Lions break three meet records, finish third in team standings
SAN ANGELO — After finishing second to Wall at the Angelo State Relays during spring break, the Brownwood Lady Lions gained a measure of revenge at the two-day San Angelo Relays, which wrapped up Saturday at San Angelo Stadium.
With 118 points, the Lady Lions edged runner-up Wall (114) to earn their fourth meet championship of the spring. Brownwood also captured first place at the Bluebonnet Relays, as well as the Copperas Cove and Mineral Wells meets.
The rest of the Top 10 included third-place Lubbock Estacado (92 points), Sonora (81), Midland Greenwood (39), Andrews (31), Mineral Wells (28), Ballinger (24), Big Spring (22), Monahans (20), Gatesville (13), San Angelo Lake View (11), Snyder (10), Pecos (8), Iraan (6), and Sweetwater (3).
The Lady Lions secured 10 medals — three gold, four silver and three bronze.
Winning their respective events were Trinity Buitron in both the 100-meter hurdles (15.31) and 300-meter hurdles (46.64) and Izzy Lawrence in the 3200 meters (12:11.42).
Runners-up were Alyssa Couey in the 400 meters (1:02.27), Kylie Morris in the triple jump (34-0.75), Kenya Barnes in the shot put (34-11) and the 4x100 relay team of Buitron, Morris, Lakyn Ratliff and Davalynn Monroe (51.44).
Coming in third were Barnes in the discus (109-7), Buitron in the pole vault (10-6) and Caroline Cloy in the 100-meter hurdles (16.49).
Placing fourth were Alex Fowler in the 800 meters (2:29.58), Darby Crysler in the 3200 meters (12:18.28) and Alyssa Preston in the shot put (34-1)
Fifth-place efforts belonged to Tessa Goodwin in both the high jump (J5-0) and 300-meter hurdles (49.69), Crysler in the 1600 meters (5:52.12), Becca Church in the 100-meter hurdles (16.84), Audrey Boren in the 3200 meters (12:50.94) and the 4x400 relay of Couey, Fowler, Monroe and Aleyia Cotton (4:18.4).
Fowler also contributed a sixth-place finish in the 1600 meters (5:53.17).
On the boys side, the Brownwood Lions followed their championship effort at Angelo State Relays with a third-place performance at the San Angelo Relays, tallying 80 points. The Lions trailed only Wall (91.3) and Andrews (86), and finished ahead of Sonora (64), Big Spring (60), Midland Greenwood (42), Ballinger (39), Snyder (32), Perryton (25.3), Lubbock Estacado (24), Iraan (18), Monahans (12.3), San Angelo Lake View (11), Grape Creek (8), Winters (6), San Angelo Central (4), Gatesville (4), Del Rio (4), Sweetwater (4) and Mineral Wells (2).
The Lions brought back seven medals — four gold and three silver.
In three of the four events won by Brownwood, new meet records were set. In the 200 meters, Braden Jetton (22.17) broke his own meet record of 22.39 set in 2017; in the triple jump, A.J. McCarty (45-0.5) toppled the record of 44-0.5 by Marcus Montez of Monahans in 2016; and the 4x200 relay team of Jetton, Khyren Deal, Royshad Henderson and McCarty (1:29.09), broke the meet record of 1:29.45 established in 2013. McCarty also picked up a second gold in the long jump (22-3)
Runners-up were Tommy Bowden in both the 300-meter hurdles (40.2) and 110-meter hurdles (14.96), and McCarty in the 200 meters.
Grayson Swanzy added a fourth-place effort in the long jump (20-8) while Deal was fifth in the triple jump (40-11.25).