MISD athletes move on to regional meets

HHS’ Anderson adds 4 more gold medals; Jackson paces Lady Panthers

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The Heritage High School track and field teams were extremely successful at last week’s District 11-4A and 12-4A area meet at Life Waxahachie’s Mustang Stadium, as the Jaguar boys won the team title and the girls were second.

The HHS boys totaled 148 points to finish well ahead of second-place Dallas Madison’s 103. The Jags’ star of the meet was senior speedster Carter Wilkerson, who won the 100-meter dash in 10.68 seconds and the 200-meter in 22.07 seconds and also anchored the gold-winning 4x100 team that won in 42.24 seconds. Wilkerson added a third-place showing in the long jump.

Senior Tavin Clark won the discus with a fling of 131 feet, 11 inches; and freshman Stetson Sarratt won the triple jump with a distance of 42 feet, 3.25 inches. Silver medals were grabbed by senior Cullen Stone in the 300-meter hurdles, sophomore Owen Vlach in the high jump and sophomore BJ Thomas in the pole vault.

Other members of the 4x100 team were Devin Hollie, Derwin Sneed and Stone along with Wilkerson. The 4x200 team of Hollie, Sneed, Carrington Casteel and Jaydon Hogg finished third, as did the 4x400 team of Antonio Pride Jr., Morgan Jones, Ben Rhine and Stone.

Hollie was third in the 100, fifth in the long jump and sixth in the triple jump; Coby James was third and Damian Alexander fourth in the shot put; Casen Carpenter was third in the discus; and Austin Craft was fourth in the 3,200-meter run. Other competitors were Rhine and Pride in the 400, Brent Penwarden in the 800 and Greg Johnson in the high jump.

Junior Leah Anderson was once again a gold mine for the HHS girls as she netted four first places in all. Anderson won the 100 hurdles in 14.36 and the 300 hurdles in 45.97, both personal records, as well as the long jump (17-6.75) and triple jump (37-10.5). Junior Kathryn Purdy won the pole vault, clearing a personal-best 9 feet.

Sophomore Alexandra Schmidt was second in the 800, third in the 3,200 and fourth in the 1,600.  Freshman Grace Sweeney was third in the high jump, and senior Elizabeth Schmidt was fourth in the discus. The 4x100 relay team of Jerzie Bryant, Kerry Scott, Jules Burrows and Anderson finished third, with the 4x200 and 4x400 teams both placing fifth. Additionally, Madeline Berumen was fourth in the 400,

Bryant was sixth in the shot, Zoe Isom was sixth in the discus and Ashlyn Ker was sixth in the triple jump.

As a team, the Lady Panthers finished second to Life Waxahachie, totaling 103 points to Life’s 143.

The 4A Region II meet will be held at Texas A&M University-Commerce this weekend.

Panthers advance

JOSHUA — The Midlothian Lady Panthers cleaned up at the District 13-5A and 14-5A area track and field championships last week, claiming six gold medals in all as a number of athletes advanced to the regional meet.

Leading the charge was senior Maykayla Jackson, who won the triple jump with a leap of 39 feet, 2.75 inches, a school record, and the 200-meter dash in a time of 25.25 seconds. Jackson also ran the second leg of the Lady Panthers’ winning 4x100 and 4x200 relays.

Junior Jade Ferrell won the high jump, clearing 5 feet even, and senior Madison Morgan won the long jump, leaping 17-3.75. The 4x100 team consisted of Makayla Handy, Jackson, Landri Schreier and Aniyah Hayes; and the 4x200 team was made up of Handy, Jackson, Schreier and Ferrell.

Among other top-four finishes for the Lady Panthers, Schreier was second in the 100; Alexis Morris was second in the high jump; Avalon Mitchell placed third in the 3,200; Emma Garrison was third in the 100 hurdles; Hayes was fourth in the 100; and the 4x400 team of Ferrell, Lillie Stansberry, Mariah Griffin and Kai Nixon was fourth.

Other competitors were Mitchell in the 800 and 1,600; Cheyenne Corbitt and Mayra Finnestad in the 1,600; Finnestad in the 3,200; Vinaya Rodriguez in the 100 hurdles; Halle Manwarren, Rodriguez and Garrison in the 300 hurdles; Kadia Ward in the shot; Jackson and Meagan Hall in the long jump; and Nixon and Morgan in the triple jump.

As a team, the Lady Panthers finished second with 134 points to Highland Park’s 205. Red Oak was tied for eighth with 23 points and Ennis was 11th with 17 points.

On the boys’ side, the Panthers were fifth with 56 points and also qualified several athletes to regionals.

Freshman Bryant Wesco netted the only gold medal, winning the triple jump with a personal record of 43-7.25; while senior Andrei Fuentes was second in the 300 hurdles with a school-record 40.19-second time and senior Riley Angel won silver in the long jump, clearing 22-0.5.

Fuentes also placed third in the 110 hurdles and fourth in the triple jump. Other top finishers for MHS’ boys included Elias Palmer, third in the 3,200 and fourth in the 1,600; and the 4x100 relay team of Angel, De’ago Benson, Jonathen Joiner and Gideon-Michael Collins that finished fourth.

Other entrants included Benson and Joiner in the 100; Marcus McLemore in the 300 hurdles; Marshall Hodges in the shot; Gabriel Songer in the discus; and Wesco in the high jump. The 4x200 team of Fuentes, Benson, Joiner and Angel finished seventh, as did the 4x400 team of William Collins, Angel, McLemore and Treyvian Gipson.

The 5A Region II meet will be held this weekend at Maverick Stadium on the campus of the University of Texas-Arlington.