Elkhart girls fare well in relays

Elkhart's Megan Bailey hands off to anchor leg Haleigh Chapin in the 400-meter relay at Alto Thursday.

ALTO — The Elkhart High School girls' track and field team claimed the top spot at Thursday's Alto Relays, scoring 173.3 points.

The score was well clear of second-place Corrigan-Camden (116).

The Elkhart boys earned second with 119.5 points, 13 behind the winning hosts Alto.

For the second straight week, Jayci Moseley claimed gold in the discus, improving her previous best throw by more than 10 feet (97-feet, 1-inch).

Madison Crader was tops in the high jump at 4-8. Teammate Rylee Reeves was golden in the long jump at 15-2¾.

Brenda Barnett was tops in the 100-meter hurdles (16.59). Ava Trim added 16 points to Elkhart's ledger, with a pair of second-place finishes in the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs.

Elkhart also won the 1,600 relay in a time of 4:31.44; but individual relay runners weren't provided.

Neches earned a first-place finish as Lexi Rogers won the triple jump with a fantastic mark of 32-1½.

On the boys' side, it was a clean sweep for Elkhart in the relays — claiming gold in the 400 relay in 44.03, just two-tenths of a second better than a talented foursome from Oakwood.

The Elks won the 800 relay in 1:32.28, 2.6 seconds faster than Corrigan-Camden, and the 1,600 relay in 3:35.06 — 3.6 seconds better than the rest of the field.

Elkhart's Andrew Thlang was the gold standard in the pole vault, springing to a 12-0 mark. Meanwhile Jacob McSwane garnered the 110 high hurdles in 16.09.

Oakwood's Key'undre Davis was tops in the triple jump, marking at 40-5 to round out the best performances.

Westwood

MALAKOFF — Westwood High School's girls were sixth and the boys seventh as they opened the season at the Malakoff Tiger Relays.

Westwood's girls scored 33 points, with 20 coming from the 400 relay as Anondria Mitchell, Jada Lewis, Sara Henson and Jyyah Godley won gold in 51.55.

Lewis also performed well in the 100 dash, taking second in 12.61, and also she was sixth in the long jump. Tiana Davis was fourth in the high jump.

For the Westwood boys, Jordan Owens placed fourth in the 100 dash (11.91) while he helped the 400 relay team take fifth in 46.34. The rest of the foursome featured Zach Morrow, Michael Page and Aeneas Page.

Cayuga

BLOOMING GROVE — The Cayuga High School boys' track and field team claimed the Blooming Grove Booster Club meet title on Thursday evening.

The Wildcats scored 100 points, 10 more than host Blooming Grove. The Cayuga girls were fifth in their division with 55, 10 more than Palmer. Kerens' girls won with 117 big points.

Charles Shofner raced to victory in the 100 dash (11.14), meanwhile teammate Adrian Mickens claimed gold in the 800 run (2:08.81).

The 400-meter relay team of Cody Hearrell, Shofner, Robert Buckley and Casen Grasch won in a time of 45.72.

The Wildcats earned 11 points in the 110 high hurdles as Blane Scheppler was third, Ryder Sparkman fourth and Chad Brownlow sixth. They also scored 13 points from discus as Chase Cooper was second, Joe Ingram fourth and Hayden McBroom sixth.

Like the boys, a Cayuga girl also was golden in the 100 dash as Stormi Lane clocked in with a time of 13.47. Teammate Tori Williams won the 100 hurdles in 17.94.

The 800-meter relay quartet of Reagan Clark, Alexis Gray, Jamie Ward and Lane clocked in at 1:55.74 for third. Morgan Grasch earned third in the triple jump, and teammate Savannah Fitzgerald third in the shot put to round out Cayuga's top performances.

Frankston

BECKVILLE — Frankston High School's girls were sixth overall at the Beckville Bearcat Relays on Thursday evening.

Frankston scored 39 points, three better than Cushing. Host Beckville claimed the title with 150 points, 22 more than Hawkins.

Ja'Mayah Burton and Racheal Harmon finished one-three in the 100 dash, including Burton's winning time of 13.94. The runners reversed somewhat in the 200 dash as Harmon was second and Burton third.

Abbie Ramsey showed top form in the pole vault, earning second with a spring of 8-6.

The Frankston boys earned five points for 13th on that side of the ledger.

The 1,600-meter relay group of Logan Casey, Justin Ortiz, Sam Dellinger and Clayton Carnes was fifth.

Grapeland

CROCKETT — The Grapeland High School boys' track and field finished fifth with 41 points at the Bulldog Relays as Josh Ackley netted 14 of those points.

Ackley teamed with B.J. Howard, Keizion Ashford and Tyrin Wiley for third place in the 400 relay (45.07). Ackley also was third in the triple jump in 39-9.

The Sandies' Aaron Davis added a second-place finish in the shot put (39-7).

Grapeland's girls were sixth with 59 points as Aeriannia Granderson came through with 14 of them in individual events.

Kenya Woods claimed a bronze medal in the 800 run (2:36.25). Granderson was third in the long jump, marking at 15-8.

The Sandiettes' 400-meter relay team of Teira Jones, Kiera DeCluette, Christi Shepherd and Granderson was third (52.75).

Tatiyana Bowie replaced DeCluette in the 800 relay, and the Sandiettes were third again (1:55.81).

Palestine

BULLARD — Due to technical difficulties with Bullard High School's computers, Palestine's results from a meet there on Thursday are unavailable.

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