ATLANTA, Texas – It comes as no surprise that Atlanta’s boys and girls are the early leaders after Wednesday’s competition at the District 14-3A Track & Field Championships.
Atlanta’s boys piled up 84 points in the field and 3200 meters. Redwater is a distant second with 34, and Paul Pewitt follows with 28. Queen City is fourth one point further back. DeKalb (22), Hooks (20), and New Boston (2) complete the standings.
The race in the girls’ division is much tighter. The Lady Rabbs lead with 44 points, and DeKalb is second at 40. Redwater follows with 38, Paul Pewitt 30, Queen City 29, New Boston 23 and Hooks 10.
Atlanta won gold medals in four of the field events. Kameron Dickerson won the long jump with a leap of 20-1 3/4. Trey Adams and Tyrell King finished 1-2 in the shot put with throws of 42-11 and 42-8, respectively. Stacy Darty and Dickerson were 1-2 in the triple jump at 42-5 1/2 and 40-7 1/4, respectively. Hunter Clayton won the pole vault by clearing 13-0.
Noah Dowda won the 3200 meters in 11:11.739.
Redwater’s John Collier was first in the discus with a throw of 127-7. Hooks’ Kielon Estell took home the gold medal in the high jump with 6-0. Atlanta’s Daimion Collins and Redwater’s David McKeever also cleared 6-0, finishing second and third, respectively.
Early leaders after girls’ field events
The Lady Rabbs struggled in the field events. Jennifer Easter was the runnerup in the long jump behind Paul Pewitt’s Ashawni Cooper, who leaped 16-4 3/4. Easter jumped 16-3 1/2. Atlanta’s Keri Fomby and Aurelia Giesler were 1-2 in the 3200 meters. Fomby’s winning time was 13:08.238.
Redwater had two gold medal efforts in the field. Reagen Markham won the high jump by clearing 5-4. Cambell Warner won the pole vault by two inches at 7-8.
Queen City’s Nyla Harrison prevailed in the triple jump at 36-2. Hooks’ Erin Birdwell won the discus (95-0), and DeKalb was 1-2 in the shot put. Emily Barrett captured gold with a throw of 35-8 1/4, and Gracie Crain followed at 35-1 3/4.
The running finals are scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday. Results will be published Thursday night.