Copperas Cove’s Reginald Mouton, Dahmir Pearson and Darius Fuselier earned victories in the Waco ISD Relays to help the Bulldawgs finish second on Friday.
The Bulldawgs tallied 100 points and finished 13.5 behind champion and District 8-6A rival Waco Midway. Shoemaker, the only other 8-6A school in the meet, scored 29 points and finished eighth on a weekend when many of the state’s top athletes were competing in the Texas Relays. Fuselier led a 1-2-5 finish for Cove in the pole vault with a personal-best height of 12 feet, 6 inches. Tim Doyle cleared 12-0 for second place.
The Bulldawgs also scored well in the relays, finishing third in all three races.
Mouton won the 800-meter run in 2 minutes, 0.42 seconds. Pearson won the 300 hurdles in 40.42.
Tyri’K Barnes scored most of Shoemaker’s point by winning the 200 (personal-best 22.83) and finishing second in the 100 (personal-best 11.54) and long jump (22-2½). Barnes was just five-hundredths of a second from winning the 100.
Midway and Cove also finished 1-2 in the girls meet. Midway scored 168 points to 121 for the Lady Dawgs. Shoemaker placed sixth with 36 points.
Amber Boyd had another big day for Cove, winning the 800 (2:19.23), 1,600 (5:16.13) and anchoring the Lady Bulldawgs’ winning 1,600 relay (4:04.41). Boyd won both of her individual events by more than 8 seconds.
Boyd ran with Talia Kinslow, Anayah Copeland and Imari Neal.
Cove also won the 800 relay with Kinslow, Copeland, Sha’kiya Williams and Mariyah Reynolds. Their time was 1:45.73.
Cove freshman Ashli Hawkins won the 100 in 13.43. The top four were separated by just five-hundredths of a second.
Sophomore Aidan Chace rounded out Cove’s victories with a 6-inch victory in the high jump. She finished at 5-6.
Freshman Cherith Hicks was Shoemaker’s lone winner, capturing the shot put with a personal-best toss of 36-5.