Shorthanded Lions, Lady Lions finish in top five at Stephenville Relays


STEPHENVILLE — With only a limited number of competitors due to Brownwood’s participation in the Texas Relays, the Lions still managed to finish fourth and the Lady Lions placed fifth at the Stephenville Optimist Relays Saturday.

The Lady Lions garnered 66 points, which left them behind Stephenville (160), Abilene Wylie (109.5), Joshua (98.5) and Big Spring (89). Meanwhile, the Lions produced 19 points which trailed Stephenville (179), Dublin (160) and Joshua (115).

The Lions earned points in four events as Hayden Day (137-7) in the discus and Matthew Gomez (13-6) in the pole vault both came in second place. Jaylen Bocknite was fifth in the shot put (34-9) while Tanner Crow placed sixth in the 1600 meters (5:14.85).

The Lady Lions won three events as McKenzie Cox (5-0) in the high jump, Ashley Gomez (9-0) in the pole vault and Kristen Fuentes (35-0) in the shot put all placed first.

Runner-up efforts belonged to Fuentes (105-6) in the discus and Jessica Romero (5:33.24) in the 1600 meters, while Kayla McFarden was third in the pole vault (8-6).

Placing fourth was Victoria Hood (5:42.51) in the 1600 meters, while fifth-place performances were turned in by Romero (2:31.92) in the 800 meters, Tori Burkett (13:11.58) in the 3200 meters and the sprint relay team of Teara Burleson, Kim Ervin, Amanda Chambers and Dominique Revada (53.32).

The mile relay team of Burleson, Ervin, Chambers and Julianne Hood (4:31.75) came in sixth overall.

The Lions and Lady Lions will host a district tune up meet Thursday, then compete in the District 8-3A meet at Liberty Hill April 9-10.