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Kilgore Track team earns two top-five finishes

posted Mar 6, 2014, 8:33 AM by Barbara Honea   [ updated Mar 6, 2014, 8:34 AM ]
Kilgore's boys, coached by Phillip Lane, finished second at the Watty Myers meet in Texarkana, while the KHS girls, coached by Amy Dehdari, finished fourth in the Earl Campbell- Emma Barrett Relays in Tyler. Kilgore's Tony Burks won four events.
Watty Myers Relays, Texarkana: Host team Texas High won the meet, finishing with 185.5 points. Kilgore was second (128), and Liberty-Eylau third (109.5). Longview was fourth (77), and Atlanta fifth (40).

  • Chris Beaty ran the 110 meter hurdles in 15.93 seconds for the win.
  • Aaron Foy won the long jump, his career best (22 feet, four inches), second in the triple jump (43 feet, 2 inches), and third in the 100 meter dash (10.71 seconds).
  • Jeffrey Sanders was second in the 300 meter hurdles (41.06 seconds), and Jordan Thompson was second in the high jump.
  • Ladarrin Anthony won the shot put, checking in at 55 feet, 1 inch. Teammate DaQuellan Scott was second (49 feet, 9 1/2 inches),
  • and Blake Guthrie fourth.
  • Clay Wiley won the discus for Kilgore, with Scott finishing third and Guthrie fifth.
Kilgore's long-distance runners.
  • Sergio Rubalcava was third in the 3200 meter run (10 minutes, 48.01 seconds)
  • Clayton Fletcher came in fourth (10:50.44).
  • In the 1600 meter run, Fletcher, Rubalcava  and Octavio Venegas were fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively.
  • Venegas was fifth in the 800 meter run.
The mile relay came in fourth, and the 800 meter relay team of Foy, Thompson, Nick Thurmond and Michael Bradley finished third.
Lane's junior varsity boys were fourth overall. The 1600 meter relay team of Terrell Shelton, Chance Peace, Jeremy Lane and C.J. Grimmett, winning the competition.
Triple jump, 
  • Shelton finished second (38 feet, 1 inch), and third in the 400 meter dash.
  • Chris Moye was second in the 100 meter dash and third in the 200.
  • Rodney Coleman was sixth for Kilgore in the 100 
  • Melek Hamilton was fifth in the 200.
400 meter relay team of Donnie Graves, Moye, Coleman and Shelton finished third
800 meter relay team of Graves, Grimmett, Peace and Hamilton came in fourth.
800 Meter run, Lane finished sixth
Shot put, Chris Powe was fifth
Lady Bulldogs
KHS scored 88 points for the fourth-place finish in Tyler, behind first-place Tyler Lee (211), Chapel Hill (123), and John Tyler (96).
  • Burks, a senior won four events: the long jump, the triple jump, the 400 meter dash, and the 200 meter dash.
Long jump, Burks had a best of 17 feet, 5 inches. In the triple jump, she finished with 38 feet, 4 1/4 inches, and teammate Rayanna Williams came in fourth (31 feet, 10 inches).
Running events, Burks won the 400, finishing in 60.84 seconds, and the 200 (in 26.25 seconds). Diamond Massie of KHS was second in the 200 (27.86 seconds) and fifth in the 100 (13.54). Nicole Clinton was fifth in the 200 (28.17). 
400 meter relay team came in fourth, as did the 800 meter relay team.
Long-distance runners -- Rachel Jordan and Mierya Venegas -- finished third and fourth, respectively
1600 meter run; Jordan in a time of 6 minutes, 35.28 seconds, and Venegas in 7:17. 
800 meter run, Jordan was fourth (2:52.18) and Venegas was fifth (3:02.15).
The JV girls finished third overall, with 128 points. Kilgore's Taylin Thompson won the shot put, a best of 30 feet, 1/2 inch. 
Maggie Gathungo was second (29 feet, 1 inch).  

In the discus, the two swapped spots -- Gathungo won, a best of 78 feet, 5 inches. Thompson was second (75 feet, 5 inches).

Long jump, Katy Raby was third (15 feet, 1/2 inches), and fifth in the triple jump (32 feet).
Running events, Raby took first place in the 100 meter hurdles, finishing them in 18.33 seconds. She also won the 300 meter hurdles, finishing in
54.12 seconds. Teammate Kiara Pegues was third (65.92 seconds).
Long-distance, Lizet C. Eventshavez won first in the 3200 meter run (15 minutes, 11 seconds), and teammate Christina Martinez won the 1600 meter run (6 minutes, 48.60 seconds). Lizet Chavez was second (6:52.21).
800 meter run, Hannah Jordan ran it in 3:02.50, good for second place. Christina Cazares of KHS was third (3:07.24)and Giovanni Murillo was fourth (3:29.19).
The 1600 meter relay team finished third (5:05.70).
Both teams compete in Longview on Friday.