AUSTIN — Nine Brown County entrants in the 92nd annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, hosted by the University of the Texas, finished in the Top 20 — including four Top 10 effort.
Competing Friday and Saturday at Mike A. Myers Stadium — also home to the UIL Track and Field State Championships — defending Class 3A girls high jump state champ Trinity Tomlinson of Early led the charge, finishing fourth out of 18 competitors in Division I, which consisted of Class 4A and lower classifications from Texas and beyond.
Tomlinson cleared 5-6.5 feet, just shy of her 5-7 state championship effort last May, and 2 inches behind Texas Relays champ Rachel Green of Long Beach Wilson (5-8.5).
The rest of the top 20 efforts belonged to Brownwood competitors, with the boys 4x200 relay team of Braden Jetton, Khyren Deal, Royshad Henderson, and A.J. McCarty placing fifth out of 24 teams with a time of 1:30.05. The foursome ran a 1:29.72 in Friday’s preliminaries to qualify for Saturday’s finals. Bishop Dunne had the best time in the field at 1:25.54.
Coming in eighth out of 34 participants in Friday’s 100 meters preliminaries was Jetton, a recent Angelo State signee, who was clocked at 10.77. Jetton finished ninth in Saturday’s finals in a time of 11.12. Ryan Martin of Stafford owned the best time of 10.26 and ran a 10.37 to win the finals.
Tommy Bowden finished in 10th place out of 31 entrants in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.03. Meanwhile, Kendel Hammock of Archbishop Carroll posted a winning time of 14.09.
McCarty competed in the triple jump as well, where he placed 11th out of 19 competitors with a best leap of 44-9. Vodrick Carter of Killeen owned the best jump of 47-9.5. In the long jump, McCarty (22-1.5) ranked 14th out of 30 participants, with Houston Strake Jesuit's Matthew Boling (26-3.5) earning the title.
The Lions 4x100 relay of Bowden, Jetton, Deal, and McCarty (43.69) came in 19th out of 49 teams, with Bishop Dunne (41.39) again owning the fastest time.
In girls action, the Lady Lions 4x400 relay team of Davalynn Monroe, Alex Fowler, Alyssa Couey, and Izzy Lawrence placed 18th out of 53 teams in a time of 4:11.34. Leading the way was Waxahachie Life with a time of 3:58.
Trinity Buitron, in the 100-meter hurdles, finished 20th out of 36 participants with a time of 15.71. The top time of 13.84 was turned in by Concordia Lutheran's Tamia Badal.
The Lady Lions 4x100 relay of Buitron, Kylie Morris, Lakyn Ratliff, and Monroe (50.8) finished 21st out of 52 teams, with Kennedale (47.14) running the fastest time.
Also competing for Early was the boys 4x100 relay team of Alex Jacobs, Timmy Smithson, Jesson Tarrant and Ryan Trompler, which was clocked at 44.91 to place 35th out of 49 teams.
The Lions and Lady Lions will next compete at the District 7-4A meet at Mineral Wells Wednesday and Thursday. Meanwhile, Early will take part in the 6-3A meet Monday and Thursday at Dublin.