BELTON — In their final tune up prior to hosting the Bluebonnet Relays, the Brownwood Lady Lions placed sixth as a team while the Lions came in ninth at the Belton Big Red Relays, which featured mostly Class 5A and 6A competition.
The Lady Lions garnered 55 points over the weekend, which left them behind meet champion Round Rock (147) along with Belton (117), Waco Midway (112), Copperas Cove (73) and Temple (56).
The Lions produced 33 points, which trailed champion Killeen Ellison (122.5), Temple (102.5), Killeen High (99), Waco Midway (74), Round Rock (69.5), Copperas Cove (66.5), Round Rock Stony Point (49) and Belton (45).
The Lady Lions brought home a trio of silver medals — Trinity Buitron in both the 300-meter hurdles (48.17) and the pole vault (9-0) and Kyra Young in the 800 meters (2:25.65).
Also generating points in fourth place were the 4x100 relay team of Aleyia Cotton, Tristan Escamilla, Madison Chesser and Lakyn Ratliff (50.67); the 4x200 relay team of Cotton, Jamicah Bushnell, Davalynn Monroe and Escamilla (1:48.58); the 4x400 relay team of Alex Fowler, Cotton, Alyssa Couey and Young (4:13.14); and the 4x800 team of Fowler, Darby Crysler, Taylar Kinzler, Young (10:24.84). Buitron also finished fourth in the 100-meter hurdles (16.35).
Placing fifth was Fowler in the 300-meter hurdles (50.34), while eighth-place efforts belonged to Ratliff in the 100 meters (13.18) and Crysler in the 1600 meters (5:44.84).
For the Lions, Nick Salazar captured gold in the high jump (6-4), A.J. McCarty earned a silver in the long jump (22-0) and Paul David Quillin collected a bronze medal in the pole vault (12-6).
McCarty also placed fifth in the triple jump (43-9.5) and sixth in the high jump (5-8), while Kirk Vickers turned in an eighth-place performance in the triple jump (42-5).
The Lions and Lady Lions will host the annual Bluebonnet Relays Friday and Saturday at Gordon Wood Stadium.