Lions bring home five medals

MINERAL WELLS — The Brownwood Lady Lions brought home their second championship in as many track and field meets, easily outdistancing runner-up Abilene Wylie Saturday to capture the top prize at the Mineral Wells Relays.

The Lady Lions, who earlier won the Copperas Cove Relays, finished with 216 points and 19 medals — eight gold, nine silver and two bronze — at Mineral Wells. Second-place Abilene Wylie generated 133 points.

Winning their respective events were Trinity Jackson in the pole vault (8-6), 300-meter hurdles (49.53), and 100-meter hurdles (16.79); Aleyia Cotton in the long jump (17-5) and 400 meters (1:01.9); Izzy Lawrence in the 1600 meters (5:48.18); Darby Crysler in the 3200 meters (13:02.6); and the 4x100 relay team of Jackson, Kylie Morris, Lakyn Ratliff and Davalynn Monroe (51.49).

Finishing as runners-up were Lawrence in the 800 meters (2:31.94); Crysler in the 1600 meters (5:56.76); Morris in the triple jump (35-2.25); Cotton in the 200 meters (27.18); Ashlyn Storm in the long jump (16-5); Audrey Boren in the 3200 meters (13:11.07); Grecia Yebra in the 400 meters (1:03.88); the 4x400 relay of Monroe, Alex Fowler, Alyssa Couey and Cotton (4:18.6); and the 4x200 relay of Morris, Kylie Wooten, Monroe and Ratliff (1:52.26).

Coming in third were Alyssa Preston in the shot put (32-0.5) and Aleia Burkett in the discus (89-3).

Placing fourth were Burkett in the shot put (29-8); Fowler in the 800 meters (2:40.7); Ratliff in the 100 meters (14.32); Caitlin Tucker in the pole vault (6-6); and Caroline Cloy in the 100-meter hurdles (18.0).

Fifth-place performances belonged to Couey in both the 400 meters (1:08.0) and 800 meters (2:44.93), while Becca Church was sixth in the triple jump (33-5).

The Lions, still short-handed in the early portion of the season, were also on hand and brought home five medals — two golds, a pair of silvers and a bronze.

Tommy Bowden won both the 110-meter hurdles (16.6) and 300-meter hurdles (41.62), Braden Jetton finished second in both the 100 meters (12.0) and 200 meters (24.1) and Christian Kinzler was third in the pole vault (10-6). Michael Felts also produced a point with a sixth-place effort in the 1600 meters (5:17.24).

The Lady Lions and Lions will take part in the ACU Relays Friday.