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March 22, 2013

H.S. Track & Field: Palestine boys run away with Dogwood Relays title



A few miles south of Palestine, the Elkhart girls’ track team also captured the team title at their home meet, despite capturing only two gold medals.

Those golds came from Anna Clark in the 1,600 meters and Paige Fillmore in the 300-meter hurdles.

But, it was the other top-three finishes that pushed Elkhart over the top.

Over all, the Lady Elks placed 10 athletes/teams either second or third in events.

Along with their golds, both Clark (3,200 meters) and Fillmore (100-meter hurdles) also won silver medals. Madye Hays picked up a bronze in the 3,200 meters as well.

Both the Elkhart 4-by-200-meter and 4-by-400-meter relay teams finished second, while Joli Ballew (800 meters), Tracey Clewis (shot put) and Ruth Camp (high jump) also bagged silver medals.

Kayla Johnson won two bronze medals in the hurdle events, while Chassity Chambless finished third in the pole vault.

On the boys’ side, Elkhart finished second while Frankston finished third.

Kevin Kidd won the high jump for Elkhart, while Nolan Watson captured gold in the shot put. Kidd also finished third in the long jump.

Jeffrey Wilson finished second for the Elks in the 400 meters, while Luis Banuelos and Blake Zabick finished second and third, respectively, in the 1,600 meters.

Tanner Tutt finished second in the 3,200 meters for the Elks, while Hunter Douglas was second in the pole vault and Gaje Smock was third in the 110-meter hurdles.

Zack McFarland finished third in the shot put for the Elks, while Watson finished second in the discus and Banuelos the same in the triple jump.

Banuelos also finished third in the 800 meters.

Frankston won both the 4-by-100-meter and 4-by-200-meter relays, while Ben Harmon swept the long and triple jumps, and Caleb Williams won the 100 meters.

The Indians’ Cory Winks finished second in the 110-meter hurdles, while Harmon was second in the 200 meters.

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