Lady Lions capture high school title at McMurry track meet, Lions place fifth

DERRICK STUCKLY BROWNWOOD BULLETIN derrick.stuckly@brownwoodbulletin.com

ABILENE — The Brownwood Lady Lions track and field team captured the high school team championship at Saturday’s McMurry University War Hawk Classic, while the Lions came in fifth place overall as the two squads continue to gear up for the District 8-3A meet in April.

The Lady Lions generated 110 points, which edged former and future district rival Abilene Wylie’s tally of 104.5 points for first place. Brownwood also finished ahead of Abilene High, Abilene Cooper and Plainview.

Meanwhile, the Lions produced 73.5 points which left them behind champion Plainview (108.5), Abilene Cooper (97), Abilene High (92.5) and Abilene Wylie (76.5).

The Lady Lions won eight events en route to earning 14 medals overall.

Finishing first in their respective events were Lexie Lewis in both the 100 meters (12.21) and 200 meters (25.68), Sharday Melvin in both the 100-meter hurdles (16.0) and 300-meters hurdles (46.73), Victoria Henry (38-7.75) in the shot put, Julianne Hood (2:34.51) in the 800 meters, McKenzie Cox (5-0) in the high jump and the 4x200 relay team (1:45.81) of Ebonie Adams, Melvin, LaKisha Anthony and Lewis.

Collecting silver medals for the Lady Lions were Melvin (16-0) in the long jump, Henry (115-11) in the discus, the 4x400 relay team (4:20.88) of Adams, Amanda Chambers, Anthony and Dominique Revada and the distance medley team (13:37.46) of Victoria Hood, Adams, Julianne Hood and Jessica Romero.

Earning bronze medals were Julianne Hood (5:37.45) in the 1600 meters and Ashley Gomez (9-0) in the pole vault.

Finishing fourth was Romero (12:05.36) in the 3200 meters, while fifth-place efforts belonged to Trejouir Wilson (33-1) in the triple jump, Kristen Fuentes (99-1) in the discus and the 4x100 relay team (53.65) of Teara Burleson, Kim Ervin, Chambers and Revada.

Placing sixth for the Lady Lions were Burleson (1:08.34) in the 400 meters, Ervin (17.63) in the 100-meter hurdles, Wilson (14-10) in the long jump, Fuentes (33-8) in the shot put, Melvin (32-6.5) in the triple jump, Kylie Ellis (28.5) in the 200 meters and Victoria Hood (5:38.53) in the 1600 meters.

The Lions brought home 10 medals as Bryan Johnson captured the lone gold in the 800 meters, posting a time of 2:05.26.

Runner-up finishes were turned in by Tristan Duque (11.55) in the 100 meters, Kaimon Ontiveros (22.79) in the 200 meters, Matthew Gomez (14-6) in the pole vault, the 4x200 relay team (1:33.93) of Connor Howard, Joe Zapata, Ontiveros and Bruce Sterling and the distance medley team (12:04.18) of Justin Gomez, Jack Robinson, Hugo Ybarra and Dylan Person.

Coming in third were Howard (11.61) in the 100 meters, Johnson (42-0.5) in the triple jump, Rosavelt Duffie (16:28) in the 110-meter hurdles and the 4x100 relay (44.63) of Duque, Sterling, Ontiveros and Howard.

Finishing fourth was Person (10:18.14) in the 3200 meters, while fifth-place performances belonged to Johnson (53.55) in the 400 meters, McLane Moore (12-0) in the pole vault, Hayden Day (130-2) in the discus, the 4x400 relay team (3:35.64) of Chevy Robertson, Johnson, Duque and Colt Garrett and the distance medley ‘B’ team (12:37.72) of Ben Berger, Cody Richardson, Cory Richardson and Tanner Crow.

Some Lions and Lady Lions will take part in the Texas Relays in Austin this weekend, while others will compete at the Stephenville Relays on Saturday.