The Brownwood Lady Lions captured the Division I girls championship at the Bluebonnet Relays Saturday at Gordon Wood Stadium, outdistancing runner-up and District 7-4A rival Stephenville by more than 40 points.
Meanwhile, the short-handed Brownwood Lions came in third overall, just 14 points behind meet champion Graham and a dozen back of runner-up Stephenville.
The Bangs Lady Dragons competed in Division II, where they earned a second-place finish just six points off the pace of team champion Stamford.
The Lady Lions generated 170.5 points and were trailed by Stephenville with 127.5, Graham with 117, Midland Greenwood with 94 and Mineral Wells and Sweetwater with 54 each.
The Lions — who were competing without reigning Class 4A triple jump state champion A.J. McCarty, who suffered an injury in Friday's practice — produced 112 points which left them behind Graham with 126, and Stephenville with 124. Brownwood placed ahead of Ballinger with 71 points, Sweetwater with 56, Greenwood with 53, Mineral Wells with 47 and Brady with 28.
The Lady Dragons garnered 114 points, while Stamford finished the day with 120.
The Lady Lions brought home 14 medals — nine gold, three silver and a pair of bronze.
Event winners included Aleyia Cotton in both the 400 meters (1:01.63) and long jump (17-0), Trinity Jackson in both the 100-meter hurdles (16.02) and 300-meter hurdles (48.95), Kynslee Walker in the 800 meters (2:35.36), Jaylen Savage in the high jump (5-2), Aleia Burkett in the discus (98-9), the 4x100 relay of Jackson, Kylie Morris, Jadie Sudderth and Cotton (51.3) and the 4x400 relay of Sudderth, Alyssa Couey, Walker and Cotton (4:15.72).
Runners-up were Couey in the 400 meters (1:03.15), Jackson in the pole vault (11-0) and Becca Church in the 100-meter hurdles (17.29).
Placing third were Morris in the triple jump (34-5) and Burkett in the shot put (30-4.5).
Coming in fourth were Naysa Leach in both the 800 meters (2:41.88) and 1600 meters (6:23.63), Tessa Goodwin in the 300-meter hurdles (53.26), and the 4x200 relay of Alexandria Touhakis, Sudderth, Savage and Morris (1:56.0).
Church was also fifth in the long jump (14-4) while sixth-place efforts belonged to Touhakis in the 200 meters (29.48), Goodwin in the high jump (4-8) and Church in the triple jump (31-3.5).
The Lions collected nine medals — four gold, two silver and three bronze.
Meet champions included Royshad Henderson in the 400 meters (53.27), Zach Bond in the 110-meter hurdles (15.63), the 4x100 relay of Dane Johnson, Cade Jetton, Khyren Deal and Henderson (44.08), and the 4x200 relay of Johnson, Zach Strong, Deal and Henderson (1:32.38)
Finishing second were Deal in the 100 meters (11.31), and Strong in the high jump (6-0).
Coming in third were Christian Kinzler in the high jump (6-0), Blaize Espinoza in the shot put (41.10.5), and Strong in the long jump (19-7.25).
Placing fourth was the 4x400 relay of Uriah King, Nathan Wheelington, Kinzler and Johnson (3:42.4).
Notching fifth-place finishes were Jetton in the 100 meters (11.64), Bond in the 300-meter hurdles (44.86), and Jared Northcutt in the discus (118-11).
Adding points to the team tally in sixth place were Xavier Satberry in the 100 meters (11.69), Caleb Nelson in the 3200 meters (11:25.52), Weston Burns in the pole vault (11-6), and Tyler Tiner in the shot put (38-4.5).
The Lady Dragons earned eight medals — four gold, a silver and three bronze.
Finishing first in their respective events were Kayleah Hall in the 800 meters (2:30.81), Hannah Parson in the 3200 meters (13:34.77), the 4x200 relay of Jordyn Pitts, Jacee Miller, Halle Lance and Maggie Morales (1:55.76), and the 4x400 relay of Neileigh Strickland, Lance, Cloie Montague, and Morales (4:37.73).
Parson was second in the 1600 meters (5:54.87) while placing third were Hall in the 400 meters (1:04.24), Kyra Jackson in the shot put (28-6), and the 4x100 relay of Pitts, Strickland, Miller and Mckenzie Hughes (54.98).
Coming in fourth were Morales in both the long jump (14-1.75) and triple jump (30-11), Parson in the 800 meters (2:42.17), and Pitts in the pole vault (7-6).
Earning fifth place was Hadley King in both the 1600 meters (6:31.51) and 3200 meters (14:31.32), Brooklann Mullins in the shot put (28-0), and Miller in the triple jump (30-6.5).
The Lions and Lady Lions will be in action again Thursday at the Lampasas Badgers Relays.
Bangs is off until March 19 when it travels to Comanche.