LARGE CAYUGA GROUP REGIONAL-BOUND
Led by all three boys’ relay teams, the Cayuga track team will send a large group of athletes to this weekend’s regional meet at Palestine’s Wildcat Stadium.
Keshawn Jackson leads the Cayuga qualifiers with four events at regionals, including the long jump, 100 meters and 400- and 800-meter relays.
Joining Jackson on both relays are Patrick Boxie, Colten Hearrell and Jimmmy Pitts.
Both Pitts and Hearrell are on all three qualifying relay teams, while Boxie also qualified in the high jump.
Chandler Rigdon qualified in the 1,600-meter relay — along with Pitts, Hearrell and Jacob Grashch — along with the triple jump and 300-meter hurdles.
Mattew McNeil will compete in both the 1,600 and 3,200 meters, while Tristan Croft will run alongside him in the 1,600 meters. Don Holly qualified in the 110-meter hurdles.
The Class 1A, Region III meet is set for Friday and Saturday at Palestine’s Wildcat Stadium
SANDIES HEADED TO REGIONALS
The Grapeland girls’ relay team kept up their string of dominance last week, advancing both its 400- and 800-meter relay teams to the regional meet.
Made up of Rosalind McCoy, Jayde Westbrook, Terrika Campbell and Paige Scott, the relays are perennial threats at the state tournament.
Westbrook and Campbell qualified for regionals in a team-high four events each, with Westbrook also qualifying in the 100-meter hurdles and the triple jump. Campbell adds the 200 meters and long jump to her relay schedule.
McCoy will also compete in the 100 meters, while two Sandiettes — Cymone Davis and Destiny Moten — advanced in the shot put.
Davis, who qualified for the state meet in shot put last year, will also compete in the discus at regionals.
On the boys side, Grapeland will also send both the 400- and 800-meter relay teams, consisting of Jaques Faulk, Jacolby Simpson, Trevelon Hart and Patrick Walker.
Stephen Glenn will also compete at the meet in the 1,600 meters.