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Bridgeport finishes third in opening track meet

By Clay Corbett | Published Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Bridgeport Bulls took third in their opening meet of the year at the Burkburnett Relays Friday.

“This was our first meet of the year, and the boys did a great job,” Bridgeport coach Brian Davenport said. “This was an all relay meet and the kids tried all-types of new races. There has been a lot of improvement since the start of the season. The boys are getting in better shape.”

The 4×100 relay team of Jessie Smith, Hunter Gantt, Jordan Polk and Chase Collins took first with a time of 45.50. Smith, Polk, Collins and Raby Hawkins placed first in the 4×200 relay with a time of 1:37.

Austin Lennard, Tommy Canales, Rosendo Cardenas and Bryan Hutchinson ran 4:18 in the sprint medley to take second.

Lennard, Canales, Hutchison and Colton Klyce ran third in the distance medley with a time of 13:21.

The 4×400 relay of Gantt, Smith, Polk and Hawkins took third in 3:49.

Cason Mitchum threw 37 feet for fifth in the shot put. Jake Simmons placed fifth in the discus with a toss of 103-11 and Mitchum was sixth with a throw of 101-8.

The Sissies came home with a seventh place finish at the Burkburnett meet.

The 4×100 team of Bradi Anderson, Elaina Peyton, Allison Price and Bailey Thompson finished fifth with a time of 55.30.

Anderson, Thompson, Felicia Coleman and Lauren Stowers placed sixth in the sprint medley with a time of 5:07.

The team of Thompson, Anderson, Stowers and Peyton ran sixth in the 4×200 in 1:58.

Coleman, Landrie Walsh, Price and McKenna Myers ran 15:33 in the distance medley for sixth.

“The girls have been working hard, with a lot of them joining us a little later from basketball,” Davenport said. “Several girls had some of their best times of the season.”

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