By Clay Fowler
Killeen Daily Herald
While fourth- and sixth-place finishes, respectively, for the girls and boys track teams weren't what Shoemaker was shooting for at the District 13-5A meet on April 14, several Grey Wolf individuals qualified for the regional meet in Waco via top-three finishes.
Donte Whiting's throw of 49 feet, 3 inches earned him a third-place finish in the shot put and a subsequent trip to regionals on April 29.
The boys 400-meter relay team of Jamaal Skipper, Bloomfield Yarborough, Contrevious Parks and Daron Thomas finished third with a time of 41.99 seconds, seven-tenths of a second out of first place. Yarborough's third-place in the 200 earned him another entry at regionals.
Kelvin Myles' 2:02.25 time in the 800 was good enough for third as was Courtland Akinloye's 14.73-second run in the 110 high hurdles.
Of the girls, Denise Brown's second in the 400 was the highest individual finish for a Lady Grey Wolf, finishing with a time of 60.27 seconds.
The 1,600 relay team of Brown, Cita Medina, Kesha Brewer and Lacey Morrison finished third in 4:05.01.
Medina, Bond, Kenyetta Fusilier and Melissa Johnson's time of 1:43.62 also earned them a trip to Waco, good for a third-place finish in the 800 relay.
Eleven soccer players named all-district
Five Shoemaker girls earned all-district honors for their play in 13-5A, including the entire starting midfield.
The sole first-team selection was Maria Leeper, a senior midfielder. Fellow senior midfielder Clara Smith-Martinez was named to the second team.
Honorable mention went to Kiomy Ferran and Arianna Wong, both senior midfielders. Junior goalkeeper Jessica Riling was also given honorable mention.
Six boys soccer players were awarded all-district honors.
Goalkeeper Gabriel Gibbons was named the best goalkeeper in the district. Sebastian Bogeville was a first-team selection while Anthony Generali earned second-team recognition.
Mark Detwiler, Zack Shearer and Luke Saavedra were named honorable mention.
Player of the week:
Senior third baseman
Was 3-for-3 with an RBI in a 17-4 loss toBelton on Thursday.
Statistic of the week:
Number of inches by which shot putter Roy Miller missed a trip to regionals, as he was edged by teammate Donte Whiting in the finals of the District 13-5A meet on April 14.
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