FREDERICKSBURG — In their final action before this weekend’s annual Bluebonnet Relays at Gordon Wood Stadium, the Brownwood Lady Lions placed fourth, while the Lions came in fifth, during the Fredericksburg Relays.
The Lady Lions generated 97 points, which left them behind champion Fredericksburg (160), District 8-3A rival Burnet (130) and Marble Falls (107). The Lions produced 59 points, which trailed champion Marble Falls (129), Fredericksburg (127), Boerne (86) and Kerrville Tivy (78).
On the girls side, Brownwood collected seven medals — two golds, four silvers and one bronze.
Finishing first for the Lady Lions were Lexie Lewis in the 200 meters (26.1) and Victoria Henry in the discus (115-11).
Runner-up efforts were turned in by Henry in the shot put (36-8), Victoria Hood in the 1600 meters (5:43.98), Sharday Melvin in the 300-meter hurdles (48.83) and Caroline Kirbo in the pole vault (J10-0).
Katy Jacobs placed third in the 3200 meters (12:31.22), while fourth-place performances came from Julianne Hood in the 800 meters (2:32.9) and the mile relay team of Ebonie Adams, Lewis, Amanda Chambers and Melvin (4:19.75).
Also earning points with fifth-place finishes were Melvin in the triple jump (32-11.75), Tori Burkett in the 3200 meters (12:46.54), Kim Ervin in the 100 meters (17.66) and Kristen Fuentes in the shot put (32-7).
Adams came in sixth in the 200 meters (28.57), as did the sprint relay team of Teara Burleson, Ervin, Kirbo and Brooke Montemayor (54.3).
The Lions brought home five medals — one gold, one silver and a trio of bronze.
Finishing first was the 4x200 relay team of Jared Crouch, Cooper Howey, Kaimon Ontiveros and Bruce Sterling (1:32.79), while Cullen Ruth was second in the shot put (50-0).
Third-place efforts came from Ontiveros in the 200 meters (24.04), Matthew Lewis in the pole vault (12-0) and the sprint relay team of Crouch, Howey, Ontiveros and Sterling (44.29).
Ruth was also fourth in the discus (128-1), Bryan Johnson placed fifth in the 400 meters (55.31) and Elijah Salazar came in sixth in the 200 meters (24.28).
On the JV front, the Lady Lions came in sixth with 48 points, while the Lions finished with 12 points to place seventh.
For the girls, McKenzie Cox, in the high jump (4-8), and Stormy Holster, in the discus (79-5), led the way with second-place efforts.
Coming in third were Cox in the long jump (15-7) and Alexis Gil in the 3200 meters (13:47.18).
Dominique Revada placed fourth in the 300-meter hurdles (53.9), as did the sprint relay team of Hope Bailey, Lakisha Anthony, Raeann Gongora and Cox (55.35).
The 4x200 relay team of Anthony, Gongora, Bailey and Revada finished fifth (2:00.41), while sixth-place performances came from Gil in the 1600 meters (6:16.12), Holster in the shot put (26-5.5) and the mile relay team of Bailey, Gongora, Kodi Ribble and Revada (4:57.35).
On the boys side, the sprint relay team of Chevy Robertson, Jack Carter, Garrett Doyal and Journey Buitron placed fourth (47.13), while Carlito Gonzales came in fifth in the discus (91-9).