner (3,200-meter run). Williams posted a distance of 141 feet, finishing behind Lorena’s Chandler Snodgrass.

Klosser, a region qualifier in both track and cross country, finished in a time of 10:28. His teammate, John Austin Moreno, took fourth place.

Gatesville went 2-4-5 in the pole vault. Meaders cleared 13-6 for the runner-up finish, while Garrett Featherston (12-6) edged Connor Watson (12-0) for fourth place. Nardi Meyers finished third in both the triple jump (41-8) and high jump (6-0).

“We had a couple kids come through with more than they’ve ever done,” Gatesville boys coach Elliot Kelley said. “Then we had a couple kids that fell in a little flat in some events.”

On the girls’ side, Alissa Gonzalez, a state qualifier in cross country already, took second in the 3,200, posting a time of 12:21. Also advancing to the Region III-3A meet was Sarah Latham, who took third in the pole vault after clearing nine feet.

“Everybody did good,” Gatesville girls coach Katie Kelley said. “I thought it was good, but you know — it was pretty much even on what I thought was going to happen.”

Gatesville nearly had a third qualifier, as DJaria Cross finished fourth in the long jump. Cross’s jump went 15-6 1/2, missing third place by a quarter of an inch.

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